October 2016: Synergy Extracts® is proud to produce one of the tastiest and most effective legal, hemp- derived, full-spectrum CBD crumbles on the market today. Our high-potency CBD crumble contains a broad spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids. It is the first legal, winterised CBD crumble in the world to be infused with a variety of strain-specific terpene profiles to naturally enhance flavour. Terpenes are a natural way to enhance the therapeutic potential of cannabinoid supplementation, through a well-known mechanism called the “entourage effect” – the synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and terpenes.
The proprietary process used when manufacturing this CBD crumble produces an extremely clean and aromatic terpene-rich extract, with a melting and vaporisation point of 190oC (374oF).
This extract, since it’s highly purified, will also blend extremely well into e-liquids. This offers a new range of options in terms of compatible devices and flavours. Existing e-cigarette users can purchase these products without buying additional equipment. At the same time, they have easy access to better-tasting, more potent CBD vape juice.
Again, our CBD crumble is totally legal and contains less than 0.1% THC. This allows us to ship our products to many different countries; however, we do recommend that potential customers research their own countries’ laws regarding hemp-based health products.
Our Legal Cannabis Concentrates: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Best Way to Use Your CBD Crumbles?
Our CBD crumbles are used in the same manner as the crystalline CBD extracts. They are usable in a special vaporiser, such as a concentrate vape pen or e-nail. These devices have a small heated chamber, where you can place the desired quantity of extract into, replace the mouthpiece, set your desired temperature, and inhale. Crumbles can also be added to e-liquids, which is a very easy process. Simply add 200mg of CBD crumble to 5ml of propylene glycol (PG) until the extract dissolves (gently warming the mixture will speed up this process). Next, add 5ml of vegetable glycerine (VG) and give the mixture a good shake. This will provide a reasonably potent and super hashy full-spectrum CBD vape-juice.
Why are CBD concentrates more expensive?
CBD crumbles and crystals have been put through a complex – and expensive – extra refinement process to make them suitable for inhalation. This process is used to remove the polyunsaturated fatty acids/lipids, which are picked up during high-pressure CO2 extraction. Although these lipids make excellent health food, they are NOT suitable for inhalation. This means they can’t be added to e-liquids or dabbed/vaped alone. The extracts found at Synergy Extracts have also been enriched with rare terpene profiles, which can cost up 4 times the price of CBD alone; however, the difference in quality is immediately noticeable.
Is inhalation of CBD more effective than oral ingestion?
Both ingestion and inhalation are effective at supplementing the diet and delivering healthy doses of CBD. Vaping introduces the CBD and terpenes directly into the bloodstream, taking effect very quickly. Dosage is also smaller, often requiring as little as 1/5 the amount needed in capsules, tinctures or edibles.
Ingestion needs time to process and can easily take over an hour, depending on a variety of factors. The liver can also alter or destroy CBD molecules while metabolising the substance (hence the need for a higher dose); however, the effects are longer-lasting. Either way, there is a trade-off.
The main reason we focus on inhalation products is that our love for this method far exceeds that of popping a CBD capsule. There is something extremely enjoyable and effective about the whole process of vaporisation, especially with the addition of tasty and natural terpenes. The difference usually balances out in cost, but there’s only one winner when it comes to the enjoyment factor
Are terpenes legal?
Yes, terpenes are legal. The terpenes we use in our products are found in many plant species. Terpenes are what give cannabis and hemp their unique flavour profiles but provide zero psychoactive effects.
Unlike cannabinoids, terpenes are not unique to cannabis. When terpenes are extracted from the hemp or cannabis plant, the resulting essential oil does NOT contain any cannabinoids whatsoever. The cannabinoids do not carry over into the steam and resulting essential oil extract. The distillation process used to extract the terpenes has been used for centuries in the manufacturing of aromatherapy essential oils (i.e. oregano, red mandarin or frankincense. All of our terpene profiles have been extracted in countries where it is legal to do so. Although the low THC makes our products legal to ship, not all countries allow it to be imported. Check your country’s controlled substance laws to avoid any potential complications.
Do the Effects Differ Based on Flavour?
There are subtle differences in the effects terpenes provide. limonene and caryophyllene are particularly good for anxiety when combined with CBD. myrcene and linalool, for instance, are well known for their relaxing – almost sleep-inducing – effects. Alpha-pinene and limonene provide great focus and, in doing so, assist with mental clarity. This makes them ideal for exercise and daytime activities.