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What are terpenes? What do they do? Does it make you feel high?

What are terpenes? What do they do? Does it make you feel high?

When you think about cannabis you often think about sativa, indica, CBD and THC. But there's more to what makes of CBD or cannabis products.

At Mellow Organic, we offer three products:

Mellow CBD Oil is our original CBD oil offering. Mellow CBD Oil is made from CBD Isolate containing just CBD without THC or any other compounds from the cannabis plant. One bottle comes with 900 mg CBD available in Natural and Orange flavors.

Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil is made with 1,800 mg CBD plus THC and other cannabinoids including terpenes.

Mellow CBD Soothing Balm is our vanilla scented CBD-infused balm with high quality ingredients to relieve pain, inflammation, anxiety and stress.

Terpenes are chemical compounds found in plants and animals that occur naturally. They create aromas and colors in vegetation. They help create characteristics in the plants. The fragrance from plants and flowers are a result of a combination of terpenes.

Terpenes protect the plants from harm from animal grazing or infections.

Terpenes help plants and flowers to create distinctive aromas like in lavender, rosemary, roses or even cannabis. Regarding cannabis they help make taste and smell in different strains to stand out from one another.

Today people have been using isolated terpenes to create scents for perfumes, body lotion, skincare, air fresheners or even food.

Researchers have found that terpenes may have therapeutic benefits for humans too.

We have been using terpenes and terpenoids for a long time. Terpenes are natural compounds found in live plants. Terpenoids are when cannabis plants are dried and aged and processed into CBD or cannabis products. During the process terpenes oxidize and turn into terpenoids.

Are Terpenes and Cannabinoids the same?

Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis plants. Two of the most popular cannabinoids are: THC and CBD. THC has psychoactive properties that can interact with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the Endocannabinoid System to help regulate sleep, mood and pain. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with numerous medicinal properties as they interact with CB2 receptors in the Endocannabinoid System to help regulate sleep, anxiety, stress, pain, inflammation, appetite and immunity.

Other cannabinoids are CBD, d9-THC, CBG, CBC, CBN, CBDA, THCV, CBD, CBGA, d8-THC and THCA all available with Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil.

Terpenes in cannabis interact with the endocannabinoid system in a similar way as cannabinoids does. The difference is the way the body absorbs terpenes differently than they do with cannabinoids.

Terpenes are bioactive which means they can promote good health once absorbed to the body depending on the amount and concentration of terpenes.

Terpenes are often used in therapy to promote physical and wellness such as in aromatherapy to reduce stress, anxiety and tension.

Researchers believe that terpenes can help enhance or cause CBD to work more effectively or entourage effect.

For example, scientific research published in Frontiers In Numerology found that people who took CBD with other cannabinoids and terpenes showed that it helped improve symptoms more than CBD alone. It also mentioned that there were less side effects with CBD that contain other cannabinoids and terpenes than just CBD alone.

There are many types of terpenes such as Limonene, Pinene, Linalool, Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene and Humulene.

Research have shown that the different types of terpenes does have many potential health benefits such as:

● Anti-viral

● Anti-inflammatory

● Antioxidant

● Antidiabetic

● Anticancer

● Neuroprotective

● Antimicrobial

● Anti-anxiety

● Anti-depressant

More research are definitely needed to understand the potential for medicinal and therapeutic properties of terpenes and cannabinoids

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Written by

Vivek Roachthavilit


Medical News Today

National Cancer Institute


Science Direct

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