Ardent Cannabis – Nova & Lift – Decarboxylator
What Problem Does a Decarboxylator Solve?
Did you know herb by itself has little to know psychoactive properties? That’s right it needs to be heated first. That’s why most people smoke herb, to heat it up to a point where it decarboxylates and unlocks all the psychoactive benefits associated with herb. Well, what if you don’t want to smoke herb but still want the benefits? or what if you already smoke or vaporize flower but you want the potency of your flower increased? Then it is time for a high-quality decarboxylation device.
The Value Proposition
The Nova and Lift from Ardent Cannabis activate or unlock your cannabis flower so that it is more optimized, potent, and bioavailable. This is particularly important if you are ingesting your cannabis as medical marijuana patient.
If you don’t heat or sufficiently decarboxylate your raw cannabis flower you are potentially missing a large part, perhaps even the majority of the benefit of the active ingredients of the plant. In short, the Nova and Lift devices make each gram of flower way more potent so you don’t have to use as much flower to get your desired outcome.
Does The Heat Destroy The Terpene Profile of the Herb?
Terpenes are the compounds of the plant that give a plant its smell or scent. In addition to the fragrance of the plant scientists are beginning to see other attributes to terpenes. The psychoactive compounds together with the terpenes produce an entourage effect that allows the whole of the plant to be greater than the sum of its parts. This is where the Nova and Lift shine. The Nova and Lift decarboxylate at the lowest possible temperature to maintain the terpene profile of the plant so you can enjoy the maximum benefit possible.
One aspect of the Nova and Lift that is frequently overlooked is the benefit of sterilization. The heating action of the Nova and Lift decarboxylation devices is hot enough to kill spores and microbes that could be potentially hazardous to your health. When trying to enjoy the plant for medicinal purposes the last thing you want to do is introduce toxic spores and microbes like salmonella to your body. Unfortunately, it is all too common to find disgusting things on your herb. If you haven’t done so already, bring a magnifying glass with you to your local dispensary and you will be surprised what you might find when you get down to a granular scale, the most common sight is insect feces, yuck!
Is it Worth The Price?
This is a fair question. Many people that don’t fully understand the benefit of a special purpose decarboxylation device might say, “I can just put this in my oven and activate it.” That is like saying I can cook an egg on the hood of my car on a hot day instead of a frying pan. The difference between heating (decarboxylating) your cannabis flower in the oven or in the Nova or the Lift is the difference between a sword or scalpel.
“Wait, what!? I don’t understand that sword or scalpel analogy.”
Stick with me, if you have a hangnail would you rather have a professional use a sword to hack it out or the precise, small, and sharp edge of a scalpel that lends itself to the fine motor skills of the human hand?
The Nova and Lift are specifically built, and finely-honed to be your scalpel. The Nova and Lift do one thing perfectly, activate your herb and make it optimally useful to introduce the active ingredients to you when you want it.
Since cannabis flower is quite expensive it makes sense to try to stretch your dollar as far as possible to get the most out it. If this was any other flower or herb the value proposition wouldn’t be there but with the market price of herb around $1800 pound investing in a high-quality decarboxylation device like the Nova or the Lift makes sense to those who have run the numbers.
Who is The Nova and Lift Right For?
The ideal person the Nova and Lift are right for is the person that is committed to high-quality, activated flower that maintains the best part of the plant. If you are regularly ingesting flower this as a medical patient or if you are vaporizing or smoking the flower regularly a precision decarboxylation device is a great tool and one that will pay for itself quickly as you will have to purchase way less flower to get the same desired outcome.
Who is the Nova and Lift NOT Right For?
If you are not regularly medicating orally or through vaporizing/ smoking, it may not make sense financially to invest in a decarboxylation device.