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What are Terpenes, Their Benefits, and Used For? Why You Should Care
If you’ve been in the CBD loop for a while, chances are you know about terpenes to some extent. These compounds found in broad-spectrum and full-spectrum CBD oil (and throughout the plant kingdom) are crucial for the best therapeutic results.
So what are terpenes? What role do cannabis terpenes play? How do they impact the quality of CBD products? Let’s look at these questions – and more – to see why natural cannabis terpenes aren’t just beneficial – they’re essential.
What are Terpenes?
A Quick Note on Cannabis
Before we discuss terpenes, we need to clear the air about cannabis and cannabinoids. “Hemp” and “cannabis” are often used to differentiate between low-THC and high-THC products. There’s no scientific basis for this difference. All forms of this plant, be it “hemp” or “marijuana,” refers to the cannabis Sativa L. plant species.
“Hemp” is a legal term for cannabis with less than 0.3% THC by dry weight, while “marijuana” (often referred to as “cannabis”) exceeds the 0.3% limit. Neither marijuana nor hemp is considered plant species in the field of botany.
The compounds in cannabis are identical, regardless of the cultivar they come from.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are naturally-occurring oily compounds found throughout the plant kingdom, including all cannabis strains. Known for giving plants and fruits their distinct aromas, terpenes may also have a variety of therapeutic properties. The terpenes found in cannabis are no different than those in their natural plant counterparts.
Many terpenes offer exclusive, unique effects, while others often overlap. While seemingly random, these effects “stack up” in a synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and terpenes that maximizes a CBD product’s benefits.
Whether ingested or smoked, the effects and benefits remain consistent. The only difference is that inhaled terpenes and cannabinoids take effect almost immediately, while ingestible CBD takes anywhere from 30 minutes to three hours.
Are Terpenes Bad for You?
No, terpenes aren’t bad for you – quite the contrary. After all, they exist in every plant, flower, and vegetable we grow or consume.
However, this isn’t the case for inhaled cannabis. Terpenes are a bit irritable and they don’t like heat. Consequently, vaping cannabis terpenes at temperatures above 401 F (205 C) causes terpenes to destabilize and become benzene, a known carcinogen.
Cannabis vape pens and CBD flower will burn well above that threshold. A temperature-controlled dry herb vape is the only way to smoke terpenes at lower temperatures.
Types of Terpenes
Different types of common terpenes are split into several categories based on their molecular structure.
The Nine Types of Terpenes
Terpenes are composed of several isoprene molecules or “units” (Jackson, 2008), which are composed of five carbon atoms with double bonds (two pairs of electrons mutually attached to two atoms).
The most “basic” terpenes, such as myrcene, linalool, and pinene, are considered “monoterpenes” because they contain only two isoprene units – the simplest structure of all terpenes. Below is the full list with some examples.
Monoterpenes (limonene, myrcene, pinene)
Hemiterpenes (isoprene, isoprenol)
Sesquiterpenes (humulene, farnesene)
Diterpenes (kahweol, cafestol)
Sesterterpenes (geranylfarnesol, leucosceptrine)
Polyterpenes (natural rubber)
Tetraterpenes (beta-carotene, lycopene)
You may not recognize some – if not most – of these names. That’s because not all of these terpenes exist in cannabis strains. But researchers have identified around 400 terpenes native to cannabis products. This number pales in comparison to the over 20,000 known terpenes throughout the plant kingdom.
However, only a handful have received extensive research into their therapeutic properties. If what we know so far is any indication, terpenes may be a breakthrough in personal wellness.
Terpenes vs. Terpenoids
Terpenes are also split into two categories, again based on molecular structure. All terpenes contain “functional groups.” Functional groups are groups of atoms that give a compound its specific effects.
Compounds containing only hydrogen and oxygen atoms are considered terpenes. Terpenoids, on the other hand, carry additional functional groups.
Why are Terpenes Important in Cannabis?
The terpenes found in plants are important for a variety of reasons. Different cannabis strains get their unique flavor, scents, and effects from specific, relatively consistent, cannabinoid and terpene profiles.
But there’s much more to the many different terpenes than flavor and effects, which we’ll cover next.
Role in Protecting the Cannabis Plant
Potential predators, such as pests or hungry animals looking for food, constantly threaten plants – and cannabis is no exception. Plants use certain terpenes and terpenoids to help repel anything that may want to snack on its fruits, leaves, or flowers.
