- What is a Terpene?
The term full spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in PCR hemp. While many CBD oil products are made using CBD isolate, M CBD full spectrum oils maintain the same concentrations of these beneficial compounds that are found in the original PCR hemp plant.
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
Often overlooked in relation to the more prevalent cannabinoids, terpenes may offer substantial medicinal value as they appear to mediate our body’s interactions with cannabinoids. “Terpenes are natural compounds found in several organisms belonging to the animal and plant kingdoms. They constitute the largest class of natural products with more than 55,000 known compounds structurally diversified. Several studies have attributed to this big family of compounds a range of pharmacological properties, such as anticancer, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, antihyperglycemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic.”