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Terpenes and Cannabinoids 101

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Alpha-Pinene

Found in:
Pine, Rosemary, and Coniferous Trees.

Anti-inflammatory

Antioxidant

Neuroprotection

Beta-Pinene

Found in:
Pine, Rosemary, and Coniferous Trees.

Anti-inflammatory

Antioxidant

Neuroprotection

Humulene

Found in:
Black Pepper, Hops, and Ginseng.

Anti-inflammatory

Limonene

Found in:
Citrus Fruits.

Anti-inflammatory

Antioxidant

Linalool

Found in:
Lavender, Jasmine, and Rosewood.

Anti-inflammatory

 

Myrcene

Found in:
Lavender, Jasmine, and Rosewood.

Anti-inflammatory

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are the compound in plants responsible for giving them their unique smells. If you have ever walked through a forest and breathed in the fresh pine scent, or peeled an orange or a lemon to experience the burst of citrus, you have had experiences with terpenes.

Where do Terpenes come from?

Terpenes are the oils secreted from plants. Every plant on earth contains terpenes, and a terpene will have the same chemical makeup and smell as the plant from which it is derived.

How do terpenes support the ECS?

Holistic medicine has recently turned to what they call ‘whole plant therapy.’ The idea is that when you combine multiple cannabinoids with multiple terpenes, the result will be a better therapeutic experience.

With this theory, terpenes work synergistically with your body’s endogenous cannabinoids to stimulate the ECS to promote optimal function. Preliminary studies show terpenes help regulate anxiety and pain and are powerful anti-inflammatories. Certain terpenes are also helpful in promoting balance with gastrointestinal issues, heartburn, memory retention, alertness, and also enhancing mood.

What are cannabinoids?

While there is a stigma surrounding the word, endocannabinoids are a natural substance produced by the body and are a key player in the endocannabinoid system.

Where do cannabinoids come from?

Endocannabinoids are naturally produced in the body as a means to help the endocannabinoid system regulate other bodily functions. Just like the controls on a plane tell the pilot when something is not quite right, endocannabinoids activate ECS receptors to avoid any potential ‘crashes’.

How do cannabinoids support the ECS?

Cannabinoids are released upon demand to bind with and activate the CB receptors to encourage balance in your body. So if your immune system is out of whack, the ECS works to restore balance without affecting the function of other body systems. Once the endocannabinoids have restored balance, enzymes come to break them down and prevent them from upsetting the balance in the opposite direction.

What's the difference between terpenes and cannabinoids?

Terpenes are natural substances found in plants, while cannabinoids are produced naturally throughout our bodies. When terpenes and cannabinoids combine, it produces a sensation known as the ‘entourage effect’ – when the two sources enhance each other’s benefits.

Do I need both terpenes and cannabinoids?

No. While terpenes and cannabinoids work together to enhance the healing properties in each, they do not have to be combined in order to experience the full effects.

Do I have to use marijuana or hemp containing products to get the benefits of terpenes and cannabinoids?

No! Boomer Naturals CB5 products contain a blend of natural ingredients that are on the FDA’s list as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS). Studies show that when combined, these ingredients work even better than their controversial counterparts to stimulate and support the endocannabinoid system.

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