Terpenes are natural chemicals found in every plant on Earth. You can find terpenes in anything that has a distinct smell! They include the smells we associate with foods, perfumes, and more. Terpenes work with cannabinoids in CBD to deliver a fuller experience by producing what is called The Entourage Effect.
The Entourage Effect
We have two cannabinoid receptors in our endocannabinoid systems, therefore, these different compounds are able to reach both simultaneously. When added, Terpenes and CBD may create a stronger effect compared to when CBD is used alone.
Terpenes, naturally found in cannabis, are built similarly to cannabinoids. Which means they also contribute to the entourage effect. Just picture a team of cannabis and hemp oil compounds working together as an all-star team.
Why do terpenes work?
The rich aroma and flavor of terpenes is what triggers your receptors response to the compounds. They are the building blocks of any plant essential oils. Terpenes from various strain may have positive effects on:
- Strengthen the immune system
When cannabinoids and terpenes work together, they produce an effect much greater than they ever could independently!