If you’ve had past experience with Hemp or Cannabis products, you may have learned of what live resin is. Howbeit, if you’re a new arrival at the THC scene you might have a few questions as to what live resin actually is. A helpful guide follows to help you unpack the advantages of live resin alongside some other must-knows on the newest products in the store.
So, what Exactly Is Live Resin?
To be short, live resin is a Hemp concentrate which can be vaped in a distillate cartridge, dabbed or infused into gummies. There is a reason why it’s called live resin versus just resin, and it’s not to be confused with rosin – which altogether is a different product.
What is the “Live” in Live Resin?
It’s called live resin instead of just resin due to the plant being immediately frozen after it’s harvested. The plant remains frozen during the extraction process and is not cured or dried. This ensures the finished product keeps all of its properties including terpenes and other compounds.
This process is identical for live rosin, we’ll get into a little later. Because the process uses frozen plants instead of fresh ones – you’re able to realize better flavor and potency. Even though you’re able to find like flavors or potency in other products– live resin is a way for a product to maintain its integrity.
Live Resin Versus Live Rosin
You might hear the terms resin and rosin interchangeably used, but they are verily different products. This happens often because both names sound so similar. Live resin, however, uses an extraction process different than that of live rosin. Although they tend to produce nearly identical products – the important difference is how each product was extracted.
Both products can be found without the “live” part in front of their names. This means simply that the product with the “live” in front of it was made with frozen plants and the product without the “live” in front of the name was made with dried plants.
There are Two significant differences between live resin and live rosin, the first being the cost. Live rosin tends to cost more because of its extraction process, while live resin is more cost-effective. Although practically identical to one another – resin and rosin have some major differences.
Live Resin versus Distillate
High terpene content is the most notable difference between live resin and concentrate, whereas distillate has terpene retention of zero.
Look at live resin like its fresh aloe vera being compared to store bought aloe vera. Live resin would be like getting the aloe plant, cutting it open, and using the actual aloe. And contrary, a distillate would be like buying aloe vera from a pharmacy that only uses the extracts.
While distillate and live resin both go through an extraction process, the main important difference is that live resin is made from frozen still living plant matter. Distillate is extracted from cured and dried plant matter.
Both can go through the various extraction processes solvent used (if any) winterization, decarboxylation, or any other proprietary processes but the post extraction process varies. The biggest difference comes down to preference, availability and fact that both products are useful.
Live Resin Potency
The process by which live resin is made means that it’s a highly potent product. Also, it’s a much more pungent tasting than other concentrates and produces a cleaner high. When measured against other concentrates like shatter – live resin tends to be very much more potent.
This is because live resin retains most of its potency during the extraction process. Live resin when presented in the form of distillate tends to keep its integrity a lot better when comparing other distillates.
Therefore, other cannabinoids like THC-O, THCP, Delta 10 THC, etc. using this unique method of extraction can be even more potent. One of the biggest advantages is the taste accompanying this type of product.
Onset Effects of Live Resin
Like other cannabinoids that you vape or smoke, live resin tends to have a quick onset of effects, meaning that following a couple puffs you might begin to feel a head change. Onset may not be immediate so you may prefer spacing out puffs 10-15 minutes in between to make sure you’re not overdoing it.
Effects live resin produces tend to be similar to that of flower, it’s flavorful and slightly less potent, but the effects will be the most similar. Distillate produces more intense effects at onset but in general it doesn’t last as long. Also, it’s important to note that distillate is short of natural terpenes and other cannabinoids which help ensure the entourage effect takes place.
When deciding between live resin and distillate – neither is better than the other. It just depends on desired effects and how that particular product fits into your daily life.
Terpenes in Live Resin
When a cannabinoid is extracted using the live resin process, the highest number of terpenes possible are released. Besides great flavors – terpenes play a huge roll in CBD Haven Store’s live resin collections.
Terpenes come in every various combination, and work in tandem with cannabinoids and flavonoids. This produces a type of full-spectrum effect for your body and mind. Although terpenes themselves are not psychoactive like their counterpart cannabinoids, they have a very important mission in the effects produced.
Terpenes are a key part of the equation in getting what’s referred to as the entourage effect. For this reason, you may experience much more from live resin products due to the cannabinoids and terpenes working in synergy versus just having one.
Now that you know a little bit more about live resin – we’re excited to announce our launching of live resin products! However, many are not your typical products because many feature Delta 10 THC, THCP, and THC-O.
Many of our live resins also feature unique cannabinoids that are in a 2g disposable device, meaning that you’re getting twice as much live resin than any other device on the market. We feature gummies also with some really great flavors to enjoy. To send you in the right direction we’ll note a few top selling disposable vape strains.
Dog Walker OG
What’s makes this strain great is that it produces naturally a very organic flavor while other strains tend to be more fruity. It’s an ideal strain for someone who enjoys Hemp flavor with a subtle taste of other terpenes that don’t tend to overwhelm.
This strain is popularized by the location of its origination in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. You’ll find an aromatic sweet fragrance of lemon with subtitle notes of pine and other flavors.
A heavy strawberry flavored dominant strain with subtitle notes of berries. You’ll find that the fruity flavors are pungent and sweet. Strawberry Shortcake is perfect for the person who enjoys a sweet-flavored product with fruity aromas.
The White Widow strain produces a more natural flavor. Even though this strain has subtle notes of berries and sweet spice, it’s not as heavy as fruit terpenes if compared to Strawberry Shortcake.
Live resin is a great product which is full of flavor and potency. However, live resin is not to be confused with live rosin which is a different product altogether.