What Are Terpenes in CBD?

Although this word may seem unfamiliar at first glance, most people have actually encountered terpenes consistently for most of their life. Terpenes can be found in nearly every naturally based product, as terpenes are organic compounds found in a variety of plants. There is no shortage of confusing terms related to CBD, but the Redeem team is working to eliminate the air of mystery surrounding this unique compound. Read below to learn more about how terpenes and other interesting compounds can enhance CBD products.


What are terpenes?

Terpenes are chemicals naturally found in many plants that give off a perceivable and recognizable aroma. The citrusy smell from oranges or lemons? That’s from the terpene, limonene. The fresh, outdoorsy scent of pine trees? That would be from pinene, another terpene. These natural compounds are all around us, but they do more than just smell nice. Certain terpenes can have a physical effect as well as just a sensory effect. Additionally, many essential oils boast their distinct properties because of the terpenes found in each plant. Lavender, for example, is known for promoting relaxation and reducing stress due to its terpene, called linalool. 


So what do terpenes have to do with CBD?

Terpenes work in conjunction with cannabidiol and other natural cannabinoids and provide benefits through an occurrence known as the entourage effect. Terpenes and cannabinoids work synergistically in full-spectrum CBD products so that customers can experience the fullest extent of their CBD benefits. CBD isolate products, on the other hand, may be limited in their ability to provide these synergistic effects, as they consist of only pure CBD without additional terpenes and cannabinoids. 


Which terpenes should I look for in my CBD products?

Just as there is no CBD product that is perfect for every CBD user, there is no single terpene that will magically provide the most outstanding CBD benefits. The key to terpenes, and CBD products in general, is to find the best balance of ingredients that work together to provide the best CBD benefits for you. Each terpene used in CBD products has different properties, from the sensory effects on taste or smell to the health benefits like stress or anxiety relief. 


Some of the most commonly used terpenes in CBD products include myrcene, pinene, and limonene. Myrcene has an earthy, clove-like aroma and is known for synergizing and enhancing the effects of other terpenes. Pinene is the most common terpene found in the natural world and can be found in pine needles and herbs like basil. This terpene, which comes in alpha and beta forms, may provide health benefits, such as reduced anxiety, inflammation, and pain. Limonene, which smells like citrus, is believed to provide relief from anxiety and stress, although more thorough research is needed on all terpenes to fully understand their benefits. CBD products that utilize terpenes like myrcene, pinene, and limonene, along with cannabidiol and other cannabinoids, provide customers with the most complete range of CBD benefits.


Terpenes and cannabinoids can vary from CBD product to CBD product, so it is essential to find the best combination of ingredients that maximize your benefits. You can learn more about the individual terpenes and cannabinoids in your CBD products by shopping from CBD retailers that provide clear certificates of analysis, so you can be confident about the quality and makeup of your CBD.


At Redeem Therapeutics, we know how important the quality and consistency of CBD products are to our customers, which is why we prioritize the ingredients and processing of our CBD oils and pain creams. To ensure our customers receive their optimal CBD benefits, we ensure the formulas of our CBD products remain consistent, from the ratios of terpenes to the amount of CBD in every bottle. You can rely on Redeem because we confirm our high-quality, reliable CBD with Certificates of Analysis for every product. Seriously.