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CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is the most affordable and abundant cannabinoid ingredient available in Japan.

CBD rich distillate is dissolved in solvent and chilled until it recrystallizes, is dried and washed and finally is milled  creating a fine white to off white powder.

While CBD Isolate is sometimes considered inferior to distillate it has  the advantage of being free of THC. Most distillates must go through a THC remediation process to remove unwanted THC in order to become legal in the Japanese market. Even the best labs can have variations in their batches and unless your supplier is very carefully testing each batch unwanted THC contamination can become a problem unexpectedly. Isolate by its nature is free of all other compounds except the target cannabinoid making it the safest option to work with in Japan. It's powdered form is easy to work with and doesn't require complicated melting procedures. If you plan to offer a broad spectrum product  just mix multiple isolates to get a blend that suits your needs. However CBD isolate alone can also be an extremely beneficial and effective ingredient especially in topical products where distillate can cause a greasy residue.

CBD gained Popularity in the United States for treating childhood epilepsy such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. This led to the development of Epidiolex, which contains CBD, it is the first cannabis-derived medicine approved by the FDA for these conditions.

Animal studies, and self-reports or research in humans, suggest CBD may also help with:

  • Anxiety Studies and clinical trials are exploring the common report that CBD can reduce anxiety.
  • Insomnia Studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.
  • Chronic pain. Further human studies are needed to substantiate claims that CBD helps control pain. One animal study from the European Journal of Pain suggests CBD could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis when applied to skin. Other research identifies how CBD may inhibit inflammatory and neuropathic pain, which are difficult treat.
  • Addiction. CBD can help lower cravings for tobacco and heroin under certain conditions, according to some research in humans. Animal models of addiction suggest it may also help lessen cravings for alcohol, cannabis, opiates, and stimulants.

Source: Harvard Medical School

CBD isolate is still a great choice for any business looking for a simple and affordable entry into the Japanese cannabis industry. Additionally it is easy and safe to work with. Because of the nature of isolate production if you are producing a food you may want to inquire about USDA Organic Isolate  to avoid possible solvent contamination. Before using any CBD isolate in a food product make sure you have a legitimate third party COA that measures residual solvents. for more information on isolate check our blog link. To order CBD Isolate check out THIS LINK