Organic compounds that provide aroma and flavour in cannabis and a variety of other organisms, including plants. Terpenes are responsible for the aroma and flavours of cannabis, and influence its effects by interacting with cannabinoids. Terpenes are formed inside cannabis trichomes, and their relative presence is directly affected by both the spectrum and intensity of light exposure.
Terpenes each have distinct effects of their own ranging from relaxation to stimulation or sleep-aiding. When combined with CBD they help enhance the entourage effect.
These terpene profiles are also available as e-liquids.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes liquids are aromatic compounds found in many plants, though many people commonly associate them with cannabis because cannabis plants contain high concentrations of them.
The fragrance of most plants is due to a combination of terpenes. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant. In nature, these terpenes protect the plants from animal grazing or infectious germs.
However, terpenes may also offer some health benefits to the human body. As regulations surrounding cannabis become less strict, scientists are carrying out more research into these possible benefits.
How do terpenes affect people?
Many terpenes are bioactive, which means they may affect the body. This effect will vary based on the concentration of the terpene itself and how a person uses it.
Because terpenes produce vibrant smells, they form the basis of many essential oils and are an integral part of many alternative therapies, such as aromatherapy. Inhaling the scents from some plants and essential oils may affect a person’s mood and stress levels.
Some terpenes might promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others potentially promote focus and alertness. Myrcene, for example, is found in many relaxing cannabis strains like Blue Dream and Granddaddy Purple. Terpinolene is commonly found in uplifting, active strains like Jack Herer and Ghost Train Haze.
The effect profile of any given terpene may change in the presence of other compounds in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. More research is needed to understand each terpene’s effect when used in harmony with others.
Which terpene profile should you buy?
There are two factors to consider when selecting a terpene profile – Flavour and the potential effect it can have on your mind and body. As some terpenes promote relaxation, while others potentially promote focus, it is important to select the right one for you. Whether you’re buying Terpene infused E-liquids or Pure Terpene Profiles, we have broken down the effects of each flavour in the product description section.
How are they different from cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds in cannabis.
Cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, activate receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. These are what create effects such as pain and anxiety relief.
Terpenes are primarily responsible for the smell of most plants and some animal compounds. However, some may also act on the endocannabinoid system in the body in a similar way to cannabinoids. The key difference is that the body absorbs and uses these compounds in different ways.
Do terpenes get you high?
Terpene liquid uk do not produce a psychoactive ‘high’ in the same way as THC. However, they do work in more subtle ways to alter mood through interaction with the serotonin and dopamine systems.
Will terpenes show up on a drug test?
Nope! You’re completely safe with terpenes when it comes to drug testing at work. These molecules are found everywhere, and chances are you unknowingly ingest plenty of terpenes each day.