There is also a discussion in the community about the benefits of multiple cannabinoids working together to create an entourage effect that increases the overall benefits. An isolate would not produce that due to the purity of the product.
Another factor to consider is the biomass you are initially starting with. If the initial potency of your biomass is low, it will take a large volume of flower to produce any isolate. Your company may be more profitable selling a distillate rather than processing it further into an isolate. A comparison between the increased value of an isolate and the decrease in yield needs to be completed to see if the operation would be profitable.
Most CBD isolates are more than 99% pure CBD, and can provide comfort to people who do not want the effects of THC.
The process of producing a crystal or powder isolate occurs due to precise temperature, pressure, and agitation. The distillate oil is combined with a solvent , usually pentane, and slowly heated while being stirred.
The price of isolate powder had a big drop in 2019. This may be due to the increase of supply as legalization expands and more processors are further refining their product into an isolate.
What is an isolate in the cannabis industry?
The result of the isolate process is a crystalline or powder product containing pure CBD, THC or other cannabinoid. The isolate can then be used in other products for consumption or to create specific combinations of different isolates.
CBD Isolate is 99% pure Cannabidiol derived entirely from hemp oil that was extracted from industrial hemp. Our isolate comes in crystalline (powdered) form making it extremely easy to work with as an ingredient.
CBD isolate has already been activated (decarboxylated), which means that it doesn’t need to be heated prior to use. This gives isolate more versatility than other CBD extracts. CBD Isolate can be ingested, taken sublingually, or mixed with other ingredients.