What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a large group of organic compounds, produced in a variety of plants – including cannabis. The two building blocks for their biosynthesis are isopentyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethyl allyl diphosphate (DMAPP). These precursors stem from the mevalonate pathway and the discovered deoxyxylulose pathway.

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They are responsible for the odor of plants, but can have various effects on the body as well. It is important to quantify their levels in medicinal cannabis products as they possess innate pharmacological properties of their own. Many theories suggest that they are responsible for the entourage effect caused by whole plant medicine.

Major Terpene screen

An analytical screen of the levels of β-Caryophyllene, α-Humulene, Myrcene, α-Pinene, Terpinolene, Limonene, β-Pinene, Sabinene, Linalool

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Customized screen and exploration

Cannabis contains over 100 different types. Other terpenes of interest can also be analyzed on demand. A testing program for this can be discussed on demand.

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