CBD Concentrates come in many different forms. Some are saucy, some are crumbly, some are waxy and some might even be powdery. Some are full spectrum, and others broad spectrum. CBD Concentrates provide users with an easy method of consuming large doses of cannabinoids quickly and efficiently. If you are considering trying CBD concentrates, it is essential to learn about the different options available so you can make the correct choice for your specific needs!
What Are CBD Concentrates?
CBD concentrates are highly concentrated cannabinoid extracts that have been extracted from hemp. Broad Spectrum CBD Concentrates are created using CBD Isolate or CBD Distillate that contains zero THC, and cannabis or hemp derived terpenes are often added for flavor and effect. Full Spectrum CBD Concentrates on the other hand are created in several different ways, from CO2 extraction to using heat and pressure. These extracts will contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes present in the parent material.
These are often preferred by concentrate users because of the natural terpene profile (better taste) and the entourage effect experienced when using the full spectrum of cannabinoids. These concentrates are vaporized and inhaled using a dab rig in most cases, but they can also be used in portable dab pens and even added to food or drink!
Types of CBD Concentrates
There are many different types of CBD concentrates on the market today, and it is important to discover which one works best for you. The first step of course is determining whether you prefer a broad or a full spectrum concentrate. Once you have concluded which of these suits you, you can begin experimenting with different concentrate consistencies. When it comes to full spectrum CBD concentrates, CBD live resin & CBD rosin are the two most sought-after products on the market. Full spectrum CBD wax, CBD sauce, CBD crumble, & CBD shatter are also popular.
Broad spectrum CBD concentrates tend to be a bit more limited as far as what consistencies are available. These concentrates are not found in the form of true live resin or rosin that has been extracted directly from the hemp plant. Instead, broad spectrum isolate or distillate is mixed with terpenes, and occasionally cannabinoids like CBG, to imitate popular full spectrum consistencies such as sauce, crumble, and shatter.
CBD isolate is often a white powder, but it may also have a crystalline consistency. CBG, CBN, and other cannabinoid isolates are also available and have a similar consistency. CBD Distillate may be full or broad spectrum and has a liquid/sauce consistency.
Common Consumption Methods for CBD Concentrates
There are a variety of methods one can use to consume CBD concentrates. The most common of these methods is the use of a dab rig and heat to vaporize the concentrate. Dab rigs are glass water pipes that have a ‘banger’ attached instead of a ‘bowl’. The banger is heated to an appropriate temperature using either a torch or an electronic heating device called an ‘enail’. The concentrate is then placed inside the banger using a dab tool & vapor is produced and inhaled through the pipe.
This vapor is less harsh than smoke and the high concentration of cannabinoids allows for an adequate dose to be consumed in as little as one hit. A similar consumption method is the use of a ‘dab pen’. These portable vaporizing devices allow for quick & discreet consumption on the go. A less common but equally effective, or sometimes even more effective, method of consuming CBD concentrates is infusing them into food or beverages. Check out these instructions to learn more about adding CBD to your favorite recipes!
What Are the Benefits of Using CBD Concentrates?
Unfortunately, it is very risky for us to suggest that CBD concentrates have any health benefits. The FDA has not approved them for any medical use, and there are strict rules in place when it comes to making any claims. This is the one thing everyone must research on their own before consuming any new product. Always know what you are consuming and what to expect.
We can say that CBD concentrates are often beneficial to those who have tried gummies, capsules, tinctures, etc. with no results. This is because concentrates have much higher concentrations of CBD per dose. This also makes concentrates a more cost-effective option. One gram of concentrate might contain 50-100mg per dose or 500-1000mg per gram, while most gummies contain 15-25mg per dose with 150-250mg per package. It is cheaper to buy one gram of concentrate than 3+ bags of gummies. Concentrates allow you to go straight to the source for your cannabinoids instead of relying on a company or sometimes even multiple companies to use quality ingredients.
One last benefit worth mentioning is efficiency. Cannabinoids are usually absorbed into the body much more efficiently when using concentrates opposed to other CBD products. Smoking & inhaling vapor is the quickest and most efficient way to introduce cannabinoids into your bloodstream. Because CBD concentrates are vaporized, and only a small amount of vapor is being inhaled for each dose, the damage (if any) is minimal compared to inhaling smoke.
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