Why We Use Terpenes In Our Products
While a CBD isolate alone may be beneficial, studies have shown that the best CBD products contain other cannabinoids as well. The purpose is to have a CBD product that will give you more beneficial effects. The idea is to get you closer to the ‘Whole Plant,’ known as the ‘Entourage Effect.’
Why Are Terpenes Important?
Terpenes are flavor and scent compounds found in many plants and are responsible for giving cannabis strains their different effects.
Terpenes have medical benefits, like cannabinoids, and work synergistically with other cannabis compounds on the human endocannabinoid system (ECS).
What Are Terpenes In CBD?
You could be wondering how to use terpenes in vape to make the most out of them?
The good news is that we add terpenes in our products and create CBD terpenes to give you the benefit of the ‘Entourage Effect.’ By adding terpenes to CBD isolate, we make them closer to the ‘Whole Plant’ to help them produce specific effects.
Simply put, according to the entourage effect, using terpenes in CBD products such as CBD oil makes them more effective.
Types Of CBD Terpenes
Now that you know how to use CBD terpenes, let us understand the different types of CBD terpenes available and the effects each one of them has.
Though the best way to use terpenes is to add them to a CBD isolate, the overall effect will depend on the terpene profile of the CBD oil. The test report of our product shows its terpene profile, which is the strain of cannabis that our terpene blends are replicating, in the hopes of replicating the effects of those strains.
CBD terpene’s benefits are determined by another essential factor. Known as the major terpene component, it is the most prevalent terpene in each profile. There are other terpenes in each profile, but the major component is the one to focus on.
It’s a terpene profile that’s known for having highly relaxing effects. The major terpene component is Myrcene.
Myrcene is a terpene that appears in a lot of highly fragrant plants like mangoes, hops, basil, lemongrass, and thyme. Like these super-tasty organic plants, myrcene is known for having an herbal, earthy aroma.
Myrcene is a popular antioxidant. Antioxidants help protect your body from a process called oxidation, which can damage cells in the body. Antioxidants can help slow signs of aging.
Rodent-model studies have found that myrcene might have sedating properties. This is the reason many clients have found these terpenes for sleep to be helpful. Myrcene-rich plants have also long been used in herbal medicine to deal with insomnia or poor sleep.
It’s a terpene profile that’s known for providing uplifting and mildly energizing effects. The major terpene component is Humulene.
Humulene is a terpene that appears most predominantly in hops, giving hops-heavy beers their distinct flavors. It’s also found in black pepper and ginseng. It is known for having a mildly spicy, woody scent.
Research has shown Humulene to be an effective anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and appetite suppressant
If you’re looking for terpenes for anxiety, this refreshing, rather than sedating, terpene profile may be explored.
It’s a terpene profile beloved that’s known for providing creativity and some euphoria. Its major terpene components are Pinene and Camphene, creating a pine tree scent.
Pinene is the most common terpene in the natural world and can also be found in, you guessed it, pine trees, as well as basil and rosemary
Research is currently ongoing on Pinene, and it has potential as an anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator (helps open airways), and anxiolytic. Some research has shown Pinene can help improve short-term memory impairment associated with THC use.
Known for its stimulating properties, many have found positive effects from these terpenes for anxiety.
Camphene is a less-abundant terpene that’s found in ginger, citronella, and valerian.
Preliminary studies have shown Camphene may be an antioxidant and may have pain-relieving capabilities (2013 article in ISRN Toxicology). Many clients have reported ease of discomfort by using these terpenes for pain.