Many people use cannabinoids in the form of various products. The most commonly used products are distillates. Distillates are available for just about any type of cannabinoid that you can think of.
If you’re someone who’s hearing about distillates for the first time, and wants to give these bad boys a try, then this guide is perfect for you.
What is Distillate?
Distillates are runny, concentrated liquids, that have been extracted from hemp plants using a method called distillation. Through this distillation process, unwanted compounds and cannabinoids from the plant are removed except for one cannabinoid that the distillate is being created for.
These liquids are sold in the form of syringes. The reason for this is because the liquid of distillates is thick and sticky and can get spoiled easily, the syringes can help keep the liquid fresh and can easily be used with the help of its syringe.
Distillates normally don’t contain any flavor and are odorless, this is because terpenes are also removed during distillation. Terpenes are hydrocarbons, that add flavor and medicinal benefits in cannabinoids. Some companies add terpenes after the cannabinoid product is created to enhance the product’s flavor.
Can You Get High On Distillate?
You can get high on distillates depending on the type of cannabinoid that is being used. If you consume a THC distillate, then you will most definitely feel high because THC carries intoxicating effects. However, you can’t get high on a CBD distillate because this cannabinoid doesn’t cause psychoactive effects but you can gain many medical benefits from it.
How Long Does A Distillate High Last?
Similar to the paragraph above, a distillate’s high depends on the type of cannabinoid that it contains, along with how its consumed. For example, a THC distillate’s high lasts for about 3-8 hours after smoking or vaping.
Examples Of Different Cannabinoid Distillates
Check out our cannabinoid distillates. We have:
- Delta 8 Distillates
- HHC Distillates
- THC-O Distillates
Ways To Consume Distillates & The Amount You Should Use
The reason why distillates are so widely popular today is because of how easily people can consume them in so many different ways such as:
There are amounts mentioned on the packaging of distillates to help users know how much they should consume orally. Most packages also state that you should only consume a rice grain sized drop orally and not bigger than that.
However, keep in mind, that a rice sized drop is about 25-50mg. This means that this is higher than the amount for beginners which is 5-10mg. That’s why you should only take an amount of the distillate that won’t cause you to feel overwhelmed by its effects.
It’s also been recommended to take distillates with some type of food or snack. In fact, many people prefer to add distillates to their food.
You can try out different recipes and see which one gives the best results. Make sure to add your distillate only if you’re cooking for yourself or for adults who gave their consent.
- Topical Applications
Using distillates topically is a great way to reduce the chances of you feeling any side effects while still being under the influence of the distillate’s cannabinoid. You can even find distillates that are specifically topical.
However, you can save money by mixing your distillate with other lotions instead to apply to your skin. This won’t affect the potency of the distillate unless you’re purposely adding a small amount of the distillate.
Distillates can also be consumed through vaping and smoking. Just add them in to your vape cartridges and you’re good to go. Vaping allows you to feel the effects of a distillate more quicker than other methods of consumptions, and the effects last for a longer period of time.
That doesn’t mean that you consume an entire distillate in a few trys. Taking it nice and slow will not only enhance your experience, but also keep you from going past your limit.
Should Distillates Be Heated Before Use?
Distillates that have Delta 8 in them, become very thick and sticky at room temperature, so its important that you heat them up before using them. You can heat up your distillates in the following three ways:
- Blow Dryer
Hold you syringe by its plunger and hold the blow dryer towards the end of the plunger for 30-60 seconds. Make sure to keep the blow dryer at least six inches away from the glass. Once 30-60 seconds have passed you’ll notice that the distillate has loosened up.
- Running Water
The next way to heat up your distillate is by putting it under warm or hot running water. Hold the syringe by its plunger and place the other end under the warm water for about 2-3 minutes. This may take you more time than the blow dryer but it has lesser chances of you burning the distillate.
- Hot Water Bath
The last but just as effective way is to fill a bowl with water and microwave for 2-3 minutes. After that you can place your syringe inside the bowl, wait for 45 seconds and then take it out. Keep repeating the step until the distillate has loosened up.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why Does My Distillate Have A Dark Color?
If your distillate has a black or dark color, then it means that it’s not in good condition and shouldn’t be consumed for the safety of your health.
- How Much Does A Distillate Cost?
Distillates cost about $5,000-$8,000 depending on the state that you live in.
- What Temperature Should You Dab Your Distilate?
500-650° F is the ideal temperature to dab your Distillate, because it helps to preserve any terpenes present in the distillate providing you with only the best flavors.
- Is Oil The Same As Distillate?
Not all hemp oils are considered as distillates, even though all distillates are considered as oils.
Conclusion – The Right Amount Of Distillate To Consume
Distillates are one-of-a-kind products that provide many benefits when used in the right amount. However, the amount of the distillate also depends on the type of cannabinoid, the user’s tolerance, and the way it’s consumed.
With the help of this guide, you can find out which method of consumption is suitable for you, while enjoying the effects of these bad boys in the amount that you feel comfortable with. As long as you take it nice and slow, nothing will go wrong.