Many people have asked the question, “can I use CBD and terpenes at the same time?” Although this is a fair inquiry, you will learn by the end of this article that there is no need to be concerned about mixing the two. In fact, they go hand in hand.
What Is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid that is found in cannabis plants. Most of the CBD that you find on the market today is extracted from the industrial hemp plant. CBD is closely related to another popular cannabinoid known as THC. Although the two are related, they are quite a bit different. CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties as THC does, so it does not get people “stoned.” Cannabidiol, or CBD, is known for its presumed ability to help fight issues such as stress and discomfort. This is why it has become so popular and desired throughout the world. Basically, CBD is a compound that is present in all of the cannabinoid plants that may have special properties that contribute to health and wellness.
What Are Terpenes?
If you have ever smelled flowers, tasted the heat of black pepper, or experienced the tang of citrus fruits you have encountered terpenes. Terpenes are a wide variety of compounds that plants create within themselves for a plethora of different purposes. Marijuana has a distinct aroma because of its terpenes. Lavender has its own scent for the same reason. Many essential oil companies around the United States cash in on terpenes every day. Essential oils are the very substance of terpenes. Although they are completely different than cannabinoids, they are secreted into the same glands in the plant where cannabinoids are created. In most cases, cannabinoids and terpenes are connected from the hip, so to speak.
Full-Spectrum CBD Products
There are three main CBD solutions that become most of the CBD products on the market today. Full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate. In the case of a full-spectrum CBD product, the end result of the extraction produces a product that contains all of the over 100 cannabinoids that are available in the hemp plant. It also produces all of the flavonoids and terpenes that are present as well. Full-spectrum CBD products contain a small amount of THC. Legally, there is not supposed to be any more than .03% THC content in a CBD product. Not even close enough to cause a high.
With the broad-spectrum CBD product most of the flavonoids, and terpenes still intact, but the THC is eliminated during the process. With CBD isolates, everything but the pure CBD is stripped away leaving a solution of CBD and nothing else, including terpenes.
Are CBD And Terpenes Safe Together?
CBD and terpenes are difficult to separate from each other. Although they work in different ways, they both play a huge role in the life of a cannabis plant. The smell of the buds, the fragrance of the flowers, and the overall makeup of the whole plant depend on both the terpenes and the cannabinoids to work together and create a remarkably amazing plant. The terpenes help to defend as well as pollinate the plant, and the cannabinoids help to keep it strong. If you have taken a full-spectrum or a broad-spectrum dose of any CBD product you have already ingested CBD and terpenes together. You are here reading this, so it looks like you’re safe.