Terpene Spotlight: Limonene

WHAT IS LIMONENE?

Limonene is the third most common terpene found in the cannabis plant. Limonene is also commonly found in citrus fruits like lemon, orange, and grapefruit, as well as in peppermint, pine, juniper, rosemary, celery, fennel, and caraway. The smell associated with limonene is strong, refreshing and uplifting, and is commonly used in essential oils, candles, and cleaning products. Other than the smell that limonene adds to the environment it also plays a large role in the way that cannabis strains that contain it make you feel. As a key player in the entourage effect, terpenes like limonene interact with the cannabinoids and receptors of the endocannabinoid system to enhance the therapeutic qualities of the product. 


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIMONENE?

Most cannabis users are well versed on the benefits of CBD and THC, but terpenes are an important compound of the plant that contributes to the benefits and relief experienced from incorporating cannabis into your routine. Limonene works with the stress hormones like serotonin and dopamine through the CB1 receptors to enhance mood, and reduce stress. Some individuals have reported decreasing their use of antidepressants after the incorporation limonene. Stress hormones being present in the body for long periods of time can wreak havoc on almost all body systems. Because of the way Limonene interacts with these hormones, studies on the terpene have shown promise for the following benefits: 

  • Mood Elevator
  • Anti-fungal
  • Stress Relief
  • Anti-Bacterial
  • Heartburn & reflux relief 
  • Appetite Suppression 
  • Anti-nausea 
  • Pain relief

WHICH CKSOUL PRODUCTS HAVE LIMONENE?

Limonene is reintroduced to three of our products: Support CBDa tincture, Balance 1:1 tincture, and Enhance CBD Extract. Terpenes are lost in the process of heating oil to make tinctures and extracts. In order to maintain a product as close to the whole plant as possible, we reintroduce terpenes blends to enhance the overall effect of our lineup. We make sure our line up of tinctures has a product that fits your needs with maximum therapeutic qualities. 


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