Love Your Terpenes!
It’s been widely proven that cannabis shares many of the healing substances that other medicinal plants have. Things like sulforaphane, which is found in broccoli, is in cannabis, and resveratrol, found in dark berries, is found in marijuana as well. But what makes marijuana so useful of medicine is its ability to treat such a wide variety of conditions!
This is in large part to the presence of terpenes. Terpenes are molecules that interact not only within the plant itself but with our bodies as well via the endocannabinoid system. Do you think terpenes are found only in cannabis? Think again! Terpenes are found in fruits, flowers, and in many more elements of nature that we interact with everyday! Terpenes like pinene are found in pine nuts, caryophyllene is in oregano and peppers, and limonene in lemon zest.
What is a Terpene?
The aromatics of plants are created by their terpenes. Terpenes are the fragrant oils that give plants their unique taste and smell. Terpenes are the basis for aromatherapy. For instance, citrus has that fresh, lively scent which is from the terpene
limonene. Feeling a little congested? Try some eucalyptus to open up those sinuses! Terpenes have serious potential to help with ailments big and small.
Plants also use terpenes to protect themselves in the natural environment. Terpenes are vital
in protecting plants from grazing animals, fungus, and insects. As for humans, we need terpenes to
maintain good health. Notice how you feel when consuming something that tastes just as great as it smells. You will see you feel calm, relaxed, uplifted, happy, and an overall sense of well being. Terpenes bring us to life!
It’s now 2017 and more information is just starting to surface, demonstrating the importance of the terpenes. People have begun to use discreet, low temp vapes to heat their herbs, or dab pens for their concentrates. They choose low temperatures
to keep the health benefits and terpene properties of their medicine. It is believed that people today are terpene
deficient due to the disappearance of cannabis and hemp products which human have consumed since the dawn of time.
What makes cannabis unique is the fact that carries over 200 different terpenes, whereas most plants
might have one or two, as is the case with lavender and rosemary. This allows an incredible amount of
combinations to be formed from cannabis terpenes. With the many types of terpenes and combinations of CBD, CBG, CBN and the many variations of THC, there truly is no telling how powerful this miracle plant really is!
What makes this important to you?
For one, terpenes change the way THC impacts the body and actually increase its potency. If you eat
mangoes an hour before using cannabis, chances are you will experience a stronger than conventional
THC effect. This is due to the terpenes!
Secondly, if you are interested in targeting a condition you have with the use of terpenes,
you will need to know what terpenes are in the cannabis you have. To get the most out of any medicine you must keep all elements in tact. Cannabis is no different. When left to its natural state, the combination of terpenes, thc, and cbd combine to create a “cure all” for almost anything.
Scientists have coined the phrase The Entourage Effect to describe how terpenes and cannabinoids work
together to help manage and treat specific diseases. In today’s world, people enjoy vaping and dab
pens to experience the terpenes found in cannabis. It is critical to vape at low temperature to maintain the quality of the terpenes found in your essential oils.There are at least 400 chemicals in the cannabis plant, and while terpenes aren’t the only factors that determine the effect marijuana will have, they play a huge part.
When vaped at low temperatures, terpenes maintain their healing qualities and are not broken down
like they are when combusted. Remember when choosing your next vape, choose a low temp vape.
Now you know why we say, With our pens you really can “Taste Every Terp!”