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Importance of Terpenes in CBD

22 May 2019

Importance of Terpenes in CBD

The importance of Terpenes in CBD (Cannabidiol) cannot be overemphasised.  If you’re looking for the best selection of CBD products that haven’t been stripped of the powerhouse known as active Terpenes, you have definitely come to the right place…

Plants naturally produce terpenes to both repel damaging bugs but also to attract pollinators. They are what gives fragrance to your favourite flowers, from beautiful roses to the relaxing aroma of lavenders blowing in a gentle breeze. They produce the strong scent of citrus from fruiting plants for example, together with the pungent smell of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are major constituents of plant resin and essential oils extracted from plants. They also play a key role in differentiating the effects of the various cannabis strains, including Cannabis Sativa hemp which is the cannabis strain CBD (Cannabidiol) is extracted from. 

The Cannabis Sativa strain of the cannabis plant is one of the richest sources of terpenes amongst all plants but they are also known for their anti-inflammatory and mood enhancing properties.  Terpenes are full of antioxidants as well, which we know plays an essential role in keeping our body and mind healthy.

CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the two most abundant cannabinoids (compounds) found in the cannabis plant, of which CBD is the most prevalent. The psychoactive THC element is removed from CBD products which are sold online or by national retailers in the UK for the purposes of staying within the law. CBD, on the other hand, is totally non-psychoactive and is therefore legal under UK Government Guidelines.  As CBD is classed as a Food Supplement by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and as such it is perfectly legal to be sold online or in High Street shops.

What are the potential medicinal properties of Terpenes in CBD?

Awareness of the potential medicinal properties of cannabinoids and terpenes is being researched by eminent Scientists around the world as it has been suggested that cannabinoids and terpenes may work synergistically together in something called the entourage effect.  The ‘entourage effect’ basically means that terpenes, which mimic cannabinoids and produce similar pain relieving effects, those effects may be amplified when the two are found together.

The importance of terpenes in CBD is also relevant because they interact with your endocannabinoid system (ECS) in assisting many beneficial cannabinoids to enter your bloodstream.  The ECS is a vast network of the cell signalling system which was identified back in the 60s, regulating and controlling the most critical bodily functions such as memory, sleep, body temperature and many other functions – it is known as the body’s homeostatic regulator.  The maintenance of healthy blood pressure is an example of homeostasis – so when the body is out of sync through illness and stress it may need some help in bringing it back to homeostasis and active terpenes can be a part of that balancing act to help bring calm to the overstressed body…

The abundance of cannabinoids and terpenes in a CBD product is usually an indication of good quality, as high cannabinoid and terpene levels are the ‘building blocks’ of the hemp plant from which quality CBD is extracted..

Our terpene rich CBD products are the best of the best

Enjoy CBD’s terpene-rich products are packed with antioxidants and stress relieving properties, so by adding terpenes to your daily regimen makes complete sense.

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