Understanding Terpenes & CBD

Terpenes are organic compounds that provide aroma and flavor in hemp and are thought to increase its derivative benefits.


Terpenes also occur naturally in a large variety of other plant life including agricultural products. For example, #terpenes are responsible for the aroma of fruits, flowers, and herbs.

Preliminary studies have found that terpenes in hemp not only affect how the plant will taste and smell, but may also determine what hemp does on a chemical level. Terpenes are known to have a unique effect on the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) just like CBD.

Possible Terpene health benefits:

  • anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-diabetic

  • pain relief

  • stress relief

  • nausea relief

  • improved brain function

  • reduced appetite

  • boost immune system

  • alleviate heartburn symptoms

  • used as solvent to dissolve gallstones

  • potential antioxidant

  • anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-microbial

  • improved respiration

Researchers have found over 1000 different kinds of terpenes in #hemp. A few of the most common are:

  • Myrcene - may support sleep and reduce muscle tension, insomnia, and helps with treating osteoarthritis. Myrcene is a naturally occurring terpene and is also found in mangoes, balsamic, and herbs

  • Caryophyllene - helps defend against free radicals, insomnia, nerve pain, and inflammation. Caryophyllene is a naturally occurring terpene and is also found in hops, fig, black pepper, basil, cloves, and rosemary

  • Pinene - eases asthma, supports memory and destroys bacteria, may help guard against ulcers and improve airflow to lungs. Pinene is a naturally occurring terpene and is also found in pine trees, conifers, parsley, and orange peels

  • Limonene - helps with depression, anxiety, reflux, and defends against free radicals. Limonene is a naturally occurring terpene and is found in citrus fruits, juniper, peppermint.

  • Linalool - eases anxiety and inflammation, supports motor control and pain management. Linalool is a naturally occurring terpene and is found in rosewood, bergamot, coriander, rose, jasmine, and lavender, used in soaps and perfumes.

A variety of farming factors such as humidity, light intensity, and temperature, can have an influence on the maximum production of terpenes in hemp plants. Sustainable CBD operates its own organic hemp farm and therefore, can control the variables necessary to maximize the presence of these precious terpenes in its hemp.

Terpenes are natural compounds found in hemp and when combined with full-spectrum CBD oil, the benefits are multiplied due to the entourage effect. The entourage effect helps to maximize CBD’s therapeutic aid. Essentially, cannabinoids and terpenes work together to produce maximum benefits. However, in order to combine the two, hemp plants must be treated delicately in the lab. With Sustainable CBD’s unique CO2 extraction process, terpenes are protected. Due to the varied natures of cultivating CBD, not all full spectrum products from other CBD producers will have terpenes, thus decreasing the efficacy of the product. As a vertically integrated business, you can trust Sustainable CBD to control for purity and potency in every #CBD product.

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