CBD Distillate - A Product Developer's Bread & Butter
As the popularity and widespread marketing of hemp products grows, so does confusion about exactly what certain terms in the industry mean. CBD distillate is one of those terms that has been a bit misunderstood, not just by users of hemp products, but even wholesalers and those interested in created new products with it. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an organic chemistry major or botany expert to understand exactly what CBD distillate is.
So, let’s clarify: CBD distillate is, quite simply, the refined cannabis extract from hemp flowers that contains a lot of CBD (cannabidiol) as much as 80%, and some lesser cannabinoids, terpenes, and other oils. Ever heard of terpenes? Likely not, although they are part of your everyday life, most likely. They are in black pepper, some fruit’s rinds, and pine needles and tree sap. If you’ve been lucky enough to tour the Greek Islands and have tried one of their national drinks, Retsina, you’ve had terpenes. Retsina is made, in part, with pine, and it has a distinct taste – and kick! — because of it. And in hemp, they are the compounds that are produced in the flower’s glands. They give different strains their unique flavours.
In its natural state, CBD distillate looks a little like liquid honey.
You know what a distillery is, right? The place that makes your favourite liquor. Apply that process to the refining of the hemp flower, and you’ll understand how distillate is made. The impurities are removed from the original source, the hemp flower. This process purifies the cannabinoids at its organic, molecular level. Therefore, because it becomes so potent during this process, CBD distillate is perfect for many different products, and has many different uses.
Now, let’s take a look at what those uses and products are, and you’ll quickly understand why CBD distillate is quickly becoming one of the most popular products in the industry today.
As mentioned, CBD distillate is ideal for vaping. It’s virtually undetectable, unless the flavour or scent has been altered. And again, because it is so potent, a very small amount is needed. Furthermore, that potency means its effects are felt almost immediately.
Distillate is also ideal for edible products, and with a little practice, anyone can learn to cook with it. Again, because it’s potent, it’s best to err on the side of small doses first when adding distillate to food or baked goods, until you’re sure you aren’t overdoing it – or under-doing it.
Distillate also makes a great addition to creams and lotions for sore and aching muscles.
Research has shown that when the CBD distillate reaches the brain, it influences the immune system, bringing harmony back to the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Distillate even makes a fine beauty treatment. Research has shown that when it is added to coconut oil, for example, then used as a facial treatment, it reduces the harmful effects of free radicals on the skin, thereby slowing down the effects of aging. Beauty products are yet another way for distillate to benefit one’s body, one’s appearance, and one’s level of confidence – all in a completely natural, holistic product.
Massage oils infused with CBD distillate can reduce stress and anxiety in a wholly natural way. It gets into the body through skin, interacts with the brain, and helps to relax the individual’s body and even calm one’s mood. Again, all this is accomplished without turning to pharmaceuticals; side effects are minimal or non-existent, and no prescription is needed. It’s no wonder folks are increasingly turning to CBD products to help with everything from skin problems to aching joints to mood disorders. The more researchers discover about CBD distillate, the more its benefits become clear.
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