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The Best CBD Concentrates Of 2023

Thousands of brands are coming out with new exciting products, which in turn can make it more difficult for consumers like you and me to weed out the ‘bad seeds’ of the lot. That’s what we’re here for; to provide you a list with the best CBD concentrates in the game right now.

So, here’s the deal. Concentrates can be pretty much anything made with or from a cannabis extract. Meaning, that any finished product of a raw cannabis extract can be a concentrate of some type of cannabinoid. For instance, you take a hemp plant and make rosin extract from it. This rosin extract is most probably a concentrate of CBD due to the high trace amounts of CBD in hemp.

Because of this, a concentrate can look very diluted and liquid like oil, or very thick and heavy like budder or wax. This all depends on the extraction method and processes used. These same raw forms of extracts are then taken and processed into other finished goods like soaps, topicals, oils, vape oils, and many more. However, these finished products are not concentrates themselves.

Now that we’re clear:

CBD concentrates are in great demand, specifically in the U.S. where regulations for CBD have been in effect and gotten stricter ever since the Farm Bill of 2018 passed. Making CBD available from reliable brands at decent pricing.

This same scenario is a double-edged sword, as it has painted the way for thousands of brands to come out with new exciting products but making it more difficult for consumers like you to weed out the ‘bad seeds’ of the lot. That’s what we’re here for; to provide you a list with the best CBD concentrates in the game right now.

Top CBD Concentrates of 2021

CBDistillery Broad Spectrum High Purity Powder

If we’re going to make a list with the best products out there, we might as well start it off with the best of the best. CBDistillery is a known brand in the industry, with 5-star reviews all over the internet, and a reliable first purchase if this is your first-time acquiring CBD concentrates.

Their High Purity Powder is made from broad-spectrum CBD extract and processed into 1 g of powder that can be mixed into your favorite food and drinks. Easily diluted into any drink, CBDistillery’s powder carries 0% THC which spares you the burden of getting high if that’s something you’re not looking for.

Extract Labs OG Kush CBD Crumble

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Crumble is a word that for some reason sounds almost “too good’ when it comes to desserts. Well, get used to it in cannabis as well, because it’s not the exception when it comes to concentrates either. OG Kush has managed to craft a terpene infused concentrate that packs, not only 750 mg of CBD, but also 100 mg of CBG. A CBD Dab that goes a long long way, made with broad-spectrum extract taken from American grown and third-party lab tested Hemp.

Savage CBD Full Spectrum Pineapple Express CBD Shatter

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Here’s something a bit more savage, but by no means less innovative. Savage CBD takes prime-A Pineapple Express CBD flower and processes to extract the purest full-spectrum CBD shatter. This 1 g jar is meant for CBD enthusiasts that already have a device to consume shatter; be it an oil rig or wax pen. Although shatter could also be used as an addition to recipes, the most direct way of consuming it that carries the fastest onset would be vaporizing it.

Save CBD utilizes full spectrum CBD that has been lab-tested to guarantee a non-GMO, vegan, and pesticide-free label. But that’s not all, if you’re familiar with (and enjoy) Pineapple Express scents, then you’re in for a treat.

Bluebird Botanicals CBD Isolate

1-gram of concentrate made from the purest CBD Isolate batch. A highly purified and crystalline CBD extract made using nothing but U.S. grown Hemp. Every tin contains a full gram of Isolate with 96% to 99.9% purity. Bluebird Botanicals makes their concentrate from industrial hemp but also ensures through third-party lab testing that no synthetic materials are found in the finished product and every raw material comes from natural sources. With this one, you’ll find an odorless and flavorless powdered alternative that can be diluted into your favorite drinks or used on your favorite recipes.

Blue Moon Hemp Sour Diesel CBD Shatter

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As the world of concentrates becomes broader and broader by the minute, we’ve started to understand that concentrates getting you high are not a feature that everyone likes. However, pretty much everyone likes the concentrate experience in general.

That’s why Blue Moon offers a strain-specific shatter with 99.6% CBD. You may choose Blue Moon’s shatter in whichever strain suits you best out of four different options including, Pineapple, Blueberry, Sour Diesel, and Sativa AK. Each metal jar comes with 1gram of total content and two concentration options of 500 mg and 1,000 mg per flask. Not to mention, a guaranteed 0.0% THC content.

