So what Exactly are Terpenes?
Terpenes are essential oils that define each variation of cannabis or hemp. This packs them with flavors like citrus, berries, mint, and pine. Knowing what they are will enhance your appreciation of cannabis whether you’re a medical patient or recreational consumer.
But, more than that, these essential oils are actually responsible for eliciting the therapeutic qualities of the psychoactive experience. They play a fundamental role in differentiating the effects of cannabis strains. It is a common misconception that the indica strain will sedate you and the sativa strain will stimulate you.
In fact, the ratio of terpenes to THC within the plant trumps the generalized high of those two main strains. To put it simply, altering the Terpene levels in a sativa strain could unexpectedly turn you into a couch potato!
How can Terpenes Benefit my Health?
Terpenes aren’t just good for euphoria, but more importantly your health. These oils work with cannabinoids like CBD or THC in an ‘entourage effect.’ It has helped people manage pain, improve mood, and relieve stress and anxiety. In so doing, they positively target the receptors of the endocannabinoid, digestive, and immune system.
There are many products to consider that are loaded with healthy terpenes. Firstly, A CBD Remedy’s organic full spectrum CBD oil that uses specific cannabis derived terpenes. This targets a variety of health imbalances. This oral method of consumption is optimal for effective long term benefits. Secondly, aside from tinctures, vaping is another active way to consume CBD. Lock and Key Remedies offer vapes that are packed full of organic CBD hemp derived terpenes. Their products have no pesticides, no residual solvents and no artificial flavoring or coloring. Rest assured that with Lock and Key Remedies, you are breathing clean plant derived ingredients!
Like CBD, Terpenes diminish the high associated with THC, which may be helpful to those who suffer from anxiety after consuming THC related products.
Want to know more? Visit Blue River Terps to learn more!
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