Yo, what’s good? My name is Dan and I’m here to talk to you about pinene – a dope chemical compound that many different plants produce. This compound is what’s known as a terpene and it has a primary role of protecting against pests and diseases. But, it also has some sick potential benefits for human health.
Not only is it the simple molecule with a huge range of benefits, but it’ll also give your bud that special something. Whether you’re looking for an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, or neuroprotective effect, pinene’s got your back.
So, what exactly is pinene? It’s a colorless liquid with a piney, turpentine-like aroma and a dry, woody, or resinous taste. You can find it in conifers like pine trees, as well as in a range of common kitchen herbs and spices. It comes in two forms – alpha and beta – and both of these isomers have the same chemical formula.
But what makes pinene so special? Well its primary use is for medicinal purposes. Research suggests that it can inhibit pro-inflammatory compounds and has potent antibacterial and antifungal properties. Plus, many scientists believe it enhances the effectiveness of cannabinoids like CBD and THC by working synergistically with them. This process is known as the ‘entourage effect’ and could be key when it comes to cannabis therapy.
So where can you find this magical molecule? Well you can get your hands on high pinene cannabis strains such as Blue Dream, Haze Berry, OG Kush, Bubba Kush, Chemdawg, and Trainwreck. Alternatively, if you’re in an area where cannabis isn’t legal yet, full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD products may contain pinene.
But that’s not all! If you want to increase your pinene intake even further, opt for Floraplex. They have α-pinene and β-pinene available in bottles ranging from one ounce to a gallon! Lastly, why not try out some forest bathing? Shinrin-yoku is super popular in Japan and involves walking and exercising in air that’s rich in terpenes like pinene – perfect for calming the mind and body.
So there you have it! Pinene is the terpene that just keeps on giving (and smelling). Get ready to enjoy its medicinal powers and don’t forget to take a little time out for some forest bathing every once in a while; your health will thank you for it!
So what are you waiting for? Go out there and get your dose of Pinene and reap all the benefits that come with it!