What are Terpenes?

Take a Whiff.

AKA: Terps

These are natural oils that give herbs, fruits, hemp, and other plants their flavor and aroma. These can also be produced by insects and fungi! So why are terpenes important when it comes to CBD? They work together with the cannabinoids, resulting in the "entourage effect". Essentially this means they work better as a team to produce physiological, therapeutic effects.

Terpene Profile

This is the unique combo of terpenes that each strain of hemp and cannabis has. Sniff to see if you're naturally attracted to certain varieties. What smells good to you might not smell as attractive to others. Different environmental factors can have an effect on the terpene profile of a specific strain. Anything from climate, weather, and fertilizers can play a role.

Some Common Terps Include:

Pinene

Myrcene

Linalool

Limonene

Beta-Caryophyllene

Humulene

You will see the terpene profile included on most COAs.

This is important to note since terpenes bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body and work with the cannabinoids creating a therapeutic effect.

Our Be Cool tincture is formulated with beta-caryophyllene, alpha pinene, and limonene. This combination of terpenes had potential energizing effects, making it a great combination for a daytime/afternoon tincture. On the other hand, our Dream On tincture has myrcene and linalool which have potential sedative, calming effects- perfect for bedtime.

 

 

Source: Merry Jane, The CBD Solution with Lauren Wilson

 

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