Cannabis Extracted Terpene Profiles
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Many cannabinoid hemp companies utilize terpenes to add taste, benefits, and cannabis synergy to various products. While all plants possess these aromatic oils, there are clear advantages to using terpenes extracted from cannabis and combining them with cannabinoids.
Where do Terpenes Come From?
Cannabis terpenes are oils found in the resin glands of the buds or flowers (1). All plants use terpenes, but they are closely associated with cannabis because they are produced in an unusually high concentration (2).
Terpenes are imperative to a plant’s evolution and survival. Some attract pollinators, and others deter harmful microorganisms or predators. (3)
What are Cannabis Extracted Terpene Profiles?
Keeping the original potency and combination of terpenes from the actual cannabis plant is known as the cannabis extracted terpene profile. The properties that make strains unique are largely thanks to the specific terpenes and concentration levels.
The growing interest in the entourage effect and cannabis compounds other than THC and CBD has increased the demand for terpenes. Many cannabis companies have responded by adding terpenes to their products. Companies have the choice of adding a cannabis extracted terpene profile or using the aromatic oils from plants other than cannabis to replicating a strain’s terpene profile.
Cannabis researchers believe the plant’s terpene profile has a role in delivering the unique properties of the strain (4). For example, Blue Dream is a popular strain with a distinct, sweet berry aroma and high concentration of the sedative terpene myrcene. Therefore, instead of extracting terpenes from the actual Blue Dream flower, companies can take the necessary terpenes (39% myrcene, 26% beta-pinene, 11% beta-pinene, and 10% beta-caryophyllene (5)) from other plants to replicate the unique properties of Blue Dream in their cannabinoid concentrate.
An Overview of the Major Terpenes
Of the over 3000 terpenes found in nature, 400 have been found in the cannabis plant. Below are some of the most abundant:
Myrcene – Known for sedative and anti-anxiety effects. Commonly found in mangos, hops, lemongrass, basil.
Limonene – The terpene responsible for the unique smell in citrus fruits. Limonene is used for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-stress, and possibly disease-preventing properties. (6)
Caryophyllene – Medical marijuana strains used for pain relief to combat inflammation usually have high concentrations of caryophyllene. Researchers consider beta-caryophyllene a cannabinoid due to its ability to activate CB2 receptors. (7) The terpene is commonly found in black pepper, cinnamon, and hops.
Terpinolene – Also known for sedative and anti-anxiety effects, terpinolene is found in lilacs, nutmeg, cumin, and apples. (8)
Pinene – A natural bronchodilator, pinene also may help with short-term memory loss. Pinene is most commonly found in pine needles.
Linalool – Several in vivo studies have confirmed various linalool’s ability to affect the central nervous system (9). The terpene is taken for its potential antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antioxidant properties. Linalool is abundant in cannabis as well as lavender, basil, and rose.
How to use Cannabis Strain Terpene Profile Extracts?
Cannabis strain terpene profile extracts can be added to both isolate or full-plant oils, edibles, gummies, vape cartridges, or topicals. Including terpenes in an isolate dramatically increases the value and appeal of the product. Combining cannabis terpenes with full plant products can boost terpene potency and give users a substantial dose of terpenes, allowing them a better chance to experience more benefits.
Beyond cannabis products, terpene profiles can be used for aromatherapy combined with essential oils used in a diffuser.
Using cannabis terpenes keeps the product pure. Using plant terpenes derived from other plants improves the product but lacks the cannabis synergy only created with cannabis strain terpene profile extracts. Furthermore, manufacturers using different plants to extract terpenes aren’t handling cannabis. They aren’t subjected to the strict regulations cannabis companies have to follow and are outside the scope of the cannabis community.
Adding cannabis terpenes to cannabinoid concentrates increases marketability and creates a more beneficial product. Support the industry by only using cannabis strain terpene profile extracts.