Types Of Vapes
Full Spectrum Extract
The pinnacle of pre-loaded oil cartridges in terms of overall quality rests with full-spectrum extracts. These products are created using the entire spectrum of bioavailable molecules found within a given cannabis strain. A full-spectrum oil does not add, reintroduce, or remove any active compound within a strain and offers a flavor and effect far superior and multidimensional to most competitors. In terms of strain compatibility, the flavor on a full-spectrum cart is incredibly similar to what you would experience in a strain.
Typically, cannabis is dead (cured) and dried before getting processed into extract. Cryogenic freezing sets this method apart. Freezing the plant shortly after harvest is the key here. It gives the extract a flavor that closely resembles a living cannabis plant. A living plant is cut, frozen and the final product is made within hours. A Closed-Loop Hydrocarbon Extraction Machine is generally used to make live resin.
Alternatively, the use of terpenes/flavoring has been found to help cut the viscosity of hash oil as well, making this another, potentially safer, alternative to traditional cutting agents. Terpenes not only add flavor and aromatics to the experience, they can alter the effects due to their ability to influence how cannabinoids interact with our body. There are several ways to use terpenes with pre-filled vaporizer cartridges. Food-grade terpene flavorings, for example, are arguably the most prevalent as well as the lowest quality when it comes to flavor and experience. Terpenes are found all over nature, and can also be synthesized in a lab. Take d-limonene for example, a popular terpene additive that is found in some cannabis varietals. Many manufacturers use food-grade d-limonene as the sole flavoring additive for their pre-loaded cartridges. Although this helps to cut the viscosity of the oil as well as offer a mild flavor enhancement, infusions such as this tend to be one-dimensional and offer little to nothing in enhancing experience to the user. When shopping for cartridges, oftentimes these types of pens will be labeled as “lemon/lime, Tangerine, Grapefruit”-flavored to represent this additive being used. Many other food-grade terpenes are used in this respect, which is why it’s important to check with your budtender and read labels carefully when buying terpene-infused cartridges.
Effect Oriented Vapes
Many times, pre-filled oil vape cartridges are labeled and marketed by their supposed effect on the user. Products of this variety tend to claim they provide “relaxing” or “energetic” effects, with some often being labeled as indica, sativa, or even hybrid. When infused into a product, these terpene combinations are designed to give effects similar to what you would find in particular cannabis strains. Whether they’re infused with food-grade terpenes or naturally-derived terpenes extracted from cannabis strains, many of these products incorporate carefully mixed combinations similar to what would be traced in a strain or strain type. How well these infusions imitate the strain varieties they mimic is debatable; however, products with terpene combinations tend to give a more enhanced experience than a similar product containing one or no terpenes.
Alcohol/PG/PEG Base Flavors: Flavors extracted with an alcohol/PG/PEG base which can be artificial or natural. If what your vaping tastes exactly like grapes, apples, blueberry’s, bananas, strawberry etc.…means your ingesting small traces of an alcohol/PG/PEG base flavor which is an irritate and will have side effects which can be felt in your throat. A new study found diacetyl in most flavoring, a chemical linked to severe respiratory disease when inhaled. The study was released in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Methods have been taken to “cut” or infuse standard cannabis oil with various substances such as polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), or even medium chain triglycerides (MCT) such as coconut oil to maintain a less viscous and lasting consistency conducive to standard atomizer functionality Additives mentioned are all irritants felt in the lungs and/or throat. Have you ever got an itch in your throat or experienced a dry rough cough like your lungs were trying to escape your body after vaping? If so then the product you are using contains these irritants. At Varavo we use no additives and keep the formula simple…. Cannabis.
Oil transparency will help you determine if the oil in the cartridge contains any fats/lipids/waxes. These fats and waxes become soluble in the cannabis oil when heated slightly and re-solidify at room temperature. Companies keep these lipids/fats and waxes to reduce leak rates and to produce an artificial high by making patients cough which is a natural reaction by your body to protect itself. This entail allows your body to rapidly absorb the THC faster all at once and remove the vapor from your body but this will also cause the effects of the high to be shorter. Most patient connect vape high to be short but its due the lipids/fats/waxes and additives. Lipids/Fats and waxes in the oil also reduce the potency of the product. These lipids/fats and waxes are also tied to lipid pneumonia. Lipid pneumonia or lipoid pneumonia is a specific form of lung inflammation (pneumonia) that develops when lipids enter the bronchial tree. At Varavo we create a fully dewaxed pure product which will provide you stable and natural strong high like you’ve never felt.