What are Terpenes
Terpenes are natural plant oil compounds that produce a wide variety of aromas and flavors. Thousands of unique terpenes exist in plants across the world, where they are responsible for creating citrusy, earthy, and spicy aromas.
What are Cannabis & CBD Terpenes
Terpenes are natural compounds found in cannabis plants. They are responsible for the distinct aroma and flavor profile for popular cannabis flower strains. Cannabis plants tend to have a higher level of fragrant terpenes, whereas the levels are more modest in hemp plants.
Terpenes may assist with the entourage effect in full spectrum CBD products, where they work together with all the other natural compounds found in hemp plants.
CBD isolate products typically contain no terpenes, as they have been removed during the isolation process.
Terpenes in the Popular Tangie Strain
Tangie is a popular cannabis strain with very aromatic and flavorful terpenes. To get a better view of a terpene profile from a single strain, we’ll dive into the major terpenes found in Tangie cannabis.
Limonene – produces a sweet & citrusy aroma. May help with mood elevation and stress relief. Found naturally in citrus fruit, and a common addition to cosmetic products.
Beta Caryophyllene – common terpene found in cannabis plants that has a spicy black pepper like aroma and flavor. Also found in hop flowers.
Alpha Humulene – provides light earthy and woody notes. Very common in hop flowers used for brewing beer.
Linalool – floral aromas. May help with relaxation. Found in high levels in lavender plants.
Beta Myrcene – earthy aromas. One of the most common terpenes found in cannabis plants.
Alpha Pinene – aromas and flavors of pine.
The unique levels of each terpene in Tangie is what gives it an overall sweet citrusy aroma & flavor.
How are Terpenes Added to CBD Products
Lab companies isolate terpenes from natural plant sources, and create specialized terpene oil profiles that can be added to CBD products. The terpenes do not contain THC or CBD, and are typically not derived from cannabis plants. This is due to the same terpenes existing in other plants which are not controlled substances in some areas. True Blue produces terpenes profiled of several popular cannabis flower strains, including; Tangie, Sour Diesel, Girl Scout Cookies, Pineapple Express, and more. Several other companies also sell isolated terpene profiles formulated from those found in cannabis flower strains.
Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Terpenes
Full spectrum hemp CBD products will generally contain some level of terpenes, as long as a quality extraction process is used to retain them. Hemp plants may not contain the same levels of aromatic terpenes found in cannabis plants, which is why there is a trend to add additional terpenes to new product offerings.
What CBD Products Contain Added Terpenes
Terpene additions are popular in CBD vape products, oils, and creams. Consumer demand for aroma & flavor profiles from popular cannabis strains, without the psychoactive THC effect, has driven companies to offer many of these products.
CBDfx offers vape pens with Gelato, OG Kush, and Pineapple Express terpene profiles.
CBDistillery offers isolate products with Tangie, Blue Dream, and Cherry Pie flower terpene profiles.
Green Roads offers CBD oils with Strawberry AK, Sour Diesel, and Blueberry OG terpene profiles.
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Why Choose CBD Products with Terpenes
Terpenes have been shown to have beneficial properties on their own, such as aiding in relaxation, stress relief, and improving mood. They have also been shown to aid in the entourage effect, where they improve how CBD works with all the plant compounds found in full spectrum products.