The popularity of CBD (cannabidiol) is booming. There are so many CBD products on the market today. In this article, you will learn more about the different kinds of CBD concentrates – from wax to shatter.
CBD was first isolated in the 1940s. Unlike THC, it does not get you high. It is known to have numerous health benefits including treating seizures and schizophrenia, reducing chronic pain and inflammation, and preventing cancer from spreading in the body.
CBD also alleviates stress, promotes better sleep, and the growth of new neurons in the brain. It acts on your endocannabinoid system (ECS) – particularly the CB1 and CB2 receptors.
What is a CBD Concentrate?
CBD Hash. It is relatively easy to create CBD hash. First, you rubbing off the crystals from hemp buds to get CBD kief. You can smoke and/or compress this kief to create a CBD hash. However, this is not the most pure of CBD. CBD hash contains terpenes, flavonoids, and other compounds found in the cannabis plant. You need to decarboxylate if first to convert any remaining CBDA into CBD. Decarboxylation involves heating it to 110 to 116 degrees Celsius for an hour.
CBD Oil. This is the simplest form of CBD concentrate. You can make this at home. You simply boil ground hemp plants in oil and strain out the plant matter. Professionally produced CBD oils tend to be of higher quality, purity, and concentration.
CO2 extraction is the most common method of producing CBD oil. It is super safe and produces a very pure oil. However, it requires expensive equipment and expertise. You will likely not try this at home.
Another method of extracting CBD is using a solvent like butane or ethanol to collect the CBD. The cannabis sativa plant is run through the solvent. The plant matter is strained out. Then, the resulting liquid is boiled to remove the solvent. You will be left with CBD oil only. The boiling process continues to decarboxylate the oil. The highly bioavailable “butane hash oil” (BHO) is the result if you use butane. This kind of oil is commonly used for dabbing.
If you don’t prefer to ingest CBD orally, you may try dabbing. This involves heating it and inhaling the vapor. This is suitable for you if you use CBD to treat chronic pain. You can take large quantities of CBD quickly through the lungs.