Proleve Pure CBD Isolate Powder

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A powdery Isolate that feels pure and easy to dilute. As it should, as Proleve uses nothing but hemp-extracted CBD isolate and is engineered to be easily mixed with your favorite drinks and recipes. Proleve’s Pure CBD Isolate Powder does not include any amount of other cannabinoids, or any other components for that matter. So, if you’re looking for an entirely pure CBD experience, you’ve got a solid contender here. As every raw material is U.S. sourced, you can rest assured that every hemp plant used to produce a single tin is put through rigorous manufacturing and testing processes.

Kat's Botanicals CBD Isolate

You’ve probably picked up on a pattern by now. We love suggesting CBD Isolates in powder form because they provide additional flexibility, they’re usually easy to dilute and to make part of your usual diet without straying too far from what you’re used to. Every Kat’s Botanicals CBD Isolate tin is made from hemp grown in the USA, which is how they’re able to guarantee a non-GMO product. By utilizing CO2 extraction, Kat’s Botanicals also manages to guarantee a 0% THC content and a 99%+ purity with each batch.

Just CBD Isolate

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JustCBD is not only a recognized brand in the market that promises reliability and quality. It’s a brand that actually lives up to its name. Speaking specifically about their CBD Isolate, JustCBD promises at least 99% CBD purity, guaranteed by the use of non-GMO hemp oil and a triple-tested raw material in their manufacturing process. Each jar comes with 1-gram of total CBD isolate powder, which means a total of 990 mg of CBD, making it easily one of the most potent items on the list.  Just CBD’s Isolate is 100% THC-free and is also, as are most powders, a versatile concentrate that can be consumed by dabbing or sublingually.

CBD American Shaman Isolate Powder

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Another highly pure CBD option, but that’s not something that should take us by surprise as this is a stable of every CBD American Shaman product. This Isolate powder carries a purity of 99% and is made from hemp-derived CBD extract. Every plant used in the CBD American Shaman manufacturing process is U.S. grown, which ensures an odorless, tasteless, high-quality product. American Shaman’s CBD Isolate can be used by diluting it into drinks, using it on recipes, or placing it directly under your tongue for a quicker and more bioavailable option.

CBDfx Raw Wax

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CBDfx is hands down one of the most reliable brands in the market. Which is a great thing when it comes to ingestible or breathable CBD finished goods. This raw wax is made with full-spectrum CBD extract. Which is a good thing, especially when it comes to vaped CBD as it will carry other cannabinoids and terpenes that may provide an entourage effect on CBD (meaning that its effects on the body may be enhanced by other components).

The idea is to take the wax with a dab pen and set it on your heated oil rig to vape. Another important thing to point out is that this wax, although still wax, is not so sticky which makes it easier to handle.

CBD Living Dabz

CBD Living Dabz Shatter is CO2 extracted, produced from organic and Non-GMO hemp plants. This shatter contains zero THC, solvents, heavy metals, or pesticides. CBD Living offers four delicious flavors of Dabz Shatter, which you may recognize from other cannabis products: Zkittlez – a fruity, tangy flavor reminiscent of candy; Durban Poison – spicy and sweet with a hint of black licorice; Orange Cookies – freshly squeezed orange juice mixed with sweet cookie flavor; and Gelato – sweet sherbet crossed with chocolate peppermint cookies.

Diesel Hemp CBD Shatter

The Lemon Abacus CBD Terp Coral, also referred to as CBD Shatter or Terpsolate, was specifically created to share cultivar-specific terpenes while enjoying the effects of CBD. It is made in-house, and the terpenes are derived from local hemp flowers, which provides an accurate terpene profile of the Lemon Abacus. Lemon Abacus CBD flower is a combination of Lemon Haze and Abacus. 

Dominant Terpenes: alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene & beta-Myrcene, trans-Caryophyllene, Ocimere, Linalool

The Spec7™ CBD Terp Coral is made in-house, and the Terpenes are derived from Diesel Hemp’s hemp flower, which provides an accurate terpene profile of our Spec7™. Dominant Terpenes: alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene & beta-Myrcene, trans-Caryophyllene, Ocimere, Linalool. Spec7™ – Cultivar Lineage: Blue Cheese crossed with Landrace Hemp Strain

CBD Crystals Shatter

All CBD Crystals Shatters’ terpenes are extracted from cannabis/hemp and derived from Colorado greenhouse-grown hemp. They come in three different strains: Cherry Abacus, Lemon Abacus, and Spec7.

Cherry Abacus Terp Coral combines cultivar-specific cannabis terpenes derived from Cherry Abacus hemp flower and 99% pure CBD Crystal. It has a sweet and fruity cherry flavor with hints of wild berry due to its cross between Original Cherry and Abacus. 

