Understand The Main Terpenes In FLUENT’s Products And Why They’re Important
The unique aroma of each cannabis strain is what most patients notice first.
Did you know that terpenes are responsible for the characteristic scent of each plant and much more?
That’s right… terpenes determine not only the aroma of cannabis but also the flavor of the flower and how it affects your body.
Let’s explore the most prevalent terpenes in the FLUENT products and see why they’re crucial to the big picture of cannabis.
What Are Terpenes And What Do They Do?
Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in plants, such as marijuana.
They determine the smell and taste of the plant, and much more.
Terpenes also serve to protect plants from predators, such as insects, and can even attract pollinators.
Scientists are currently studying the biological effects of terpenes in people and determining how each one affects the endocannabinoid system (similar to how cannabinoids do).
They have found that terpenes likely cause different physical effects (such as anti-inflammatory or anti-anxiety responses), lending to each strain’s unique qualities.
Terpenes might even play a more significant part in distinguishing each strain more than the characterization of Indica vs. Sativa, but more research is needed in that area.
What Are The Most Prevalent Terpenes And Their Effects?
Myrcene: This terpene is best known for producing relaxing, sedative (“couch-lock“) effects and very famous for its ability to promote euphoria and a sense of well-being. It is the most abundant terpene in modern medical cannabis. Nocturne (derived from the classic strain, Northern Lights) contains high amounts of Myrcene and popular among our patients.
Pinene: These terpenes are known for a dominant pine tree scent and hailed as being highly anti-inflammatory and calming. High amounts of Pinene can be found in our Baldor (Blue Dream) strain, which provides a lively and blissful relaxation.
Limonene: As its name suggests, Limonene is a terpene that helps yield a delicious citrus scent to cannabis and citrus fruits alike. Patients enjoy Limonene’s mood-elevating effects, describing it as energizing and exhilarating. This terpene is found in Fluent’s Midnight Cruiser (Berry Orange Purps) strain.
Linalool: Linalool is a terpene found in many popular flowers, such as Lavender. It is most commonly known for its relaxing effects, and can be found in various FLUENT products, such as our Polaris strain (Grand Daddy Purple).
Humulene: Humulene is a terpene popular in Sativa cannabis strains. It is known for its earthy, woody aroma and its ability to suppress hunger, fight bacteria, and reduce inflammation. A popular FLUENT strain high in Humulene is Atlas, derived from Durban Poison. Many patients find it helps reduce nausea and migraines, while boosting both energy and mood.
It will be fascinating to watch as scientists unlock more secrets within the world of terpenes, as they are crucial to the cannabis experience. In the meantime, we can take delight in how each strain makes us feel, and note the effects and qualities we feel with different strains.
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