If you have any experience with Cannabis or Hemp products chances are you’ve heard of what live resin is. However, if you’re a newcomer to THC you might have a lot of questions about what is live resin. Here is a helpful guide to help you understand the advantages of live resin along with some other must-know info on our new products.
What Is Live Resin?
In short, live resin is a Hemp concentrate that is able to be vaped by either dabbing or using a cartridge. There is a reason why it’s called live resin instead of just resin, and it’s not to be confused with rosin – which is a different product.
The “Live” in Live Resin
The reason why it’s called live resin instead of just resin is because the plant is immediately frozen after it’s been harvested. Also, the plant is kept frozen during the extraction process and is not dried or cured. This is to ensure that the finished product keeps all of its properties including terpenes and other compounds.
This process is the same for live rosin which we’ll get into a bit later. However, because the process uses frozen plants instead of fresh ones – you’re able to get a lot more potency and flavors. Although you’re able to find similar flavors or potency in other products – live resin is a way for a product to keep its integrity.
Live Resin Vs. Live Rosin
You might hear the term resin and rosin used interchangeably, but they are actually different products. This often happens because both names sound very similar. However, live resin uses a different extraction process than live rosin. Although they tend to produce almost identical products – the biggest difference is how each product was extracted.
You’re able to find both products without the “live” part in front of their names. This simply means that the product with the “live” in front of it was made with frozen plants; while the products without the “live” in front of the name was made with dried plants.
There are 2 major 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. The other major difference as stated above is the extraction process. Although almost identical to each other – resin and rosin have some significant differences.
Distillate Vs. Live Resin
The most notable difference between live resin and a distillate is the high terpene content in live resin; whereas distillate doesn’t keep any terpene retention.
Think of live resin as fresh aloe vera when compared to store bought aloe vera. Live resin would be like getting the aloe plant, cutting it open, and using the actual aloe. On the contrary, a distillate would be like purchasing aloe vera from a pharmacy that only uses the extracts.
While both distillate and live resin go through an extraction process, the important and main difference is that live resin is made from frozen still living plant matter. Distillate is extracted with 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 do vary.
Although both products are useful, the biggest difference comes down to preference and availability.
Live Resin Potency
The process on how live resin is made means that it is a highly potent product. Also, it’s a lot more pungent than other concentrates and produces a cleaner high. When stacked up against other concentrates like shatter – live resin tends to be a lot more potent.
This is because live resin tends to keep most of its potency during the extraction process. When live resin is presented in the form of distillate it tends to keep its integrity a lot better when compared to other distillates.
This means that other cannabinoids like THC-O, THCP, Delta 10 THC, etc. using this unique form of extraction can be even more potent. One of the biggest advantages is the taste accompanying these types of products.
Onset Effects of Live Resin
Like any other cannabinoid that you vape or smoke – live resin tends to have fast onset effects. This means that after a couple of puffs you might start to feel a headchange. Although it may not be immediate you will want to space out your puffs 10-15 minutes in between just to make sure that you’re not overdoing it.
Live resin tends to produce similar effects to smoking flower, it will be slightly less potent and flavorful, but the effects will be the most similar. Distillate will produce a more intense high at first but generally does not last as long. Also, it’s important to note that distillate lacks natural terpenes and other cannabinoids that help the entourage effect take place.
When deciding between live resin and distillate – one is not better than the other. It just depends on the type of high you are looking for and how that particular product is going to fit into your day-to-day life.
Terpenes in Live Resin
When a cannabinoid is extracted using the live resin process it releases the highest amount of terpenes possible. However, besides great flavors – terpenes play a huge roll in our live resin collection.
Terpenes come in all various combinations, and they work in tandem with cannabinoids and flavonoids. This is what produces a type of full-spectrum effects for your body and mind. Although terpenes themselves are not psychoactive like their counterpart cannabinoids, they play a very important role in the effects produced.
Terpenes are a very important part of the equation to get what is referred to as the entourage effect. For this reason you may experience much more from live resin products because of the terpenes and cannabinoids working in synergy instead of just having one.
Related blog: Understanding What Terpenes Are
Delta Extrax Live Resin
Now that you know a little bit more about live resin – we’re excited to announce that we have launched some live resin products! However, these are not your typical products because they feature Delta 10 THC, THCP, and THC-O.
Our live resin features unique cannabinoids that are in a 2g disposable device. This means that you’re getting twice as much live resin than any other device on the market. In addition, we feature some really great flavors for you to enjoy.
Dog Walker OG
What’s great about this strain is that it naturally produces a very organic flavor – while other strains tend to be more fruity. This strain is ideal for someone who enjoys the flavor of Hemp with a subtle taste of other terpenes that don’t tend to overwhelm.
This strain is popularized by the location in which it originated, in the San Fernando Valley located in Southern California. You can expect a sweet aromatic fragrance of lemon along with subtitles notes of pine and other flavors.
This flavor is a heavy strawberry dominant strain that has other subtitles notes of berries. You’ll find that the fruity flavors are very pungent, and sweet. The Strawberry Shortcake is great for the person who enjoys sweet-flavored products that produce fruity aromas.
Our other strain that produces a more natural flavor is the White WIdow strain. Although this strain does have subtle notes of sweet spice and berries. It’s not as heavy as fruit terpenes when compared to the 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. If you’re looking to try live resin we just launched our new products that each come with unique flavors and strains. We’re excited to have you try our products and we’ll be launching more live resin products in the near future.