CANNABIS DERIVED TERPENES
May 03, 2021
2 min read
Terpenes are chemical compounds produced naturally by plants. They usually have attractive and powerful scents and function majorly to woo pollinators or protect the plants from predators. Terpenes additionally possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; thus, they can offer plants resistance to diseases.
Cannabis terpenes, terps, or terpenoids are terms you might come across in your search for cannabis derived terpenes. Although terpenes and terpenoids are similar and sometimes used interchangeably, they are not the same. There is a slight difference in their chemistry. Terpenes are known to possess numerous wellness benefits, and since CBD's standing as a natural supplement is indisputable, cannabis terpenes are now exploited to enhance the potential benefits of CBD products.
What are Cannabis Terpenes?
Cannabis terpenes are naturally occurring components (aromatic hydrocarbons) of cannabis that contribute to their characteristic flavours. In other words, they are predominantly oily substances that give marijuana the aroma that makes it pleasing to users. They are produced by the same glands that make cannabinoids – CBD and THC. Like the terpenes in other plants, cannabis terpenes draw pollinators and ward off predators.
Cannabis terpenes may act alone or interact with hemp's active ingredients such as CBD, THC, flavonoids, and other phytocannabinoids to bring about a significant CBD effect. The cannabis plant is known to possess over a hundred different terpenes. These terpenes' formation is controlled by conditions like weather, maturation and age, climate, soil, fertilisers, etc.
Even though cannabis-derived terpenes are obtained from hemp flower, we refer to them as cannabis-derived and not hemp-derived. And this is because the same terpenes are found in both marijuana and hemp. Our cannabis terpenes are a unique formula of equal CBD and terpenes (50:50) in 100% pure extract full-spectrum oil. They include β-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, α-humulene, cis-nerolidol, α-bisabolol, trans-nerolidol, menthol, α-terpineol, δ-limonene, fenchol, β-pinene, α-pinene, linalool, β-myrcene, nerol, geraniol, borneol, isopulegol, eucalyptol, terpinolene, α-terpinene, γ-terpinene, fenchone, β-ocimene, ocimene, and α-phellandrene.
Benefits of Cannabis Terpenes
• Cannabis terpenes improve the entourage effects of CBD products by working in tandem with cannabinoids and other hemp active ingredients.
• Terpenes are non-psychoactive and therefore does not make CBD product to give users "high."
• They give hemp their characteristic appealing aroma and flavour.
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