Terpenes are aromatic essential oils produced by cannabis plants that work together with cannabinoids to affect the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). Terpenes contribute to the “entourage effect” by chaining cannabinoids together and more fluidly delivering them to the body.
More than just expediting delivery of cannabinoids to the ECS, terpenes also enhance their general effectiveness. For example, most major varieties found in cannabis are either analgesic or anti-inflammatory, which can compound the benefits of CBD. Like cannabinoids, there are many different types:
- Myrcene: The most abundant terpene found in cannabis has highly sedative properties, commonly tied to THC.
- Beta-Caryophyllene: A terpene with strong anti-inflammatory properties usually associated with CBD.
- Terpinolene: This terpene can activate CBC, bolstering its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, while calming the user.
There are nearly 100 different identified terpenes, varying across each individual cannabis plant. The variations present in different CBD products depend on the profile of the plant and whether it’s an isolate product or a full-spectrum, whole-plant product.
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