Terpenes are the aromatic oils found in thousands of plants. While you may not be familiar with the term terpenes, you’re very likely to be familiar with how they make you feel. The benefits of terpenes are countless.
Terpenes are all around us; we encounter them every day. Think about the soothing aroma of a bouquet of lavender or the way you perk up when zesting a lemon or grating ginger. When was the last time you strolled through a pine forest? The fresh air, scented with pine, the bright zing of citrus, the clean scent of lavender—these aromas all come from terpenes.
Terpenes are everywhere, affecting us all the time
There are roughly 30,000 known terpenes in existence. Plants, microbes, fungi, and animals (even humans!) produce terpenes for specific biological functions. These compounds may serve as hormones, pheromones, vitamins, and as part of the immune system.
Beyond having nice aromas, terpenes also influence the way we taste, smell and feel when a plant, herb or fruit is ingested. This effect happens when terpenes interact with other botanical compounds—along with human hormones—to create a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.
Essentially, the entourage effect is the proven concept that cannabinoids—like CBG, and CBN—work best to calm the nervous system when combined with terpenes. The entourage effect magnifies the potential therapeutic benefits of a plant’s individual components.
Terpenes synergistically engage with CBG (and other cannabinoids like CBN) to create a unique effect; different terpene blends create different experiences when you inhale or ingest them.
Benefits of terpenes in Daygold CBG tinctures
At Daygold, we blend Oregon-grown, non-GMO, broad spectrum CBG oil that has been triple tested for purity and safety, along with select terpenes for specific effect.
Formulated by neurologist and plant researcher Dr. Ethan Russo, Daygold’s broad spectrum hemp blends were designed to promote a sense of calm and ease in the mind and body. Dr Russo is one of the foremost experts in the human endocannabinoid system and has spent over 25 years studying the medicinal benefits of plants, with an emphasis on cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds.
From day one, Daygold has been committed to creating botanical blends that are safe to use and are made with the highest standard of purity.
We source our terpenes from the leader in precision botanical blends, True Terpenes. Whereas some terpene distillers might use intense heat or harsh solvents to extract their plant compounds, True Terpenes utilize a painstakingly exact and gentle steam distillation process, meaning their extracts are vastly superior, safe to use, and free of harmful chemicals.
You can smell—and taste—the difference
The quality of Daygold’s terpene blends is obvious from the moment you open the bottle and breathe in these wonderful aromatic compounds. Even the simple act of pausing to breathe and savor the complex terpene blends can help to reset your nervous system and bring a sense of ease and calm—before you ingest the actual oil. And at the end of the day, or at the beginning, who doesn’t need a little more ease in their life?