The smell or taste of certain terpenes reduces the chance of a cannabis harvest being damaged by animals and critters looking for a buffet. Here are a few examples (Boncan et al., 2020):
Another lesser-known role, many terpenes help attract pollinators, aiding natural plant reproduction.
Although pollinators can complicate things for outdoor breeders, terpenes found in cannabis strains are critical in the wild.
Pollination terpenes in cannabis include:
As you can see, there’s some overlap between protective terpenes and pollination terpenes. But that’s what makes these oily compounds so amazing. They’re versatile, so terpenes may offer a variety of therapeutic effects. More on that next.
Many terpenes found in cannabis may have anti-inflammatory properties. It’s difficult to determine how effective they are, but strains high in certain terpenes may offer better anti-inflammatory benefits.
Pain is a major symptom people like to treat with THC and CBD. Based mostly on anecdotal evidence and preliminary research (which we’ll cover later), both major cannabinoids are reportedly able to relieve mild to moderate pain.
People rely on cannabis extracts – such as CBD oil – to help relax and sedate them in the evenings. Again, these haven’t been examined in clinically-controlled, double-blind studies, but early and anecdotal evidence appears to support the use of CBD for sleep.
Epilepsy is the only condition that actually received three double-blind, placebo-controlled studies, according to the FDA. The conclusions led to the approval of a CBD-derived pharmaceutical drug called Epidiolex.
However, these studies only covered two specific forms of severe childhood epilepsy. There’s no evidence to suggest that CBD helps with the many other types of epilepsy that are more common and less severe.
It’s also critical to note that CBD can interfere with certain epilepsy medications. We strongly recommend speaking to a doctor or specialist before trying CBD to treat seizures.
Although some cannabis strains are more effective than others (again, due to the terpenes and cannabinoids involved), CBD appears to help some people with nausea or poor appetite.
Certain terpenes may have antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral properties. This can come in handy for internal (smoking, ingestion) or external (topical) use.
The Entourage Effect
The Entourage Effect is a synergistic relationship between cannabinoids, terpenes, and terpenoids. In other words, these compounds work together, building upon each others’ effects – more on that shortly.
What are the Benefits of Terpenes?
Cannabinoids and terpenes go together like peanut butter and jelly. While, unfortunately, we can’t cover the over 400 terpenes and terpenoids in cannabis flowers, there are a few major ones that received attention from researchers.
Most of these terpenes are believed to have multiple benefits. However, the list is too extensive to cover in detail. We’ll focus on one or two benefits in each, covering the symptoms mentioned earlier
Beta caryophyllene (or B-caryophyllene for short) is a unique terpene. Beta-caryophyllene is the first known “dietary cannabinoid.” No, that’s not a typo. Unlike other terpenes, caryophyllene binds to the CB2 cannabinoid receptors located in the peripheral nervous system, digestive system, immune system, and more. (Hartsel et al., 2016)
Caryophyllene hasn’t received much attention in human studies, but animal studies are plentiful (and the next best reference point we have).
One such study examined the potential pain-relieving properties of caryophyllene on rodents. injected beta-caryophyllene extract into one front paw, while leaving the other as a control reference. Researchers observed that the pain response in the animal subjects was milder in the test paw compared to the control limb. (Klauke et al., 2014)
The authors concluded that the mechanism of action is likely due to the CB2 receptors’ role in controlling pain and inflammation (among others issues).
Aroma: spicy, peppery
Sources: black pepper, clove, basil, cinnamon
Effects: relaxation (without sedation)
Uses/Benefits: pain, inflammation
Linalool is a rare terpene found in certain cannabis strains. Despite it popping up less frequently, linalool is famous for its ability to potentially help control seizures.
While this claim is far from proven, some studies point to a possible connection between linalool and antiepileptic effects.
One study examined linalool’s anticonvulsant effects in mice. The researchers stress the longstanding role between essential oils and their history of therapeutic use. They administered linalool at 200 – 300 mg/kg to laboratory mice before inducing seizures.
They found that mice who took the 300 mg dose showed a notable reduction in seizure duration. Ultimately, the researchers observed that linalool is comparatively effective to diazepam, an anti-seizure drug used to stop seizures in a medical emergency or for daily therapeutic use (Sousa et al., 2010).
Aroma: wood, floral
Sources: lavender, coriander, basil
Effects: relaxation, sedation
Uses/Benefits: seizures, sleep, stress
Consuming CBD or THC can spike appetite – especially with the latter. But the cannabis strain contains enough humulene, you’ll experience the opposite effect.
