What Kind of Effects do Terpenes Give?
Questions from a Retailer:
Thanks for great service. I am wondering how psychoactive your vaping liquids are. Can it be compared to a cup of strong herbal tea? Or is it just inspiration or aroma therapy? 7 ml is not much, but it lasts much longer than regular e-juice. Is it just because it has to be vaped at lower power/temperature so it produces less vape?
Psychoactive is usually a word best left to the alkaloid class of compounds. Terpenes are all bio-active but more subtle in general. Tea is a good example. However, bioVapour™ is like concentrated aromatherapy. So effects are distinctly felt more than via simple room diffusion.
There are tens of thousands of identified Terpenes -- it's the largest class of compounds in the living world. They tend to be more on the calming side than stimulating, though some are very much pick-me-ups.
As with all plant compounds, what is of prime importance is proper USDA Organic Certified processing, along with dosage and delivery. While we do not eat handfuls of pine needles or rosemary, a bit of PInene in a bioVapour™ formula, perhaps from Lemon or an herb such as Rosemary, can be very positive in its uplifting effects.
Traditional herbal therapies are all about ingredient proportions and strength. Gourmet soups and Indian food are examples of this, as is medicinal tea. bioVapour™ is strong and effective, with tastes blending in positive, aromatic ways.
ebotanics Ltd. and its US subsidiary Botanic eLiquids Inc. strictly abide by Canada/Australia/New Zealand joint Natural Health Product Regulations regarding the amount of herbal extract in a 'daily dose' and per milliliter and per bottle. These are similar to EU bio-active regulations being finalised. With the UK leaving the EU, it will harmonise its laws with CA/AU/NZ.
Herbal aromatics work with the Upper Respiratory System. For this reason, it is best to draw like sipping or puffing into the mouth and then breath slowly out of the nose. That is how Terpenes activate the Odorant Neuro-Receptor System which we now know is directly associated with the endocannabinoid system that affects immunology.
A 7 ml bottle will last much longer than synthetic eliquid with nicotine. A half mil is all one is compelled to vape per day – many less than that. The viscosity of VG, the way the product is blended, the strength and type of botanical extracts used all combine to make for long-lasting liquid while plenty of discretely satisfying vapor is emitted.
Whole-herb terpene-infused bioFlavours are effectively similar to consuming vegetables and fruit. Terpenes like Vitamin A are very much needed for a healthy body and its neuro-chemical systems, but one naturally has a limit to how much is preferred daily. Vaping bioVapour™ is not addictive even though one quickly starts to enjoy it daily -- just like good food that is not laced with synthetics or too much fat/sugar/oil that trip up the natural dietary regulators we all have.
Buying essential oil in a health food store and dripping it into glycerin doesn't compare. That merely adds some drops of natural flavoring to the glycerin. bioVapour™ has a high % of whole-plant extracts infused into Certified Organic Vegetable Glycerin. It is way more than 'flavouring' in the way that the 'natural' and synthetic eliquid world thinks.
Vegetable Glycerin and terpenes don't easily mix -- few have figured out how to get a long shelf-life blend and still retain the freshness and full flavors of the botanics. Most of the industry uses diacytl to blend flavourings and Propylene Glycol. The United States National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has suggested diacetyl used as artificial flavoring may be hazardous when heated and inhaled over a long period.