If you’re in search of proof that terpenes work, you have come to the right blog. At True Terpenes, we believe in satisfying the needs of our terpene customers, whether that be health-related or pleasure related. You can enjoy the aroma and flavor of a terpene or use terpene isolates to target specific health discomfort. Various studies around the globe have proven the efficacy and use of terpenes in health-related applications, which we share.

In the last post, we discussed the first three health benefits to terpenes, and in this post, we’ll share the remaining five benefits.

The Eight Health Benefits of Terpenes

Terpenes have been shown to cause cancer-cell death

Yes, you read that correctly. In various studies, terpenes have been shown to cause death in cancer cells. A study in 2012 showed D-Limonene as being able to reduce cancer cell growth substantially.

As studies continue, we’re becoming more hopeful that the positive health benefits of terpenes continue to grow.

Terpenes can inhibit seizures

If you or a loved one experiences seizures on a regular basis, you’re probably on some kind of medication to mitigate or reduce the length or occurrence. Fortunately, studies are being completed to show that Linalool helps reduce seizure intensity, duration, and frequency. A study in 1999 showed that a primary acid in neurotransmission, glutamate, during seizures is modulated.

Some terpenes offer anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects

Most consumers in the terpene and cannabis industry have heard of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These are the two most common cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Both chemicals activate the endocannabinoid receptors in the body, which causes physiological effects many know as being “high.”

Alongside THC and CBD are terpenes. Beta-Caryophyllene, in particular, acts as a cannabinomimetic, which means it activates CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the body like THC and CBD. This also means that this terpene may act as an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating agent.

Terpenes are synergistic

As with nature, terpenes work in synergy with the other elements, compounds, and chemicals. For example, terpenes work with cannabis molecules like THC and CBD to create unique aromas and flavors. The same thing occurs when it comes to various naturally sourced terpenes from plants, trees, and fruits like pinene, limonene, or linalool.

A study in 2011 reports the entourage effect of THC, CBD, and various terpenes.

There’s no interest in terpenes with pharmaceutical companies

It’s unfortunate, but the more terpenes reveal their natural, organic health benefits, the more pharmaceutical companies are pushing back to keep them in the dark. It makes sense why pharmaceutical companies want to stay out of the terpene industry due to the complex molecules and numerous effects terpenes can create when mixed with one another. To big pharma, terpenes, terpenoids, flavonoids, cannabinoids, and more is Pandora’s box. They aren’t sure of the result they will create, nor how long it will take to prove useful. This proves problematic for big companies looking to make a profit off selling medication.

Nonetheless, there are plenty of studies already confirming the health benefits of terpenes, which means it is up to the consumers to determine the validity and use of terpenes in our everyday lives.

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When you’re shopping for terpenes online, take into consideration the variety of health benefits it may bring you, as well as, the flavor or aroma you want to enjoy. If you’re dealing with inflammation or pain, find a terpene like Alpha-Pinene to help out. You could also use a terpene like Alpha-Bisabolol to help you find sleep again. The applications are virtually endless. Shop for terpenes with us now, and find the best isolate or strain for your needs!

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