CBD concentrates, as the name suggests it is a potent extract of the hemp plant that contains a high percentage of CBD. Each product has its unique style through which it delivers desired cannabinoids into your system. Concentrates presents themselves in several forms, colors, and textures. And may be experienced in multiple ways.
Similar to vaping CBD e liquids, ‘Dabbing’ is a popular method of consuming cannabis concentrates. Today, while concentrates of specific cannabinoids are easily accessible, users need to exercise control over consuming concentrates in general.
Equally important is increased knowledge and understanding about cannabinoids. It would go a long way in suppressing the growing notoriety for dabbing psychoactive concentrates.
Because as conscious consumers, we are obliged to develop cognizance about the cause and effect of what we consume. That would help a great deal in improving their therapeutic profile together with optimum use of cannabis extracts.
Therefore at Nordic Oil, our commitment to creating awareness, educating people, and making CBD more accessible reflects in our high-quality cbd products.
We recommend you spare some time to read and make informed decisions while buying Nordic Oil CBD products.
Below is a detailed summary of our CBD product categories.
What is a CBD concentrate?
CBD concentrate is the essence of the cannabis plant that has strong potency and intensity of cannabidiol. You could say that they are the condensed form of the extracts taken from the plant parts. The amount of CBD in concentrates is usually higher than the other CBD products.
Let us simplify it further to demystify the misconceptions people have about concentrates. For example, you must be familiar with coconut milk concentrate. It is the thick, creamy content extracted from coconut. Besides cream, coconut extracts come in several forms. Similar is the concept of cannabis concentrates, where desired cannabinoids get extracted using different methods.
We are familiar that hundreds of cannabinoids exist in cannabis alone. And specific extraction methods are adopted to target unique compounds.
The resulting concentrate could be a product of broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, or Isolates.
Different types of CBD concentrates
Full-spectrum CBD: Concentrates of CBD get extracted from all the active compounds in the plant. That helps bring out the overall effect of all the cannabinoids and terpenes. Hence, in this type of CBD concentrate, the positive outcome (known as the entourage effect) of the plant is expressed in a much-pronounced manner. The THC threshold being below the legal minimum, it does not produce any psychoactive effects.
Broad-spectrum CBD: Concentrates of CBD extracted from the entire range of naturally occurring compounds, except for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Similar to full spectrum CBD, a broad-spectrum also gives an entourage effect as a result of the combined actions of the different cannabis compounds.
CBD Isolate: As you can see in the above table, CBD isolate is a crystalline powder form of CBD in its purest form. Once all the active compounds of cannabis get eliminated in extraction, further refinement of other plant material leaves behind a pure form of CBD isolate.
CBD concentrates come as CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD paste, or CBD isolates that could be consumed in multiple methods.
What is a CBD paste?
CBD paste is a concentrated high potency formulation of CBD compared to CBD oil or other types of CBD. Most often, the paste contains MCT oil or Coconut oil as carriers.
Some CBD users expect a high potent dose of CBD just because they feel comfortable and suitable for their specific needs. Hence, CBD concentrates that come as CBD paste in potencies ranging from 30% to 50% may be a perfect choice for such users.
CBD paste is a thicker liquid compared to CBD oil. Therefore, it comes with a suitable dosing dispenser that helps precise dosing. To ensure optimal absorption of CBD into the bloodstream, place the paste between the lower lip and the lower teeth.
What are CBD and CBG crystals? How do you use them?
Cannabidiol ( CBD) and Cannabigerol (CBG) are non-psychoactive compounds of the Cannabis Sativa plant.
Our CBD crystals are 99.6% pure, isolated cannabidiol and 0.4% Cannabidivarin. (CBDV) It is a fine white powder in its purest form of the hemp plant, without terpenes, flavonoids, and THC.
Our CBG crystals are isolates of 97% pure Cannabigerol and 3% Cannabidivarin. It is a fine brown powder in its purest form of the hemp plant, without terpenes, flavonoids, and THC.
You can use CBD isolates sublingually or mix them in food or drinks and also make topical applications with them.
Benefits of Isolate crystals
Zero THC - The advantage of Isolates is that users can be sure about taking CBD without fear of the combined effects of other cannabinoids. Isolates are the purest form of CBD and zero percent THC.
Ease of use - The powdered form of CBD or CBG is suitable for consumption in multiple ways. CBD concentrated in the form of isolates can be taken sublingually or mixed with food or drinks. Also, mixing CBD crystals in essential body oils makes it good enough for topical application as well.
What is CBD distillate?
The distillate is the most refined extract of cannabis that undergoes numerous purification processes. CBD distillate contains all the active components of the whole cannabis plant. Including the terpenes, fatty acids, and other cannabinoids. Much similar to the full spectrum. But CBD distillates also undergo one additional step in the extraction process, which is the process of THC removal. Therefore a distillate can also be called a broad spectrum.
CBD distillates contain no flavor, no aroma, therefore, it is suitable for making edibles.
Can concentrates give you a high?
CBD concentrates are not psychoactive and do not make you high.