High Cannabinoid Full Spectrum Extract (HCFSE)
When it consists of small crystals the full spectrum extract is called High Cannabinoid Full Spectrum Extract or HCFSE for short. HCFSE does not contain large crystal chunks. Large crystals are more typical in live resin sauces. THCa crystals don’t contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes.
However, the presence of crystals doesn’t make it a full spectrum. Extractioneering‘s website refers to it as “THCa in the form of crystals.” Isolated cannabinoids take on the form of isolated THCa sugars instead of a more waxy consistency. Alone the crystals are neither sauce nor HCFSE. They’re High Cannabinoid Extracts or HCE. HCFSE is made up of much smaller crystals with a gold coating.
For a concentrate to be considered HCFSE it must contain a THC/a percentage over 90 percent. There is also always a 25 percent or higher High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract (HTFSE) content to any sugars being called HCFSE.
High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract (HTFSE)
According to the doctor that coined the term full spectrum extracts, HTFSE can only be made with cured or dried material. However, many companies making sauce labeled as “full spectrum” claim to use freshly-frozen material like with live resin which has yet to be proven and may not be possible. Live resin sauce tends to be high in one or two monoterpenes but doesn’t contain as wide of an array of benefits as full spectrum extracts.
High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract or HTFSE should form droplets. So if it’s stringy you’re probably dealing with live resin sauce. Real HTFSE should wig and wag as you pour it.
While there is a smaller THC content in HTFSE than HCFSE it should still pack a punch. For a concentrate to be considered HTFSE it must have a 13 percent or higher terpene content. And there should be at least a 45-70 percent cannabinoid content.
If you’re buying sauce, make sure you know what you’re getting. If it was made with live resin it is a High Terpene Extract (HTE) not HTFSE. HTE tends to have less than a 20 percent cannabinoid content. So keep an eye out for lab test results if you want to get high.
Lab testing is the key to guaranteeing you’re not just being sold a jar of liquid terpenes. You’re better off purchasing a bottle of e-liquid if all you’re getting is food-grade terpenes and barely any cannabinoids.