What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are organic chemical compounds that are present in the cannabis plant. They are located in the trichomes, the tiny hairs that protect the plant’s outer layer and give cannabis its distinct smell and flavour. Although terpenes are usually associated with cannabis, they can also be found in other plants, such as herbs like thyme and fruits like lemons.
Difference Between Terpenes and Cannabis
Cannabis and terpenes are not different entities but rather work synergistically to create unique properties through the entourage effect. They share the same chemical precursor, geranyl phosphate, with examples like Beta-caryophyllene serving as both a terpenoid and cannabinoid, underscoring the interconnectedness between the two.
One notable distinction between cannabinoids and terpenes is that cannabinoids do not significantly impact scent and flavour, whereas terpenes have a visible influence on these sensory aspects.
How Does it Affect the Body?
Terpenes are aromatic compounds that deliver a sensory experience during inhalation and ingestion, research suggests they also possess therapeutic properties that can help treat various ailments.
Gut Health Treatment
Poor gut health can cause many chronic illnesses, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity, cancer and autism. But there are many ways to solve this, including the use of alternative medicines like terpenes to ease the struggles and improve life output.
AltMed’s Gut Health terpenes blend supports the gut-brain axis and may alleviate symptoms like bloating, gastric reflux, and GI inflammation.
The blend comprises A and B-Pinene, which are natural organic compounds found in essential oils of various plants, which possess antibiotic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that aid in restoring and maintaining gut health.
Gut Health Terpenes also contain Eucalyptol, CAmphene and B-Caryophyllene, which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that are beneficial for gut health and promote overall wellness.
Lastly, the mixture includes hemp seed oil, known for its pain and inflammation-relieving properties, which may further assist with gastrointestinal conditions and discomfort. Hemp seed oil is also noted for its ability to mitigate stress and anxiety, making it an excellent complement to this gut health terpenes blend.
Focus and Flow Terpenes
Everyone has difficulty focusing from time to time. Exhaustion, stress, and hormonal changes can make it hard to concentrate on the task of hand. However, persistent difficulties in staying focused could be indicative of an underlying psychiatric condition. Chronic issues with concentration may be linked to:
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
With Focus and Flow terpenes, this is no longer a problem due to its unique blend of CB2 terpenes. The blend can potentially improve mood and focus, support neuroplasticity, and promote cognitive health. Research suggests that B-caryophyllene, a compound derived from plants, including cannabis, may reduce brain cell death and inflammation. Along with linalool, it may also improve REM sleep, which is crucial for memory retention, thereby aiding neuroplasticity and cognitive health.
Focus and Flow terpenes also include D-3 Carene, which is found in various plants, including cannabis, basil, and rosemary, has been shown to potentially enhance memory retention by improving sleep. Similarly, studies suggest A- and B- Pinene organic compounds enhance cell viability, potentially leading to neuroprotection and improved focus and flow.
Additionally, its hemp seed oil concentration reduces stress and anxiety, which can impact brain function and focus. It has been used in the treatment of ADHD, with results suggesting that it may increase focus and concentration in individuals.
Terpenes, like cannabinoids, are believed to interact with specific protein cell receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to produce therapeutic effects. The ECS is a natural physiological system found in both humans and animals, responsible for maintaining balance in the body by regulating functions such as mood, pain, appetite, sleep, stress, and more.
A research conducted in 2008 discovered that the terpene caryophyllene is the first non-cannabinoid compound known to directly activate cannabinoid receptors in the body. Further research is needed, but it is possible that other terpenes may work through the same pathway by activating different cell receptors in ECS.
With this in mind, Relief Terpenes provide the perfect blend of natural oils and plant extracts that is supported by natural ingredients that may provide relief in a safe and natural manner. Continuing usage of this product may lead to positive effects such as deep muscular and mental relaxation, which can benefit various aspects of personal health, including pain management.
Are you ready to unlock the potential of terpenes for your health? Discover the incredible medicinal benefits of these natural compounds with AltMed. Our products are packed with scientific research and can provide safe and efficient relief to your problems. For more information, subscribe to our newsletter and embark on your journey to better health!