CBD distillate is a liquid extract containing mainly CBD, but also some other cannabinoids in smaller amounts. It is created through a distillation process that separates the CBD from many of the other compounds found in the hemp plant.
What Is a Distillate?
Distillates are highly refined and super pure products created through the process of distillation. Distillation is a method used to purify liquids using condensation and evaporation.
During CBD distillation, a liquid containing CBD and various other compounds will be heated up to specific temperatures in order to separate the compounds. This works because the various compounds found in hemp all have different boiling points, meaning they will evaporate when the CBD does not.
What Is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids in both the hemp and cannabis plants.
Because of the recent legalization of hemp cultivation in the United States thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, products containing the cannabinoid have become extremely popular, and various studies have been conducted into its potential therapeutic benefits.
While many people enjoy the psychoactive effects of THC in all its forms, others would prefer the therapeutic benefits of cannabis on their own. This is a big reason why CBD has been making its way into just about every imaginable product.
The cannabinoid is explored for its potential supportive qualities. Some believe it might promote comfort, support a balanced mood, and possibly aid in overall well-being in various situations. There’s also growing interest in its potential to support appetite and overall comfort. However, more comprehensive research is needed to fully understand its range of effects.