Terpenes are a type of organic compound that is produced by many plants and are responsible for the distinct aromas and flavors of these plants. They are found in almost all organic materials, including fruits, flowers, and spices. Terpenes also play a critical role in the effects of hemp and CBD products. In this article, we will take a closer look at what terpenes are, the most common terpenes, and how CBD terpenes are present in hemp extraction and CBD products.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are hydrocarbons that are found in the essential oils of plants and are produced by the same glands that produce cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. They are responsible for the unique aroma and flavor of each plant and play a critical role in the effects of hemp and CBD products. When combined with cannabinoids, terpenes work together to create what is known as the “entourage effect,” where the individual components of the plant work together to create harmony within the body.
Common Hemp and CBD Terpenes
There are over 200 different terpenes that have been identified in various plant species, but the most common terpenes found in hemp and CBD products include:
Myrcene: This terpene is known for its musky, earthy aroma and is also found in high concentrations in mangoes, hops, and thyme.
Limonene: This terpene has a citrusy, lemon-like aroma and is also found in high concentrations in citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes.
Pinene: This terpene has a pine-like aroma and is most commonly found in pine needles and rosemary.
Linalool: This terpene has a floral, lavender-like aroma. Lavender and coriander contain high concentrations of linalool.
Caryophyllene: Spicy, clove-like terpene and is found in high concentrations in black pepper and cloves.
Products with CBD Terpenes
Terpenes are present in hemp extraction and specifically with CBD, and the terpene profile of each product can vary based on the specific strain of hemp that was used to create the product. Some hemp strains are known to contain higher concentrations of certain terpenes.
Terpenes are a major part of the “entourage effect” that is often referenced in relation to hemp-derived compounds and have a significant influence on what we taste with almost anything we ingest or smell. This is why key terpenes are used strategically across some of our products where they are defined as “full-spectrum”. Other products may only contain pure CBD extract, which won’t have any terpenes, therefore, it has no flavor or scent.
Try These Color Up Products Containing Various CBD Terpenes
If you are looking for products containing CBD terpenes, try some of these: