Terpene information. Terpenes explained2019-02-05T18:13:09+00:00

Terpene information. Terpenes explained

Terpenoids

Terpenes are a very large group of organic chemicals produced by a variety of plants.

They have strong flavors or aromas and are often used by plants for defense against predators.

You  are probably already familiar with many terpenes such as limonene, a citrus terpene found in many products including food, pinene – a common pine scent, as well as many common fragrances.

Terpenes are also what give each individual strain of cannabis its distinctive taste effect and is partially responsible for what is known as the “Entourage Effect”, which is the aggregate effect of all the various cannabinoids and terpenes in found cannabis.

 

How Terpenes Interact With the Human Body

Not a lot is know yet but what have been discovered is that cannabis terpenes support other cannabis molecules in producing desired effects.

Terpenes do more than provide flavor and aroma.

They also support CBD molecules in producing the desired effects.

We call this the entourage or ensemble effect, and it’s the reason terpenes have become such a critical area in CBD research. Whether we consume full spectrum CBD we all go to CBD for the same thing — the effect.

The entourage effect presents a reality in which the right cocktail of CBD compounds will prove more potent and effective than an isolated compound.

Mounting scientific evidence suggests that terpenes play a considerable role in not only tempering the intoxicating effects of CBD but also creating synergy with phytocannabinoids and even increasing their therapeutic value.

A huge factor in the CBD industry’s current terpene boom is the growing popularity of vaping — the act of inhaling vaporized CBD concentrates through a temperature-specific heating method such as a vaporizer.

Vaping concentrates at high temperatures typically results in a smooth, tasty CBD vapor-rich in terpene flavors. What many vapers may not be aware of is the possibility that terpenes change when super-heated.

So if you want to enjoy a flavorful  vape without heating the terpenes to toxicity, vape at as low a temperature as possible.