What’s a terpene?

Stop and smell the roses. More like stop and smell the terpenes. Terpenes are organic compounds produced by plants that give them their unique scent and flavor. Bite into a strawberry, and you are tasting terpenes. Smell a bouquet of flowers, and you are smelling terpenes. Do you find the smell of lavender and peppermint relaxing?: That’s terpenes at work.

Why should I care about terpenes?

So, what can terpenes do for me? Dr. Ethan Russo has been researching terpenes for over 40 years, and he says, “If CBD is the car taking you somewhere, terpenes are the steering wheel.” While CBD is known to have many positive effects, such as reducing inflammation, pain, and anxiety, specific terpene profiles lead to considerably enhanced results. For example, Yellow Athletic's Sleep CBD Oil contains Dr. Russo’s Sleep terpene profile, using terpenes such as myrcene and linalool to induce calm and rest. Our Anytime Recovery CBD Oil contains a recovery terpene profile with limonene and beta-caryophyllene to mitigate pain and inflammation.

Terpenes and the endocannabinoid

Terpenes, and their effects on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are promising. According to Harvard Medical School, “The ECS is critical for almost every aspect of our moment-to-moment functioning. The ECS regulates and controls many vital bodily functions such as learning and memory, emotional processing, sleep, temperature control, pain control, inflammatory and immune responses, and appetite. Terpenes combined with CBD can help the ECS to attain homeostasis, bringing equilibrium and normal function to these many individual components of our bodies.”

The entourage effect; (hint, its not Vinnie, Johnnie, Eric and Turtle)

We are believers in the power of whole plant medicine and the “entourage effect”, which is enhanced when combining Terpenes and CBD. The entourage effect magnifies the therapeutic benefits of the plant's individual components so that the medicinal impact of the whole plant is greater than the sum of its parts. At Yellow Athletic, we embrace the whole plant and use minimally invasive extraction techniques to ensure the CBD in our products contains as many productive cannabinoids and terpenes as possible, allowing the full potential of the entourage effect to be revealed.

Yellow Athletic, terpenes and the entourage effect.

We at Yellow Athletic are excited to share our products that contain the highest quality CBD and the targeted benefits of terpene profiles, embracing the research and possibilities of improved endocannabinoid system functions.

The next time you bite into a fruit or smell a vegetable, consider nature's gift of terpenes. Combined with CBD, terpenes can help you to improve your overall health and mitigate issues you may be experiencing with aches, pains, or poor sleep. Visit our store at Yellow Athletic CBD to find products that embody the power of CBD, Terpenes, and the entourage effect to help you feel your best!

Read More:

Harvard's "Endocannabinoid System: Essential & Mysterious"

Medical News Today: What are Terpenes?

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