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October 31, 2017

Terpenes 101

Terpenes are all Around Us

Hello there, and welcome to our first blog post! Here at TrueTerpenes, we want to provide as many people as possible with access to the best terpenes on the market. In our years of business, we have noticed that while people may have heard the word terpene, they are less likely to know what terpenes actually are. For this reason, we are going to make use of our inaugural blog post and give some basic information about terpenes, what they are, how they are derived, and the uses that they have. We hope that by the end of this post all of our readers have a better understanding of what terpenes are and feel more comfortable choosing terpenes for personal use.

What Are Terpenes?

To put it as simply as possible, terpenes are the essential oils produced by plants. These oils are the chemical agents responsible for the unique flavor, scent, and effect of each herb, fruit, and flower on the planet. Whether you realize it or not, you experience terpenes every single day. When you smell a flower or tree, your nose is actually registering the unique terpene profile of the plant. To date, over 30,000 unique terpenes have been identified in plants, animals, microbes, and fungi and these terpenes have been shown to help carry out necessary biological functions while also serving as vitamins, pheromones, hormones, and as a part of the immune system. Even though it might sound like terpenes are some confusing biological compound that requires a background in chemistry to fully understand, at their core they can be thought of as natural building blocks that, when combined, work to produce more complex essential oils. It is important to note that while terpenes are mostly associated with the scent of things, they play an equally important role in influencing the way people feel after consuming an herb, flower, or plant.

What are Terpenes Used For?

Since their discovery, terpenes have been used to enhance the flavor, scent, and effect of a wide range of herbs, extracts, and food products. In nature, the natural function of terpenes is to impart these effects on the substances that they are in, however, humans have taken terpenes to a new level by distilling them into isolated, highly concentrated forms that can be used individually or in conjunction with other terpenes. Most commonly, terpenes are used by researchers in the development of cosmetic products, incense, food flavorings, perfumes, and a wide variety of other products that people use every day.

In regard to using terpenes to enhance the effects of a particular substance, we do feel it is necessary to issue a brief warning. Terpenes, ours in particular, are highly concentrated. This means that our products should never be consumed, applied to the skin, or inhaled without first being properly diluted. Failure to properly dilute terpenes can result in some nasty consequences. When diluting terpenes, it is important to remember that certain varietals are more potent than others, meaning that one dilution method cannot be applied to every type of terpene that we offer. For the most part, customers will want to dilute our terpenes to approximately one to five percent of their initial concentration based on the volume of terpene extract used.

What Makes Our Terpenes Better?

A quick Google search will show that there is no shortage of terpene suppliers available online. With this in mind, you are probably asking yourself what makes our terpenes better than other terpenes? Like any product that focuses on highly concentrated substance, our terpenes are the best because of their level of purity. Many of our competitors offer terpenes, however, these terpenes are often diluted with other substances in order to create more product and maximize profits. At True Terpenes, our products are never diluted. When you purchase a vial of our terpenes, you are getting the purest form of that terpene possible.

If you would like to learn more about our products or you would simply like to learn more about terpenes in general, please visit our website today. We offer the highest quality terpene extracts possible and we are sure that once you experience our products you will understand why so many people turn to us for their terpene needs.

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