In-depth CBD Article: Terpenes and CBD Oil Products Part 2. Learn why this Matters!
What are the More Important CBD Terpenes? Read Terpenes and CBD Oil Products Part 2 to Learn.
Currently, approximately a dozen or so terpenes have been found at high enough concentrations in Hemp to justify or even consider research. Currently, out of those dozen+ CBD Terpenes, there are maybe six or seven that are available in even moderate-sized concentrations.
There are companies that create custom-designed synthetic CBD Terpenes that have specialized flavor or aroma profiles. These are GMOs with all the inherent risks.
Companies might argue that synthetic terpenes are completely safe. But guess what? There is always a risk of negative health effects from synthetics and any leftover chemical residues. BTW, Groovy Hemp Company CBD Oil products are non-GMO.
Common Terpenes and Their Effects
The more prevalent Marijuana and CBD terpenes include but are not limited to:
Myrcene – The aroma is musky and earthy. Think of cloves and herbal. It’s helpful for sedating and relaxing. Myrcene is an anti-inflammatory that is useful for pain relief. It’s also a sedative and muscle relaxant.
Limonene – The aroma is citrus. It’s a mood elevator and anti-depressant. It’s helpful for stress relief and reducing anxiety. Limonene also helps relieve nausea.
Pinene – The aroma is pine, fresh mountain air, and slightly woody. It will help you stay alert and it’s an energy booster. Pinene improves focus and memory and it’s also a bronchodilator.
Caryophyllene – The aroma is spicy, woody, and pepper. It provides pain relief and it’s an anti-inflammatory. Caryophyllene is also an anti-depressant and has anti-anxiety qualities.
Humulene – The aroma is woody, earthy, herbal, and spicy. It provides pain relief and it’s an anti-inflammatory. Humulene is also an appetite suppressant and is believed to have anti-tumor qualities.
Just to confuse you, the above-mentioned terpene characteristics are certainly not conclusive definitions. We suggest that you think of them as baseline descriptions, a starting point.
Depending on which article or post you recently read, currently, there are anywhere from approximately 140 to 200 different terpenes identified in cannabis.
You can visit the Internet and find multiple variations of terpenes and terpene characteristics. Short-term, doing that might give you a headache and some degree of eyestrain.
Long-term, it’s always productive to examine and learn different rational, intelligent, well-documented scientific perspectives.
CBD Terpenes and CBD Oil, Some Observations
In the Hemp industry, we have some very, very smart people who work in the fields, greenhouses, labs, and various phases of production.
We are happy to mention the Hemp industry always works on formulations that combine certain specific Terpenes and Phytocannabinoids in very specific amounts for very specific purposes.
No left-over hippie alchemy or fairy dust, this is an industry built on science and a lot of hard work.
The Hemp industry is a constantly changing, forever evolving landscape. Expect changes, unexpected advances, and many surprises. Expect that a lot of what you take for granted today could change tomorrow. And probably will.
Current industry knowledge of Terpenes and how they interact with Phytocannabinoids is ever-expanding and changing. The rate of change will more than likely increase as time goes on.
We believe that if you’re optimistic, you could envision a world where Terpenes and Phytocannabinoids play a larger role in societal health and wellness.
At Groovy Hemp Company, we’re cautiously optimistic.
Terpenes and CBD Oil, Some Science
To take a deeper dive into Terpenes take a few minutes and read the article listed below.