Boosters: HYPE OR HOPE?

Boosters: hype or hope?

I never met a Booster I didn’t like... Let’s face it, this is the mantra of North American growers. There are so many self identified ‘boosters’ out there it takes a super computer to count them. Problem is few truly boost plant processes, which is what a booster should be, most are either additional nutrients, organic compounds, or someone dipping their old socks in a vat of water. One company actually has three products that are the exact same products, only the names were changed to protect the innocent.

A booster acts independent of nutrients, enabling the plant’s systems to work at optimal levels while leaving no footprint or excess baggage behind. It works by influencing plant systems, sometimes by triggering desired responses such as an auto- immune response, or by increasing in specific essential oil production.

The best booster

There are many ways to get there, by overloading a particular component and hoping a runaway reaction occurs, by morphing a system to produce more of one thing or another, by directly interjecting a component through translaminar or transcellular migration, or by genetically altering the plant. None of these methods are particularly effective, consistent or benign (some even dangerous). The problem is we only affect one part of a system while ignoring the rest. The best way to achieve these goals is to affect all the systems with the one component common to all systems, Energy.


By affecting the energy pathways, all of them from production, to translocation, storage, and utilization, we can affect all systems equally. Therefore, the best booster would be one that affected all systems and allowed them to utilize energy at the optimal rate possible. Not just this, but it would be one that works with the plants existing systems, causes no imbalances, produces no mutations, works within the plants own framework, and leaves nothing behind that is toxic or allergenic.

A booster should allow energy to be metabolized easily

A booster should allow energy to be metabolized easily, moved quickly, and utilized as needed never limited. By allowing these things to happen, the plant has all the energy it could ever need for flower production and maturation; production of desired compounds like oils and alkaloids; rapid and extended photosynthesis; effective available storage of energy components like starch; stronger, faster dividing cells; and better respiration processes in the plant cell. The only thing that would improve upon this magic elixir would be if it were composed in such a way as to significantly affect particular areas as well so that overproduction of desired components would not alter or tax all other systems because our energy is now free flowing and available whenever and wherever the plant needs it.

Encourage flower and oil production

By using the right plant components, and combining them with the correct decomposition process it might even be possible to take advantage of other desired results such as encouraging the plants natural immune systems, a kind of vaccination. We might even be able to encourage heavier flower and oil production by mimicking specific stressors, or change the ratios of internal compounds to generate more of what the market is after and less of what is ineffective. We might also be able to affect the way structural and chemical compounds are laid down so that cells become larger or oils and saps become denser. Well, truth is, there are two boosters now that do exactly this.

One company actually has three products that are the exact same products, only the names were changed


Healthily immune system

CANNA Research has developed two products for the market; CANNABOOST and BIOBOOST. The two are identical in almost every way. BIOBOOST is the better fit for those wanting to grow as organic as possible together with Bio Vega and Bio Flores nutrients.

A significant part of both products is the oligosaccharines that result from the breakdown of bio components. These are small carbohydrate chains from a cell wall, of a particular size, that encourage cellular function. They encourage key things in a plant such as immune system health, alkaloid and essential oil production, protein synthesis allowing the cells to become denser, and help bring the ‘organic’ taste in consumed plant components.

Instead of trying to find many products to do the same thing (can’t be done), a grower can invest in CANNABOOST and BioBOOST and get them all in one package.

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