WHAT ARE TERPENES?
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in fruits, flowers, and all herbs including hemp. They are a common element in many of our CBD products.
These compounds are responsible for the distinct aroma and character of the herb. You’ve almost certainly peeled an orange and enjoyed the fresh, citrusy scent the spray creates. Or perhaps you’re familiar with popping the cap off a jar of oregano and breathing in while you’re cooking spaghetti sauce. In both cases, you were experiencing terpenes. These molecules love to rush up into the air from wherever they’re stored. That also means that any fruit, herb, or flower that has them tends to lose them over time. Make sure you keep your CBD products sealed and covered when not in use, as this will prevent the terpenes from escaping.
WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT?
The entourage effect refers to a synergy of terpenes and cannabinoids in the human body. It’s believed that these aromatic compounds support and enhance the work CBD does in your system. This makes sense if you think about it. After all, CBD is never isolated and by itself in nature. It’s surrounded by over a hundred other cannabinoids and countless other hemp compounds including terpenes.
ARE THERE TERPENES IN CBD OIL?
The short answer is yes! There are terpenes in oils. If terpenes are important to you, choose our full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD products. Please note however that these flavorful compounds are so powerful that even very small amounts are enough to generate a full flavor and aroma. As such, they may not always show up on lab reports even though they are present.