TERPINATOR® has a neutral PH of about 6 and should not affect your parts per millions (PPMs). This product can be used from vegetating state all the way through flush. We recommend 15 – 30 ml/Gal for the last 4-6 weeks of flowers, and all the way through flush. TERPINATOR® has been tested at a very high concentrations with a large variety of nutrients and mediums – never with any results of burning or negative effects. Therefore, it can be used through the entire cycle of growth without concern.
WHAT ARE TERPENOIDS?
Some types of plant oils have terpenoids, or compounds that contain very interesting odor molecules. Terpenoids are molecular compounds that consist of repeating units of a 5-carbon structure called isoprene. Many plants incorporate aromatic compounds that produce a plethora of odors that have been long thought to affect our physiology through odor activation (aromatherapy).
Two common odor molecules are limonene and myrcene. These occur in a wide variety of oil producing plants, and can be described to smell like lemons and grapefruit, respectively. Many researchers have been aware of the power of odor chemistry to affect our moods, for example, many people describe a feeling of “sunny happiness” when smelling limonene. These types of compounds end up in the glands that inhabit the “skin” of plants, and can create biological affects in our bodies when ingested. For example, the plant oils in mint can cause a feeling of relaxation when taken as a cup of tea.