Most people have recently become familiar with Cannabinoids, yet have little knowledge of Terpenes and their incredible synergistic affects. Terpenes are fragrant oils found in Cannabis and other plants, which also give cannabis its aromatic diversity and act as a catalyst. Like cannabinoids, terpenes bind to receptors creating various effects and enhancing the cannabinoid response.
This means that while terpenes and cannabinoids are fantastic on their own, when combined, they significantly enhance the benefits - This is known as the entourage effect.
Terpenes are much smaller compounds and help the cannabinoids pass through the blood brain barrier, which is a highly selective semipermeable membrane that exists to filter out potentially toxic compounds. This aids in maximizing the amount of cannabinoids that enter into the central nervous system, directly increasing the number of signaling pathways that are induced when the cannabinoid binds to the receptor, and magnifying the effects.
These terpenes have both mental and physical benefits. They aid in memory retention, stress relief, fighting depression and anxiety, reduction in cravings, as well as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, analgesic, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, and even anti-tumor effects - making them amazing ingredients for healing and prevention. The skin is the largest organ and incredibly absorbent, which allows us to transdermally receive the phenomenal benefits to the targeted area and thus benefiting the entire body.
There are over 30,000 terpenes found in nature. The Maria Valentino Collection includes Full Spectrum Cannabidiol, with cannabinoids CBN, CBC, and CBG, and Terpenes: Beta-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Humulene, Guaiol, Borneol, Nerolidol, and Bisabolol