What Are Delta-8 Diamonds Made From?
Delta-8 diamonds about 98% pure THC crystals with nominal traces of other cannabinoids and terpenes. That’s about as pure as you can get!
Delta-8 diamonds refer to one of two things:
The first is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) crystalline or, THCA diamonds. They’re formed from crystalizing tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. These are developed in a terpene rich solution sometimes marketed as “terp sauce”.
The second is cannabidiol (CBD) crystals, which are a form of CBD isolate. These are the purest form of cannabidiol composed of at least 98% cannabidiol.
The principal difference between both types of diamonds is how they’re processed and refined. The most common is the supercritical CO₂ process. The plants themselves get processed and filtered out to remove excess waxes and other unwanted components. The end result is a CBD isolate that can range from powdery crystal, like fine sugar, to what look like small chunks of rock candy.
Regardless of how they’re processed, both types are pure cannabinoids in crystalline form. But before the processing and refining, how are diamonds formed?
How Diamonds Are Formed
Let’s break this process down. Granted, it’s more complex and precise than this, but this will give you a round-about idea of how diamonds are formed. Have you ever had honey that sat in the back of your pantry and crystalized on the bottom? CBD diamonds are formed in a similar way. First, a thick ,honey-like cannabis extract is made by concentrating hemp. This is the “terp-sauce” we mentioned earlier.
Naturally, over time, the diamonds naturally crystalize at the bottom of the container as the natural alcohol and water evaporate from the cannabis extract. Of course, a lot is left to chance if you let diamonds form naturally, so the process is sped up and controlled to be purer, timelier and more cost effective.
The diamonds that are “mined” from these containers and are covered in the thickened, concentrated, residual cannabis extract. The remaining super concentrated extract is extracted and can be used on its own in vape cartridges that are sometimes called “sauce carts”.
The diamonds can be left “raw” with the residual cannabis extract on them, or they can be refined and concentrated even more which makes the diamonds stronger and more potent
Size Doesn’t Matter
Pure cannabis extract does not create bigger diamonds. Their size and shape are influenced by environmental factors like temperature moisture in the extraction process. This means that bigger diamonds may have more impurities in them. And the smaller diamonds made from the finest, most organic cannabis extract may actually be the purer.
For example, you could mine an enormous diamond from cannabis extract that is full of solvents and chemical impurities, such as sterols, lipids and other terpenes, altering the crystallization process. When the crystallization of the cannabinoids is disrupted by impurities, it affects the diamond structure.
Here Are The Two Most Popular Ways To Use Delta-8 Diamonds
1. Dabbing D8 Diamonds
This is a popular way to use Delta-8 diamonds. Like other forms of vapor inhaling, you melt the diamonds and inhale the cloud of vapor. But dabbing isn’t exactly that simple. You need a bit of equipment before you dab, like a torch lighter, a dabbing tool, a dab rig and of course your diamonds.
In order to dab diamonds, you put the diamonds on the dab tool and you heat them with the torch lighter until they’re red hot. Then you wait about a minute to let the heated diamonds cool off, so you don’t burn yourself, then you inhale. Because the diamonds are concentrated, and the vapor is coming in direct contact with your bloodstream, the effects are almost immediate.
Dabbing can be a little expensive and the process is a bit time consuming. So, although this is a popular way to use Delta-8 diamonds it’s not the most convenient. Also, because you’re working with an open flame, it isn’t always the safest method either.
2. Vaping D8 Diamonds
Vaping is the number one, most popular way to use Delta-8 diamonds. Vaping is very similar to dabbing in that you’re inhaling heated Delta-8 diamond vapor. However vaping and dabbing have some distinct differences.
All you need is either a disposable vape pen, or a reusable vape pen and a cartridge. Then you just press and inhale. That’s it! It’s that simple! You don’t have to worry about the vapor getting too hot. You don’t have to worry about being safe around an open flame. The vape pen does it all for you. This is why vaping is by far the most popular way to use Delta-8 diamonds. It’s a more convenient, safer and it overall tastes better.
The Key Is In Finding A Reputable Supplier
There are many more ways to use Delta-8 diamonds, but it’s also important to research your supplier. Pure diamonds offer the best results, and you’ll only find them through a higher end, reputable supplier.