Most of us are familiar with Cannabis and its common derivatives, such as CBD and THC. We are also aware of the therapeutic properties these cannabinoids possess and their effect on human health. However, the Cannabis plant contains another highly beneficial class of compounds
called terpenes. Cannabis terpenes have been found to promote human health by aiding different physiological functions of the body.
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What are terpenes?
Before we get into the specifics of terpenes, let’s take a good look at the General definition of terpenes. The pins are aromatic compounds that give each plant its characteristic Aroma. Terpenes are known for the scent they produce and extensive health benefits for our body and mind.
Certain pins also have the ability to bind to the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, just like the cannabinoid, and accelerate a particular reaction in the body.
Cannabis sativa is composed of more than a hundred active compounds that contain cannabinoids, phytochemicals, and terpenes. Hemp is one of the most recommended strains of Cannabis that allows us to explore the benefits of the plant. It contains the least amount of THC, the primary intoxicating agent of marijuana. CBD extracted from hemp contains terpenes as well, and their entourage effect helps in several functions of the body. The entourage effect refers to how all these compounds work in synergy when consumed together.
Following are some of the common terpenes of the hemp plant: –
- Linalool – It provides the characteristic scent of lavender and is widely used to calm the nerves and make the body and mind feel more relaxed. It is a perfect bedtime terpene.
- Caryophyllene – It has the characteristic peppery and Woody cent that is also found in black pepper. It is famous for reducing inflammation and producing a calming effect.
- Myrcene – Myrcene is the most common and abundant type of CBD terpenes. It has a fruity Aroma and helps in reducing inflammation and producing a calming effect. It is one of the common constituents of medicinal and bath bombs.
- Pinene – Pinene is a terpene found in the pine trees. Its antiseptic behavior help reduces uneasiness and inflammation.
- Limonene – It is the second most abundant atropine in the Cannabis plant. It has a natural citrus fruit like Aroma and is a powerful stress reliever and reduces the symptoms of withdrawal.
How to Add CBD Terpenes in Our Daily Life?
There are two types of products available in the market i.e. isolated terpenes and full spectrum or board spectrum CBD oil containing all cannabinoids along with terpenes. You can add these to your daily life routine by trying Active Relief products like:
Oil/tinctures: Take a sublingual dose or add it to your favorite food or drink. For first time users try the 1000 mg dosage at the beginning and end of your day to start feeling the side effects. Click here to find out more about the 1000mg Tincture by Active Relief.
Topical: Get a terpenes rich cream or lotion and apply it to the affected areas. Try the Active Relief THC free 350 mg Soothing Freeze Gel combines highly natural, deep penetrating topical cold therapy pain relief gel formulation with 350 mg of pure CBD and a convenient roll-on applicator that offers a great topical delivery for sports and active lifestyles brands, as well as for brands with a more medicinal dermal health focus. And don’t forget the always fun to use Bath Bombs. Edibles: The most convenient way to intake terpenes. Go for full-spectrum CBD gummies or brownies. To get started with edibles see our selection of gummies here.
Still have questions about terpenes give our FAQ a look or send your question to our team and receive an answer ASAP. Stay safe out there and enjoy CBD every day 🙂