If you are at all interested in CBD products, you have probably heard of “terpenes”.
Terpenes are closely related to cannabis, and knowing what they are can help you choose the CBD products that will give you the best results.
In this article, we will introduce terpenes and what they do.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are terpenoids, a general term for naturally occurring substances found in many plants.
Terpenes are found in cannabis plants, citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, lavender and rose flowers, herbs such as thyme, and various trees, and they create the characteristic aromas of plants.
In addition to plants, animals, insects, and fungi also have terpenes, and it is estimated that there are more than 20,000 species of terpenes in all.
Terpenes are substances that produce characteristic fragrances. In the case of plants, they emit fragrances to lure insects to pollinate them, and conversely, the power of terpenes can keep pests away.
For humans, terpene scents can reduce anxiety and stress, and are used in aromatherapy, air fresheners, and cosmetics.
In recent years, research has been conducted on its medical applications, and it is expected to have analgesic, sedative, and diabetes treatment effects.
Entourage effects can be obtained
CBD is known to regulate the autonomic nervous system and improve the quality of sleep.
The combination of cannabinoids such as CBD and terpenes produces what is called the “entourage effect”.
The entourage effect is a synergistic effect, meaning that CBD oil containing terpenes has a stronger entourage effect than CBD taken alone.
In addition, studies have shown that terpenes change the shape of endocannabinoid receptors, causing more CBD to be poured into them.
How to choose CBD products
There are three extraction methods for CBD products: isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum.
Isolate is CBD-only extraction, Broad Spectrum is extraction of all cannabinoids except THC, and Full Spectrum is extraction of all cannabinoids, including THC.
For an entourage effect, terpenes and other cannabinoids must be present in addition to CBD, so we recommend either Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum CBD products.
We have introduced terpenes.
Terpenes are naturally occurring substances called terpenoids found in plants and other plants, and are responsible for the unique aromas of plants.
The aroma of terpenes can reduce anxiety and stress, and they are used in aromatherapy and cosmetics.
Terpenes can be combined with cannabinoids such as CBD to produce an entourage effect, which can be felt more intensely.