A Beginners Guide to the Different Types of Concentrates

Cannabis Concentrates

Whether you are new to the beneficial properties of CBD or a seasoned pro, you still may have some confusion about certain products. As more products and methods if consuming CBD become available, it can be a bit overwhelming.

It’s encouraging to see people looking for alternatives to heal themselves more naturally, and it is great to see science stepping up to that challenge. Let’s take a close look at what you can expect from the different types of concentrates.

What Are CBD Concentrates?

CBD concentrates are products that are made up of a highly concentrated amount of CBD, or cannabidiol. Some of these products may contain different strengths of CBD mixed with other ingredients, CBD concentrates are specifically created with a focus on delivering a higher amount of CBD in relation to the size of the product.

Different Types of Concentrates

You are likely aware of the different products available for CBD. These products can contain varying levels of CBD or THC, so concentrates are the ones that have more per size of product.


Tinctures or oils are very popular and very easy to use. People like these as they are also available in different flavors and can be used in so many different ways. Oils can be taken directly or added to juices, smoothies, and other foods.

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People like the flavored oils for using directly as the oil can have a very strong, earthy scent and flavor to it. They are also easy to use, as they almost always come in a bottle with a measuring dropper.

Very convenient and portable, take this small bottle anywhere you go so you are never without. One of the most popular concentrates as it is easy, clean, and very effective.

Vaping Concentrates

Another very popular way to ingest your concentrate is by vaping. You get instant results, and it is very fast and easy. The product takes effect right away and is a clean and easy way to consume the product. They come in a variety of different flavors and are another very popular way to buy and consume concentrates.

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Budder is another product in a concentrate that is very popular and powerful. This budder has the consistency of frosting or butter. It is consumed by vaping or dabbing.

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It can be added to your vape pen or used with dabbing equipment. It is quite potent but not very convenient for use outside of the home. It is best for relaxing as there are pieces of equipment needed.


Hash is sticky, compact, and concentrated marijuana. It has been around for many years and is very popular. For you seasoned users, this will take you back to a different era.

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This Black Afghan Hash is packed with potency and can be consumed by vaping, in a pipe, crumbled in a blunt or dabbed. It is hand pressed and sticky and soft to the touch.

Hash Oil

Hash oil is a concentrated form of Hash. It is similar to other oils containing CBD or THC. This highly potent and concentrated oil is called Honey Oil, which is a popular name for Hash oil.

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It can be taken like other tinctures or oils. Use it straight, add it to other food or drink or smoke or vape it. Used in a vape or dab, it can be very effective very quickly where eating it takes longer and will allow a milder experience.

Live Resin

Live resin is a concentrate similar to budder. It is made from fresh plants, rather than dried, hence its name. It can be slightly runny or a bit firmer, all depending on how it is made.

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Live resin is best consumed by dabbing, which is a type of water pipe. It can be used with a vape pen that has a live resin cartridge, which is widely available.

CBD Isolates

CBD isolates are a powdery crystalized form of CBD that is usually about 99% pure. This product is highly concentrated CBD with nothing else. It is ideal for those who like to make their own edibles, tinctures, or other products.

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It is extremely versatile, allowing the user to add it to anything they like, consume it in its powdered form or add it to other foods and beverages. Perfect form putting in smoothies, lotions, and making your own edible treats like chocolates or candy.


These Phoenix Tears are another form of concentrated oil. Conveniently sold in syringes, you can consume the oil directly from the applicator. Take as much or as little as you need.

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It’s compact and can be easily used and carried with you, so it’s there when you need it. You can also squeeze out the oil to add to other things, as needed, and always be able to see how much you are using.

Concentrates for All

So, everything from oils to sore muscle creams can be concentrates. These will vary in strength and quality, depending on where you buy them. It is important to buy these products from a reputable dealer.

Approved products are made with great care and with the consumer’s best interests at heart. Always test a product, whether it is cream or oils before taking very much.

It is best to make sure you don’t have any allergies or other medical concerns before using these or any alternative medical products. As these products become more and more popular and mainstream, you can also expect to see them in different forms.

Natural, healthy alternatives for our daily maladies are better for our loved ones and us. These products don’t have harmful side effects and are not priced out of our budget.

Whether for medical use or recreation, there are more and more products available all the time. For those of you new to the world of concentrates, start with something small and easy to consume.

Enjoy exploring the new and diverse products and finding new ways to use them to maximize their benefits.

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