What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are the aromatic and therapeutic aspect of specific plants, including cannabis. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified with the cannabis plant, which give each strain its different and unique characteristics.
The effects of terpenes vary from relieving stress, elevating mood, reducing inflammation and even anti cancer benefits.
Some terpenes bind to the same receptors as THC in the brain where psychoactive effects are produced and will affect the chemical output. They can also alter the rate of production and destruction of dopamine and serotonin therefore some are specialized in stress relief, and aiding in depression, while others are intended for focus and acuity.
Terpenes can be utilized in a variety in different forms from ingestion to adding to your cannabis. Cannabis is not needed to have the benefits associated with terpenes but they can be used to enhance your bud and increase benefits of your strain. Terpenes will not get you “high” but will have the natural effect of increasing your state of mind and body well being.
Read more in our product descriptions to learn more about different methods of incorporating terpenes into your lifestyle.