Depending on temperature and age, resins are more or less liquid products, which are composed of various chemical substances and are used, for example, to produce paints , soaps , medicinal products and turpentine . In southern Germany and Austria, the Harz is known as bad luck.
In natural form, resins are secreted as natural resin from animals and plants, especially trees, and are primarily used to close wounds on the plant.
Live resin is extracted from living cannabis plants. They’re made from plants that haven’t been dried, cut, cured, or any other process fatal to the plant.
Cannabis plants can survive a few hours after being cut from the roots but will die as they dry out after harvest.
Coming from fresh, living plants — live resin extracts contain high concentrations of terpenes, which preserves the plant’s powerful aroma.
Traditional dried-plant extractions lose up to 95% of their terpene projections rough ever going through the extraction process — which means most of the original cannabis smell doesn’t translate into the final extract.
Live resin extraction maintains the highest terpene content of any other extraction technique. Period. These terpenes are important because they offer a lot of therapeutic benefit of their own, and give the extract its characteristic aroma.
WHERE DID LIVE RESIN EXTRACTS COME FROM?
Although nobody knows exactly where or when live resin extracts were invented, you can thank William “Kind Bill” Fenger for bringing them into the mainstream.
Kind Bill a.k.a the “Godfather of Live Resin Extracts”, has been producing cannabis extracts since the 1980s. He first came up with the idea for using fresh cannabis plants back in 2010 and spent the last decade perfecting the art to make it what it is today
Why The Future of CBD is Live Resin Extracts
Most CBD products on the market are made from concentrates in one form or another no matter if they’re considered “full-spectrum” or “isolate”. Companies will either make their own extracts or buy them from someone else. It’s then mixed with a carrier oil or other ingredients to make a topical or edible product.
For the past several years, live resin extracts have taken a backseat. Most companies simply ignored them because of their higher cost to produce and shorter shelf life than other concentrates.
But times are changing.
As more people become aware of the advantages of live resin extracts in terms of flavor profile and overall quality — it’s becoming clear that this form of extract has an important place in the market
LIVE RESIN EXTRACTS FROM HEMP
The original interest in live resin extracts came out of the recreational marijuana space using high THC strains. Today, you can find live resin extracts made from high-CBD hemp strains as well.
Hemp plants produce terpenes the same as marijuana. These terpenes have a lot more to offer than flavor alone — many of them have their own set of therapeutic benefits.
We expect to see a lot of development in the live hemp resin extract space in the coming years as people become more aware of the benefits of terpenes.
Tree resin is not unknown to most people. Scientifically speaking, it is a metabolic product that mainly consists of rosin and turpentine and is used by the tree to close wounds. The viscous and sticky tree sap is in the resin channels that run through the entire tree. If the tree is injured, the tree resin comes out, hardens and closes the wound. Each tree species has its own tree resin, which differs in smell, consistency and color.
But we don’t only come across tree resin during a walk in the forest, the sticky substance is also present in astonishingly many areas of our everyday life. Whether in adhesive plasters or in chewing gum – the uses of resins are versatile.