Hemp concentrates are a must-have for CBD enthusiasts or casual users who want to enjoy the full benefits of their favorite CBD strains. Concentrates or dabs contain high concentrations of the unique compounds found in cannabis, such as cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), and Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 9 THC). Scientists are currently studying the potential medical benefits of these compounds. There are also other well-documented benefits of CBD for epilepsy and insomnia, but the more research that comes out, the more it is certain that there are more benefits and applications to be found. CBDA, or cannabidiolic acid, is extracted from cannabis plants. This compound is present in the leaves, stems, and flower, and it can be used in tinctures, herbal extracts, food, and beverages.THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is the pre-cursor to THC. It is not psychotropic, and THCA requires heat to activate it. When picking out a hemp concentrate, it is important to buy from a reputable company that tests their products through a third-party lab and makes the results readily available. The lab reports will break down the total terpenes and cannabinoids, as well as the individual compounds. Also, read the ingredients list and the company’s policy on additives and junk ingredients, like artificial flavors or non-organic hemp. Otherwise, the concentrate might not deliver what you expect. The Terpenes Some of the terpenes in Arete Hemp’s concentrates include humulene, caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene, pinene, and linalool. The benefits of these terpenes – aside from the distinct scents from pinene and limonene – include potential natural asthmatic treatments, reducing nerve pain and inflammation, and boosting the immune system. Humulene One study in Frontiers in Pharmacology notes that terpenes, including humulene, may have potential in preventing allergic reactions and asthma. In animal models, humulene reduced allergic inflammation in the airways. This could make it a helpful compound for natural asthma treatments in the future. Another study in Food and Chemical Toxicology found that humulene may also have a protective effect in some cells. This protective effect could guard against cancer. However, this is just preliminary evidence, and researchers must continue to study the effects of humulene to back up these claims. Source, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-are-terpenes Caryophyllene In one animal study, beta-caryophyllene reduced pain from inflammation and nerve pain. The researches noted that this anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect might be useful for treating long-term chronic pain because the body showed no sign of developing a tolerance to these effects. Source, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-are-terpenes Myrcene Myrcene is a powerful antioxidant. One study in mice concludes that myrcene could help protect the brain from oxidative damage following a stroke. Another study in mice found that myrcene had a similar protective effect in heart tissue. The researchers note that myrcene may be a useful alternative treatment after ischemic stroke. Source, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-are-terpenes Limonene Limonene gives the rinds of fruits such as lemons and oranges their citrusy smell. Limonene appears to modulate the way certain immune cells behave, which may protect the body from a range of disorders. Source, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-are-terpenes Pinene A study in Acta Salus Vitae notes that the amount of pinene in the air of a healthy forest is enough to be therapeutic. Pinene acts as a bronchodilator, allowing more air into the lungs. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect and may fight against some infectious germs when inhaled. Source, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-are-terpenes Linalool A study in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces notes that linalool may affect the body in a variety of ways due to a range of properties, including: anti-inflammatory antimicrobial neuroprotective antidepressant anticancer anti-anxiety Source, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/what-are-terpenes What are the top mind-melting hemp concentrates available now? Read on for the best of the best! Girl Scout Cookies Live Resin Everyone has a favorite Girl Scout Cookie, but no Girl Scouts in your neighborhood are delivering a treat quite like this one. This concentrate is produced from a fresh harvest in late November 2021, made using a hydrocarbon extraction method. Much like Samoas and Thin Mints, Girl Scout Cookies Live Resin is only available for a limited time. CBDA% – 80% Delta 9 THC% – LOQ% THCA – 4.12% Total Terpenes – 8.25% Total Cannabinoids – 88.7% https://aretehemp.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Girl-Scout-Cookies-Live-Resin-Video.mp4 Blue Dream Full Melt Hash Rosin The Blue Dream Full Melt Hash Rosin is produced using fresh mountain spring ice water. Trichomes are naturally separated from the flower with the ice water, then pressed into hash rosin. It contains zero plant matter and a high percentage of CBDA , Delta 9 THC, and THCa. CBDA – 70% Delta 9 THC – 0.28% THCA – 11.39% Total Terpenes – 11.4% Total Cannabinoids – 87.3% Hemp aficionados are raving about the Blue Dream, calling it a “must have,” “easily a new favorite,” and “a good dream.” Another fan preferred to use it medicinally. “I’m getting exceptional results when mixing with the Arete flower as well. Back pain melts away almost instantly and lasts quite awhile. Going to want to stock up on this stuff for sure!” Alpen Gleaux Live Resin The Alpen Gleaux Live Resin is the concentrate for fans who love a tart kick. It smells and tastes like sour candy, and this indica-leaning hybrid already has many 5-star reviews. Reviewers love the sharp flavor, as well as its uplifting and relaxing effects. Looking at the lab results, the terpenes speak for themselves. This live resin is not messing around. 5.39% THCA 11.5% Total Terpenes 79.4% Total Cannabinoids Sour Gelato Live Resin With the name, it is no surprise that Sour Gelato is perfect for fans of ice cream and sour candy. Beyond the pucker, this live resin has a lot to offer, while containing zero additives and fresh live product. The primary aromas are cinnamon, clove, herbal, hops, and floral, offering a complex sensory experience and potent effects. THCA – 3.3% CBDA – 76.3% Total Terpenes – 9.8% Total Cannabinoids – 84.4% Maui Wowie Live Resin The Maui Wowie has the highest total terpenes of the concentrates on this list, coming in at a whopping 11.9% total terpenes. Primary aromas are citrusy, fruity, and earthy, and the effects are great for any time of day or night. This live resin is produced through a hydrocarbon extraction method with fresh live product and no additives. Arete Hemp customer Tina gave the Maui Wowie Live Resin five stars, praising its effects and promising, “I will be buying again!” Harvest Date – Early November 2021 CBDA% – 70% Delta 9 THC% – LOQ% THCA – 3.06% Total Terpenes – 11.9% Total Cannabinoids – 78.2% Banana Mac Live Resin One of the all-time favorite strains is now available as a live resin. It has extremely limited availability through the Arete Hemp store, and the fans who got their hands on it cannot stop raving about the flavor and effects. Its primary aromas are also herbal, clove, cinnamon, floral, and lime. THCA – 3.72% Delta 9 THC% – 0.17% CBDA% – 80% Total Terpenes – 9.6% Total Cannabinoids – 79.6% https://aretehemp.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Banana-Mac-Live-Resin-Video.mp4 Readers, we want to hear from you! Have you tried Arete Hemp’s concentrates? What is your favorite live resin? Leave a comment below, and let us know!