A cannabis concentrate rich with flavor and therapeutic effects.
Terpenes are a chemical component found in all types of plants. They are a broad range of organic compounds produced in almost every type of horticultural species. In particular, cannabis plants are rich with terpenes.
Terpenes are the main source for cannabis having that sweet and funky aroma. In addition to aromatic characteristics, terpenes also come with a range of different tastes. These include citrus blends, mint, and berries. That's just to name a few. As a matter of fact, there are over 100 different terpenes found in the cannabis species.
Aside from giving cannabis its smell and flavor profile, terpenes also play a part in determining the effects of different cannabis strains. Some produce relaxation whilst others enhance stimulation.
A new trend amongst cannabis connoisseurs is to extract the terpenes from cannabis concentrate and produce what's now being called terp sauce. Don't be mistaken, this isn't sauce for putting on your french fries or hamburgers.
Does Terp Sauce Get You High?
Somewhere along the line, someone discovered that if you use low temperatures during the cannabis extraction process, then you can yield a concentrate that is extremely rich in terpenes.
Some terpenes alone without THC or CBD can produce a mind-altering effect. However, without the entourage of the cannabis components then the effect of the terpenes would hardly be noticeable.
That being said, the combination of THC, CBD, and terpenes produces quite the punch. This is what researchers call the entourage effect. Terpenes actually have a major impact on how different cannabis functions.
Some cannabis concentrates are extremely potent. Almost to a point where a microscopic spec will blast one's mind straight up into space. Although terp sauce is a form of concentrate, it falls more on the side of medicinal. When made right, terp sauce is more than 50% terpenes.
Even though the effects are milder than classic dab oils or hash, terp sauce is still highly potent. However, the effects are more medicinally beneficial than hash or wax.
How is Terp Sauce Made?
Some cannabis concentrates are made from any type of cannabis, whether it be premium or low-quality. Hash can be made from nearly any kind. Even trimmings.
Terp sauce, on the other hand, calls for none other than top-shelf premium buds. Firstly the fresh flowers are made into a live resin. Then the live resin is treated with low-temperature heat. Lastly, the extract is distributed into mason jars and stowed away for the curing process.
Pressure mounts within the jars and the extract starts to produce THCA crystals. Then the terpenes rise and create a gooey sauce.
This is no easy process either. The aforementioned terp sauce method takes up to 2 to 3 weeks. Cannabis connoisseurs say that the juice is worth the squeeze.
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