What is Limonene & What are its Benefits in Hemp?
Limonene is one of more than two hundred terpenes found in the hemp plant that provides therapeutic benefits to many different symptoms. Terpenes are organic compounds responsible for the unique aroma of each variety of plants. Although much more common in plants, terpenes can even be sometimes found in insects too!
Limonene is formed in the same trichome glands and it also binds to the same endocannabinoid receptors located throughout the brain and body as cannabinoids, like CBD. This is the basis of understanding for the entourage effect, also known as the ensemble effect because of the effects that occur when multiple energies synchronize.
What are the benefits of limonene?
Besides the benefit of smelling like you just walked through an orange grove with endless citrus delight, it has been shown to help provide stress relief and an elevated mood. According to studies, this is due to the increase in serotonin, also known as the “happy chemical”, found inside our bodies.
Some users have reported an improvement in mood, energy, and focus during an experience with limonene. Although, since it is usually not isolated, the effects can vary because of the inert compounds that may be partnered within products.
Where can I buy hemp products with limonene?
Limonene can be found in many full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products in retail stores and online. For first-time users, we recommend trying Whole Plant™ Morning Clarity Gummies with CBD, CBG, and THC along with natural plant terpenes, like limonene, that are preserved in their proprietary whole-plant extraction method. Whole Plant™ products are all third-party lab tested for compliance with legal limits for cannabinoids as well as clear of metals, toxins, and impurities.