If you’ve ever marveled at the captivating aroma and flavor of your favorite cannabis strains, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the mysterious world of terpenes.
Beyond mere taste and smell, terpenes play a pivotal role in the fascinating effects of different strains. Among the variety of terpene blends and isolates, a demand has arisen for something truly exceptional: premium live resin terpenes.
Live Resin Terpenes, also known as Live Terpenes, go beyond ordinary terpenes extracted from dried plants.
These exceptional terpenes are harvested from cannabis or hemp when the plant is still alive or, in some cases, extracted from plants that were frozen at the peak of their vitality. Unlike their counterparts extracted from harvested plants, the magic of live terpenes is that they retain the full spectrum of aromatic compounds.
When plants are flash-frozen shortly after harvest, the structural integrity of over 100 terpenes, terpenoids, flavonoids, and thiols remains intact.
This preservation ensures a more potent, flavorful, and fragrant terpene blend, elevating the sensory experience and enhancing the enveloping effect.
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Terpenes are very delicate and volatile compounds, susceptible to degradation when exposed to heat, light, or oxygen.
To ensure their preservation and potency, some producers resort to live resin extraction, a process that involves freezing fresh cannabis plants just after harvest and extracting the terpenes using solvents at low temperatures.
The complex process of live resin extraction begins with flash freezing the cannabis plants using liquid nitrogen or dry ice, which preserves the terpenes at their optimum point of freshness. The frozen plant materials are then finely ground and mixed with solvents such as butane, propane or ethanol, while the mixture is subjected to high pressure and low temperature.
This step dissolves the cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant material, creating a liquid solution that undergoes filtration and purging to remove solvents and unwanted substances.
Why are full-spectrum live terpenes more potent than isolated terpenes? The key lies in preserving the true essence of the strain.
While most terpene blends are developed using cured cannabis or dried plant materials, this process can lead to the loss of the strain’s authentic impressions. In contrast, full-spectrum live terpenes offer a truly representative experience, capturing the genuine flavor and aroma of the strain.
Peak Supply’s full-spectrum live resin terpenes go beyond the ordinary. Specially formulated from popular exotic strains found in California, these terpene blends contain high amounts of thiols, flavonoids, and other aromatic oils. These rare compounds provide an aromatic punch and potent effects through the entourage effect, setting them apart from conventional hemp or botanical terpenes.
What makes Peak Supply live terpenes different? Peak Supply’s proprietary live terpene blends are a labor of love, crafted to embody the true essence of California’s finest strains. With a commitment to using the finest raw materials available, these terpenes guarantee an aroma and flavor like no other.
Whether enhancing strain-specific products or infusions, Peak Supply’s full spectrum live resin terpenes are the epitome of precision and quality. These blends taste just like the real thing, delivering that unforgettable hit you expect from your favorite strain.
The difference between live terpenes and live resin lies in the substances from which they are extracted and the extraction methods used.