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How Different Terpenes Can Impact Your High

The ongoing cannabis revolution has put more people within arms reach of the marijuana products they need to feel better.  Whether you consume cannabis for the purposes of relieving anxiety or you simply like to relax with your favorite Indica, you’ll owe much of your experience to the dynamic terpenes found within your favorite strains.

What Are Terpenes, Really?

Found within not just cannabis, but also plants in general, terpenes are chemical compounds that are responsible for the colors, flavors, and aromas of the world. Certain terpenes will create a certain taste or smell that is different from the others. We can also see terpenes implemented into cleaning products. Consider the taste of a cleaning solvent or the color of your favorite dye.

While you can find terpenes in nearly all plants, they are primarily found within cannabis, aromatic herbs, and citrus fruits.

How does this impact our cannabis use? How do terpenes impact our bodies?

The Bioactive Impact of Terpenes

Terpenes are bioactive, which means that they can have an impact on the body when they are inhaled or otherwise consumed. Some individuals turn to essential oils to help improve their mood or appetite while others turn to cannabis with rich terpene profiles to enhance their overall experience.

With countless strains and a seemingly unending list of newly discovered terpenes, it can be hard to find out which strain and terpene profile is best for you. For that reason, we are going to explore some of the most prevalent and popular terpenes provided by True Extracts Terpenes before delving into what makes them unique.

Overview of True Extracts Top Terpenes

Within even a single strain of cannabis, researchers can find countless terpenes. These terpenes work together in concert with cannabinoids within the plant to provide the overall entourage effect, the experience we associate with the plant. True Extracts carries more than 300 all-natural strain-specific terpene profiles, a few of which you can learn about below.

Myrcene – Known as the ‘Have Mercy’ terpene, myrcene is an earthy and herbal terpene most associated with cloves, hops, mango, and lemongrass. Considered a potent antipsychotic, sedative, and analgesic, myrcene works well with THC to help individuals struggling with pain or insomnia. Ideal for providing deep doses of relaxation, myrcene can be found in such strains as Grape Ape and OG Kush.

Caryophyllene – A hint of spice and pepper backed by an undercurrent of woodsy scents will tell you that you are consuming the terpene caryophyllene. Caryophyllene is a terpene known for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as its positive benefits to mood. Some individuals consume Caryophyllene heavy strains to take advantage of its impact on mood and pain relief. You can find high levels of the terpene Caryophyllene in strains like Gelato and Bubba Kush.

Limonene – A citrus-fueled terpene, Limonene is commonly found in citrus rinds, peppermint, and even juniper. An antifungal and antimicrobial, Limonene is best known for its ability to lift moods while providing therapeutic benefits along the way. A diverse terpene found in strains ranging from hardcore Indicas to uplifting Sativas, you’ll enjoy this terpene the most in strains like Do-Si-Dos, Purple Hindu Kush, and Quantum Kush.

Linalool – Linalool is a minor terpene but its effects are anything but minimal. Found in heavy doses in strains like Skittles and OG Shark, Linalool provides individuals with a floral and citrus-forward experience that is said to help with depression and insomnia. In the wild, you can find linalool in lavender and mint. Linalool is a natural sedative and is great at helping individuals to turn down their stress while reaching for their bed.

a-Pinene – The final major terpene we want to outline is a-Pinene, a terpene that smells like pine. Woodsy and citral, a-Pinene can be found in orange, parsley, and even pine needles. More than just a terpene for smell and mood, this terpene acts as a bronchodilator to help open up the airways in our bodies, thus bringing more oxygen to our cells. Some researchers suggest that a-Pinene can help our energy levels while boosting our overall memory capabilities. You’ll find high levels of a-Pinene in therapeutic strains like Blue Dream, Harlequin, and Cannatonic.

As we’ve highlighted the five most common terpenes found within cannabis and the world around us, it must be understood that this is only scratching the surface of the complexities that terpenes and cannabis can provide.

Find the BEST Terpenes at True Extracts!

To explore the nature of terpenes as well as their beneficial effects on your body, you can head to True Extracts Terpenes to explore any of the 300+ all-natural strain-specific terpene profiles. Curated from naturally-derived profiles, True Extracts has a wide range of premium terpenes to meet the needs of your targeted experience.

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