HCA diamonds are characterized by their crystalline appearance. Once THC is reduced to its purest state, crystallization occurs, creating a substance that shines like no other concentrate on the market. THC-A diamonds are truly the purest and most potent form of THC. The average strength of cannabis flowers is at 25% THC, while concentrates are usually around 70 to 90% THC.
What is HTFSE?
A term used to describe one of the two portions that are formed when a full-spectrum extract is made from cannabis flowers and is allowed to seperate in a lab setting. In marijuana based extracts, this fraction contains more terpenes than the High-cannabinoid Full Spectrum Extract portion of a full-spectrum extract. High-terpene full-spectrum extracts are usually composed of roughly 50% THCA and anywhere from 13% to 40% terpenes, depending on the composition of the starting plant material. Depending on their overall texture, HTFSE can sometimes be called Sauce.
“Which has a more potent aroma; a high terpene full spectrum extract or a high cannabinoid full spectrum extract?”
“Which terpenes are prominent in this HTFSE?”
High-terpene full-spectrum extracts (HTFSE) are, as the name suggests, a full-spectrum extract characterized by relatively high concentrations of terpenes. Full-spectrum extracts are extracted with the goal of preserving the complex range of compounds within the raw cannabis plant. In a cannabis context, the term spectrum is used to denote the full range of compounds produced within the plant’s trichome glands, without undesirable molecules such as waxes, lipids, and fats.
The effects we experience from cannabis are the result of complex developments of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes that go on within the plant’s glandular trichomes. Though the most prominent cannabinoids, namely tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are largely responsible for marijuana’s most noticeable effects, terpenes and flavonoids make a major contribution by working synergistically with cannabinoids.
Popular extracts that may be considered full spectrum include sauce and live resin. Sauce can be a full-spectrum product, but it’s not guaranteed as the process of removing the solvent used for extraction may alter the spectrum of desirable compounds. Live resin is also not guaranteed to be a full-spectrum extract, but it does typically retain more of the plant’s terpenes than any other extract.
Whether or not a particular sauce or live resin can be considered HTFSE depends on how the product was extracted and whether it was part of an extraction that separated high-terpene extract from high-cannabinoid extract.