Why Does Highly Concentrated Hemp CBD Oil Crystallize

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Does your Hemp CBD oil vape cart have crystals? 

I’m sure if this has happened to you, you are wondering if it is safe to use a crystallized vape cart? 

This blog is here to explain, why it is safe and even better for you to smoke crystalized Hemp CBD.

High-quality Hemp CBD vape carts crystallize, and this does not mean that they are faulty or defective. 

  • Crystallized Hemp CBD oil vape carts are NOT a sign of a defective product.
  • Crystallization of highly concentrated or high-quality Hemp CBD oil vape carts is a NATURAL and SAFE.
  • Vaping crystalized Hemp CBD oil vape carts will not harm you, your vaping tool, or the actual vape oil.
  • The formation of crystals is a POSITIVE thing and a good sign of high-quality Hemp CBD oil. 

Should you throw away your crystalized vape cart?

Don’t throw your crystallized Hemp CBD vape cart out, unless you like to waste a good product and your money.

So, Why Does Highly Concentrated Hemp CBD Oil Crystallize?

What you’re seeing is actually perfectly natural, safe, and normal. You see, at such high potency, Hemp CBD will start to granulate out of the concentrate. It’s just science and the process is due to the chemical and innate properties of Hemp Hemp CBD. In fact, the higher the concentration of the Hemp CBD in the vape cart, the harder it’s to prevent the oil in the concentrate from forming crystals or hardening.

We can compare it to high-grade, natural honey. High-quality honey tends to crystallize. While inexperienced consumers might assume that the crystallized honey is spoiled or adulterated, it’s not.

What happens is that water in honey consists of more sugar (glucose & fructose) than it can naturally hold. The over concentration of sugar makes honey unstable, forcing sugar to granulate and therefore crystallize. As such, it’s only pure honey that crystallizes, and not the fake syrups you find in some stores. The same can be said about an overabundance of Hemp CBD in a vape cart solution.

We’ve spoken to experts in the field and Hemp CBD extractors and specialists, and they all agree on this. The more crystals in the vape cart concentrate, the better actually, when it comes to Hemp CBD as it’s indicative of high quality. 

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There are two important factors for Hemp CBD to crystallize out of the oil concentrate:

(1) Temperature – The melting point for cannabidiol as a chemical compound is around 160 Fahrenheit. Since the potency is too high, the Hemp CBD might actually harden or crystallize at temperatures higher than this, which brings us to the next factor.

(2) Concentration – We’ve mentioned it a number of times, but it’s worth reiterating that Hemp CBD will tend to solidify at high concentration. The higher the potency, the more likely it’ll crystallize.

Not all molecules are created equal. Molecules of Hemp CBD and its cousin THC, as well as sugars like sucrose, fructose, and maltose, have varying tendency to dissolve or crystallize in solvents (solutions they are contained in).

It’s the alcohol (-OH) group that binds these molecules together. Table sugar (sucrose) comprises 8 alcohols per molecule, which is why it tends to crystallize faster. Hemp CBD, on the other hand, has 2 alcohols per molecule, which is one more alcohol than what THC molecules have.

Oftentimes that means that the more the molecules of Hemp CBD in a solution, the closer the alcohol (-OH) groups are.  When the temperatures are right, the alcohol groups will force the molecules to bind tightly together, forming crystals.

How Does Crystallization Show That your Vape Cart Has High-Quality CBD Oil?

Only highly pure Hemp CBD oil tends to crystallize. Anything less potent, adulterated or flimsy Hemp CBD vape carts will not crystallize unless you freeze them.

True Pure Organics provides the highest-quality full-spectrum Hemp CBD vape carts that are made with a pure organic Hemp CBD distillate. We choose to offer highly concentrated, pure Hemp CBD oil that’s additive-free. There’s no VG/PG/PEG or MCT oil. 

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What do you do when your Hemp CBD Vape Cart Crystallizes?

Hemp CBD is equally good, safe and effective whether oil or crystals. However, we must admit that a crystallized Hemp CBD vape cart is hard to work with. Again, Hemp CBD crystals melt at approximately 160 Farenheits so your best bet is heating.

Put your vape cart in a ziplock bag or any other waterproof bag. Ensure to squeeze out as much air as possible. Run the ziplock bag under hot water for about five minutes to dissolve Hemp CBD crystals and turn them into fluid again.

Caution! Don’t use the vape cart right away because the metallic mouthpiece might still be very hot.