However, no research exists on how humulene can help with weight loss – if at all. But experts explored other areas and found some key benefits, most notably its unique (but not exclusive) antibacterial properties.
A 2020 study examined humulene’s effects on Bacteroides fragilis, a bacteria responsible for inflammatory bowel disease. When applied to a sample of the bacteria, the author noticed a reduction in B. fragilis biofilm and bacterial replication. These results indicate that humulene may help lighten or eliminate some infections (Jang et al., 2020).
This discovery is particularly important due to the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which poses a threat to modern medicine as we know it.
Aroma: wood, spice, herbal
Sources: ginseng, hops, sage
Effects: reduced appetite, relaxation
Uses/Benefits: appetite control, antimicrobial
Limonene is a terpene found in citrus fruits, among other sources. But while it’s known for its zesty, energizing aroma, Limone could also provide powerful anti-inflammatory benefits.
Inflammation is a common reason people turn to cannabis extracts like full-spectrum CBD oil, with many anecdotes and preliminary studies supporting its efficacy. If chronic swollen joints or other inflammatory symptoms are a problem, a hemp product rich in limonene may help.
One study looked at the anti-inflammatory effects of myrcene and limonene. Researchers tested the anti-inflammatory effects of both terpenes against osteoarthritis.
The experts grew human cartilage cells in a test tube, then applied both terpenes individually to each sample. They discovered that both myrcene and limonene inhibit nitric oxide production, an important molecule in signaling inflammatory responses.
With the nitric oxide muted, inflammation is less severe. But while limonene and myrcene both offered the same benefits, myrcene eventually was found to be marginally more effective (Rufino et al., 2015).
Sources: juniper, lemon
Effects: energizing, uplifting
Uses/Benefits: cleaners, food flavoring
As its name implies, pinene is a terpene commonly found in pine trees, making it responsible for the familiar smell we often find in the deep forest.
But pinene may have some other benefits as well. Pinene has gained attention from mental health experts and neurologists due to its potential neuroprotective properties.
A 2021 review of existing literature examined existing studies on the neuroprotective benefits of both pinene and linalool (whose possible neuroprotective properties we already established).
The review included both animal and cell studies. The authors noticed several instances of potential brain health benefits.
For instance, the studies reviewed show that essential oils high in pinene had significant antioxidant benefits. Antioxidants play a critical role in developing and maintaining brain health and fighting neurodegeneration due to age or a gradually worsening illness like Alzheimer’s.
The review also mentions preliminary evidence that pinene can help stabilize mood by controlling anxiety and depression while also having potential anti-seizure effects. (Green et al, 2021).
Sources: pine, rosemary, basil
Uses/Benefits: household cleaner, food flavoring
List of Other Terpenes Found in Cannabis
Since there are over 400 terpenes native to cannabis, it’s impossible to list them all. Below are a few examples of cannabis terpenes you may not have heard of.
The Entourage Effect and How Terpenes Enhance CBD
The Entourage Effect is a synergistic relationship between cannabinoids and terpenes. When combined with CBD and other cannabinoids, terpenes build upon each other’s strengths, even changing our own cannabinoid receptors to create new effects and benefits.
For instance, CBD indirectly alters our CB1 receptors to counter THC intoxication. Meanwhile, terpenes and terpenoids add their own therapeutic effects – with potent results.
How Do Terpenes Work?
A study from 2009 published in the International Journal of Neuroscience found that the effects of terpenes can be explained by the pharmacological or psychological aspect, which is quite impressive. The pharmacological aspect found that terpenes can do what they do by directly interacting and affecting our nervous system, central nervous system, and endocrine systems. (Herz, 2009)
On the other hand, the psychological aspect argues that the reason behind what terpenes do is how “odors exert their effects through emotional learning, conscious perception, and belief/expectations” rather than direct interactions with systems in our body.
There is plenty of research and studies on terpenes and how they interact with our bodies from the pharmacological aspect. In a 2001 review about the synergic activity among terpenes and flavonoids with cannabinoids, Russo and McPartland mention that terpenes (Russo et al., 2001):
Alter the pharmacokinetics of cannabinoids by altering the blood-brain barrier
An increasing bioavailability of cannabinoids
Acting on other receptors and neurotransmitters
Act as a serotonin uptake inhibitor
Enhance norepinephrine activity
Increase dopamine activity
Increase GABA production
On top of the studies regarding terpenes interacting with our system, there is evidence suggesting that terpenes may enhance or alter based on the psychological process through smell.
