CBD 101 RECAP: Episode 16 – CBD & terpenes

CBD 101 RECAP: Episode 16 – CBD & terpenes

Like CBD? You’ll LOVE terpenes
You’re probably already familiar with terpenes. You’ve experienced them all your life. Terpenes are what gives lavender its floral scent and relaxing effects. It’s what gives an orange its citrusy scent. They even give pine trees their unique aroma. Terpenes are also compounds of the cannabis sativa plant and are like the essential oils of the plant. As CBD has no smell or taste of its own, the terpenes are what give cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Surprisingly enough, there are at least 100 terpenes in the cannabis plant.

Synergistic effects of CBD & terpenes
If you thought cannabinoids alone caused healing to the body, guess what. Terpenes have been discovered to play a BIG role in in that too. In fact, both cannabinoids and terpenes work collaboratively in something called the “entourage effect.”  

Basically, it’s the whole plant that does the best job, not just THC or CBD or terpenes alone. When all these compounds work together, it creates an enhanced effect. While relief does come from using a CBD oil or a THC oil, whole plant therapy has been the most common use.

Terpenes can easily intensify or downplay the effects of the cannabinoids. Have you ever noticed how two similar strains can produce profoundly different effects? One may leave you with couch lock and the other may energize you? That’s another aspect of the entourage effect, which is driven by both cannabinoids and terpenes.

Terpene chart
Did you know? There are at least 20,000 different terpenes in existence. Believe it or not, the cannabis plant has more than 100 of these terpenes! Many terpenes that are produced by the cannabis plant are also found elsewhere in nature. However, there are some terpenes that are in high concentrations in cannabis plants.

Terpene

Added benefits

Essence

Beta- carophyllene

Pain relief, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety

Peppery, spicy, woodsy

Myrcene

Anti-inflammatory, sedative, muscle relaxant, pain relief

Musky, herbal

Limonene

Improves mood, anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, nausea relief

Citrus, orange, lemon

Linalool

Anti stress, Reduces congestion, anti inflammatory, sleep aid

Floral, lavender, hints of citrus

Terpinolene

Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-insomnia, antiseptic  

Smoky, woody

A fine balance

There are several ongoing studies that indicate and suggest terpenes to be hugely beneficial when working synergistically with CBD.

CBD/Terpene effects on the brain for anxiety & sleep
There are receptors in the brain that help with de-stressing, reducing anxiety and helping with sleep. One of the receptors, GABAA is a negative neurotransmitter and helps decrease stress and anxiety. Cannabinoids are shown to have increased engagement with GABAA receptors and activity in the brain.
Terpenes also have similar effects on the brain. Limonene found in ALLUR Broad Spectrum Tincture interacts with receptors in the brain and may help in the long term to recover the sleep that you have lost.

Diabetes
The terpene humulene is well known to suppress appetite, which is a plus for patients with diabetes.

Weight management 
CBD and terpenes can help balance LDL and cholesterol levels

Watch Episode 16 of CBD101 linked below to learn all about CBD and its effects on the the body through receptors. 
Get your ALLUR Tincture today to experience all the benefits of CBD in supporting a well balanced mind & body!

The statements made in the CBD 101 series have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. ALLUR is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Please consult your physician before use.

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