If you want to create memorable pens that consumers love, you NEED to use terpenes. Read on and discover the best terpenes for pens.
Whatever the case, consumers are looking for products that give them a specific flavor, aroma, and experience. That’s where terpenes come in!
Terpenes are the organic hydrocarbons found in most plants that dictate their natural flavor and aroma. They’re also the reason why some plants have effects like relaxation and energy (among several others).
This is important for you because you can now strategically use terpenes in your products. Infusing cartridges with terpenes is one of the most efficient ways to create the experience your customers are looking for. In fact, your products will benefit from some terpenes more than others. Read on and discover the best terpenes for cartridges!
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The Best Terpenes for Cartridges
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- The natural terpenes in your plant matter can easily be damaged and/or destroyed, leaving your products with less flavor, aroma, and effects. If you’re relying solely on that plant matter for those items, this is a big problem.
- Strategically adding terpenes in towards the end of the manufacturing process ensures consistency in flavor, aroma, and effects.
- To help build a stronger and safer cartridge market, there are a few things you should STOP putting in your products.
- The terpene isolate myrcene has some powerful effects on its own. However, its ability to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier means it can enhance the effectiveness of other compounds in your cartridges.
- The terpene blends in our Native Series line are perfect for cannabis cartridges. They’ll ensure your customers get the full cannabis experience.
- Even if your products don’t contain cannabis, your cartridges can still benefit from the flavor, aroma, and effects found in our Native Series Blends.
- The blends found in our Premium line are just the thing for creating those perfect, nostalgic flavors.
Why Should You Use Terpenes In Your Cartridges
Depending on the type of product you’re creating, the natural flavor and aroma of your ingredients can get lost in the manufacturing process. For example, cartridges that use concentrates and extracts do manage to draw out some flavor and aroma from the original plant matter. However, some of it will naturally get lost in the process.
This happens because terpenes are sensitive. Even before the plant matter gets to your facility for processing, the terpene content can be altered and/or destroyed by things like weather, soil quality, and farming practices (to name just a few). That’s why two strains of the same plant can sometimes have slightly different tastes or aromas. The issues don’t stop there though.
Let’s assume, for argument’s sake, that you’re sourcing plant matter from a heavily controlled environment. In a perfect world, that means your plant matter would have a consistent terpene profile. Unfortunately, you can still lose terpenes during transport and especially during the manufacturing process. That means less powerful flavors, aromas, and effects. Yes, you read that right. Terpenes play a huge role in the way products make us feel!
If you’re relying purely on the plant matter to infuse your products with flavor and effects, this becomes an issue. Luckily, adding terpenes to your products towards the end of the manufacturing process allows you to do several things…
- Terpenes ensure your products have a consistent flavor.
- Terpenes ensure your products have a consistent aroma.
- Terpenes ensure your products produce a consistent experience.
The keyword in that list is “consistent.” Part of a product’s success hinges on its consistency. Consumers want products that give them their desired experience EVERY time, not just once in a while. And that, our lovely readers, is one of the biggest benefits of adding terpenes to your cartridges.
Stop Putting This Into Your Cartridges!
Before we jump into the specific terpenes you should be using in your cartridges, let’s cover one other topic really quick.
Stop putting the following items into your cartridges…
- Vitamin E acetate (tocopheryl-acetate)
- Heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.)
- Synthetic cannabinoids
- Pesticides like myclobutanil
- Synthetic Beta Myrcene
Certain chemicals undergo changes when heated. That means, when you’re creating cartridges, you need to consider how the vaping process might alter any ingredients. Sometimes the heat can have harmless or even changes. Unfortunately, sometimes the heat can alter the chemicals and make them dangerous.
The list above has items that have either been proven to be harmful in cartridges OR there’s not enough research to determine whether or not they’re harmful. The bottom line is that you only want to include ingredients in your products that you know are safe.
The Best Terpenes for Cartridges
Alright, now for the good stuff!
Honestly, there are a LOT of terpene isolates. Plus, the ability to combine different isolates means there’s an endless variety of terpene blends you can use too. So, while there are a few terpene isolates we definitely recommend, we’ll also help you navigate the wide world of terpene blends. That way, you know what direction will be right for your products.
Use Myrcene In Your Cartridges for Enhanced Effectiveness
Myrcene is a particularly special isolate. It’s found in mangos, hops, ylang-ylang, and even parsley. Plus, it’s flavor is fruity and clove-like with subtle balsam notes. Honestly, it’s flavor alone is pretty special, but that’s not why we’re recommending it today.
This terpene belongs in your cartridges because of its ability to influence the blood-brain barrier. This barrier is what keeps out “foreign substances” to maintain a constant environment for the brain. This is VERY important to the brain’s overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, that barrier is very selective about what it lets in.
Myrcene increases the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. Basically, it makes it easier for different substances (terpenes, THC, CBD, etc.) to get to your brain. That means myrcene enhances the effectiveness of the other compounds in your cartridges. Plus, even without that, myrcene has sedative, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory effects. It may be an isolate, but it packs one heck of a punch.
Native Series Blends for Authentic Cannabis Flavors and Effects
Not all cartridges include cannabis. However, if a consumer purchases your cartridges because it advertises the flavors and effects of a particular strain...that’s what they’re going to expect. That’s why we created our Native Series Terpene Blends. Through our research, we’ve identified and isolated the terpenes responsible for the gassy, dank, and diesel aromas found throughout various cannabis strains.
What’s even more impressive is that by using botanically-sourced terpenes, even non-cannabis cartridges can take advantage of these flavors. The purity of our terpenes means cartridges using hemp, tobacco, and even herbal blends can take advantage of the flavor, aroma, and effects of these strains without adding any cannabis whatsoever.
We’re talking about the lemony piney goodness of SFV OG, the floral and earthy sweetness of Ghost Train Haze, and even the complex woodsy flavor of GG4. Basically, if you want customers to get the full cannabis experience, using terpenes from our Native Series will do just that without adding any additional cannabinoids.
Premium Blends for Nostalgic Flavors and Aromas
Whether or not your cartridges include cannabis, sometimes customers are looking for those nostalgic flavors. We’re talking about Candy Cane, Rainbow Sherbert, or even something classic like Blueberry. If that’s the case, you’re going to want to check out our extensive list of Premium Flavors.
Using the analytical capabilities of two-dimensional gas chromatography (2DGC), we’re able to identify, measure, and replicate the exact flavor profiles of these classic flavors. So, our Strawberry Cheesecake blend really smells and tastes like strawberry cheesecake. Same with our Raspberry Lemonade, White Chocolate Boysenberry, and so many more.
These flavors are perfect for cannabis and non-cannabis cartridges alike. Plus, just because they’re not always replicas of the terpene profiles found in cannabis strains, doesn’t mean they don’t come with their own effects. If you want a classic flavor with specific effects, take a look at our Flavor and Effect Chart for details.
Create Quality Cartridges to Improve the Overall Cartridge Market
One of the biggest hurdles for cartridges has been their bad image. “Black market” cartridges often cut corners by using poor-quality ingredients, thickening agents, failing to remove residual solvents, or even “cutting” their products with other substances. That’s why we’re so passionate about providing pure, botanically sourced terpenes. The harder we work to promote high-quality cartridges, the stronger the overall cartridge market will become.We hope you’ll join us in our efforts to promote safe, high-quality cartridges. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for custom terpene formulations, and don’t forget to follow us for all the latest updates.