What are Terpenes and How Do They Affect Our Experience?
Have you ever wondered how the smell of cannabis can be so varied and diverse? The answer lies in terpenes, the aromatic compounds that are responsible for the smells of plants. Terpene profiles serve an important purpose in understanding how different strains of cannabis affect our experience, either when smoked or ingested.
Breakdown on Types & Uses of Terpenes in the Cannabis Industry
Terpenes are one of the major components of the cannabis plant and are widely used in the industry for various purposes. They have a wide range of effects on both consumers and producers, from helping to differentiate strains, to providing medicinal benefits. The five essential terepens that you will find in cannabis are - Myrcene, Pinene, Limonene, Linalool and Caryophyllene.
Why Terpenes Have an Essential Role in Enhancing Your High
Terpenes are known as the unsung heros of cannabis, but what many people don't know is that they actually have an essential role in enhancing your high. Terpenes are organic compounds which give cannabis it’s distinctive flavor and aroma, but they also play an important part in creating the entourage effect with CBD and other compounds found in weed.
In terms of achieving maximum results when consuming cannabis, it’s clear that the entourage effect is key. Thanks to multiple research studies, it’s been established that full spectrum CBD has a more beneficial effect than isolated CBD, meaning when you have both terpenes and cannabinoids together you get more benefit from the use of your product.