In the past few years, product manufacturers have used isolated terpenes in order to reverse engineer the terpene profile of hemp; this blend is then introduced to a formulation in order to mimic the scent, flavor. Our CBD Hemp Oil and Full Spectrum CBG Oil also come in Original Hemp flavor.
Terpenes are the most basic essential oils produced in nature; in total over 30,000 have been identified. Plants, animals, microbes, and fungi produce terpenes to carry out necessary biological functions. This diverse class of compounds serves as vitamins, hormones, pheromones, and as part of the immune system. Terpenes are aromatic organic hydrocarbons, meaning they’re responsible for the smell and flavor of hemp, along with other plants. With the right terpenes, CBD does not merely outwardly improve symptoms, it will also effectively treat many underlying causes. By infusing our all-natural CBD with terpenes also found in the hemp plant, we take advantage of the entourage effect, creating synergy between plant and human.
Some Common Terpenes
Limonene: This is one of the most popular hemp terpenes and also the most prevalent. As the name suggests, it’s responsible for the citrusy flavor found in Lemon Haze, Lemon Skunk, and many others. It’s also found in actual citrus fruit like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. Therapeutically, limonene has been found to reduce stress and improve moods. However, studies also show that it can be used as a powerful antibacterial and antifungal, and it can even contribute to the inhibition of tumor growth.
Caryophyllene: Caryophyllene adds a very distinct, zesty flavor to hemp strains like Skywalker OG and it’s also found in black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, oregano, basil, and rosemary. Caryophyllene is frequently used as an anti-inflammatory because of its ability to bind to CB2 receptors in the body. Furthermore, it can be used to alleviate symptoms of asthma and it’s also showing promise as a treatment for alcoholism.
Eucalyptol: This terpene, which is also referred to as cineole, is dominant in the eucalyptus tree. It gives a nice cool flavor to certain strains such as Super Silver Haze and Headband. Eucalyptol has been used in medicines and cosmetics for years. It’s also an antifungal and antimicrobial, but recent studies show that it may also have promising effects on patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, although more research will be needed to make a full determination on that.