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The 10 Best CBD Concentrates in the Game

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.

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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 10 CBD Concentrates

1. CBDistillery Broad Spectrum High Purity Powder

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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 1g 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.

2. Extract Labs OG Kush CBD Crumble

Crumble is a word that for some reason sound 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 750mg of CBD, but also 100mg 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.

3. Savage CBD Full Spectrum Pineapple Express CBD Shatter

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.

4. Bluebird Botanicals CBD Isolate

1-gram of concentrate made from the purest CBD Isolate batch. A highly purified and crytalline 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.

5. Blue Moon Hemp Sour Diesel CBD Shatter

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 500mg and 1,000mg per flask. Not to mention, a guaranteed 0.0% THC content.

6. Proleve Pure CBD Isolate Powder

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.

7. 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 BCD 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.

8. Just CBD Isolate

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 thei CBD Isolate, JustCBD promises at least a 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 990mg 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.

9. CBD American Shaman Isolate Powder

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 in directly under your tongue for a quicker and more bioavailable option.

10. CBDfx Raw Wax

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.

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.

October 06, 2020 — Last Updated October 12, 2020
Written by Simón Cartagena

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October 06, 2020 — Last Updated October 12, 2020
Written by Simón Cartagena

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