Terpenes Safer with BovedaJulie Fulton @ 2019-06-12 15:32:24 -0500
The flower you entrust to Boveda’s care is your craft, your lifestyle, your livelihood, your passion.
We’re continuously committed to improving the enjoyment, quality and safety of your cannabis. To do so, we test and innovate Boveda products to best serve cannabis companies, medicinal patients and individual consumers.
So when comments challenge or contradict our commitment to safer storage of cannabis, we take these attacks against Boveda very seriously. You might have read online that Boveda negatively alters and/or steals terpenes from cannabis.
Both of these claims against Boveda are untrue. And most importantly, not backed by any legitimate testing.
We respect your skill, effort and journey too much to allow anything to be taken away from the flower you grow and care for. So we wanted to share some legitimate research about Boveda and terpenes with you, the cannabis community.
Two such tests conducted by independent and reputable labs confirmed:
- Boveda 2-way humidity control products DO NOT steal terpenes
- Boveda actually helps cannabis retain terpenes when tested against control samples
BY DESIGN, BOVEDA CANNOT ABSORB TERPENES—those essential oils that give flower its flavor and aroma. Boveda’s patented technology only allows pure water vapor to flow in and out its packaging.
SCIENTISTS CONFIRM: NO TERPENES FOUND IN BOVEDA
Anresco Laboratories, an accredited third party California cannabis testing facility, found: NO QUANTIFIABLE TRACES OF TERPENES IN BOVEDA’S:
- Interior salt-based solution
- Outer packaging
What Anresco Laboratories analyzed:
For more than six months, a Boveda 62% RH was stored with cannabis in a pouch. Not in a lab setting. Not in a scientific jar. Just a private stash of well-humidified flower that had been kept safe and sound by a medicinal cannabis patient.
What the scientists ran:
A Cannabis-Terpene Profile on the Boveda 62% RH to see if it contained any terpenes.
What the scientists used:
A Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (AKA GC-MS), of course! Using GC-MS, Anresco Labs can detect and quantify 27 terpenes, including perennial favorites like limonene, myrcene and terpinolene.
What the scientists found:
No terpenes in, no terpenes out. CLAIM DEBUNKED. Read the actual findings from Anresco Labs here.
In 2015, Anresco Laboratories, San Francisco, began cannabis testing. It is ISO 17025-accredited, FDA-registered and has a proven track record of accurate results for more than 70 years.
SCIENTISTS CONFIRM: BOVEDA HELPS FLOWER RETAIN TERPENES
Boveda does, however, have an amazing effect on terpenes. In an independent study by Excelsior Analytical Labs, scientists:
- Filled two identical mason jars with the same strain of medical grade cannabis.
- Placed Boveda in one jar. Left Boveda out of the other jar.
- Sealed the jars.
- Tested the terpene levels after 6 weeks.
CANNABIS PROTECTED BY BOVEDA HAD 15% HIGHER TERPENE AND CANNABINOID LEVELS THAN CANNABIS WITHOUT BOVEDA’S 2-WAY HUMIDITY CONTROL
Founded in 2011, Excelsior Analytical Laboratory in Union City, California, is a testing facility serving legally-authorized distributors and licensed medical cannabis/marijuana retailers, cultivators and patients.
BOVEDA PRESERVES POTENCY & EXPERIENCE
How does Boveda help cannabis hang out to its terpenes? Boveda equilibrates the flower’s own moisture level by adding and/or absorbing pure water vapor.
Boveda’s pure water vapor helps flower hold on to its own:
CANNABIS IS BETTER WITH BOVEDA
There is absolutely no risk to your terpenes by using Boveda. Boveda is completely safe and FDA compliant. Boveda invented and pioneered 2-way humidity control more than 20 years ago and is trusted by hundreds of cannabis companies, cultivators and dispensaries.
Come across any more cannabis storage myths that need debunking? Let us know on social media with #ASKBOVEDA