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Understanding Terpenes

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

The lesser known modulator.

Current hemp legalization legislation has sparked a renewed interest in cannabis/hemp compounds for medicinal and recreational uses. At some point in one’s cannabis/hemp learning curve, they become acquainted with the effects of CBD - cannabidiol and/or THC - tetrahydrocannabinol and thus begins the formation of their evaluation criteria employed when presented with a range of products to choose from.

It’s clear that the Industry has focused on a product’s THC and CBD content as a measurement for potential effects associated with a given product. Generally speaking, increased amounts of THC do correlate to feeling high, while minimal amounts of THC combined with concentrated amounts of CBD lean toward a more relaxing experience. Furthermore, the Industry has more recently begun to witness CBD being combined with adaptogens (herbal supplements) for the purpose of targeting specific user outcomes.

“It’s all about the terpenes”, shouts Vuozzo.

While the Industry has thrust CBD and THC to center-stage, terpenes are rapidly becoming the star performer due to our ever-increasing understanding of how these compounds synergistically work together (CBD, THC and Terpene profiles) to provide unique, prescriptive action(s) targeting common ailments such as: everyday stress, joint pain, and headaches, to name a few.

Have you ever smelled basil? You have. That lovely scent meeting your palate is made possible by a specific terpene in basil called, Humulene. Hemp and cannabis have very complex terpene combinations which are naturally synthesized by the plant to provide the flowers with natural defense and nutrition aiding in total survivability, but when was the last time your Budtender strummed the terpene chord while pitching their nicely packaged products?

Briefly imagine a field of fresh flowers (a bigger field) wouldn’t you want to smell them? Their visual beauty is exclusively available to those of us with vision, but what if smell and taste were your only senses for which you were able to experience the world? All of a sudden scent becomes critical, and that package becomes dead weight. But it’s that scent we’ve endeavored to capture.

Today’s market talks a lot about terpenes and the important role they play in the power of the effects produced from hemp-based products. The reality is, the market is not walking their talk. Most terpenes that exist in hemp-based products you consume today originate from botanical sources such as basil (humulene), lavender (linalool), mangoes (mycrene) and are then combined in the laboratory to create wannabe terpene profiles traditionally found in hemp or cannabis flowers.

At PurBlend Science, we have attained a high-level dynamo in which terpene profiles can be leveraged to target specific end-user outcomes. In one instance, botanical terpenes are combined to form a specific terpene profile providing enhanced end-user effects and/or a unique flavor. Our Dry Flower Full Spectrum Oil (FSO) does this justice. In contrast, our Fresh Flower Live Resin Oil product line is made possible by our state-of-the-art extraction process in which all naturally occurring terpene profiles are captured providing the end-user with a true, fresh flower oil in which the terpene profiles and other oil content is derived directly from the plant. This is the power of The Low Low.

Our extraction reactor, dubbed The Low Low, captures the flower’s natural essence in a highly concentrated form, underscoring the PBX-STANDARD. Our hemp terpenes are produced using a non-destructive pure botanical extraction process in which all terpenes are captured in an unaltered profile, suspended in natural plant oils.

Beginning with the highest quality hemp flower and coupled with Pure Botanical Extraction (PBX-STANDARD), our products are made from the highest concentration of naturally occurring terpenes. Check out a sample of our terpene profiles below. Please note the full spectrum of terpenes present in our PBX Oils. Technically, we can say that we get all terpenes present in the flowers we extract.

Continue to explore The Low Low for a clearer understanding of how and why.

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