There are over 200,000 terpenes in nature, 40 of which have so far have been identified in Hemp.
Alongside humulene, limonene, myrcene, and linalool, Hemp also contains pinene. There is no way you can mistake the scent of pinene: walk through a pine forest and you immediately smell pinene. It’s the aroma of pine needles and conifers and you would recognize it even with your eyes closed.
Pinene is one of the most widely shared terpenes, with thousands of plants and herbs containing pinene.
Aside from its wonderful smell, pinene has been found to carry important benefits to assist your health thanks to its potential anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety properties. Research also suggests that pinene may help with memory and learning through its interaction with brain neurotransmitters.
Of course, pinene is also significant in the entourage effect. When pinene and the other terpenes and compounds found in Hemp work with cannabinoids, they enhance each other’s effects and the overall health potential.
What Are Terpenes?
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found all across the plant world. Each terpene carries its own characteristic aroma and can usually be detected just by smelling it. Whenever you smell a plant or flower and discern an aroma, you are smelling terpenes.
Terpenes grew and evolved over thousands of years to protect plants from predators and diseases. Also, thanks to their scent, terpenes attract pollinators and help plants propagate and multiply.
Flowers, aromatic herbs, trees, and shrubs share thousands of terpenes. It is estimated that Hemp alone contains 100 to 200 terpenes, 40 of which have been identified so far.
Pinene in Hemp
Pinene is usually the second most abundant terpene in Hemp. Some cannabis varieties are replete with terpene. However, in the case of Hemp, myrcene is usually the most bountiful terpene.
Where Can I Find Pinene?
Pinene is almost everywhere: pine trees and needles, as well as pine nuts, cypress, conifers, rosemary, basil, sage, orange, lime, lemons, dill, parsley, fennel, nutmeg, lavender, mint, and juniper berries, they all contain pinene. In the case of pine trees, pinene is the most prominent terpene and the most easily recognizable.
What Does Pinene Do?
A-pinene and B-pinene are two variations of pinene. A-pinene is more abundant than B-pinene in Hemp.
There is strong interest in the health potential of both variations of pinene. An overview of preliminary findings is a good starting point, giving us an indication of the breadth of pinene’s possibilities in terms of health benefits.
Initial findings suggest that pinene may be helpful with pain relief, inflammation, and anxiety. Also, new research is attempting to establish whether pinene interacts with a particular brain neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which is responsible for learning and memory.
Pinene as an Anti-Inflammatory
Like many terpenes, pinene may have anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation is a natural response when the body wants to stop a bacteria, virus, or harmful intruder from invading the body.
However, the body sometimes produces inflammation when there is no such danger. In these cases, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a painful life. Crohn’s, arthritis, and even asthma are conditions associated with inflammation that can hinder our enjoyment of life.
A 2014 study found that pinene may have anti-inflammatory properties, particularly regarding joint and cartilage inflammation. Specifically, pinene appeared to inhibit the inflammatory pathways. If this is supported by further research, it could be immensely helpful for people suffering from arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis.
Pinene as a Neuro-Protective
Several chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis are due to neurodegeneration. Researchers and physicians are looking into ways to stop our brain neurons from degenerating.
We know that a brain neurotransmitter called acetylcholine is involved in the functions of learning and memory. People with Alzheimer’s have been shown to have both a deficiency in acetylcholine and severe memory problems.
Pinene appears to stop an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine. This means that more acetylcholine is available to the brain, which may help improve brain function and memory capacity.
Another cause of neurodegenerative diseases is oxidative stress. The body is kept healthy in part thanks to free radicals—unstable molecules that are missing an electron. This causes them to interact with harmful intruders and kill them. However, free radicals can also damage the body if left unchecked and are out of balance—something known as oxidative stress.
That’s why we require antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that can give free radicals their missing electron without becoming unstable themselves. Pinene’s antioxidant properties may help brain neurotransmitters fend off oxidative stress. This possibility is supported by a 2016 study that concluded that pinene may help fight oxidative stress and assist with brain health and stamina.
Pinene as an Antimicrobial
A growing problem that doctors face is resistance to antibiotics. Viruses and bacteria are becoming more resistant to antibiotics, which makes antibiotics less effective in fighting infections.
Pinene appears to be helpful in fighting yeast infections according to a 2012 study. Also, pinene seems effective against difficult and antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA. Finding new antibiotic medication capable of tackling so-called super-bugs would be a game-changer, resulting in fewer deaths from infections.
Do All CBD Products Contain Pinene?
When you buy your CBD product, make sure you are purchasing a Full-Spectrum CBD product if you want to enjoy the benefits and potential of pinene.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products contain all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in Hemp. That includes all 540 phytonutrients that make Hemp such as a promising botanical compound. A Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil product contains pinene and all the other potentially beneficial terpenes such as limonene, myrcene, linalool, humulene, and beta-caryophyllene, along with flavonoids, cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, and more.
By keeping all of Hemp’s compounds, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products produce the maximum entourage effect—the synergetic work of Hemp’s many compounds. Research suggests that, when taken together, Hemp phytonutrients provide a result that is more potent and effective than each compound on its own.
Some CBD products are produced using CBD isolate. This means that during the extraction process, the CBD manufacturer has extracted CBD and eliminated all of the other Hemp compounds. CBD isolate does not contain any pinene or any other compounds besides CBD. As such, CBD isolate products lack any entourage effect.
The Synchronicity team uses Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil in all of its products to bring you the True Entourage Effect™.
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