A 2003 study among 15 subjects ranging from 18 to 34 years of age found that odors can produce mood states that modulate the pain intensity, pain unpleasantness, mood, and anxiety or calmness. This study compared how altering attention away from pain or mood compared to the smell of odor and how it affected pain and mood (Villemure et al., 2003). The study found that attention direction had no effect on mood and anxiety but altered both perceived pain intensity and unpleasantness. In comparison, a pleasant and unpleasant odor changed mood, anxiety, and pain unpleasantness ratings but did not significantly affect perceived pain intensity.
For example, someone who had a negative experience with cannabis might find that the odor of cannabis produces anxiety as they remember the negative experience, while someone who enjoys consuming cannabis associates it with fun.
They concluded that both the pharmacological and psychological aspects contribute to the effect of cannabis terpenes. There is good evidence showing that terpenes do have direct physiological effects on our internal systems. Still, there is evidence associating terpenes’ smell to alter our mood and state of mind positively or negatively. This is not to say that cannabis terpenes have no “real” effect on our body, but they might vary from person to person.
How Are Terpenes Different From Cannabinoids?
Terpenes are different from cannabinoids for two reasons. First, cannabinoids directly or indirectly bind to our endocannabinoid receptors. Terpenes don’t work like that, with caryophyllene being the only exception.
Second, while terpenes are found in all plants, only cannabis provides external cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids). So while the cannabis flower contains terpenes, other plants are barren of cannabinoids.
Both groups also have different molecular or chemical structures, which influence how they interact with our bodies.
How to Know if a CBD Product Contains Terpenes?
It’s safe to say broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum CBD oil is superior to pure CBD isolate. But Just because oil contains terpenes doesn’t mean they’re the right kind of terpenes. In most cases, these critical cannabis compounds are lost during extraction, forcing the majority of vendors to infuse their oils with botanical terpenes artificially.
To avoid falling into this trap, it’s important to know how to check if your CBD product contains terpenes.
Check Third-Party Lab Tests
Third-party lab tests are the most accurate, detailed, and reliable sources. Not only do they cover terpene content, but they also mention cannabinoids and the presence of dangerous solvents (if any).
The results should be easy to read, with simple percentages assigned to each compound. Here is an example of Colorado Botanicals terpene profile test on their hemp extract.
Read the Labels Carefully
Again, there’s a difference between a cannabis product that contains natural terpenes compared to botanical terpenes.
If you see “botanical terpenes” mentioned as a specific ingredient, you know right away that the product is artificially infused with terpenes.
Where to Buy CBD Oil with Terpenes?
Plenty of vendors offer CBD oil with terpenes. But comparatively, few are able to retain natural cannabis terpenes without artificial infusion.
Colorado Botanicals offers a long line of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products, including oils, gummies, capsules, and topicals.
What sets CoBo apart from most premium CBD vendors is their proprietary CO2 extraction process. Their technique allows them to preserve natural cannabis terpenes that are otherwise destroyed during conventional CO2 extraction.
Couple that with discounts for repeat orders, excellent prices, and a flexible return policy, and it’s clear Colorado Botanicals is the best place to try terpene-rich CBD, risk-free.
Conclusion: What are Terpenes?
On the surface, terpenes are just oily compounds found throughout the plant kingdom that give plants their unique aromas.
However, recent research suggests that there’s more to terpenes than a nice scent or flavor. These compounds could have substantial medical benefits. If given enough attention, researchers may one day make significant medical breakthroughs using substances that have been under our noses for millennia.
But until more conclusive information is available, the next best option is to be cautiously optimistic.
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF TERPENES IN CBD PRODUCTS
It doesn’t matter if you are new to the industry or consider yourself a veteran. The CBD world is evolving quickly, which means things change fast. So there is always something new to learn. If you’ve been around the CBD world for some time, you’ve probably heard the term terpenes get tossed around at some point or another. There is a positive connotation with the word terpenes, which seems to indicate that the existence of these so-called terpenes is a good thing. But what are terpenes in CBD?
Even if you have not heard of their name, you’ve come across them before. Terpenes are found everywhere and are more common than you might realize. Whether you’ve seen it listed as an ingredient on your CBD oil or a beauty product, it is almost everywhere. So today, we will talk about the different types of terpenes and their role in broad spectrum CBD.
WHAT IS BROAD SPECTRUM CBD?
