For humans, different terpenes have different effects and health benefits. Every plant has a unique blend of terpenes and every human will react to them differently.
Terpenes in CBD oil
Terpenes therefore offer incredible therapeutic functions: anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, analgesic, antimicrobial etc. It is impossible to list all terpenes and their benefits in one article. However, we can distinguish the most well-known ones and their benefits.
The terpene Limonene is commonly found in the peels of citrus fruits, especially lemons. It is also a crucial terpene in many hemp extract products, and adds a wonderful boost in terms of the flavor and aroma profile of a CBD oil. Limonene is known to have antifungal properties. It can also improve mood, reduce inflammation and curb anxiety. Adding Limonene to CBD oil can increase the absorption rate of other terpenes.
Terpenes are organic oily substances that contribute to fragrances and flavors in different products and are generally considered as safe.
According to the entourage effect, cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids coexist in a unique relationship. When the said compounds occur together in cannabis extracts or dried cannabis flowers, they boost the health benefits of CBD and THC, modulating their signature effects. It’s worth noting that these compounds show lower efficacy when used alone.
Below we cover the most abundant terpenes in CBD oil and their benefits.
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Benefits & Effects of Terpenes in CBD
Recent research shows that terpenoids can increase, lower, or change the potency and duration of the effects coming from cannabinoids on top of providing unique smells and flavors to the buds. In other words, the effects of CBD would be bland and its benefits depleted.