Welcome to Herbonaut!
We are a team of experts in the field of:
- Vaping and vaporizers (science, devices, and guides)
- Growing cannabis;
- CBD products, and;
- Cannabis & CBD science.
Most of us were born and raised in the Netherlands (some of us in Amsterdam).
Profile: Winston Peki, Head Research, Analysis, and Chief Editor of Herbonaut
Our chief editor is Winston Peki. He's also our main expert on vaping products and summarizing scientific articles about vaping, marijuana, and CBD in easy-to-understand bits and pieces.
Winston has a scientific background in statistics and knows exactly how to read and understand complex scientific research. But also how to distill complex scientific research into easy-to-understand bits and pieces.
Since 2015, Winston has read and analyzed over 800 scientific publications about cannabis, cannabinoids like CBD, and vaporizers. He has written over 200 in-depth articles about these topics.
Being an expert on these topics, he has written articles or has been cited in major online and print publications with a focus on cannabis, CBD, vaping, or health.
Whatever he researches or writes about, he's obsessed with a science-driven approach.
But what makes us really special?
Well, we're not interested in one-sided promotions. We want to show the full picture, including the dangerous and harmful sides of using products like vaporizers or CBD oil.
To get to a complete picture of a device or activity, in addition to extensive testing, we always read every study that has been done on that particular topic.
Our reviews are science-based. We rate products on metrics that have scientifically been shown to matter the most.
Additionally, we are absolutely obsessed with maximizing the performance and yield out of any:
- Setup (vaping or growing);
- Daily practice…
That we use/enjoy in our personal lives.
This obsession results in extensive research (including science), extensive testing, and complete exhaustion of possibilities.
What this means for you is that you're getting the FULL picture of any product, setup, or activity…
Not only based on our own experience and research, but based on the experience and research of hundreds of people directly around us, PLUS based on any findings coming out of the scientific world (example).
On top of this:
We test all the products on our website independently from ANYONE.
This means that:
- Noone can pay us to get their product on our lists of best products.
- Noone can pay us to increase the rating of their product in our reviews.
- Noone can pay us to influence our ratings in any way.
Since we and our circle of friends are all actual and daily users of the products that we review on our website, we look at all products on Herbonaut through the eyes of a real user.
We also have strict guidelines on how we review products:
- Most products we test for at least 1 month before we even publish anything about it.
- We continuously use most products and continuously update our reviews with any new findings we have.
- For every product that we review, we have a SYSTEMATIC, ORGANIZED, and CONSISTENT rating system (example).
Vaping & Vaporizers
What makes us experts, specifically on the topic of vaporizers?
In the past 10 years, most of us COMPLETELY gave up on smoking (both marijuana and cigarettes), with the help of vaporizers…
These devices can be a useful temporary and intermediate step to quit smoking before you quit both vaping and smoking completely. But this only holds true if you get the right vape and use it the right way. HOWEVER, If you don't, vaping can cause you even more harm than smoking.
Because of our success, we now feel obliged and honored to help the smoking/vaping community by providing in-depth comparisons and reviews on every type of vaping product.
Because let's face it:
There are a lot of worthless, and outright dangerous vaporizers and e-liquids on the market.
In such a new industry, the average beginner who wants to try out vaping has no idea what to get and where to get it.
It was the same for us: when we started out with vaping we wasted $200-300 before we finally found a device that was actually WORTH its money.
By reading our articles, you will save yourself the pain that we endured.
On our website you will find 3 types of articles related to vaping:
- Review and comparison articles where we review and compare the 5-10 best vaping products in a specific category (example fro dry herb vaporizers);
- In-depth reviews of 1 specific vaping product (example), and;
- Informative and how-to-articles that give specific and actionable advice on vaping (example).
After reading a few of these, consider yourself among the top 5% that know most about vaping and vaporizers.
If you're interested in our rating system for vaping products, click the link below:
First of all, if you live in a country or state where growing marijuana is illegal, DON'T DO IT.
That being said…
If you do live in a state or country where it's legal or tolerated, growing your own marijuana is not only one of the most REWARDING activities for a cannabis enthusiast or medical patient…
But also one of the most FUN activities.
The best part though:
Did you know you can save at least hundreds of dollars on herb expenses by growing your own marijuana?
And no, growing your own marijuana doesn't have to cost you thousands of dollars…
And no, growing your marijuana doesn't have to be hard if you simply stick to the basics.
But why listen to us?
2 of our team members have been growing their own marijuana for over 10 years.
Needless to say: they accumulated a VAST amount of knowledge and experience.
By using their knowledge and experience, you can get a cheap but extremely effective growing setup…PLUS drastically cut your learning curve, so the chances of you finishing your first grow successfully the 1st time, dramatically increase.
On our website you will find 3 types of articles related to growing marijuana:
- Review and comparison articles where we review and compare the 5-10 best growing supplies in a specific category (LED grow lights for example);
- In-depth reviews of 1 specific growing product, and;
- Informative and step-by-step how-to-articles that give specific and actionable advice on growing (example).
Consider yourself among the top 5% that know most about growing marijuana, after reading our essential growing articles.
Cannabis, Vaping & CBD Science
If you're on this website, I probably don't need to tell you that cannabis and cannabis-derived products can be used to improve well being (they can be used as poison too, it all depends on HOW you use it).
The compounds in cannabis have been shown to have potential health benefits.
CBD is one of those compounds which, over the years has shown to have countless potential benefits.
Some of us use products like medical marijuana strains and CBD oil on a daily basis to improve our health.
- Winston Peki our main editor uses CBD oil daily for an overall increased sense of well-being;
- One of our growing experts uses high-CBD strains for anxiety and depression.
We keep up with all the noteworthy research and share the results in easily digestible bits in our articles, so you can decide for yourself whether these products seem worthwhile for you.
We also review legal cannabis and hemp-based products, like CBD oil, which can be used as health-boosters (based on our subjective experience!).
When we recommend products we link out to them. Most of the time this will be through an affiliate link. By using these links, we can continue to grow this website by testing new products and writing new articles/reviews. In no way do these affiliate links influence the products that we recommend. This website is first and foremost built on trust and honesty. We are 100% convinced that you'll come to the same conclusion by following up our advice. In case you feel our advice was not what you expected, please do contact us, as we would love to hear from you and have a friendly discussion with you about your experiences and findings!
Herbonaut.com is owned and operated by Vaponaut (Dutch Business Registry Number: 67290949).