What Is CBD Shatter?

The world of CBD, or cannabidiol, is constantly expanding and is no longer ubiquitous with the wellness world. As CBD earns a stronger foothold in modern medicine, its recreational uses are also on the rise. 

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By now we’ve all seen and come to love CBD infused coffees, cocktails, gummies, capsules and oils, but as the plant derivative becomes more mainstream, users are reverting to one of cannabinoid’s purest forms -
shatter. This potent and incredibly pure CBD concentrate strips away any impurities that can be found in a still largely unregulated market and delivers a higher dose of CBD. For those who enjoy the ritual of smoking or vaping, who are looking for next-level relaxation and healing through CBD, shatter is the answer. And if CBD shatter is new to you, don’t worry, we’ve broken it down for you. Read on for exactly what it is, how to use CBD shatter and the benefits of using CBD concentrates. 

What is CBD Shatter?

Let’s talk CBD shatter. First and foremost, it’s a pure CBD isolate, meaning it’s a purified product containing nothing but pure CBD. Where broad spectrum hemp (what we use in Evn CBD products) uses everything found in the hemp plant – fragrances and cannabinoids, but no THC – isolates are CBD concentrates containing nothing but CBD and are available in many forms – powders, wax, resin, oil and shatter. Shatter is a brittle derivative that is made by extracting the cannabinoids from the hemp plant until the extract is filtered, leaving behind only pure CBD. These remains then solidify into a fragile, shatter-like, CBD isolate. 

CBD shatter differs from wax (another potent isolate) in the texture and appearance. Wax is opaque and has a more saturated yellow color where shatter can appear more glossy. When it comes to usage, there isn’t a huge difference and both are consumed primarily through dabbing.  

How to Use CBD Shatter

It’s most common to dab CBD shatter, as it’s the best way to consume the concentrate. Dabbing is a type of smoking that uses vaporization to a degree. To use shatter which has a crystal form, rather than wax typically used for CBD or THC dabbing – add a small amount of shatter to a hot plate or nail and inhale the vapor. CBD shatter is 90% potent so you only need a little when dabbing, but this does require some equipment so it’s an excellent choice for those who are more experienced CBD users.  

The Benefits of CBD Shatter

CBD shatter mirrors the benefits of most CBD forms. While it may not be a magical cure all there is research showing CBD’s efficacy can help lessen pain, steady nerves, improve sleep cycles and more. As a natural and non-psychotropic substance, its popularity stems from the benefits that more often than not, bring a sense of calm. Because CBD focuses on the body, the benefits can be compared to taking a warm bath, practicing yoga or meditation, balancing the body and allowing the mind to relax. 

Is CBD Shatter Right for You?

For a product that is all about alleviating stress, it can be hard to know which form is best for you but at the end of the day your consumption of CBD is all about preference. CBD shatter is a great option for more seasoned CBD users or those looking for something more potent and pure. CBD shatter provides a higher dose than typical CBD, which can also come with a faster onset. 

If you’re more of a casual and infrequent user, CBD gummies and oils may be the most convenient choice, as you have more control over dosage - they also don’t require tools or equipment, they are more discreet, and in our case, delicious. When it comes to using CBD there’s no one size fits all solution, but we’re here to provide clarity, insight and all the tools you need to get the most out of CBD. Read more about CBD on the Evn blog.

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