Beta Caryophyllene is a terpene that is known for several beneficial properties.
This compound contributes to the spicy flavor of black pepper and is found in cannabis as well as other plants including cloves, hops, and rosemary. Beta Caryophyllene terpene falls under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “generally recognized as safe” classification.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic compound that create the scent of many plants. They also contribute to the flavor of the plant. The basic purpose of terpenes is to allow plants to attract pollenators and repel predators. There are more than 120 different terpenes in the cannabis plant.
Different strains of hemp and marijuana will have different terpene profiles. Receptra Naturals full spectrum hemp extract is consistently high in beta caryophyllene.
How Do Terpenes Work with CBD?
To understand how terpenes interact with CBD, you must understand the concepts of “full spectrum” CBD and the “entourage effect.”
“Full-spectrum” is the concept of utilizing all of the cannabinoid compounds and additional plant compounds present in the whole plant. This includes terpenes. CBD is one of over 100 known cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis plant. There are over 400 other beneficial plant compounds in hemp including terpenes, flavonoids, minerals, fatty acids, chlorophyll, and others.
The synergistic interaction of all of the cannabinoids, terpenes and other plant compounds is called the “entourage effect.” Studies have shown that the effects of CBD are more beneficial when combined with other plant compounds than when isolated. Lab tests are used by reputable companies to analyze the cannabinoid and terpenes content in individual product batches. Each of these terpenes carries a unique set of properties and interactions with the body and other compounds.
What Does The Beta Caryophyllene Terpene Do?
Beta caryophyllene was one of the first non-cannabinoid compound discovered to interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. This terpene appears to have an affinity for CB2 receptors which are found mostly in the immune system and tend to regulate inflammatory response in the body.
Receptra CBD for Pain with Beta Caryophyllene
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 20.4% of adults had chronic pain and 7.4% of adults had chronic pain that limited life or work activities in 2019. Receptra Serious RELIEF 33 CBD gummies for pain with turmeric also contain high levels of beta caryophyllene terpene to help ease discomfort. Each gummy contains 33 mg of CBD and has a great ginger peach flavor.