Meet the Molecule: a 15mm rebuildable concentrate atomizer, in design since 2014, that uses flattened SS316L coils inside a quartz cup to vaporize any cannabis-derived extract.

The coils are stainless steel, allowing the user to employ temperature control to customize their own personal experience. Myriad published charts show the boiling points of known cannabinoid terpenes and their effects. Temperature control, guided by these charts, can help take your happy vaping to the next level by allowing you to choose whether you want a more cerebral or physical experience, including how energizing or sedating that should be.

Perhaps more important than “experience,” however, is the safety of design and product being used in the device.


Atomizers that yield hazardous materials and are usually poor in design. Unfortunately, they have flooded the market. This epidemic is due to the general lack of consumer knowledge.  Thankfully, Advanced Vape Supply has brought us a remedy.

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You want a device that maintains accurate temperature for many reasons, one being that oils can reach combustion if the hardware makes it too hot. And when something surpasses it’s combustion temperature, it becomes carcinogenic. This is unsafe and increases your risk of serious health complications, which defeats the main reason for vaping—health.

Additionally, temperature control prevents overheating terpenes in the concentrate and causing the formation of harmful byproducts such as formaldehyde, methacrolein, and benzene. At 221ºC (430ºF), however, you vaporize over 98 percent of the active components of the concentrate, but at a safe temperature.

Research shows that silicone generates formaldehyde at temps above 149ºC (300ºF).  Delta9-THC alone boils at 155ºC (311ºF). The terpene boiling points of our interest, reach 220ºC (428ºF) for THCV and CBC.  Therefore, we believe that the poor heat resistance of silicone is not to be underestimated in terms of triggering potential health issues.

Some vaporizers have plastic mouthpieces directly above the heating element that can melt from high temps and release VOCs, POMs, or dioxides.


These and other issues were taken into account when creating the Molecule. Advanced Vape Supply wanted build lasting relationships with their clients by ensuring their product offers a clean, user friendly, and cost efficient experience product with the Molecule.

Best Concentrate Atomizer—The Molecule

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One of the many innovations in design to address these problems was the use of nontoxic, nonstick, and odorless fluorocarbon O rings. Fluorocarbon is used in pharmaceutical and food manufacturing as well as processing applications. It is stronger than silicone with a much higher heat and chemical resistance, which is better for vaping concentrates that were solvent extracted.

Additionally, the Molecule’s cap is made of stainless steel with a threaded delrin mouthpiece that goes over the cap to insulate your lips from being exposed to high heat. This prevents any degradation and any possible inhalation of off-gassing.

Solder and glues are often used in devices to hold pieces together. These pose similar health risks. In fact, if you use any tank or device with disposable coil heads and it isn’t defined as being “rebuildable,” there’s a 99% chance you’re vaping glue and solder.

The Molecule by Advanced Vape Supply does not contain any of these toxic materials.

Versatile Performer

In addition to the safety concerns, AVS pays close attention to providing the best user experience by engineering the Molecule to suit different needs. The Premium 18k Gold Plated 304 Stainless Steel 510 center pin, post-less deck, posts, and post screws ensure durability and accuracy in Temperature control or wattage modes.

The compact 15mm size allows for discretion and ease of transport, especially when paired with a small mod like the Joyetech evic basic. However, despite its short stature, the Molecule performs better than larger atomizers. The flattened single coil is designed for optimum Temperature Control response while more effectively utilizing the surface area of the coil and reducing reclaim. Additionally, one can add a round coil and fc2000 ceramic wick for use with distillate or a cotton wick for flavor testing nicotine e-juice.

Keep Cool

Top airflow prevents leaks and clogging. Moreover, utilizing the quartz bowl as a heat refractory, the heat from the coil is pushed upwards to the top cap, but then cool air comes back down the airflow which aides to dissipate heat. Incoming airflow also creates a vortex and infuses with the inhaled vapor to provide smoother puffs.

Design elements dissipate heat in order to avoid overheating your battery and minimize thermal retention. Otherwise the concentrate will remain hot, thereby degrading flavor on subsequent puffs.

The Molecule also has a black, high temperature ceramic coating. The large quartz bowl itself is strong and can hold enough material to last for hours of casual, light use without reloading.

Finished Yet?

