In Terps We TrustIn the world of Hemp Cannabis, Cannabinoids like THC or CBD get all the praise,
but Cannabis's real secret weapons are terpenes.
At their most basic form,terpenes are organic compounds they use the molecular base provided by isoprene to create a wide array of variations.
Terpène are volatile molecular. Often, terpenes are confused with terpenoids, and while they are similar, they are not the same. Unlike terpenes, terpenoids contain additional functional groups.The most abundant source of natural terpenes are in plants.Found in all plants they are responsible for :
1 - THE SMELL
The most abundant source of natural terpenes are in plants. Overtime, plants developed and tailored terpenes to ward off predators and encourage pollinators to visit them, but humans too have found incredible and diverse uses for these small, molecular compounds. Although they are hidden from the naked eye, terpenes have a profound impact on how we smell and taste.
2 - THE TASTE
Terpenes are most commonly known for their appearance in standard cooking ingredients. For example, a- Pinene is present in herbs such as basil, rosemary, and parsley, giving them all their distinct, pine smell. But terpenes aren’t just limited to cooking, they’re also used for enhancing flavor and aromas in food and beverage and many others products.
3 - THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT
Cannabis plants contain more than 120 different phytocannabinoids. These phytocannabinoids act on your endocannabinoid system, which works to keep your body in homeostasis, or balance.Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are two of the more well-researched and popular phytocannabinoids. People take; CBD and THC in a variety of ways, and they can be consumed separately or together. However, some research suggests that taking them together — along with smaller organic compounds in the cannabis plant, known as terpenes or terpenoids — is more effective than taking CBD or THC alone.This is due to an interaction between phytocannabinoids and terpenes called “the entourage effect.”