Lemon Abacus™ Terp Coral combines cultivar-specific cannabis terpenes derived from Lemon Abacus™ CBD flower, a combination of Lemon Haze and Abacus, and 99% pure CBD Crystal. Gassy, earthy terpene profile (Abacus phenotype with increased terpenes). Made with Lemon Abacus terpenes and 99% pure CBD crystals

Spec7™ Terp Coral has a very high level of cannabis terpenes compared to other CBD concentrates. Spec7™ Terp Coral combines cultivar-specific cannabis terpenes derived from Spec7™ hemp flower and 99% pure CBD Crystal. Cheezy floral terpene profile (Blue Cheese x Hemp).

Happy Flower Full Spectrum Crumble

Happy Flower has three different options of Full Spectrum Crumble:

Cherry Wine – Private Reserve Crumble: Dominant Terpenes: Terpinolene, Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Linalool. Full-spectrum crumbles made from Cherry Wine hemp. With uplifting and body soothing effects, this premium extract is made from small-batch indoor-grown hemp flowers.

Tangie – CBD Crumble: Dominant Terpenes: Alpha Bisabolol, Alpha Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta Pinenes, Borneol, Camphene, Delta 3 Carene, Humulene, Linalool, Limonene, Myrcene, Pulegone, Terpinolene. Originating in Amsterdam, tangie is citrus, orange, and a very sweet-smelling strain. Tangie is a blend of California Orange and a Skunk hybrid. It is known for its happy, uplifting, and energetic qualities.

OG Blue – 800 mg Full Spectrum CBD Crumble: Dominant Terpenes: Alpha Bisabolol, Alpha Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta Pinenes, Borneol, Camphene, Delta 3 Carene, Humulene, Linalool, Limonene, Myrcene, Pulegone, Terpinolene. OG Blue is a hybrid strain that crosses OG Kush and Blue Crush. This is an uplifting concentrate packed with Limonene and Pinene. Great for getting up and going!

Elixinol X Pen

The Elixinol X-Pen CBD Hemp Extract 1000 mg is a revolutionary CBD oil dispensing system exclusive to Elixinol. The standardized whole-plant hemp extract means you get the same dependable formula in the same synergistic natural form your body prefers — every press, every pen, every time. Ideal for those on the go, the X-Pen allows easy transport with a handy locking mechanism that saves your CBD from spillage/leaking. The CBD oil inside the X-pen is dispensed at 15 mg of CBD per click. It holds 1000 mg of CBD oil. So, the pen will dispense 66 servings per X-pen or approximately a 3-4 weeks supply, depending on how much CBD oil you wish to take.

Here are some of the most impressive specs on the Elixinol X Pen:

Precise Serving Sizes: With each click, you receive 15 mg of CBD Hemp Extract

Airless Delivery: Hermetic cartridge keeps the extract in a vacuum, protected from air and bacteria

Secure Storage: A simple twist-lock mechanism prevents unwanted dispensing or spills

Hygienic: Removable, washable tip enables sanitary conditions for multiple users

Shielded: A proprietary violet polymer housing protects content from light to prolong freshness

Redwood Reserves CBD Dabs

Redwood Reserves high potency CBD concentrates are made of Broad-Spectrum CBD Oil, with no THC, that is highly flavorful and gives you a sense of happiness, calm, and relaxation as soon as you dab and for a long while after. Their CBD Dabs are a limited production run, so don’t miss out on this offer!

The terpene profile Redwood Reserves CBD Dabs use is the same as one of their CBD flowers’ strains:

Golden Redwood (Sour Tsunami x Cannatonic): Golden Redwood’s terpenes are aromatic and very pronounced with a tangy scent and shimmering coating of resinous trichomes. Bringing a balanced blend of relaxation and concentration, this hybrid strain is excellent for any time of the day. Effects: happy, relaxed, creative 

Tasting Notes: citrus, diesel, pine 

Terpene highlights: Myrcene, Limonene, trans-Nerolidol, Linalool, Pinene, Cedrene

Wild Bourbon (AC/DC x Sour Tsunami):

Coated with rich purple specks of color, Wild Bourbon has a fruity and intense aroma. It is a potent cross between AC/DC and Sour Tsunami that provides flavorful, uplifting long-lasting relief. Effects: happy, energetic, creative

Tasting Notes: citrus, sweet, diesel. 

