Terpenes: How to Boost Your THC & CBD Benefits

How do terpenes benefit our health?
Terpenes: How to Boost Your THC & CBD Benefits
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Cannabis use has exploded and people are now much more aware of THC and its powerful benefits.

CBD use has also sky-rocketed. As a non-psychoactive and more family-friendly alternative, CBD has found its way from being the niche remedy of OG stoners to becoming something that millions of people use on a daily basis to help manage their pain, sleep, anxiety, and other issues.

Overall, people are now much more educated on the benefits of THC and CBD.

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Beyond THC & CBD

While public awareness is growing, there’s still much more to learn around the benefits of cannabis and other synergistic plant compounds.

For instance, did you know that THC and CBD are just 2 of more than 100 different cannabinoids?

All animals have an “endocannabinoid system” or “ECS”, and all animals naturally produce cannabinoids. The cannabinoids we make in our bodies interact with the ECS to help regulate our pain, inflammation, immune systems, mood and thinking. Supplementing with plant-based cannabinoids, gives us the tools to help maintain constant homeostasis, that is balance in our bodies.

While CBD and THC are most common, there’s cannabinoids like CBDV, CBG, THCV, CBN, CBC, and etc. Each cannabinoid has its own unique benefits which you might not get only having CBD and THC.

CBG may have powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which could benefit issues such as IBS, colitis and acne. CBDV may be highly effective as an anti-acne skincare agent and could have powerful neuroprotective effects for those suffering from nausea or epilepsy. THCV, a rare and exclusive cannabinoid, might be a more powerful anti-inflammatory agent than CBD. THCV may also be a greater anxiety suppressant, in addition to potential benefits for weight-loss while also boosting mental clarity.

When we eat food, we eat for the whole variety of vitamins and nutrients, for the most complete range of benefits. We don’t aim to have just one vitamin. It’s the same with cannabinoids! A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle means having the whole variety of cannabinoids for the greatest range of benefits.

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Synergize With Terpenes

In addition to cannabinoids, there are many plant compounds that may modulate and enhance the effects of cannabinoids.

Terpenes are responsible for the taste and smell of plants like fruits, vegetables and flowers. In cannabis, they’re what distinguishes each strain from the other. Terpenes are why Lemon Kush taste and smells like Lemon, and why Strawberry Haze tastes and smells like strawberries. Terpenes are naturally produced in plants and may have direct, synergistic benefits when taken with cannabinoids. 

Where can you get some? Three common terpenes include caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene, which you can find in about any kitchen. 

Caryophyllene is found in herbs and spices like black pepper, basil, oregano and of course in cannabis. It’s that spicy, powerful scent that gives food a kick. Caryophyllene has been suggested to have anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Limonene is responsible for the distinct, citrus smell in fruits like lemons, oranges and limes and veg’ like in strains such as Lemon Haze. Limonene has been suggested to have anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, pain-relief, relaxative and antioxidant effects.

Myrcene is responsible for the sweet, tangy smell of fruits like mangoes and nectarines, and the scent in strains like Blue Dream and Sour Diesel. Myrcene can also be found in plants like bay leaves, hops, lemon grass, basil and rosemary. Myrcene has the synergistic effect of enhancing and strengthening the effect of THC, as it “allows more THC to reach brain cells.” Myrcene has also been suggested to have anti-pain, anti-inflammatory and sleep benefits.

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How Can I Complete My Diet?

The best product to enhance your overall health, plus your THC & CBD, is the one with the greatest range of cannabinoids and terpenes.

In addition to high terpene levels, Kanabia’s line of CBD+ products feature the most complete range of cannabinoids. CBD, CBDV, CBG and THCV at potency levels far beyond any broad or full-spectrum formula. The result is a whole plant product with a greater range of potential health effects than most products that only have traces of cannabinoids other than THC or CBD.

Kanabia is also the first brand to feature THCV, along with CBDV, CBG and CBD in a complete formula, making them the perfect complement to THC users.

As their research expands, Kanabia will be adding more cannabinoids, terpenes and other synergistic superplant ingredients – each with their own potential and exciting health benefits. Check out their revolutionary line of oil tinctures featuring supercritical C02 rosemary and turmeric extract and their veggie capsules with supercritical C02 turmeric and ashwagandha for added anti-inflammatory benefits.

With an assistance program for veterans, students, disability, low-income status, and public safety workers, Kanabia’s goal is to bring cutting-edge and affordable cannabinoids to all. For wholesale inquiries, and to get your customers the latest in cutting edge CBD products, visit Kanabia’s wholesale page.

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