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Terpenez Terpene Booster and Oil Intensifier

When growing cannabis for medical or recreational use, a vital, yet frequently overlooked growing additive is  Terpenes. In this article we are going to be providing an overview of a new terpenes additive created by Zelda Horticulture called Terpenez Terpene Booster and Oil Intensifier.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes (terpenoids) are aromatic metabolites that are found in almost all plants. Terpenes are primarily found in plant oils. Notwithstanding plants such as tomatoes, mangos, strawberries, etc, there are over 100 different types of terpenes produced by cannabis plants.

In simplest terms, terpenes give your plants flavour and smell. When growing different strains of cannabis, the concentrate of terpenes is what produces the distinct smell and flavor between different strains.

Higher concentrate of terpenes = better smell

Terpenes Effect on THC and CBD

Several studies have found that terpenes have a direct correlation with how cannabinoids such as THC and CBD pass through one’s body. The concentration of terpenes found within a cannabis plant works to either increase or decrease the effects of the CBD and THC cannabinoids. When the amount of cannabinoids and terpenes is balanced within a plant, you will notice a stronger effect and an overall better end-user effect.

4 Common Terpenes in Cannabis

Pinene (pine): Pinene is the most common terpene found in cannabis plants. This type of terpene has anti-inflammatory properties, and is it also found in orange peels, pine needles, basil, and parsley.

Myrcene (earthy, musky, fruity): The Myrcene terpene is often found in mangoes, thyme, lemongrass, and basil, and like the Pinene terpene, it is also one of the most commonly found terpenes in cannabis. The Myrcene terpene can compose up to 50 percent of a cannabis plant’s terpenes, and it is very common in indica strains.

Limonene (citrus): The Limonene terpene is characterized by hints of lemons, oranges, mandarins, limes, and grapefruits, just like its name suggests. The Limonene terpene has been shown to elevate mood, and relieve stress.

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Terpenez Booster and Oil Intensifier

Terpenez is formulated from all organic matter and is designed to assist the plant with the processes associated with oil and resin production during a plants growth stages. The producer of Terpenez is a company called Solis Tek, a distinguished manufacture of growing systems including grow lights and nutrients.

What we like most about the Terpenez product is its all natural formulation. Terpenez has been formulated as a 0-0-0- product, which means that Terpenez is free of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. This is great because when using Terpenez you don’t have to worry about it disrupting your pH balance soil or grow solution.

In addition to producing better smelling profiles and healthier cannabis plants and flowers, the Terpenez oil infuser product is also:

  • All natural
  • Vegan Compliant
  • Can be used up to finish with positive results
  • Can be replace your existing flushing agent
  • Able to increase systemic pest resistance
  • Able to increase cannabinoid production
  • Able to decrease fungal pathogens and root borne diseases

How to Use Terpenez Booster and Oil Intensifier

When using Terpenez Terpene Booster and Oil Intensifier you can rest assure you will only increase oil and resin production, without stressing out your plant, no matter how you decide to administer. Terpenez is very easy to use and can be used throughout the grow cycle; however, most people use it as a flush prior to harvesting.

Use 1 -2ml per litre throughout the flower cycle, ideal pH range: 5.8 – 6.4

During the flush use at 2 – 3ml per litre – ideal pH range: 5.6 – 6.2

Final Thoughts

Overall, Terpenez Terpene Booster and Oil Intensifier is one of our most favorite up and coming products. It can be used by commercial growers and at home growers alike. Terpenez will result in an increase in the essential oil production of your plants, and should be part of everyone’s growing regiment. It is safe to assume that your priority is to grow cannabis that smells and tastes great, using Terpenez is a great way to achieve outstanding result in a cost effective and easy way.

To learn more about the Terpenez Terpene Booster and Oil Intensifier, click here.

If you have any questions or require assistance with any of your growing projects, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to leave us a comment in the comment section below or get in touch with us by clicking here.

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Mars Hydro Eco 300 (ECO 49) Review

As we all know Mars Hydro is one of the leaders in the grow light industry. They have some of the best products that we have ever tested and this is why we at Herb Guys stands behind all Mars Hydro products.

For those of you who are new to growing you may already know about the Mars 300W grow light. This is probably the most talked about Mars Hydro full spectrum LED grow light on the market. Not only is this light great for growing in areas smaller than 3ft by 3ft, but it is also very affordable (around $150.00 CAD).

In recent months, Mars Hydro has unveiled a new full spectrum LED grow light that we are super excited about. This is the new Mars Hydro ECO 300 , or otherwise known as the Mars Hydro ECO 300 (Eco 49).

The Mars Eco 49 is a full spectrum grow light similar to its predecessor the Mars 300W. Notwithstanding, the all new Eco 49 was built for power efficiency. The Eco 49 is a full spectrum grow light that is meant for indoor growing. The Eco 49 weighs approximately 5 lbs and has a max area coverage of 3.5 by 3.5 feet.

Unlike other grow lights, the Eco 49 does not require a typical LED ballast and produces very little heat. Less heat means you can place the grow light closer to your plant canopy without the worry of burning or damaging the plant from heat.

What’s included in the package:

When you purchase the ECO 49 everything comes in a discrete cardboard package. Inside each package is the following:

  1. Mars Hydro ECO 49
  2. Power supply
  3. Hanging kit; and
  4. Warranty card and user manual

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Key Features

Low Noise: The Mars Hydro ECO 300 (Eco 49) has a powerful yet efficient cooling fan. The fan is much quieter compared to other lights and has a minimal power draw. By increasing the size of the internal heat sink within the Mars ECO 49, the fan does not have to work as hard and the life of the light is increased. Notwithstanding the above, the Mars ECO 49 also has slotted edges, which allows for air circulation and overall better cooling.

Minimal Heat: The Mars ECO 49 produced far less heat than its predecessor. Excess heat not only places strain on your light, but also has an impact on your plants. With the Mars ECO 49 less heat means you can place the light closer to the plant canopy which results in better growth during the germination and early stages of your plants life.

Daisy Chain: The Mars ECO 49 includes a built in power socket for the ability to daisy chain multiple lights in one series. This is a great feature that will allow you to expand your grow light setup without having to plug each light into a power supply. With the Mars ECO 49 ten lights can be used together at one time.

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SMD Chip and Lens Upgrade: One of the best features and upgrades of the new Mars ECO 49 versus the former Mars 300W and other budget full spectrum grow lights are the new LED’s used in the ECO 49. The new ECO 49 uses an SMD chip and a thinner lens. The combination of these two features allow for brighter LEDs and a a wider angle of light, all of which allows for more efficient growing and higher quality plant yields.

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The Mars Hydro ECO 300 (ECO 49) is an excellent full spectrum LED grow light. The ECO 49 is easy to use, power efficient, and is a great light for a very reasonable price. The Mars ECO 49 can be used to grow plants in a grow box, a tent or for hydroponic systems.

If you order the Mars Hydro ECO 300 from Herb Guys, each light comes with a 1 year warranty from Mars Hydro and Herb Guys offers free shipping anywhere within Canada.

 

 

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