Terpenes…What are they and how are they game-changers when it comes to topical Cannabis?
The importance of terpenes in cannabis infused products is crucial. What is their role when it comes to Cannabis topicals in particular though? Lets start with their overall importance in general…
Terpenes are organic hydrocarbon compounds found in a variety of plants. These compounds are secreted in the form of oils that give off distinct aromas and flavors. Think lavender or citrus. We all know and appreciate the aromatic properties of these plants. But more importantly than tantalizing our senses and well-being, they are little power-houses that help fight against disease and imbalance in our bodies. Terpenes play an indispensable role here.
When is comes to Cannabis though, much of the focus has been solely on cannabinoids, particularly CBD & THC. Yes it’s true that Cannabinoids alone have amazing therapeutic benefits. But the terpenes found in Cannabis and other plants have a plethora of therapeutic benefits on their own and also in the way they affect THC/CBD. One can have 2 strains of cannabis with the same cannabinoid profile, but they will act differently in the body due to the cannabinoid/terpene combination. Sometimes 1+1=3. This is know as synergy. This synergy essentially magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant in our bodies.
Since scientists began profiling terpenes they have found that just like other compounds found in Cannabis, specific terpenes also have the ability to combat bacteria, fungal infections, pain, and even cancer cells. Numerous scientific studies have proven the medicinal effects of these compounds. Today this information is the source for future drug development.
“They (terpenes) display unique therapeutic effects that may contribute meaningfully to the entourage effects of cannabis-based medicinal extracts.” Taming THC, 2011, by Ethan B. Russo
When it comes to topical application of cannabis, certain terpenes have a profound effect on the way chemicals are transported across skin barriers, making cannabinoids such as CBD & THC more readily available to cannabinoid receptors found within our bodies.
Canna-Fusion Cannabis Salves & Roll On Oils utilize whole plant extraction methods and specialized terpenes profiles to offer enhanced topical cannabis products that deliver heightened therapeutic relief.
We are proud to be tapping into the science behind these extraordinary medicinal plants in order to provide users of our products with an elevated topical Cannabis experience. For centuries topical Cannabis applications have provided a means of achieving natural wellness and with modern day advancements & knowledge we believe it is essential to create only the most superior cannabis infused topicals.