Terpene highlights: Nerolidol, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, trans-Nerolidol, Valencene

Carolina Dream (Cannatonic x AC/DC): Characterized by its dense and pungent nugs, Carolina Dream combines the relaxing effects of Cannatonic with the mental clarity of AC/DC. With sweet, floral tasting notes, this is an Indica dominant hybrid, containing a significant amount of rarer terpenes like Humulene or Nerolidol that are not commonly seen in other CBD products. Effects: happy, relaxed, serene.

Tasting Notes: citrus, sweet, floral.

Terpene highlights: Humulene, Pinene, Bisabolol, Nerolidol, Caryophyllene, Myrcene

Industrial Hemp Farms CBD Terpsolate

Available in Mango and AK-47 terpene infused CBD+CBG, Industrial Hemp Farms CBD Terpsolates look pretty yummy and easy to dab. Nonetheless, there is not much information about them, and reviews on the internet aren’t great.

Industrial Hemp Farms is well-known and renowned in the CBD world, so I would feel safe trying their shatter, especially the Mango flavor, which seems delicious.

Plain Jane Full Spectrum Shatter

Plain Jane CBD Full Spectrum Shatter is available with Banana Kush, Jack Herer, Strawnana, or Skywalker OG terpenes. Perfect for dabbing, the full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD shatter comes highly concentrated with over 800mg of CBD per gram!

This CBD shatter concentrate is semi-clear because the hemp extract molecules are stacked nicely and neat in straight rows, one on top of the other. This molecular alignment allows light to pass through the marijuana extract and gives the shatter its glass-like properties.

Pure CBD Vapors Hash

Pure CBD Vapor’s CBD Hash Sativa Black Hash – Natural – 1 g, is superior to almost anything on the market. With a full-plant profile and 20% Cannabinoids, it guarantees efficacy is within seconds of consumption. It is 100% Kief derived, they use a CO2 extraction – and heating is never involved with the process. 

Alpine Hemp Distillate

Sometimes it’s the little guy that packs the most potent punch! This 100% CBD concentrate is guaranteed to surprise and excite. An excellent product for people of all ages and needs, looks can certainly be deceiving. While only available in a ½ gram tin, the potency of the concentrate is much greater than what is found in vape juices and capsules. 

A portion the size of a grain of rice is more than enough to suit your needs, elongating the life of the tin much further than what would be expected. The concentration is distillate, meaning that it is almost pure CBD except for a few terpenes. While the product will have a smell and taste, it will not be nearly as prominent as other products, unlike a total CBD isolate. 

This product is best consumed after being vaporized through either a vapor pen or a dab rig. The inhalation of this concentrate as a vapor effectively allows for speedy absorption of CBD by the body. If using a vapor pen, place a small portion of the concentrate into your pen’s cartridge and follow the operating instructions provided by the pen. 

Similarly, using a dab rig, place the concentrate into the rig and heat it until its vapors are ready to inhale. To determine your serving size, wait 5-10 minutes between the pen or rig and focus on the CBD’s effects on your body. 

If you do not own a vapor pen or dab rig and do not plan on acquiring either of these items, it is also entirely safe for the concentrate to be consumed orally. Place a small portion of the concentrate under your tongue and let it sit for 30-45 seconds before swallowing it. This will provide for optimal absorption.

CBD Lion Shatter

Trust CBD Lion for the best hand-crafted CBD shatters. . CBD Lion produces only high-quality products that use clean ingredients. The best part of this unique formulation is that it has no psychoactive properties, so you’re partaking in the power of hemp without unintended consequences. CBD Lion’s Lemon Squeeze shatter is THC-free, so you’ll never fail a drug test. Not only is this shatter-free of any THC, but it’s also gluten-free, vegan, organic, and non-GMO and contains zero VG/PGs or artificial flavors.

Lemon Squeeze: Due to the addition of all-natural terpenes—the plant compounds responsible for providing aroma—this CBD shatter has all the bright notes of citrus that will leave your tastebuds feeling like a fresh spring day. This shatter is specially designed to grant you delicious lemon flavor and the best overall results.

With 480 mg of CBD in a half gram, this is considered a strong CBD product that delivers a powerful effect. Dab this shatter using glass rigs or enails.

Jack Herer: With its stripped-down, unmasked taste, you get a satisfyingly pure CBD experience unhindered by superfluous flavor. The unique combination of terpenes found in the Jack Herer gives this shatter its wonderfully woody and pine-scented flavor. 

With 960 mg of CBD in 1g, this concentrated CBD product delivers a powerful effect. Toxicity may occur at high temperatures, so always dab at the lowest temperature you can (420-600 degrees F) to ensure a safe vaping experience.

