What is CBD Distillate?
Coming in the form of an oil, CBD distillate is quite a surprising product. Indeed, it is relatively powerful and allows you to fully enjoy the possible benefits of hemp.
CBD distillates are legal in most countries around the world because they do not contain THC. As a reminder, in France, CBD and hemp-based products are legal, if and only if they contain less than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychotropic molecule of the cannabis plant).
CBD distillates are said to have a wide range of potential health benefits, including reducing anxiety and inflammation. A series of effects that is almost similar to other CBD products, such as e-liquids. Naturally, this action varies depending on the concentration of CBD and consumption habits.
Finally, CBD distillate can be consumed in a number of ways, including vaporizing it, adding it to food and drink, or taking it sublingually (more on this later in this topic).
How is CBD distillate made?
Several steps are required to produce a good CBD distillate. Find out which ones!
The CBD distillate is obtained from a CBD oil, extracted from hemp by supercritical CO2 extraction. This is a healthy method, which consists of using carbon dioxide at high pressure and low temperature in order to obtain the purest possible CBD oil. The CBD oil is then left to stand for 48 hours. This process is wintering!
The CBD oil is then heated. This is called decarboxylation. This process aims to eliminate certain molecules, such as terpenes, which is why CBD distillate has no smell or taste (except that of hemp).
The distillation flask is heated, allowing the cannabinoids to evaporate, before being recovered in the condenser, in the form of vapour. The condenser will cool the whole. The distillate is then recovered and contains between 80 and 90% CBD, depending on the brands, processes, etc...
What are the benefits of taking CBD distillate?
Several studies attempt to demonstrate how the CBD distillate and, more generally, CBD, could be used to fight against certain ailments, certain disorders, such as:
- Stress and anxiety: CBD acts on cortisol (stress hormone) and serotonin (happiness hormone) levels, promoting a return to a relaxed state;
- Pain and inflammation: several studies would show that taking cannabidiol would reduce acute, chronic and inflammatory pain;
- Addictions: some studies also show that cannabidiol has an interesting action, especially on addictions to tobacco and nicotine.
The exact mechanism by which the CBD distillate exerts its possible effects is not fully understood. Researchers believe, however, that the molecule and cannabinoids interact with receptors in the brain called cannabinoid receptors.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors:
- CB1 receptors found primarily in the brain;
- CB2 receptors are found primarily in the immune system.
It is through this "collaboration" that cannabidiol would have this action of well-being on the body and the organism. Naturally, more studies and research must be carried out or are currently in progress, in order to help us see more clearly!
How to consume CBD distillate?
There are different ways to consume CBD distillate. The most common method of CBD distillate administration is still oral intake. However, it is possible to take the distillate by respiratory route or even via topical application.
Taking CBD distillate orally
Oral consumption is the easiest and fastest way to experience the effects of CBD. As with CBD oil, just drop a little distillate under the tongue. The mucous membranes will then absorb the CBD. It only takes a few minutes (15-30) before the effects are felt.
Consumption by inhalation (via the airways) is another option. It allows CBD to be absorbed directly into the lungs. Simply place your CBD distillate in your vaporizer, activate your tool and “vape”. The effects are immediate. Finally, this is the healthiest way to take CBD!
It is possible to take CBD distillate by topical application. Simply place its distillate on the skin and massage gently until completely absorbed, as with wax. The effects usually don't kick in for several hours, but they can last up to 12 hours no matter how much!
What are the differences between CBD Distillate and CBD Isolate?
CBD distillate is a product obtained by the distillation of hemp flowers. It contains a large part of the active compounds, like cannabinoids. The second difference is the CBD distillate is often richer and more powerful than the CBD isolate!
However, CBD distillate is more expensive to produce. Naturally, this tends to translate into resale prices and therefore into customers' wallets.
CBD isolate, on the other hand, is a purified product where all other hemp compounds are removed, leaving only cannabidiol. In fact, it does not allow you to take advantage of the entourage effect, the combined action of the different cannabinoids and terpenes.
Kanavape, the CBD distillate expert
At Kanavape, we offer for sale the best CBD distillates on the market, quality products, made from premium hemp. To find out more, do not hesitate to contact us! Liquids with good hemp extracts, broad or full spectrum (and in higher or lower concentrations, without impurities), for daily use!