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What Are Terpenes?

What Are Terpenes?

By now you’ve likely heard of CBD and even THC but what about terpenes? They play a major role in a plant’s health benefits and has been used by herbologists and even

Terpenes are aromatic molecules that help give certain plants their distinctive smells. These compounds also have therapeutic benefits. Terpenes exist in every living plant.

Here’s an example – have you ever used lavender to unwind and relax? What about grapefruit or lemon to energize? The same goes for Cannabis strains. Sativas will pick you up for energetic daytime activities, while indicas will put you in the couch when you want to relax and wind down at the end of the day.

That is due to terpenes. Plant essential oils and terpenes—airborne plant compounds—play a central role in nature’s positive impact on human health.

Terpenes can be found both in cannabis plants (adding to the “feeling” you get from each unique strain) as well as everyday botanicals like rosemary, basil and lemongrass. Once isolated, there is essentially no difference between terpenes pulled from cannabis compared with those pulled from other plants.

When infused with CBD botanical terpenes create a synergistic effect, known as the “entourage effect.” Each terpene is responsible for contributing to a specific quality to the experience such as pain management, anxiety reduction, energy enhancement, sleep aid, etc.

Some of the most common terpenes are as follows:

Alpha-Pinene Aroma: Pine Therapeutic Qualities: Increased alertness and, memory retention, may counteract some effects of THC Medicinal Implications: asthma, pain, inflammation, ulcers, anxiety, oncology Also found in: Cannabis, Rosemary, Basil, Parsley, and Dill

Beta-Caryophyllene
Aroma: Woody, spicy, cloves, and pepper
Therapeutic Qualities: Stress relief
Medicinal Implications: pain, anxiety/depression, ulcers
Also Found in: Cannabis, Black Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon

Limonene
Aroma: Citrus
Therapeutic Qualities: Enhanced mood, stress relief
Medicinal Implications: anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, and oncology
Also Found in: Cannabis, Citrus Fruits, Rosemary, Juniper, and Peppermint

Myrcene Aroma: Musky, earthy, herbal, cardamom, cloves
Therapeutic Qualities: Relaxing and sedating
Medicinal Implications: Antioxidant; treatment of insomnia, pain, and inflammation
Also Found in: Cannabis, Lemongrass, Thyme, and Hops

Daytrip uses 50 mg of a proprietary blend of botanical terpenes that are derived from the Clementine Orange. We infuse them consistently in our products to give you the “Daytrip Effect” an uplifting mood-elevation, regardless of whether you chose our gummies or beverages. You can learn more about the Daytrip Effect and our infusion process here.