Grape Kush: Grape Kush has a sweet grape taste with subtle cheesiness that should satisfy fans of natural hemp flavor. Because of the assortment of terpenes specific to Grape Kush, this shatter has the same grapey-hemp flavor of the well-known strain but without the intoxicating effects. 

This is a potent and concentrated product. At 960 mg of CBD in 1 g, you’ll experience strong effects. To use, CBD Lion suggests dabbing this shatter using glass rigs or enails.

Krypted CBD Isolate

Krypted CBD’s line of CBD isolates powder is best characterized by its flexibility. Their powder can be consumed directly by placing a portion of it under your tongue and letting it dissolve until it resembles a tincture or oil; you can also add it to the food or drink of your next meal by mixing it in until it is infused; it can also be inhaled if you dissolve it and add it to the tank of your vape pen; and, finally, it can be dabbed, which is the primary use Krypted flavored isolates have.

Below are their four iconic strains:

Sour Diesel: Krypted CBD’s Sour Diesel possesses not only the namesake of one of the most popular cannabis strains of all time but also the memorable experience that one whole gram of high-quality CBD isolate powder can produce. Pure CBD is the base of this powder, and it is paired with select terpenes that give it the familiar taste and scent associated with the Sour Diesel strain.

Sunset Watermelon: The sweet, soft notes of the watermelon are a staple of the Sunset Watermelon powder. Like natural watermelon, this isolate is easy to prepare and a pleasure to taste, thanks to the terpenes added to the gram of this isolate powder which comes in each package, ensuring that your experience is as potent as it is pure.

OG Kush: Krypted CBD OG Kush Isolate Powder derives from the West Coast strain whose popularity stems from its earthy, citrus flavor. It adopts the tastes of this strain while providing an experience that is pure and tasty. At 1g of CBD isolate powder per product, you’ll be receiving a good serving of high-quality cannabidiol with each use, enhanced by the added OG Kush terpenes to dictate the powder’s overall taste and aroma.

White Peach: Krypted CBD’s White Peach Isolate Powder is one of the best at actually mimicking a peach’s sweet and juicy flavor. This powder consists of a CBD isolate extract and additional fruit flavoring. The fact that it is so pure makes it odor and flavorless, making the peach flavoring especially prominent.

Lazarus Naturals Isolate

Lazarus Naturals Bulk CBD Isolate is practical, easy to measure, and 100% THC free. It is not water-soluble, but it can be administered sublingually, mixed with food or drink, or incorporated into DIY oils and topicals, and of course, dabbing. This bulk isolate is perfect if you are exploring what your favorite approach to high potency CBD is.

CBD isolate promotes a healthy inflammation response and can help with localized relief from stress, pain, and anxiety. Lazarus Naturals guarantee the best quality by extracting and formulating their products in their facilities, products which curiously are manufactured in a facility that processes tree nuts – so be careful if you are allergic!

Pinnacle Hemp Crumble

Pinnacle Hemp Crumble is a potent, complete spectrum CBD concentrate that comes in a 1G crumble texture, packed with 400 mg of CBD and enriched with terpenes. It is suitable for a vape pen but ideal for dabbing since it melts down incredibly, in an even way.

The Crumble is a full spectrum extract from hemp grown in the US, all plants being non-GMO and third-party tested.

How are CBD Concentrates Made?

The process is actually quite easy to explain if we keep it general because if we’re looking to go into detail things might get a bit out of hand and a tad too technical (which is something you’re likely not looking to do). From a very broad perspective the process goes like this:

  1. First, you take your hemp flower and submit it to an extraction process. There are dozens of different extraction processes, so we’ll just say that the bud is submitted to heat and pressure. When that happens, the bud will ooze, let’s just call them: juices. These ‘juices’ are what we know as extracts.
  2. Right then and there you have a very broad form of concentrate. However, brands usually take this extract and apply a couple of solvents and organic (or non-organic) additives that help to turn the extract into a finished good.

And that’s pretty much it really. Of course, if we were going to go into detail, we’d be writing a whole article just on extraction processes and a second one on concentrate manufacturing, but this gives us a detailed enough idea for the purpose of this article.

How to Use CBD Concentrates

This will ultimately depend on the type of concentrate you’re buying. But all-in-all, most concentrates on the list either include a form of vaping, sublingual, or edible application. When we talk about concentrates our mind usually drifts towards shatter, budder, and wax (which would then mean using an oil rig or dab pen). But the truth is that concentrates can also come in the form of edible or sublingual drops.

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