Fogg Flavors: Providing and Charting Terpenes and Profiles
By Patrick L. Myers
Fogg Flavor Labs, run by Gerald Azenaro, is manufacturing their own terpene profiles - called Captain Fogg’s TERPsauce. Located near historic Newburyport, Massachusetts, the company designs its products to match certain cannabis strains such as Gorilla Glue #1, King Cake, Sour Diesel and other strains, and have the same smell as well as similar effects. Fogg Flavor Labs products are available for international shipping.
Terpenes are a relatively unknown entity in much of the cannabis industry, and people are only now starting to understand the effects they have on the experience of consuming cannabis. Terpenes are produced in the cannabis plant as an oil, much like cannabinoids. They have been found to be responsible for a number of the effects that are attributed to the cannabis experience, such as anti-inflammatory properties, as well as relaxing effects and possibly even euphoria. They do this by binding to receptors in the brain, much like a cannabinoid. The different and unique ratios and combinations result in a cannabis strain-specific terpene profile.
The company sources its terpene isolates from elsewhere and then mixes them, which can cause a range of effects when ingested, depending on the profile.
The terpenes can add to what is known as the “entourage effect,” when consumed in conjunction with cannabis products. The entourage effect is just a name for the unique effect produced by a certain strain due to its specific profile of cannabinoids and terpenes.
These terpene profiles can be viewed on Foggflavors.com, and the exact ratios of the profiles are shown in pie charts so you can see exactly what terpene is prevalent in your favorite profile, or look for other profiles that contain terpenes that you like.
Fogg Flavor Labs also produces a line of terpene profiles that aren’t necessarily aimed to match cannabis strain profiles, but are aimed at producing either soothing or calming effects; they can be purchased in those respective variants.