Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbons (a compound made of hydrogen and carbon) found in plants, which are produced for various reasons including to discourage insect feeding, attract pollinators, defend against bacteria and fungus, and much more. Cannabis is currently the most terpene-dense plant known to humans. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products, as well as in our CBD Oil.
Compounds such as limonene, myrcene, caryophyllene and other terpenoids have a variety of proposed anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, antibacterial and antifungal effects. Ongoing research will determine factors such as dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring. You will probably be familiar with some of their benefits and effects if you have ever used essential oils, which are typically concentrated terpenes.
In addition to over 30 naturally occurring terpenes in our Cool Mint tincture, it also contains: Organic Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Extract, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Humulene, Myrcene and β Caryophyllene. To learn more about terpenes, click below.