What are terpenes?
Terpenes are natural organic molecules found in flowers, fruits, and herbs. They are responsible for the citrus aroma you take in when you peel an orange. Although there are hundreds of Terpenes that can naturally occur in Cannabinoids, sometimes CBD producers put in additional terpenes to enhance a product’s flavour.
Different terpenes found in CBD and their benefits
Terpenes in CBD can be of great value because of their specific effects on the human body. Some of the most common terpenes used in CBD oils include:
Linalool – which has a floral and sugary aroma and can be used as an anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant.
Pinene – which is gotten from pine needles and has a pine scent, is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, bronchodilator, and can be used for neuroprotection
Myrcene – has a citrusy and herbal aroma which helps induce sleep and is associated with cannabis. It is used for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, and muscle relaxing properties.
Caryophyllene – binds to CB2 receptors, has pepper and spicy aromas and is used for its gastric protective and anti-inflammatory properties.
Humulene – which is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and has excellent appetite-suppressing properties that can be beneficial for people who want to lose weight.
Because of the above terpenes benefits, they make excellent additions to CBD oils. Terpenes combined with CBD produce a heightened effect that is more helpful to the body. This phenomenon is known as the Entourage effect. This is the reason why most people prefer full-spectrum CBD products to CBD isolate.
Not only are terpenes safe, but they are also essential. They improve the cannabidiol experience by enabling the body to make better use of the CBD taken. Most people prefer taking terpenes because it gives you a more predictable effect. They also make it possible for CBD producers to add flavour to the cannabinoid without having to use artificial flavouring.