From the most common to the most popular, we’ve now arrived at the most potent of all the different types of concentrates: distillate. A relative newcomer to the world of extracts, distillates have the potential to be dramatically more potent than their preceding counterparts.
Unlike the previous entries, the distillate was not named for its consistency or appearance, but for its characteristic potency. There are various types of distillate concentrates that you should definitely know about. While wax and shatter most commonly range between 40%-70% THC, distillate can be as high as 99% THC, making it by far the most effective way to consume THC in terms of pure potency.
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As one may be led to assume, distillates are often quite aqueous in consistency, making them a little more difficult to handle than wax or shatter.
However, there are many products that allow for the convenient and discreet use of the most potent form of concentrate currently available. Because distillates can be up to 99% pure THC, one would be correct to assume that the complex refinement process that produces distillate does not leave much room for terpenes.
To rectify this, many concentrate companies actually add terpenes to their distillates once the refinement process is completed, giving extractors a previously unprecedented level of control over the flavor and terpene profiles of their finished products. In regard to pricing, distillates are on the more expensive side of concentrates, typically exceeding the prices of most shatters or waxes.