Unveiling the Benefits of Beta-Caryophyllene Terpene in Full Spectrum CBD
At Kentucky Cannabis Company, we’re dedicated to offering our loyal customers a wealth of knowledge about the benefits encompassed in our full spectrum CBD extracts. This commitment drives our new blog series on the invaluable benefits of terpenes, commencing with a spotlight on beta-caryophyllene, a prevalent terpene in our sativa-bloom plants and the final product of our Genesis Blend products.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are a broad class of organic compounds, originating from plant varieties and occasionally, animals. Primarily known for their role in delivering distinct aromas, color pigmentation in vegetables, and flavoring in some plants, terpenes often go unrecognized for their extensive benefits. Beyond their aromatic capabilities, terpenes are acknowledged for their potential to enhance immune health, especially the over 200 different terpenes discovered in cannabis plants.
Terpenes serve a myriad of functions; they are instrumental in plant recovery from damage, attracting pollinators, and repelling predators. Moreover, they are not just beneficial to plants but humans too. Terpenes, when consumed, interact with our brain receptors, influencing the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, which is pivotal for our physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Several studies have proposed the utilization of terpenes in medicinal fields, including their potential as antiviral agents against diseases like COVID-19. Furthermore, terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids present in cannabis strains work synergistically, amplifying the benefits, side effects, and characteristics of each strain, as elucidated by Baron’s 2018 study.
The Remarkable Entourage Effect
Terpenes alone offer a plethora of benefits, from alleviating pain to reducing anxiety. However, when combined with other natural compounds found in cannabis strains, they contribute to a phenomenon known as The Entourage Effect, discovered by Raphael Mechoulam and Shimon Ben-Shabat in 1998. This effect emphasizes the amplified benefits when all chemicals in a particular cannabis strain collaborate, supporting the superiority of full spectrum products over broad spectrum or CBD isolate products.
Our Hydrocarbon Extraction Method
The essence of a full spectrum product lies in the preservation of all original, natural ingredients, achieved through our chosen hydrocarbon extraction method. Unlike other extraction techniques that may obliterate the terpenoid content, our method ensures the gentle extraction of compounds, retaining the natural terpenes and flavonoids. This method mirrors the natural composition of the original plant, adhering to the legal requirement of trace amounts of THC, and ensuring the final product on our shelves is as close to its original state as possible.
Delving into Beta-Caryophyllene Terpene
Now, let’s delve into the focus of our first installment – beta-caryophyllene terpene. Beta-caryophyllene, found abundantly in our Genesis Blend Hemp Extracts, is also present in everyday herbs like black pepper and rosemary. This well-researched terpene boasts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential treatment for anxiety, depression, and addiction.
Unique to beta-caryophyllene is its ability to activate a cannabinoid receptor, enriching the effect when found in CBD oil. Studies have hinted at the interaction of CBD and beta-caryophyllene as a potential adjunctive treatment for substance abuse/addiction as highlighted by Foreverest Resources.
Moreover, beta-caryophyllene has shown promise in alleviating conditions like colitis, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and even certain neurodegenerative diseases, rendering it highly bioavailable and a significant contributor to the medicinal benefits of oral cannabis preparations.
Explore BHO’s Terpene Benefits
Embark on a journey to discover the enchanting world of terpenes and their benefits with Bluegrass Hemp Oil. Visit us at our Kentucky locations in Lexington or Midway for a personalized experience. Not in the vicinity? No worries! Our online platforms on Instagram, Facebook, or our BHO website are equipped to assist you in your quest for knowledge and quality full spectrum CBD products.