Does full-spectrum CBD contain terpenes?
We’re often asked why full spectrum CBD is different from hemp CBD isolate products. Well, full spectrum hemp extract like the CBD found in our Deep Root Tinctures has a whole spectrum of cannabinoids, not just CBD. In addition to cannabinoids, full spectrum hemp products have flavonoids and terpenes.
Full spectrum hemp oil can contain any of 100 beneficial terpenes naturally occurring in cannabis plants.. What’s a terpene? Terpenes are compounds found in a variety of plants from pine trees to cannabis.
What is a terpene?
The most common terpenes found in cannabis / hemp products are: caryophyllene, limonene, linalool, myrcene and pinene.
That lemony smell in some cannabis plants? That’s limonene a terpene used for centuries as a mood enhancer.
What is limonene and how is it helpful?
The essential oil of citrus has been used in aromatherapy preparations for years. Limonene is the terpene that gives citrus essential oil its smell.
Can isolated terpenes help ailments?
Independently, the therapeutic effects of terpenes may not be enough to meet a patient’s medicinal needs, but they can help someone consuming marijuana find the right strain or variation that can present them with more than just THC. For example, if you are looking to consume something more helpful for stress, you might want to check out a strain high in linalool, which is a terpene also found in lavender plants and is known for its calming effects.
In wildflowers, terpenes help the plant survive by emitting one of the several pungent odors and strong flavors they may produce, terpenes are a crucial protector in the wild, repelling predators and attracting pollinators to help the plant thrive to the best of its ability.
What is pinene and how is it helpful?
Terpenes, flavonoids and cannabidoils work hand in hand in full spectrum products using the entourage effect. The entourage effect is said to boost the efficacy of cannabidoil products.
The strong pine smell of some strains? . Learn more about the terpene pinene in our Terpenes Part I blog post.