Terpenes are compounds found in all plants. They determine what the plant smells like, tastes like, and they also are known to have therapeutic values. Cannabis being a plant, contains terpenes. Terpenes and their benefits are generating a lot of interest in the CBD world!
Below, you’ll learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we get about terpenes. Specifically, we’ll address what terpenes are good for and how it may effect you. We hope this helps you as you learn more about CBD.
What Are Terpenes Good For?
There are more than 200 types of terpenes out there. Each one has it’s smell, taste, and therapeutic value. It’s important to educate yourself about terpenes if you are going to use a product that contains them.
While the FDA does approve terpenes to treat any conditions, they are known to provide benefits for pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, sleep, infections, and more. Some examples of terpenes found in Cannabis are Myrcene, Alpha Pinene, Beta Caryophyllene, and Limonene.
Specific terpenes influence how you feel. Myrcene and Alpha Pinene, for instance, are calming terpenes. Limonene and Terpinolene, on the other hand, are more likely to help you stay alert and be creative. Caryophyllene strikes a balance between these two energy levels.
Do Terpenes Get You High?
No, terpenes by themselves will not get you high. When combined with THC, they can influence your high, but the terpenes themselves are not psychoactive. This is similar to CBD, which also won’t get you high.
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