Herbal Vaporizer Temperature Guide

Herbal Vaporizer Temperature Guide -

Herbal Vaporizer Temperature Guide


Herbal Vaporizer Temperature Guide

So you want to find out about the vaporization of dry herbs?

This guide is designed to help you to get the best experience out of your Vaporizer.

Vaporizers: work by heating your herbs to the boiling point of the different active ingredients.

Once the active ingredient has been evaporated only plant material remains. The Vapor drawn through a vaporizer can contain up to 95% active ingredient, with only minute traces of toxic substances. Because low temperatures don‘t destroy as many of the cannabinoids as combustion, you can get high more times with the same amount of material.

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Smoking: smoke contains approximately 12% active ingredients, the rest consists of combustion byproducts. When you combust or ignite plant material the gasses released are a mix of active ingredients but also include also many toxic substances created during the combustion process.

The most important thing to consider before you start is the boiling points of the different active ingredients to get the most out of their medicinal & recreational properties.

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Important: Some active ingredients require temperatures above 220 degrees Celsius to evaporate, setting you vaporizer to that temperature can cause combustion which you will want to avoid if vaping.

Note: Smoking and vaping are can produce  different effects, some new vaporizer users may even find it is not quite what they had expected but with a bit of experimentation and experience most users will be able to find the temperature combination that produces desired result for them.  

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Cannabinoid Temperature Guide
Cannabinoids evaporate between 157 and 220 degrees Celsius. All cannabinoids have different boiling points, vaporizing the same variety of cannabis at different temperatures within this range will generate different results. For the majority of vapers there are only really two main effects which are the Cerebral high and body high.

While only you can know the high that suits you best, the most effective single temperature to extract the largest number of psychoactive compounds is 186 °C. While the most effective temperature range for cannabinoids is between 176 - 210°C. Lower temperatures within this range tend to produce a cerebral high, while temperatures above 190°C can produce more of a body high.

THC - 157 °C.
It has both euphoric and analgesic effects, inducing a great sense of relaxation.
CBD - 160 - 180 °C.
has a vast array of medicinal applications. It partially counters the effects of THC, e.g. feelings of anxiety and paranoia.
Delta-8-THC - 175 – 178 °C.
Similar to THC, but less psychoactive. It also has anti-nausea properties.
CBN - 185 °C.
Usually only in small amounts, its effects can still be felt. It is mainly associated with the sedative effect.
CBC - 220 °C.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.
THCV - 220 °C.
Studies show it moderates the psychoactive effects of THC, but more research is required.
Responsible for the look, smell and taste of different strains. They can also have health benefits.
Beta-sitosterol - 134 °C.
May have anti-inflammatory qualities.
Apigenin - 178 °C.
Apigenin is thought to be anxiolytic and anti-inflammatory.
Cannflavin A - 182 °C.
 COX inhibitor.
Quercetin - 250 °C.
Antioxidant and anti-viral flavonoid. Note: Quercetin is released well above the combustion point of cannabis.
Terpenoids make up part of a plants unique aromatic quality. Eucalyptus, cloves and menthol are all common examples of  terpenoids.
Beta-caryophyllene - 199 °C.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-malarial.
Alpha-terpinol - 156 °C.
Antioxidant, sedative, antibiotic and anti-malarial.
Beta-myrcene - 166- 168 °C.
Analgesic, an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.
Delta-3-carene - 168 °C.
1,8-cineole - 176 °C.
Increases cerebral blood flow and is a stimulant, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic.
D-limonene - 177 °C.
anti-mutagenic and antidepressant.
P-cymene - 177 °C.
Known as an antibiotic agent.
Linalool - 198 °C.
Is known for its antidepressant, sedative properties
Terpinol-4-ol - 209 °C.
Known as an antibiotic and AChE inhibitor.
Borneol - 210 °C.
Has antibiotic properties.
Alpha-terpineol - 217 °C.
Is a terpenoid and also a sedative, antibiotic, antioxidant and AChE inhibitor.
Pulegone - 224 °C.
A sedative with potentially memory boosting properties.

One of the biggest advantages of vaporizers is the ability to extract the active ingredients of cannabis, without producing the toxins released by combustion. Tar and carbon monoxide and the 100+ PFA's are the worst.

Vapor will still usually contain trace amounts of toxins. But compared with the toxins found in smoke, there is a massive reduction when using a vaporizer.
Below are a few of the toxins that can be released through Vaporizing.
This is not thought to be a very serious toxin, and only appears in small amounts. It can cause light-headedness, nausea, sleepiness and a loss of appetite. Its boiling point is 110°C., so there is no avoiding it.
Benzene is a carcinogen and has a boiling point of 80.1 °C.
This toxin is possibly a carcinogen and causes light-headedness, nausea, loss of appetite and pale skin. Its boiling point is 218 °C.

In Addition to the above chemicals the below chemicals are released if plant material reaches its combustion temperature (230°C) or by smoking
Carbon Monoxide
Released in ‘’Smoke’’. These are the carcinogenic chemicals that can cause lung and respiratory problems.

Very dry or very moist Herbs?
Very dry herbs will vaporize much faster – if you set your temperature too high you can inadvertently flash boil the active ingredients, possibly eliminating the taste. It depends on the herbs that you are using, it is best to reduce the temperature from your regular settings. The drier it is, the lower the temp.

If Your herbs are very high in moisture it is recommended to do what is known as a flavonoid run. Setting your vaporizer at a lower temperature (around 135 – 149 °C.), it is possible to release a reasonable amount of flavonoid vapor and help to dry out your herbs. After doing this, your cannabis will normally be dry enough to vaporize as per normal settings.

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