When we talk about the differences between strains, we’re really talking about the terpenes. Terpenes are compounds in the hemp plant, and all plant life for that matter, that give a particular breed of plant its taste, aroma, and many of its valuable properties. If you want to take a deeper dive into the world of terpenes, consider these fabulous terpene concentrates below which are easy to incorporate into your routine.
These terpenes come in a wide array of popular hybrid strains, which result from crossing a sativa with an indica. Choose from all-time favorites like Pink Cookies, Trainwreck, Apple Jacks, and many more. They each have their own flavor profile and dominant properties, while being plant-derived in a way that ensures maximum easiness on the body. Meanwhile, they come from top-of-the-line companies including Terp Science Labs, allowing you to trust that you’re getting only the finest terpenes on the market.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are another class of compounds found in the hemp plant, that exist alongside cannabinoids like CBD and THC. They are compounds that determine the flavor and aroma of the plant, and act as the plant’s defense mechanisms against disease and infestation.
Are Terpenes Exclusive to Hemp?
Terpenes actually exist in all plant life. This means that you are exposed to terpenes constantly, any time you eat, for instance, fresh herbs, or smell a flower. Terpenes are the active compounds in all essential oils.
Do Terpenes Have Benefits?
People are often surprised to learn just how many of the effects they get from a hemp product are coming from the terpenes. Terpenes possess properties of their own that can improve the way the body functions, such as effects that offer relief from physical discomfort, and relief from stress.
Do All Hemp Products Contain the Same Terpenes?
Each “strain” or breed of the hemp plant has its own configuration of terpenes. This is why each strain has its own unique flavor and aroma and is capable of unique effects. For instance, it’s because of the terpenes that some strains are more associated with relaxation, while others make us feel more active and social.
Are Terpenes Legal?
Terpenes are 100% legal compounds. Like we said, they’re found in essential oils, which are completely legal products. There are no terpenes that exist in nature that are illegal to purchase.
Do Terpenes from The Calm Leaf Come from Natural Sources?
At The Calm Leaf, our terpene products all come from plant sources, meaning that they are not synthetic in any way. These terpenes either come directly from the hemp plant itself, or are extracted from other plants in nature.
Are Terpenes Psychoactive?
Terpenes are non-psychoactive compounds. They will not get you high or otherwise cause impairment of any kind, in the way that THC compounds do. Therefore, you do not need to worry about terpenes producing a mind-altering experience.
What are Sativa Strains?
The terpene products that come in sativa strains are associated with more uplifting effects. Sativa strains are more associated with daytime use since they don’t seem to cause as much drowsiness, and the effects are primarily cerebral.
What are Indica Strains?
Indica-based terpene profiles are more mellowing to both body and mind. This is why they are more associated with evening use. Many produce a strong body high that will encourage the user to lay down and relax.
What are Hybrid Strains?
A hybrid is the result of crossing a sativa with an indica, resulting in a terpene profile that’s somewhere in the middle of the two. Each hybrid has its own ratio of sativa to indica.
How Do I Use the Terpenes at The Calm Leaf?
The terpenes that we carry at The Calm Leaf are mainly used to be added to cannabinoid distillate products. This means that they can add a terpene profile to a pure cannabinoid product to promote a wider variety of effects, while giving the cannabinoid product a distinctive flavor and aroma.
Can I Consume Terpenes Straight Out of the Bottle?
We carry terpene products that are highly concentrated. Therefore, they must be diluted before they are used. We do not recommend consuming terpene products straight out of the bottle.
How Much of a Terpene Product Should I Add to My Distillate?
Each terpene product we carry has clear instructions on the label. Please follow these instructions very carefully to get the concentration levels just right. Each terpene product will have different instructions based on the strength of the terpenes inside.
Do the Terpenes at The Calm Leaf Contain Any Cannabinoids?
None of our terpene products contain any cannabinoids like CBD or THC. These products contain only terpenes with no other cannabis compounds present. Therefore, their effects come solely from the terpenes themselves.
Are Terpenes a Good Way to Flavor a Hemp Product?
One of the things that people love about terpenes is that they offer delicious flavor profiles that can enhance a cannabinoid distillate product. That being said, they are a great way to give flavor to a flavorless distillate. Each terpene profile has its own unique flavor, so make sure to explore all of the ones we offer at The Calm Leaf to find one that suits your palate.