High-cannabinoid full-spectrum extract (HCFSE) is a full spectrum extract (FSE) with a specifically specifically-targeted, enhanced cannabinoid profile.
By targeting and intensifying these cannabinoids during the extraction process, a much more psychoactively potent FSE can be created.
A full spectrum extract (FSE) is an extraction from a cannabis strain that captures the strain’s unique psychoactive chemical combination and preserves the delicate, full-range of pharmacologically active chemical components. This results in a full-flavored and full-aroma product with the taste, smell, character, and individual chemical make-up of the original plant. The resulting FSE product contains far higher levels of THC, increasing its potency exponentially, yet still contains the character and individual chemical make-up of the original plant.
FSEs such as HCFSE are created through the process of extraction. The cannabis extraction process uses a volatile organic compound (VOC) to separate the target chemical components from the plant material, ideally comprising the full spectrum of cannabis’s chemical content.
The cannabinoids preserved in an HCFSE include both those that have been identified, such as THC, THCa, CBD, CBDa, CBG, and CBN, as well as others not yet identified or understood by current research (with over 400 unidentified compounds present). Heat, oxidation, and decarboxylation can easily destroy many of the most sensitive yet desirable terpenes and flavonoids, so temperature management is key for successful FSE extraction.