Do you keep seeing the word 'terpenes' when shopping for your CBD? Are you interested to know what they are, and why you should discover which one is best for you? You may be surprised to find out that terpenes are everywhere in everyday life and to top it all off, they could be very beneficial for us! So read on if you're interested in a short terpenes guide and by the end of it you should know which terpenes are most likely to help you.
In layman's terms, terpenes are natural compounds found in many plants. These compounds are what gives plants their own unique aromas. In the cannabis plant, these compounds are concentrated heavily together. It is the contrasting scents of different terpenes that give hemp CBD buds their distinct aroma. Produced in the same glands as cannabinoids like CBD and THC, terpenes are aromatic oils that colour cannabis varieties with distinctive colouring and flavors. Not dissimilar to other strong scented flowers such as lavender the cannabis plant developed terpenes to adapt, repelling predators and luring in pollinators. There is an abundance of terpenes present in the cannabis plant with over 100 different varieties being distinguished. Terpenes are thought to have different effects on the body with some users experiencing calming effects from some terpenes, whilst others say they have felt uplifting, energizing and even euphoric experiences from different types of terpenes.
Some CBD users may wish to supplement terpenes on top of CBD. Although the aromas are beautiful, terpenes can offer much more than a pleasant scent. Terpenes could likely play a pivotal role in the different effects produced by different strains. It is thought that terpenes have potential therapeutic effects to assist with a vast array of ailments from asthma to neurodegenerative disease. Terpenes are thought to be antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial.
Take for example a CBD user who is supplementing CBD to help with aches, pains and inflammation. It may benefit this user to search for a CBD product which contains added terpenes of Myrcene. Myrcene is a terpene that is believed to have sedating and relaxing effects. These effects could be beneficial when looking to manage pain and inflammation. A Granddaddy Purple disposable vape pen or a Blue Dream concentrated shatter will contain Myrcene terpenes and help promote these desired effects.
Now consider a user who supplements CBD to try and help with anxiety and stress relief. Perhaps this user may find some relief in terpenes that're considered to boast more of an energizing effect overall. Limonene and Terpinolene would be a good start. These terpenes are commonly believed to be uplifting, elevate mood and relieve stress. Somebody looking to relieve stress or shake their anxiousness may find some resolution with these terpenes. A gorilla glue #4 disposable vape pen or a super lemon haze concentrated shatter would be a good way to bring on the desired effects. I personally love limonene and terpinolene. As somebody who suffers with anxiety most days I find myself procrastinating important tasks due to mental blockages. In my own experience supplementing these terpenes can help me overcome these hurdles and focus for longer periods of time without being anxious or stressed.
Let's take a closer look at some of the most popular terpenes.