Have you ever wondered what the difference is between "Broad Spectrum CBD Dab Crumble" and "Terpene Infused CBD Isolate"?
Please allow us to explain............
Broad Spectrum CBD products are generally processed via a super critical Co2 extraction. The extraction equipment needs to have a terpene trap to ensure any terpenes that would have been lost in the extraction process can be caught and added back into the product after a short path distillation process. As there is no ‘official’ term for Full Spectrum + Broad Spectrum, what I personally class as Full spectrum would not have been run through any rotary evaporation and molecular short path distillation and would contain not only cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids but also waxes, fat and lipids.
A broad spectrum generally loses some of its cannabinoids and terpenes in the distillation process to clean out the waxes, fats and lipids which makes it a much more pleasant product to vaporise while at the same time containing many beneficial compounds.
Adding cannabis inspired terpenes to broad spectrum extracts can really bring on the entourage effect. This also makes it so much more pleasant when using as a "dab extract".
With CBD Isolate, the winterization process takes away any waxes or other components (like terpenes, chlorophyll and/or flavonoids and even cannabinoids). Once that process is complete, the manufacturer is left with pure CBD powder, which has no levels of THC and is at a level that is 99% pure cannabidiol.
This is then being infused with Cannabis inspired terpenes. CBD isolate is added to the liquid terpenes and then left to set. This is not "CBD shatter"……."shatter" is produced from a completely different process which is usually processed with a closed loop butane extraction and then vacuum purged to ensure all solvents have been removed.
In our opinion, Full Spectrum extracts will always be superior in comparison to CBD isolate based extracts. The natural terpene profile, the wide range of Cannabinoids like CBD, CBG, CBC and even the low amounts of THC all play their part in the synergy of a great extract. Let's not forget, only a small amount of Cannabis inspired terpenes are needed to really change the flavour profile of these products in general, whereas most of the Isolate based extracts we've sampled have had too many terpenoids added to the product. Because CBD isolate has zero smell or taste to start with, it ends up being a rather harsh extract that is not pleasant to consume.