A concentrate obtained from a fresh cannabis plant is known as live resin. This product, which contains just the desired chemicals (terpenes and cannabinoids), is derived from a plant that is still living in order to maintain the terpenes, fragrance, tastes, and other beneficial features.
For individuals who like a high concentration of terpenes, powerful scent, and medicinal advantages, live resin is the go-to THC product. Learn more about this concentration by reading on.
The Process of Live Resin
The D8 resin process is divided into various steps:
Harvesting: The first step is to harvest the cannabis plant when it is at its ripest. Sugar leaves and flower buds are the plant components for living resin, not stems and fan leaves.
Freezing: It is vital to process plant materials soon after harvesting to avoid moisture collection, drying, or exposure to light and heat. The cannabis is flash-frozen to block all metabolic activities while keeping all plant components.
Extraction: After the plant, components have been frozen, the extraction procedure begins, which includes the use of a cold solvent, such as butane. Under pressure, pushing the solvent through the plant materials removes terpenes, THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids while leaving the exhausted plant materials behind.
Purification: The last stage is distillation, which removes wax and other undesired components from the solution. As a consequence, the product is pure and has a high concentration of fragrant essential oils and cannabinoids.
The Properties of D8 resin
The chemical and physical qualities of D8 resin vary depending on the cannabis cultivar and strain. In general, the greater the terpene level, the more pliable and fluid the living resin. D8 resin is available in a variety of forms and viscosities, including:
The terpene profile of live resin is identical to that of the live plant. Terpenes are the aromatic chemicals found in cannabis that make up the majority of live resin. Cannabis strains contain over 100 different kinds of terpenes, including:
• Bisabolol alpha
Each terpene has its own pharmacological and therapeutic advantages, such as the relief of sleeplessness, eating disorders, anxiety, and sadness.
Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid with tremendous medicinal potential, is also abundant in live resin. THC percentage in live resin varies from 65% to 95%, depending on the cannabinoid profile of the live plant.
The Best Live Resin Production Strains
Any strain may yield high-quality live resin if the extraction method is followed correctly. However, certain strains outperform others in terms of yields and effects. The finest live resin strains have a high terpene and flavonoid content, as well as a particular aromatic character.
Methods of Consumption of Live Resin
Dabbing is the most common technique of taking live resin, which includes heating the concentrate to a high temperature (about 550°F), allowing it to cool, and then inhaling the vapor via a customized bong known as an oil rig.
Dabbing is dangerous, particularly if you’re new to cannabis. If you inhale the vapor at a high enough temperature, you risk damaging your lungs. You may potentially lose consciousness if you are not accustomed to THC-containing drugs.
Vaping is a less dangerous alternative than dabbing. Live resin vape cartridges come in a variety of flavors and THC strengths.