Updated: Mar 5
You might already be well aware of the fact that terpenes have a crucial effect on the cannabis while you giving you a high. The question here is how you would be able to make the right choice of your cannabis with terpenes.
Terpene is a compound that plays its role by adding a buzz to enhance the quality of high you get from your cannabis. However terpenes, if taken alone, don’t make you feel any high. Therefore, a lot of people take interest in gaining knowledge about terpene in cannabis terpene can enhance the multitude of effects produced by cannabis as idealized by Ethan Russo.
Talking about the dynamics and chemistry of terpenes, the consumers are in search of those parts of plants other than Indica, Sativa, and hybrid as they have little effects when combined with cannabis, to know the ways it may have emotional impact the end cannabinoid system.
Terpenes are popular because of the enhanced effects of cannabis on the human body when taken all together. Let’s have a primary look at the functioning, appearances and guide on how to use them.
With the help of this guide, you will be knowledgeable enough to make a buying decision for your cannabis with terpenes.
So, you do agree on the subject that terpenes not only enhance the effects of cannabis during your high time but also have other health and medical benefits along with the improvement in taste. This much useful information is quite easy to apply while you have to make a buying decision in retail stores. What you need to do is, ask the following simple questions before you select a terpene.
Common questions that you should ask about the terpenes:
Where do these terpenes belong to?
You must keep in mind that all created terpenes are not equal. For your understanding, the organic terpenes, produced from the same plant, and extracted, must be prioritized and valued higher than synthetic terpenes which were reintroduced or you can say non-cannabis.
Limonene is highly energetic and a strong anti-depressant terpene is known. It is commonly found in citrus.
Myrcene is quite popular because of its high sedative effects. Myrcene is a common form of terpene in cannabis which is quite famous for locking you down to your couch with strong sedative effects.
Terpinolene is an excellent medical weed as well which acts as an antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer with a woody fragrance. Terpinolene is very light in seducing.
If you want to follow up on a diet plan, humulene will probably be helpful in suppressing your hunger. It is also used for anti-inflammatory purposes.
Alpha Pinene is known for its therapeutic and energetic effects which are found commonly in pine needles.
You would be well aware of the medicinal properties of terpenes on which various researches have been conducted earlier and numerous are still continuing. Here it is of great importance to keep in mind that, the effects of a terpene can vary from person to person. Just like cannabis, these chemicals exhibit various reactions to different bodies.
Before you can actually buy a terpene, you must know about the greatest tool of all to check the response of your cannabinoid system and see how it responds to the terpene. You would be lucky if you can have the opportunity to only smell the bud of your required terpene because that smell is going to make a big difference.
If you kind of like the smell of a flower, your receptive system is saying a “Yes”, you should probably buy it. But if you don’t like the smell, you need to stay 100 miles away. Elsewise, if you really want to buy the one with bad smell, you must be careful and while giving it a try, stay under the observation of someone.
But most commonly people do not get the opportunity to use the mentioned tool. In this situation, you can simply read the terpenes on the box. For this, you should have known about the indicators of effects that can possibly happen.
You should check for the listed out terpenes on the box and see if their percentage is in the right quantity.
As you know that Myrcene is top-rated terpene helpful in reduction of pain, anxiety, and inducing sedative effects. The concentration of myrcene in your product must be higher than 1%. Product with Myrcene greater than 1% will surely induce results. You should also know that Myrcene is not to be used as an ideal terpene as people cannot be engaged in performing normal activities.
After Myrcene you need to read for the percentage of limonene and Pinene
These two substances are opposite in the effects of myrcene. As stated earlier, they are highly energetic and will lift you up by elevating your mood. The energy produced by these two terpenes will be excessive for you if you are only taking it to treat your anxiety or pain.
Terpinolene is popular because of its unique taste and fragrance. It has varying effects on different people. Some people will find it exactly like myrcene giving them soothing effects and calming state, while some will find it quite energizing and inducing creativity. You can give it a trial and error to know how it affects you.
Last but not the least, you can always send us an email if you want some specific terpenes.