There are many types of Delta 8 products. The usual key difference between the category of carts when it comes to D8 is what type of terpenes is included in the blend. We’re going to break down and discuss the many different types of terpenes that’s usually mixed in these products.
But what exactly are terpenes?
There’s something about the aroma of cannabis that soothes the mind and body. This smell is there for a reason and comes from a specific part of the cannabis plant. In the same part of the plant that contains cannabinoids like THC and Cannbidiol, there are other compounds called terpenes that give each type of plant it’s unique scent and aroma.
Scientists have found over 100 different terpenes in cannabis and depending on how much of each terpene is in each unique plant will determine what aroma it gives off and how strong.
Terpenes aren’t limited to cannabis, though, and are found in many other plants and flowers. They’re their to mainly attract pollinators and prevent predators from destroying the plant. Many factors determine the type and amount of terpenes each plant will contain, and some of these include weather, age, type of soil, and climate.
The most common terpenes in Delta 8 carts:
So lets get to the nitty gritty, here we’ll discuss the most common Delta 8 terpenes and their effects, smell, and common use.
- Improves Mood
- Relieves Nausea
- Popular Strains
- Girl Scout Cookies
- Bubba Kush
- Green Crack
Limonene is usually attributed to it’s fruity, citrus aroma, and it can be found fruits like oranges and lemons. It is also used to give everyday household items like cosmetics and cleaners that citrus scent. Even with limonenes assumed therapeutic benefits, not much is known with how it works in the brain and body, and at what doses is required to get these benefits. More scientific research is needed, but studies on the terpene limonene to this date have shown potential in the following:
- Elevated Mood
- Relieving Stress
- Anti-Fungal Properties
- Anti-Bacterial Properties
- May help in the relief in heartburn and reflux
- Synergetic in the absorbtion of other terpenes
Some cannabis strains contain more levels of limonene than others, especially the more fruity type strains.
Coming Soon… Pinene! Check back for more updates.