Updated: Dec 31, 2020
YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT HTFSE FROM YOUR FRIENDS, BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS?
The term HTFSE is more than just a slang term synonymous with “great,” “fire,” or “top-shelf.” It is a term created by Dr. Hayden, the inventor behind Extractioneering and the term HTFSE (High Terpene Full Spectrum Extract” has scientific requirements that must be fulfilled in order to qualify as such. So, when you’re friend hands you some sugar and calls it “HTFSE” you can be sure, they are in need of additional information to help them appropriately name their extract.
Our Full Spectrum Extract delivers the most balanced representation of the cannabis plant. We capture a balanced mix of all the terpenes, not just a mono-terpene profile dominated by limonene, myrcene, α-pinene, linalool, β-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, nerolidol and phytol (which have those very familiar flavors). You want a balance of all 300+ terpenes available in Cannabis.
You don't want huge diamonds, that consist of 99% THCA. You want the whole offering of what Cannabis really is. Medicine. You're looking for Herbal Synergy or the Entourage effect.
The term HTFSE cannot be created with fresh frozen material because freezing it, at any time in the process of extraction will destroy the terpene profile. Yes, freezing destroys Trichomes, even if you put each individual cured nut into a separate mason jar and then put those jars into the freezer... also, that's insane and if I were you, I would be questioning your life choices if you're doing this.
HTFSE is a Liquid (above 13% Terpenes) and it stays a liquid that you can see through, without a light. It's a runny, fluid viscosity that doesn't stick to the glass. So don't be fooled by imitators, liars and ignorant fools who are showing you their sticky sap that they wish was HTFSE. If you can't see through the HTFSE, without a light, it'snot HTFSE. HTFSE is this consistency after being purged of solvent.
A very important factor in HTFSE is the amount of cannabinoids. It must have a minimum of 50%. Live resin liquids have only an average of 10-15% cannabinoids.
Full Spectrum Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Testing to prove the extract is truly a Full Spectrum Extract is also a basic requirement. Just because it has the looks, doesn't mean it it's real. ICE-T and Piss look the same, but.. they are not. If you're being told that a product is an FSE, without testing, you can be sure it's a fake. Even if they don't have NMR testing, make sure to check the flower testing against the extract. You're looking to see if the terpene and cannabinoid ratios are similar, because if you see one terpene that consists of more than all the rest of the terpenes combined, you know the extract is not balanced. Or if you see the cannabinoid ratio is too low, you know it's not a true FSE. Make sure that when you're looking at these tests, the cannabinoid levels and the solvent levels are all on the same test. It's easy to just say the extract has been purged, but, if the results aren't all on the same test, that means the results aren't concrete.