Do you ever feel like you just don’t have enough energy to get through your day, whether it be from work, school, or just life in general? You’re not alone. Many people struggle to find the motivation and energy to face the day.
But did you know that terpenes, aromatic compounds found in plants like cannabis, have been used to improve mood, reduce stress, and increase energy levels for centuries? Let’s take a closer look at terpenes for energy and focus and explore how they can help unlock your mental energy.
- Terpenes are fragrant oils found in many plants, such as Cannabis plants, bay leaves, peppers, cloves, pine needles, birch trees, juniper flowers, and hops.
- Beta-caryophyllene is one of the most well-known terpenes and has been used to treat internal diseases such as colitis.
- Alpha Pinene can improve cognitive function, memory, focus, and alertness and reduce anxiety.
- Limonene can boost your mood and reduce stress, resulting in increased energy levels.
- Beta Caryophyllene has been shown to enhance focus and mood.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are fragrant oils found in many plants, such as Cannabis plants, bay leaves, peppers, cloves, pine needles, birch trees, juniper flowers, and hops. The entourage effect states that cannabis’s properties work best when combined with THC, CBD, and terpenes. Terpenes bind to receptors in the brain and stimulate effects similar to cannabinoids. Cannabis contains over 200 types of terpenes, each with its own unique properties.
Important Terpenes For Energy
The scents associated with various cannabis strains are indicative of their terpene profiles. This means that if you are looking for specific effects from your cannabis products, you should take note of their terpene profiles. Terpenes will not change the degree of your high; instead, they will influence the effects of your high.
Beta-caryophyllene is one of the most well-known terpenes and has been used to treat internal diseases such as colitis. Activating CB2 receptors can reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and reduce the subsequent damage from chronic inflammation.
Terpineol has a lime blossom scent and can be used to reduce stress and anxiety. Pinene has a sharp, sweet, pine-like aroma and can improve alertness and enhance memory retention.
Limonene has a lemon-like citrus scent and can be used to alleviate depression, anxiety, and gastric reflux.
Caryophyllene has a spicy scent and can be used to enhance focus and mood and remedy toothaches.
Alpha Pinene is the most commonly found terpene in nature, typically in pine and conifer trees, rosemary, and orange peels. Studies have shown that Alpha Pinene can improve cognitive function, memory, focus, and alertness and reduce anxiety. Cannabis strains commonly associated with Alpha Pinene include Jack Herer, Dutch Treat, OG Kush, Blue Dream, ChemDawg, Trainwreck, Romulan, Island Sweet Skunk, Strawberry Cough, and Bubba Kush.
Limonene is a terpene found in high concentrations in citrus fruits, pine, rosemary, mint, fennel, and juniper. Limonene has been historically used in perfumes, household cleaners, food, and medicines due to its low toxicity.
Limonene has been researched to potentially improve one’s mood and reduce anxiety, leading to more energy. Strains of cannabis that are all known for having Limonene include Cookies and Cream, Dirty Girl, Lemon G, Liberty Haze, Emerald Jack, and Shining Silver Haze.
Beta Caryophyllene is another widely used terpene found in foods such as black pepper, basil, black caraway, oregano, lavender, allspice, fig, chamomile, hops, cinnamon, and rosemary. The FDA recognizes Beta Caryophyllene as safe to consume in large doses. Beta Caryophyllene has been shown to enhance focus and mood. Cannabis strains commonly associated with Beta Caryophyllene include Royal Cookies, White Widow, Death Star, Blueberry Cheesecake, Candyland, GG4, and Purple Punch.
For those looking for specific effects from their cannabis products without any of the cannabinoids involved, terpene blends are the perfect option. Mimosa is a terpene blend that takes advantage of the flavor and effects of the Mimosa cannabis strain without any of the cannabinoids. The main terpenes in Mimosa are limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and linalool. The effects of Mimosa are powerful, uplifting, and euphoric, with a subtle energetic buzz.
Berry Gelato is a terpene blend designed to unlock creativity, with the main terpenes being limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and linalool. The flavor of Berry Gelato is sweet and fruity with mouthwatering berries notes and pine and herbal aromas woven throughout. Platinum OG is a terpene blend that promotes laser focus and a sense of calm, with the main terpenes being limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and linalool. Platinum OG has a distinct herbal, pine, and citrus taste, coupled with a minty and earthy finish.
Super Lemon Haze is a terpene blend designed to elevate mood and motivation, with the main terpenes being beta-caryophyllene, terpinolene humulene, and myrcene. Super Lemon Haze has a zesty, citrusy taste with a sweet aftertaste and a hint of pine and pepper. Its terpene blend includes terpinolene, beta-caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene; it’s energizing while enhancing creativity and focus. The flavor of Jack is pungent and spicy with sweet and sour notes, sharp citrus, and pine notes.
In conclusion, terpenes are a powerful tool for boosting energy focus and motivation. Many of the terpene blends available today are designed to provide specific effects such as increased energy and focus, improved mood, and enhanced creativity.
Experimenting with different terpenes and terpene variations is key for determining which ones work best for you. If you’re looking for a natural way to help boost your energy and focus, terpenes may be the answer.