If you know nothing about cannabis, you might find the word terpene a bit foreign or intimidating. As we learn more about cannabis and hemp, we also learn that these plants have more than just cannabinoid properties. Many of the effects of the cannabis plant come not only from CBD or THC but also from the scent. That’s where terpenes come into play. Let’s discuss everything you need to know about terpenes.
Let’s dive into what terpenes are, how they differ from cannabinoids, and some of the custom options you can get when you order with
Simply put, terpenes and terpenoids are the organic compounds that give herbs, plants, and even trees their distinct aromas. Terpenes can be found in the resin excretions and essential oils of plants, and they play a vital role in a plant’s life. Plants use their scent as a toxic or poison agent or to attract pollinators to aid in reproduction.
Cannabis terpene profiles are interesting because they display many familiar odors. Limonene is a terpene that is the lemony/citrus scent found in the rinds of several fruits. Another terpene you’d recognize is Pinene, a scent found in pine needles or coniferous evergreens.
Many terpenes have well-known effects that have been utilized in herbal aromatherapy and essential oil therapy for many reasons. The combined effect of individual terpenes contributes to the overall “entourage” effect that many people seek when using CBD products. There are over 100 unique terpenes and cannabinoids that can be found within pure full-spectrum cannabis extracts.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds in cannabis, and they are known for activating receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Each cannabinoid acts differently in the body, even when operating on the same receptors. For example, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) creates the high people experience, while CBD influences the body differently and doesn’t create any euphoria or intoxication.
Though THC and CBD are some of the most well-known cannabinoids, they are just two of over 100 cannabinoids that the cannabis plant contains, in addition to terpenes. Terpenes are among the most abundant compounds in the natural world. They are primarily responsible for most plants’ smell, but they can also act on the endocannabinoid system similarly to cannabinoids. The difference is that the body absorbs and uses these compounds in different ways.
At BulKanna, our steam-distilled natural terpenes are food grade and non-GMO. We have pure cannabis-derived terpenes, as well as terpenes sourced from other botanical species. Terpene extracts have their own individual health benefits and can be combined to compound nutritional benefits.
Terpenes function as a crucial component in flavoring for many products. We use them to control the exact flavor profile and user experience. They can be found to enhance flavor in hemp cigarettes vape cartridges, edibles, and tinctures. Cannabis strain profiles can be mimicked using other non-hemp botanical plants at a very reasonable price. We offer around 45 varieties of strain profiles like Lemon Diesel, Zkittles, Girl Scout Cookies, and so much more.
Steam-distilled terpenes can be used to create the right aroma, edibles, custom formulations, CBD oil with terpenes, hemp cigarette enhancement, vape products, and intrinsic medicinal benefits.
Let’s break down what we’ve learned about terpenes. Terpenes are responsible for the way that most plants smell. They are abundant in cannabis and other plants, fruits, and herbs. They might even be responsible for the health and survival of plants. Sometimes, smelling specific essential oils that come with terpenes, or ingesting terpene-rich plants, can provide health benefits to people in some cases.
However, researchers are continuing to study terpenes to fully understand their potential therapeutic and medicinal uses fully.
We have a large variety of pure botanical steam distilled non-hemp terpene isolates available for bulk wholesale purchase that can be used in various custom terpene formulations. Whatever your needs, we can find a formula that works for your brand.
We are proud to offer botanically derived (non-hemp) cannabis strain-specific terpenes for sale by profile. These strain-specific profiles are made to mimic the characteristic floral essences and terpene profiles found within some of the most well-known strains of marijuana.
When you need a custom formula and white or private label services, BulKanna has what you need. Reach out to us today, and let’s discuss all of the possibilities and get your questions answered.
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