One of the most memorable scents of winter is undoubtedly the sweet, refreshing smell of pine needles. Pinene, a common terpene, is what gives pine needles that strong and unmistakable odor, and it’s a compound found not only in pine trees. Pinene can also be found in rosemary, coniferous trees, and cannabis strains, such as Blue Dream and Jack Herer, and comes in two different versions: alpha-pinene and beta-pinene. Both have their uses, but one that we find particularly remarkable is alpha-pinene, and how it’s remarkable is due to the many health benefits it offers.
The Remarkable Health Benefits of Alpha-Pinene Terpenes
At True Extracts Lab, our team has developed specialty proprietary methods to mirror cannabis strains and perfectly create naturally-derived extract formulas that our customers from around the world use to improve their health and wellness. Many of our best-selling products, such as the Abominable Cookie Monster, will include a-pinene due to its renown benefits that include:
- Anti-inflammation. A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology studied the health effects a-pinene and other cannabis-based terpenes had on study participants. Of particular focus was how a-pinene and companion terpenes reduced inflammation — and the results were outstanding. Alpha-pinene was shown to be significantly helpful in reducing inflammation and the corresponding pain associated with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease.
- Improve memory and focus. While there is a specific component in cannabis, the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compound that has been shown to decrease short-term memory attention, other specific terpenes when isolated from this have been shown to do the opposite. A-pinene is one such compound, as its been shown to help inhibit cerebral acetylcholinesterase activity, which is a scientific way of saying it helps users more efficiently and effectively retain short-term memories. In addition to aiding general memory retention, a study conducted by the Journal of Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry also found that the compound may prove to be a highly desirable therapeutic agent to prevent amnesia-inducing diseases liked vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s.
- Reduce the risk of cancer spreading. While we do want to be careful about not being too assertive regarding alpha-pinene’s cancer-fighting abilities, there is a growing amount of research that seems to suggest that this specific terpene is capable of arresting cancer cell growth and reducing its ability to spread within the body. What’s more, is that a few studies that have been using mice as testing have shown that mice with melanoma actually had their melanoma growth not just stopped but actually reduced when exposed to an alpha-pinene rich environment.
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Are you ready to get started and see the health benefits of a-pinene for yourself? Then visit us online today. You’ll find over 260 unique strain profiles, which are products that incorporate several different terpene compounds that were specifically combined to offer unique and highly advantageous effects for the user.