If you are looking for a minimally processed, solventless CBD product, kief may be the way to go. Kief, better know in marijuana industry, is making its way to into Hemp CBD products.
Kief refers to the resin glands which contain the terpenes and cannabinoids that make cannabis so unique.
Dry sieve kief is a concentrated powder made up of trichome glands from the cannabis flower. The trichome glands are the small appendages on the hemp flower surface that produce the terpenes and cannabinoids such as CBD and THC.
Trichomes are the small, hair-like growths which are found on plants (including cannabis) as well as lichens, algae and other protist organisms.
Kief is not considered an extract because the trichome glands that make up dry sift are mechanically removed from the plant material without the use of solvents. It is an artisanal, handcrafted product due to its labor- and time-intensive process.
Dry sieve is made by agitating the hemp flower over a screen; allowing the trichomes to fall through the screen while holding back any plant material that would reduce the purity of the sift. Kief is one of the most coveted types of cannabis concentrates due to the potency and variety of cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids maintained through the process.
Terpenes are the fragrant oils that give cannabis their distinct color and fragrances and offer a wide range of health benefits.
One of the biggest advantages of dry sift is that it’s made through a solventless process, which keeps the entire trichome gland intact and yields a full-spectrum concentrate. While research as focused on CBD and THC, cannabis, whether its hemp or marijuana contains over 100 different cannabinoids.
A growing number of researchers believe the plant compounds in cannabis produce superior results when administered in a more natural form. Known as the “entourage effect”, the chemical compounds found in cannabis plants like cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids work better together than individually. Kief provides a full spectrum of plant compounds in their natural form.
The entourage effect is the theory that all compounds in cannabis work together, and when taken in combination, they produce a better effect than when taken alone.
Boulder Hemp – CBD Hemp capsules as well as their CBD Hemp/Mushroom Blend Myco Immunity capsules are formulated with their minimally processed dry sieve keif. Each capsule is packed with just the right amount of intact trichomes to deliver a consistent level of CBD, as well as the full range of compounds produced by sustainably grown hemp at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.