The Importance Of Terpenes In CBD
Ever wonder what gives the cannabis plant its unique smell? Or why certain strains of cannabis are better for sleep and others better for pain? Well, it may be the terpenes. It’s no surprise that the hemp plant is filled with therapeutic cannabinoids: CBD, 0.3% THC, CBN, CBG, etc. But what some people don’t know is that hemp contains other potent phyto-nutrients that promote sleep, and relieve pain and anxiety. In fact, terpenes are one of the most active ingredients found in hemp.
What are terpenes
Terpenes are organic molecules responsible for the unique flavors, smells, and colors found in cannabis. To date, over 100 terpenes have been identified by scientists. These volatile compounds help protect the cannabis plant from pests, extreme temperatures, and environmental dangers. Even if you’ve never tried hemp-derived CBD or cannabis related products, you’ve had contact and even consumed terpenes.
How? Through certain fruits, herbs, and other everyday plants.
Why are terpenes important?
One of the most interesting things about terpenes are the effects they have on the body. In fact, terpenes found in broad and full spectrum CBD products help stimulate certain receptor cells found throughout the body. Additionally, the terpenes found in hemp are what help boost CBD’s therapeutic properties. These properties ultimately contribute to the entourage effect –– when all compounds found in the cannabis (hemp) plant work together within the body.
While we know hemp-derived CBD contains an array of therapeutic benefits, the terpenes in hemp also contain their own benefits.
One of the most common and popular terpenes is Myrcene. This terpene gives cannabis a unique earthy, musky, and spicy scent. Myrcene is also found in herbs like basil, thyme, lemongrass, hops, and even mangos. One of the benefits of myrcene is its ability to reduce pain. Studies show that when myrcene was given to mice, their pain decreased.
Another common terpene found in cannabis is Limonene. This terpene is best known for its citrus flavors and aromas. Studies show that the citrus oils of limonene help reduce anxiety in mice, other studies suggest it contains potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
B-caryophyllene is yet another common terpene and is best known for its pharmacological effects. This terpene is found in cannabis, cinnamon, oregano, and black pepper. Amazingly, according to studies, B-caryophyllene has been shown to activate our CB2 receptors and reduce inflammation in immune cells. It’s also been shown that B-caryophyllene contains antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Terpenes and CBD Philly
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