What is a Vaporizer?
A vaporizer (or vapouriser) is a device used to extract the active ingredients from material without the use of a flame.
A vaporizer works by gently heating up the herbs using a heating element, rather than burning it using a flame. When burning herbs, temperatures can reach 1000°+, so you are inhaling a bunch of stuff you don’t need to be inhaling, like the leaves of the plant and a lot of carcinogenic toxins. When vaporizing, you are mainly releasing just the active elements you want. The herbs active ingredients will turn into a thin vapor around 180-200° C, which is ideally pure, clean and free of nasty toxic smoke. It’s easy to see the benefits isn’t it?
One of the most recent studies on the technique of vaporization and material by the University of California in San Francisco published in the Official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology examined the effectiveness of a vaporizer compared to using combustion with a flame. The results were astonishing with the effectiveness of the vaporization technique removing an unquantifiable amount of harmful toxins and carcinogens as well as using up to 60% less material for the same effect as compared to using a flame. That goes to show you that a vaporizer will pay for itself in a very short time.
Other uses of vaporizers
Vaporization has caused a progressive movement in the understanding and use of aromatic compounds and essential oils. Vaporizers are used in a wide variety of applications, like infusing flavors into foods and drinks, or extracting essential oils from organic fibers. Vaporization is a crucial element of avant-garde flavor experimentation like mixology, molecular gastronomy, and the food sciences as a whole. It is also a consistent component of aromatherapy experiences and can be used to freshen a living space without using synthetic fresheners.