CBD TINCTURES AND TERPENE INFUSIONS
Most CBD tinctures on the market are made from purified and refined CBD. During such a rigorous extraction process, all flavors, odors, and complimentary cannabinoids are stripped away from hemp plant material until all you're left with is a pure product.
That's great and all if you're just looking to introduce CBD to your body, but if you're looking to improve the effects of your CBD within your body AND enjoy a great taste, you'll want to opt to add your own terpenes to your favorite CBD extracts and tinctures. Since terpenes are directly responsible for how our bodies process and use cannabinoids like CBD, they play a massive role in how hemp products are felt.
If you picked up a bland CBD tincture, or want to boost your tincture, have no fear. Terpenes can be infused with all cannabis, hemp, and other flowers and herbs with ease. Here's everything you need to know about infusing CBD tinctures or with terpenes and how you can get the best results at home.
Benefits of combining terpenes with CBD tinctures
Terpenes and cannabis/hemp products go hand in hand, primarily because cannabinoids like CBD and terpenes work together and make each other stronger. This is a direct result of the Entourage Effect, which is a phenomenon that shows how terpenes and cannabinoids work together to promote specific health benefits or effects. Together, terpenes make it easier for cannabinoids to be absorbed into the blood and bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system. This encourages physical responses, like more potent pain relief and mood elevation. Some examples of compounds affected by the entourage effect include cannabinoids, fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.
There are so many benefits to terpene isolates on their own. Each one offers its own line of health benefits, mental effects, and therapeutic properties. Terpenes also improve things like aromatherapy, skincare products, foods, beverages, cannabis extracts, CBD tinctures, and vapes. Terpenes are naturally-occurring compounds found in all plants and even some insects that give each plant (or bug) a unique flavor and odor profile. Some are sweet, some are savory, some are spicy, and some are bitter. Others smell floral, fruity, sweet, or earthy.
On the other hand, we have CBD. CBD tinctures are known for their ability to promote relaxation, pain relief, inflammation, and even depression and anxiety. Together with terpenes, CBD is enhanced and more easily processed by the body, which improves results.
All in all, Terpenes are most often reapplied to CBD tinctures to improve their quality, flavors, and effects. They help cannabinoids to be more productive, and they make it easier for the body to use CBD.
How to infuse terpenes into CBD tinctures
You can achieve an entirely different experience with your CBD tinctures by introducing terpenes to the mix. Terpenes can make CBD tinctures taste and smell better, but they can also boost your mood and make it easier for CBD to be absorbed and used by your body.
To get started infusing your CBD products with terpenes, you'll want to experiment to find the perfect blend. The ideal terpene profile will be one that adheres to your personal tastes, mood, and the experience you want to achieve. Once you've learned about terpene isolates and profiles, you'll dilute your CBD tincture or oil with 5-10% terpenes.
Since tinctures are generally odorless and flavorless, the combinations and flavors you can achieve by adding terpenes are nearly endless. Be sure to start with small batches, so you don't waste any product or create a tincture that tastes or smells too strong to enjoy.
Ultimately, keep in mind that you'll never need more than a couple of drops per batch. Terpenes are highly concentrated and extremely potent, so a little goes a long way. Be sure always to use the dropper included with your terpenes for accurate dosing. Too much of a terpene profile or isolate in your CBD tincture, and it'll completely overpower the CBD. It could also give you a headache!
Formulating the perfect blend of terpenes and CBD tinctures with Peak Supply Co
If you want to revitalize a CBD tincture, enhance cannabinoid effects, or enjoy different results, you'll need to start with a terpene isolate or profile. The terpenes you choose should be determined by what you're hoping to achieve with your product since each isolate and blend promotes different effects and offers various health benefits.
Keep in mind that not all terpenes are created equal. Different terpenes will always have different effects, but they're not all made the same. We know you have a choice when it comes to terpene providers, but no other choice comes close to our level of quality. Our terpene isolates are extracted from all-natural food-grade fruit, flower, and nut oils in our state-of-the-art facility. With our proprietary extraction and refinement method, we remove plant materials and any leftover impurities, leaving behind the purest terpene isolates on the market. Best of all, we even offer sample packs so you can try them all!
For best results for terpene and tincture infusions, we suggest using 1-2 drops of your favorite Peak Supply Co terpenes per pre-mixed bottle. If you're working with larger batches, be sure to dilute your tinctures with 1-5% terpenes.
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