Another well-named terpene, limonene, gives off the unmistakable scent of citrus. Perhaps it is unsurprising, then, that limonene is often used as an ingredient in food flavorings and cleaning products alike. It is also often used in skincare products to improve absorption through the epidermis. In cannabis, limonene is thought to act as a stress-reliever and mood enhancer, adding a buoyancy to the consumption experience.*… Read More »Limonene: The Energizer
Pinene is aptly named for its scent: smell this terpene, and you’ll immediately recognize a familiar scent: pine. There are two types of pinene, known as alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. Generally, alpha-pinene is the terpene discussed when examining it in cannabis. Pinene is thought to contribute to alertness and mental acuity. In addition to cannabis, pinene is also found in pine trees, pine needles, rosemary, dill,… Read More »A-Pinene: An Invigorating Healer
Linalool is most commonly linked with lavender, but it is also a major terpene in many different cannabis cultivars. As you might expect from a lavender-based terpene, it tends to give off a floral scent. Surprisingly, though, it tends to promote a hint of spice. Linalool is thought to reduce stress and could be the primary source of lavender’s stress-relieving properties as well. In addition,… Read More »Linalool: Lazy Lavender
Myrcene is often regarded as one of the most common terpenes found in cannabis plants. In a given strain of cannabis, myrcene could represent between 30% and 65% of the essential oils extracted from the plant. Myrcene is known for its musky and earthy aroma, underscored by a hint of cloves. And while the scents evoke a peaceful forest meditation, so too do its characteristics;… Read More »Myrcene: The Sleepy Tropical Fruit
In recent years, most of the research into hemp’s restorative benefits has focused on cannabinoids like CBD. While these unique compounds show great promise, there’s another group of hemp chemical compounds that has potential benefits: terpenes. Known for their strong aromatic qualities, terpenes are what give different hemp strains their unique flavor profiles. Besides giving hemp a sweet taste and smell, many researchers believe terpenes… Read More »What Are Terpenes And How Are They Used?
CBD (Cannabidiol) – Mood boosting. Good for pain & inflammation. CBD acts as an antagonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, yet it has a low binding affinity for both. This suggests that CBD’s mechanism of action is mediated by other receptors in the brain and body. CBDa (Cannabidiolic Acid) – Converts to CBD when burned, vaporized or heated to a certain temperature. CBDA,… Read More »Cannabinoids And What They Do
Cannabis – Afamily of plants with two main species. Hemp and Marijuana. Hemp – A variety of cannabis that contains high levels of CBD and lower levels of THC. Marijuana – A variety of cannabis that contains lower levels of CBD and higher levels of THC. Cannabinoids – Naturally-occurring molecules found in cannabis plants. They’re responsible for promoting homeostasis. CBD is just one of many… Read More »The Terms You NEED To Know
CBD OIL: HOW IT WORKS Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance that is found in a cannabis or hemp plant. CBD is NOT a psychoactive stimulus and provides your pet with a calming feeling and pain-relieving sensations without intoxicating effects. FACT: Humans, dogs & cats have the same endogenous cannabinoid system. CBD acts by targeting these receptors located in the brain, organs, central nervous system, and… Read More »CBD Oil For Cats & Dogs