While cannabinoids are the stars of cannabis plants like hemp, terpenes are starting to take their share of the attention.
You experience terpenes every day. These natural chemical compounds are what give plants their scents and flavors. They also impart effects on the human body. For example, limonene in citrus is what makes it energizing. The linalool in lavender is part of what makes it so calming. Because of this, terpenes are used in a wide variety of commercial products, including perfumes, aromatherapy, food additives for flavoring, natural medicine, and more.
Terpenes may also modulate the effects of cannabinoids like CBD, making them an important component in hemp oil products like those from On The Green CBD. This interconnectedness in how the compounds in hemp work most effectively together is referred to as the entourage effect.
We’ll take a look at how these fragrant chemicals can be tapped to enhance the effects of CBD products, but first, let’s take a closer look at these incredible compounds.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of compounds produced by plants and are a major component of each plant’s essential oils. These organic compounds have a strong scent and are likely created in plants to repel predators or attract pollinators.
In cannabis, terpenes are found in the same resinous oil as cannabinoids like CBD. It is estimated that there are over 100 terpenes commonly found in cannabis. These include myrcene, humulene, pinene, linalool, limonene, beta-caryophyllene, and many more.
Some terpenes are known to be calming, perfect for stress. Others are sedative, helping to promote sleep. Still others are energizing, so you can power through your day. Because of the way terpenes can affect the ultimate benefits of cannabinoids, we are able to tailor these effects with specific combinations of terpenes.
Why Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil?
You may have heard of terms like whole plant extracts or the entourage effect used when talking about CBD products. These concepts rely on the idea that the compounds in cannabis plants like hemp work better when taken together.
However, full spectrum hemp oil contains trace levels of THC. If your CBD product is derived from marijuana, it will likely contain even more THC. So is it possible to get the entourage effect while avoiding THC?
On The Green CBD uses broad spectrum hemp oil to create our products. With broad spectrum oil hemp oil, we are able to capture the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids, while removing any concern regarding THC. This broad spectrum oil contains the same compounds in the original hemp plant, including a wide range of terpenes and cannabinoids, but no THC.
Real Strain Terpene Profiles
Using THC free broad spectrum oil also allows us to optimize this essential oil by adding naturally sourced terpenes and cannabinoids to tailor our products toward specific wellness needs.
On The Green CBD has formulated our line of functional CBD tinctures using strain specific terpenes from patient favorite medical marijuana strains. These tinctures are available in 1000, 500, and 250 mg of CBD, giving you a choice in potency for your hemp extract supplement.
Focus Terpene Enhanced Broad Spectrum Tincture: Whether it’s on the course or at work, while studying for exams or learning a new skill, being able to focus on the task at hand is crucial to success. The terpenes in this tincture are the same as those found in the popular daytime strain Super Lemon Haze.
Recovery Terpene Enhanced Broad Spectrum Tincture: Intense physical activity can take a toll on your body. Bounce back faster and return to the things you love with these CBD drops. We draw inspiration from the terpene profile of the strain Green Crack for our Recovery tincture.
Sleep Terpene Enhanced Broad Spectrum Tincture: Poor sleep can be linked to a myriad of health concerns and keep you from performing at your peak. The terpenes in our Sleep tincture are from the Granddaddy Purple strain, infamous for its sedative characteristics.
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