The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is an innovative product which resembles a mini portable oven. It’s specifically designed to decarboxylate cannabis and thus allow people to attain the maximum amount of THC from their flower, which they can then consume in various ways.
What is Decarboxylation?
Decarboxylation is the chemical process of removing a carboxyl group (COOH) from a molecule and in the process releasing carbon dioxide. In the cannabis world, this translates into converting the inactive cannabinoid THCA to the intoxicating THC. That’s exactly what you’re doing every time you smoke or vaporize cannabis – heating the cannabis up to the point that triggers decarboxylation.
However, smoking and even vaping aren’t as precise as you might think. This leads to lots of wasted cannabinoid materials. As an answer to this hurdle, the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator was created.
What is the Ardent Nova Decarboxylator?
This product maylook like a simple coffee thermos, but it does something many DIY cannabis enthusiasts might have thought virtually impossible – it provides an efficient way of decarboxylating cannabis flower at home. It takes out all guesswork, monitoring, and estimations of any sort, everything besides roughly an hour and a half which needs to pass before you can enjoy your decarboxylated cannabis.
How Does it Work?
It works like a charm. The process is so simple and hassle-free that the only thing that separates it from real-life magic is the waiting. All you need to do is place the cannabis material inside, put the inner and outer lids of the device on, and press a button.
The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator fits around an ounce of flower, making it a little small-scale for large-scale operations, but more than capable of handling the needs of regular consumers. Shanel Lindsay, Founder of Ardent Cannabis, told us that a larger model is being developed for commercial use.
Unlike an oven, the device fully encapsulates the product with heat, decarboxylating it throughout. Furthermore, the heat sensors create perfect heat cycles in real time, tailored to the specific cannabis product and its current state.
Consuming Decarboxylated Cannabis
The end-product is fully decarboxylated to the extent of actually being edible – that’s right, you can literally eat the decarboxylated bud and feel the full THC effects!
Vaping, and especially smoking decarboxylated cannabis, despite being technically possible, not only somewhat defeats the whole purpose, but smoking it in particular could be worse as it will likely convert some THC into CBN, produce unpleasant, strange smoke, and altogether will be worse than smoking fresh buds.
The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator is a great, convenient, well-rounded product, suited especially for making cannabis edibles and infusions at home.