CBD has become incredibly popular due to the fact that it has a considerable number of health benefits and does not produce the psychoactive high that THC does. You may have seen CBD crystals but not know what they are or what to do with them. So, let’s talk about CBD crystals and how to use them.
What are CBD crystals?
CBD crystals are the purest form of CBD. This means the CBD is isolated from all other compounds that are typically in cannabis products (even if only in trace amounts), these compounds include other cannabinoids as well as terpenes. This product is called CBD isolate because of the process of isolating it from the other compounds and it is typically sold in a solid powder substance. Miss Envy’s CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD and is sourced from non-GMO hemp plants grown without pesticides, herbicides, or insecticides.
How do you use them?
One of the many benefits of CBD crystals is the versatility, there are many ways of using the CBD isolate.
- CBD crystals can be easily added to your favourite meals and since they are tasteless it doesn’t impact the overall flavour of your food. Though note that they are best absorbed into fats and oils and cannot be absorbed directly into something like water. Also, take into consideration that with ingestion the effects are delayed and absorption into your system through the digestive system varies between people. This means it might take some trial and error to determine the most effective dose and timing with edibles.
- You can also infuse CBD crystals into coconut oil or butter to make edibles. Simply melt the butter or oil on the lowest temperature and add your crystals. Stir for 5 minutes until their are fully dissolved. After that, the mixture is ready to be paired with the other ingredients in your recipe (or you can buy your coconut oil pre-infused if that’s easier for you).
- For those who are already familiar with dabbing and already have a dab rig, you can simply add the CBD crystals and use them in the same manner.
- For vaping, you will need a wax vaporizer (not a flower vaporizer).
- Both vaping and dabbing will have a quick onset of calm and relaxation which is why this is a method chosen by some users. But you should be aware of not heating the product too hot, so it is best for those who are experienced as well as aware and accepting of the risks associated with smoking.
- For those who don’t plan to invest in a dab rig or a vape pen, you can also add it to the cannabis flower you are smoking to increase the amount of CBD in your dose. People choose to do this not only for the benefits of CBD but because CBD helps to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC for a calmer ‘high’. Simply sprinkle your desired dose into your joint or onto the top of your bowl.
Sublingual (Drop under your Tongue)
- This is one of the simplest ways of consuming CBD crystals. All you have to do is drop your desired dose under your tongue hold it for 60-90 seconds and wash it down with water or other beverage. This method is faster than consuming CBD isolate because it is absorbed into your blood from the vessels under your tongue.
- As mentioned previously CBD isolates can be melted and mixed into coconut oil but this is true of other carrier oils as well, including; shea butter, cocoa butter, olive oil or other favourite skincare oils. These oils can then be applied directly to the skin.
- Most often we see CBD being sold as a tincture, which is an oil-based product. You can make your own tincture at home using CBD crystals. To achieve a potency of ten per cent, mix one gram of crystals with ten milliliters of olive, coconut, or hemp seed oils. Seal and place it in a hot water bath between 122 and 140 degrees F for up to ten minutes. Bottle the oil in amber or opaque glass and store it in a cool, dark place. To administer a serving, use a dropper.
How to dose CBD isolate?
We always recommend starting with a small dose, 5-10mg, and slowly increase (after 2-3 days) until you have found the desired effects. Note that the changes may be subtle because you will not experience the high as you would with consuming THC, so we recommend recording the dose you are taking daily along with your symptoms.
Since often CBD isolate often comes in a one gram package or smaller and the doses are measured in only a few milligrams it is often best, and most accurate, to measure with a scale. Or ask at your local dispensary the best method for measuring.
For more information about CBD isolate its benefits and comparison to Full Spectrum CBD check out our other blog here.
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