Terpenes may be an unfamiliar term to those coming onto the hemp (CBD) scene. You sometimes see the word “terpene” or a certain strain of terpenes like “Zkittles”. So, what exactly are they and how do we use them?
It used to be we judged cannabis by the strain (hemp is only sourced from the Sativa plant). Consumption of Sativa gave an uplifting feeling and Indica give its users a more sedating feeling. But that is no longer the way we judge cannabis. Since the discovery of terpenes and their importance to the plant, terpenes are now the new way to “talk” about hemp and cannabis products. Terpenes are now being used to create signature blends of hemp oil WITHOUT the added CBD or THC. Just terpenes in the mix that would match the cannabis strain. Think of your CBD oil super powered!
I don’t know about you, but when I hear the name Zkittles, I think of the fruity candy! Well there is a reason for that, the Indica dominant strain of Zkittles has a very fruity scent and flavor. Let’s take a look at this fruity strain.
Zkittlez is an indica dominant mix of Grape Ape and Grapefruit that is crossed with another undisclosed strain to produce this candy-flavored cannabis.
Beta Caryophyllene-uplifting, pain and anxiety
Linalool-sedative and anxiety
Humulene-pain, inflammation, decrease of appetite
Limonene-uplifting, inflammation, mood booster, anti-anxiety and anti-depression
Benefits of Adding Zkittles To Your CBD Oil
Zkittles is a good terpene profile to use during the day. It may help keep you motivated to do some long-awaited projects or those dreaded chores like house cleaning. It may also provide a bit of focus during the day. The high content of Beta Caryophyllene and limonene gets credit for that. Thanks to the humulene, linalool and nerolidol, it is very relaxing terpene mix, can help disruptive sleep patterns and help to sooth away those aches and pains.