Skip to content

June 23, 2023

What is Live Resin?

photo of Mountaintop Extracts concentrates packaging, with a big nut sitting on top and gorgeous golden diamonds in front

Mountaintop Extracts’ speciality is live resin extraction. We begin with a cannabis plant that is flash-frozen at peak maturity during harvest. Essentially, it is the extraction of cannabis oil while the plant is “alive”. 

Live-resin extraction ensures complete preservation of the plant’s delicate trichomes. Trichomes are the main contributors to cannabinoids and terpenes. Our Live Resin vape cartridges and dabbable concentrates are some of the purest and richest expressions of cannabis oil to date. 

Light-Hydrocarbon Extraction

By lightly pulling the oils off the plant matter, Mountaintop’s process maintains the full spectrum richness and profile of every cannabis strain by preserving as much of the entire cannabinoid and terpene profiles as possible. Without these essential building blocks, the cannabis experience and medical effects are significantly hindered because of how your body absorbs the final product. 

Process Matters

There are other extraction processes that don’t achieve these same results. CO2 extraction reinfuses terpenes at the end of the process, as well as having environmental impacts. Distillate extraction focuses primarily on THC and neglects the naturally occurring terpenes and cannabinoids in the whole plant. Solventless extraction methods like rosin press or ice water hash can still contain undesirable compounds such as microbials, pesticides and heavy metals. These compounds will be in the final product and will impact how your body responds.

Many other vape products are cut with different forms of triglycerides in order to create a smooth consistent flow. Some of these triglycerides are: vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol and foreign sourced terpenes. These could prove dangerous to your health.


Related Articles

Discover Cannabis

Discover Cannabis is an educational resource created by Mountaintop Extracts to bring both transparency of our process and our product knowledge directly to patients. Cannabis is a journey and we are here to help guide you along the way.

multi-colored graphic with an eye in the center

TerpKey Cannabis Decoder

Cannabis is diverse, providing distinct experiences and effects for each user. TerpKey is your insight into what makes a cannabis experience unique.

a photo of Mountaintop Extracts cannabis concentrate packaging, resting atop concentrated cannabis caviar.

Counteracting Too Much Cannabis

Whether you are new to cannabis or are an experienced user, “too much” has many interpretations. The best way to avoid over-consuming is knowing your limits and understanding dosing guidelines before consuming cannabis products.