Terpenes in Cannabis
You know that smell that cannabis has? Sometimes it is earthy, sometimes it smells fruity, or maybe even a hint of pine? The tastes and aromas that cannabis have are thanks to chemicals called terpenes. Terpenes are chemicals that are found in many kinds of plants and have shown in studies to have health benefits like cannabinoids. Like cannabinoids, there aren’t just a couple of terpenes scientists have discovered, there are over 200 terpenes that we know of today.
What is the Entourage Effect?
Have you ever had a moment where you were working out to a good song, your adrenaline is pumping, and your form in the mirror is just perfect, and you can perform your routine almost effortlessly? It is that synergy of several factors coming in together to create an enhanced effect, and that is the idea behind the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is when a cannabis product has more than just one cannabinoid and utilizes more of the plant.
When the cannabinoids and terpenes are working together, they enhance each other’s effects making the cannabis product more effective. Manipulating the levels of terpenes and cannabinoids in a cannabis product can help create a more accurate treatment for specific ailments.