Advanced Vape Supply is still innovating and developing accessories, like a line of bubblers. Look forward to that, of course, but the next piece of kit is pure innovation. And it’s set to be released in a couple of weeks.

AVS is coming out with another quartz cup which will rest on the coil and offer TC with a ramp time under three seconds. This will give an even more pure flavor from your cannabis extracts.


The Molecule is the most affordable concentrate atomizer on the market, due to its rebuildable nature and coils required to do so. AVS sells flattened pre-made coils for the molecule. You can also buy the wire itself and make your own coils, which is very easy to do.

Best Concentrate Atomizer—The Molecule

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The cost averages anywhere from $0.15-$1.50 depending on your choice. You can buy four new quad core fused coils, pre-flattened by AVS, for less than you would to change your coil once on most other devices.

The high performance of the Molecule and the design, which reduces reclaim, also helps ensure you vape every last drop of your concentrate. That benefit cannot be overstated.


With so many options in the world of concentrate vaporizers, it can be easy to receive bad information or waste money on devices that don’t work well and are potentially hazardous to your health! To help their customers have some peace of mind, AVS is having their wire and Molecule tested by a 3rd party laboratory and will publish the results as they come.

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1. What is CBD? What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?

Our Kentucky hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.

3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. organic hemp seedsTypically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Nowadays in the USA, many farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the best marijuana strains, such as our partnered farmers in Kentucky.

5. Why don’t you source your Hemp and CBD from within Colorado?

colorado growing operationWe feel that the hemp program in Kentucky is more well suited for our company in regards to growing hemp, and that because it’s 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill (and the 2016 Agricultural Appropriations Act), procuring it from there is perfectly legal at the federal level. Kentucky’s ecology is perfect for hemp just as it is for tobacco. The growing season is longer than in Colorado, and the soil is richer, so the quality of the hemp and the yields are better.

6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your product?

Our raw extracts have varying percentages of cannabinoid and cannabidiol (CBD) content, the range being 10%-99%. Each product has a unique formulation and uses varying ratios of our extract types. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.

7. What is the best method of use?

For our dietary supplements we can only recommend them for internal consumption. Our CBD isolate is for research purposes only. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like apple sauce or honey to cut through the flavor.

8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 drops but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.

9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?

Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative CBD Oil Extractside effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp extract supplements.

10. Which of your CBD and hemp products should I get?

As a company who sells various dietary and food supplements, we can’t suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.

When considering our different dietary hemp products, know that they all come in two strengths. Our Original Hemp blends (Classic Hemp Blend, Hemp Complete, Brainpower oil, & Signature Blend) all have 250+mg of cannabinoids per fluid ounce, and our concentrated blends have 1,500+mg per fluid ounce, six times the potency of our traditional oils. We’ve found that sometimes less is more, but nevertheless, some people like to take very large serving sizes of our hemp extracts.

The main difference between the four Original Blends is the additional herbal ingredients besides hemp. We suggest you research the separate components of each blend to determine which product may be most appealing to add to your dietary regimen. If you know it’s solely the hemp extract that you are looking for, with no additional ingredients, then Classic Hemp Blend or Classic Hemp 6x is what you’re looking for.

For dabbing and vaporizing or for research you can try our CBD Isolate.


11. Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?

In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.

12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

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Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.

13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?

No. We actually source our hemp from Kentucky, as it’s legal to ship across state lines. Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire hemp extracts and CBD for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another cannabis-friendly state. Many major news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get CBD oil in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our extracts comes from hemp instead of marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed. There are some exceptions, like with Indiana, Missouri and South Dakota we can’t sell our concentrated products due to state legislation.

We also ship to Japan, Australia, the EU, Switzerland, and Brazil. For all EU orders contact our exclusive distributor thereCannawell.

14. Is your Hemp Extract Oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?

Not quite. Ours are from hemp and RSHO is usually using marijuana, a different form of cannabis than industrial hemp. Our industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically marijuana that is used for RSHO.†

Generally speaking, most marijuana producers and sellers (especially on the black market) don’t test for contaminants (metals, pesticides, bacteria, etc.). Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoid content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays.

15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?

We have partners in Kentucky who grew a dedicated plot for us this year (2016) which is being used in our products now. mjna message boardWe also currently source from Europe but we’ll be changing that soon.

16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.

17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.

Many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.

18. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia

There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).

For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.