Terpenes and Why They Matter
Pure and Potent Medicine Courtesy of Mother Nature
When most people think about cannabis, the first thing that usually comes to mind is the psychoactive effects.
In short, cannabis can get you high. Woohoo! (How high depends on your body and your endocannabinoid system and the strain you're using). Moontime medicinals will surely shoot you to the moon. But there is much more to the benefits of cannabis than just getting high.
Is it All About THC?
Many cannabis users shop for weed that will offer them the highest THC percentage at the lowest prices. But this THC is the molecule that actually gets you high, so the more THC the merrier right? Sort of...
The Big Picture of Whole Plant
The bigger picture is that cannabis can offer you so much more than just getting high. When using Moontime medicinals we want you to get the full, pure, powerful and all natural benefit of the everything the cannabis plant has to offer.
Rest assured that Moontime bud is grown to maximize THC percentage, but there are other properties of the cannabis plant that can offer significant health benefits, as well as enhance your high. We believe those are just as important as the THC.
The Benefits of CBD
You have likely heard of CBD (short for cannabidiol), which is one of at least 113 cannabinoids present in cannabis. CBD offers multiple health benefits like:
- Pain relief
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Curbing anxiety
- Nausea relief
- Promoting cardiovascular health
Some recent studies even show that CBD can help fight cancer. CBD is a good thing. We always recommend you have some Moontime cannabis that is high in CBD and lower in THC on hand. If you need to keep your head clear but still need to calm down a strain high in CBD is just the ticket. Blending a high CBD strain with a high THC strain can give you a very different psychoactive effect.
This practice is especially effective for those that tend to get a little paranoid when using cannabis. Mixing in a little CBD with your favorite strain can give you a more mellow, less anxious high. This is courtesy of the "entourage effect" where the different natural occurring components of cannabis work together synergistically to support your whole body in achieving better health and an incredible sense of wellbeing.
But there is also an under celebrated component of your cannabis that is an important part of this entourage effect: Terpenes.
The Taste & Aroma of Terpenes
Terpenes are a large and diverse set of organic compounds that are derived mostly from plants, and give plants their aroma. There are over 100 different terpenes and each plant has its own unique blend of terpenes. This is called a terpene profile.
Terpenes are by no means unique to cannabis; they can be found in many other herbs, fruits, and plants.
Cannabis plants have very rich and complex terpene profiles. It’s why one strain can smell lemony and another can be dank fuel or piney (or any smell in between). Great cannabis should explode with a strong distinct aroma that delights your nose. Terpenes also give cannabis its flavor.
When grown to mother nature's specifications—holistically, probiotically, and sustainably—a cannabis plant will fill your nose with terpenes, and the aroma should be alluring and wake up your senses. The Moontime growing process ensures that our cannabis terpene profiles are as potent as they can be. This makes for a pure and flavorful smoke or vape.
But terpenes are about more than taste and smell.
How Terpenes Benefit You
Terpenes work with cannabinoids like THC and CBD and make them more effective. The terpene profile of a specific strain also influences it’s psychoactive effects. Some are calming, other’s are stimulating, and others induce sleep, etc. Terpenes make it easier for THC to move through the blood-brain barrier and into the brain, leading to a more intense high. They can also affect the production and use of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
Terpenes offer other health benefits as well.
- They promote anti-inflammation
- They act as a pain reliever and analgesic
- They are sleep aid, muscle relaxant, sedative, memory enhancer, and bronchodilator (increases airflow to the lungs)
- They can even act as an antioxidant
Moontime Loves Terpenes
Terpenes are important to your cannabis experience, and therefore they are important to us at Moontime. When you open up your stash of Moontime bud, your nose will tell you that your bud is teeming with rich, natural terpenes. So just sit back, take a hit, and let the terpenes do their thing. But be warned, it may ruin cheap cannabis with high THC percentages for you. Once you feel the difference that purity and potency make, you may never buy that bland weed again.
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