We are going to start simple with what broad spectrum CBD is. Broad spectrum products are the ones that contain all the components of the hemp plant, except THC. These products are similar to broad spectrum CBD, which contain all the cannabinoids including THC, but they lack the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. Unlike traditional pharmaceutical companies that prefer to extract a single compound for drug development, we lean towards broad spectrum CBD to ensure we reap the benefits of the entire plant.
When we use the whole plant, other phytocannabinoids and terpenes are in the CBD product too. This distinction is crucial since CBD is just one of the hundreds of cannabinoids found within cannabis and hemp plants. Broad spectrum CBD is more beneficial than an isolate because the plant components amplify each other’s therapeutic benefits. Hence they achieve something known as the entourage effect. We’ll come back to this shortly.
WHAT ARE TERPENES IN CBD?
So we know what broad spectrum CBD is. What are these terpenes that it contains? At a high level, terpenes are the aromatic, volatile compounds found in plants (not just CBD products). Whenever you smell flowers or fresh fruit, you are experiencing different types of terpenes at work. It may not be obvious, but terpenes surround us in our daily lives.
When it comes to cannabis, terpenes are the compounds that give the plant its individual, unique smell. Many don’t realize that THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids have no odor. So the fragrance comes from whichever terpenes are present. The terpenes in CBD products with THC are what produce the specific flavors.
Terpenes serve a more significant function than simply creating aroma or taste. Scientists believe they have additional beneficial properties. The existence of terpenes is not a new thing. And scientists who have been studying terpenes for a while have been led to believe specific terpenes could have different therapeutic effects. Several researchers have made notes of the role terpenes could play in aromatherapy, a holistic healing practice.
Now, a plant can have a large variety of different terpenes. When it comes to cannabis, there are maybe 200 various types of terpenes in the plant. But only a select handful of them appear in substantial amounts.
WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF TERPENES IN CBD PRODUCTS & PLANTS?
Think about all the different herbs and flowers we encounter with their distinct aromas and properties, from lavender to orange blossoms to rosemary–they are all brimming with terpenes. They have components that can make us feel good as well. For example, lavender has a calming effect. We can use orange blossom as a nerve tonic. And rosemary has long been known to be beneficial for the respiratory system. What might be surprising is that all of these terpenes are also in hemp.
Due to their healing properties, terpenes have long been the subject of scientific research. Dr. Ethan Russo was the researcher who ultimately described what the roles of terpenes in CBD are.
His paper coined the phrase the entourage effect. When it comes to hemp and CBD oil, we are not interested in all the individual properties of the various types of terpenes. Especially since the hemp plant itself has over 400 active compounds. Instead, we are interested in what all the components have to offer together. While modern medicine may favor the single extraction of compounds for drugs, whole plant extracts provide more benefits.
The blend of various compounds and substances creates this synergy that amplifies the overall effects, otherwise known as the entourage effect.
TYPES OF TERPENES
So now that we know what terpenes in CBD are and how they can help create the entourage effect, it is time to talk about the different types of terpenes and their benefits. Almost all our products contain trace amounts and sometimes, large amounts of terpenes. It’s crucial to understand what those individual terpenes are and what they add to the CBD products.
Much like its name suggests, pinene exists in pine needles, other conifers, sage, rosemary, and some citrus fruits. The aroma can be sharp and sweet. In aromatherapy, pinene can affect memory retention and alertness. Its therapeutic benefits include its use as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent.
Linalool is one of the terpenes in CBD with a delicate and floral aroma. It is present in lavender, rosewood, citrus, laurel, and birch. Many brands add linalool to their beauty products or topicals because of the pleasant scent. Linalool can have calming effects in aromatherapy as a sleep aid or anti-anxiety ingredient. It can also help with stress, depression, pain, and even convulsions.
When it comes to cannabis, the myrcene terpene is one of the most common terpenes in CBD to be brought up. It has a musky, earthy, and herbal aroma that people associate with cannabis. Although it is the smallest terpene, myrcene has powerful effects on the body. It also creates a drowsy, sleepy effect by making people feel tired. Outside of hemp and cannabis, it is present in mango, thyme, lemongrass, and bay leaves. Myrcene can have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antifungal effects.
Limonene is another type of terpene that is named accordingly. This terpene exists in citrus fruits, and it has the aroma of lemons. It is a mood booster terpene in CBD with the potential to alleviate emotional turbulence and provide general stress relief. As far as other therapeutic or medical properties, it is known to be an antifungal and anti-inflammatory agent. It can be helpful for anxiety, depression, and gastric reflux.
