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CBGA Isolate Explained

CBGA is a minor acidic cannabinoid that has been gaining popularity due to the many benefits it holds. Consumers all over are seeking out products with CBGA. CBGA isolates are the ideal way to introduce CBGA into your cannabinoid-based formulations. In this guide we will discuss some commonly asked questions about CBGA isolates.

What is CBGA Isolate?

CBGA isolates are high purity extractions of CBGA that have been isolated from all other cannabinoids within the hemp plant. They are the purest option available to get CBGA, typically having 95% to 99% purity. They are often odorless and tasteless and can be easily infused into cannabinoid-based applications.

How is CBGA isolate extracted?

Extracting acidic cannabinoids, like CBGA, can be difficult. When CBGA is decarboxylated, a process where cannabinoids are exposed to heat, it converts to CBG. Traditional extraction methods that utilize solvents, such as butane or ethanol, need to use heat in the process for sufficient extraction, causing CBGA to convert prior to the final extract. This either eliminates CBGA from the product or leaves only trace amounts for consumers to enjoy. At Essentia Scientific, we strive to be able to produce all cannabinoids at a mass scale and our water-as-solvent technology does just that. By using water as the solvent there is no heat necessary in the extraction process, allowing us to extract acidic cannabinoids, including CBDA and CBGA, at a mass scale. Our free-flowing micro-crystalline powders can be easily infused into cannabinoid-based formulations.

Does CBGA isolate have CBG?

CBGA isolates do not contain CBG, as it is the acidic cannabinoid isolated from all other cannabinoids. On its own it has many benefits consumers can value from and is a great addition to one’s health and wellness routine. When making a product using CBGA isolate, it is important to not introduce high heat in the manufacturing process to avoid any conversion of CBGA to CBG.

What type of products can be made with CBGA isolate?

There are numerous products that be made with CBGA isolate. The odorless and tasteless extract makes it easy to blend with almost any formulation you may desire. Here are some of the most popular products that can be made with CBGA isolate:
  • Beverages
  • Edibles
  • Tinctures
  • Lotions
  • Topical Patches
  • Capsules
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