Six Popular Terpenes Explained: Part One
What’s all the hype about terpenes? You may have noticed that when you take a whiff of any cannabis strain on the market it, they smell different. The same goes for non-cannabis terpene extract sources like pine trees, berries, or oranges.
What does the aroma of a bud or a tree have to do with you enjoying the amazing effects of terpenes?
Well, it’s simple. Terpenes are the aromatic molecules found in cannabis and non-cannabis sources. What’s more, your sense of smell does play a part in how things taste specifically to you, which means terpenes can affect how you experience strains and isolates.
Why is this so important?
Preference. We all have it. Some people prefer the aroma of citrus with their strain while others like the pungent, woody smell. How about taste? The same approach applies. It’s all about choosing which experience you want to have, from the smell, taste, and effects.
In this post, True Terpenes will discuss terpenes, what they are, how are they used, some medical benefits currently being studied, and in part two, and three, we’ll share the top six most popular terpenes you need to know about.
If this is your first time adventuring into terpenes, consider learning more in our FAQ section. Not your first time? Shop our terpenes for sale online! Otherwise, continue reading to broaden your understanding of terpenes!
What Are Terpenes?
Most plants and some animals produce the organic chemical compounds called terpenes. When referring to the oxygenated derivatives of terpenes, these are called terpenoids. Terpenes are the aromatic molecules, which give plants their unique aroma and, in some cases, their taste. Terpenes are derived from the base molecule isoprene, which makes terpenes through replication.
Terpenes have two extremely important responsibilities in a plants life. First, terpenes help protect plants from potential predators. Second, terpenes are found in the resin that help protect the plant. In a large majority of cases, the resin is what scientists and professionals extract the terpenes from to create strains or isolates. When it comes to cannabis, a similar process is completed to extract terpenes.
The extraction of terpenes is how the cosmetic (fragrance, lotion, makeup), medical (studies and remedies), food industries and more have harnessed the potential of this organic chemical. Aromatherapy also uses terpene extracts in some of their products to enhance the effects.
Finally, terpenes do affect how cannabis strains smell and taste. As mentioned earlier, a terpene like Myrcene will give a bud or a non-cannabis strain its citrus aroma and taste while Caryophyllene will offer a spiced pepper aroma with hints of woody flavor. Depending on your strain and experience preference, you will be able to encounter a number of terpenes.
How Do Terpenes Work?
When it comes to how terpenes affect the body, they do have therapeutic effects on the body. Through various studies, it’s been shown that terpenes do have some medical benefits. Consumers report that specific isolates and strain profiles help them sleep better, relieve pain, or feel more energetic.
Terpenes primarily interact with our endocannabinoid system, assisting in the effects that THC, CBD, and more cannabinoids have on the body. Terpene isolates also have an effect on the body, which you can enjoy through consuming isolate products like Myrcene, Linalool, or Limonene.
Furthermore, there have been an exponential growth in studies focusing on how the endocannabinoid system directly relates to the immune system and disease. Among these studies are the use of terpenes to mitigate the effects of or remedy medical conditions.
Terpenes and Medical Benefits
There are hundreds of studies pointing at terpenes having the potential to revolutionize the medical field. Depending on the terpene, you can experience relaxation, energy, or boost focus. There are many more benefits to using terpenes. For example, Myrcene helps you find sleep faster while Limonene can help energize your mood.
It’s no wonder why studies are being completed to 100 percent understand how terpenes work. They’re natural and have positive health benefits, which we’ll discuss below, for those using them. What’s more, some 30,000 terpenes have been identified in nature. In cannabis, there are about 120 that can be extracted. That’s a lot of potential to help people!
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At True Terpenes, we only source our terpenes from non-cannabis. We steam distill for extraction to maintain the highest purity possible. Our terpene products are certified non-GMO, food-grade, organic, and natural. Shop our terpenes for sale online! Otherwise, read part two to learn about the six most popular terpenes.
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