Now, what’s particularly interesting about limonene is the role it plays in CBD. It is a very important terpene because it expedites the absorption rate of other terpenes.
Caryophyllene is abundant in cloves, cinnamon, basil, oregano, and black pepper. It has a spicy, woody, or pepper-like aroma. The caryophyllene terpene in CBD is unique because it doesn’t have evident physical effects. Although, it has shown potential in helping with insomnia, muscle spasms, and pain. What sets it apart from other types of terpenes is that it may have the potential to interact with the endocannabinoid system, similar to cannabinoids.
Humulene is another common terpene in CBD that is also present in hops and coriander and has an earthy and woody scent. This terpene can act as an appetite suppressant and an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent.
LAB REPORTS & TERPENE CONTENT
An oversimplified way to think of terpenes is to think of them as essential oils. Hemp and cannabis plants have specific tastes and aromas due to the presence of their terpenes. And much like there are essential oils for everything, terpenes can also provide specific physical effects such as a calming sensation or help with alertness.
Not all labs test to know if there are terpenes in their CBD products. So they may not show in the lab reports or Certificates of Analysis. However, that does not mean they are not present. If you are ever concerned about the terpenes present in a product or do not see them listed in the COA, reach out to the company or brand directly.
At Envy CBD, almost all our products contain trace amounts of various types of terpenes because we prefer to lean towards creating broad spectrum CBD products. All our lab reports are made readily available, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Below is a breakdown of the terpene content for a few of our product categories.
To summarize what terpenes are in CBD products, we can point to the different roles they play. Because of their healing properties and distinct aromas, terpenes have several therapeutic uses, especially in aromatherapy. Broad spectrum CBD means that all of the terpenes and cannabinoids of the whole plant stay intact during processing. And this impacts how the body receives CBD.
Unlike in modern medicine, where they favor a single extract of a compound for the production of pharmaceutical drugs, broad spectrum CBD uses a combination of terpenes and various cannabinoids. The synergy between different substances working together creates the entourage effect. CBD isolate products cannot achieve this effect. And that is a big reason why Envy CBD leans heavily towards broad spectrum CBD products.
Plants contain hundreds and hundreds of different types of terpenes responsible for their aromas. Cannabis and hemp plants are no exception. While there are around 200 terpenes in the cannabis plant, there is only a handful that has significant amounts to be noticeable. Each terpene in CBD has different physical effects and medical properties with the potential to enhance the product. In other words, it works together to provide multiplied perks.
Whether or not you knew what terpenes were in CBD, it is more than likely that you’ve encountered them at various points throughout your life. Many of the scents we recognize, such as citrus, lavender, rosewood, sage, and so on, are the result of terpenes at work. We’re already very familiar with the benefits of some of these herbs and plants, so it is no surprise that the terpenes from these extracts also have similar benefits.
The most common types of terpenes in broad spectrum CBD are pinene, linalool, myrcene, limonene, caryophyllene, and humulene. Pinene at a high level is great for memory retention, alertness, and asthma. Linalool is recognized for its association with lavender and has calming benefits for anxiety and depression. Myrcene creates a musky and dank aroma that has come to be associated with cannabis. Limonene helps increase the absorption rate of other terpenes. Caryophyllene helps with insomnia, and humulene is an appetite suppressant.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Terpenes in CBD have much more to offer than just providing a distinct taste or smell. It is not common knowledge that terpenes have so many natural uses. Much like essential oils, there is likely a terpene for everything. While you can use CBD isolates on their own, the interaction of all the hemp compounds in broad spectrum CBD offers better overall benefits. When the terpenes interact with the other substances present, their properties are magnified, creating a better experience for the user.
An easy way to think about terpenes is to think about them the way you would with essential oils. While they are not the complete story, they add an extra layer to the CBD experience. Various types of terpenes have different properties, and everyone has a different preference for aromas or scents. While not all labs test for terpene content in their CBD products, this doesn’t mean they are not present. The next time you are looking for a CBD product to address specific pain points or needs, consider products that contain terpenes that may directly impact those needs.
We encourage all of our customers to do research and due diligence before making any CBD purchase. Reputable brands will always provide Certificates of Analysis that break down the exact contents. Envy CBD is proud to be a premium provider of potent and organic CBD products. See some of our CBD tinctures below, or visit our shop to choose from our vast collection of premium CBD products.
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