Terpenes 101

Terpenes 101

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WHAT ARE TERPENES?

Plants consist of a wide variety of chemicals and compounds. Roughly 20,000 of these compounds reside in a category of essential oils referred to as terpenes. These organic agents are what give fruits, herbs, and flowers their own specific scent and flavor. Terpenes also create a synergistic alliance with compounds found in the human body as well as other chemicals within the plant, this union is know as the “entourage effect”, which magnifies the benefits of the plant’s components.

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WHAT ARE TERPENES USED FOR?

Terpenes can be used in foods, cocktails and other drinks, sauces, teas, extracts, etc. to enhance the flavor or scent of the product as well as the overall experience for the user.

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ARE TERPENES SAFE TO CONSUME?

Anything Food Grade or GenerallyRecognized As Safe (GRAS) terpenes are safe to use as flavor ingredients as long as they have been diluted prior to use. Our terpenes are highly concentrated, for this reason we recommend starting a 3% or 1-2 drops per gram.

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WHY ARE TERPENES IMPORTANT?

Terpenes work together with other compounds to provide not just a scent or a flavor, but anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. In some cases, the terpenes help to magnify the effects of other compounds involved.

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HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF TERPENES LAST?

Terpenes work together with other compounds to provide not just a scent flavor, but anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. In some cases the terpenes help to magnify the effects of other compounds involved.