Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give cannabis its unique scents and characteristics. Known to be bioactive, terpenes in cannabis not only provide aromatherapy but may also enhance the effects of THC and CBD in the body. From research, many terpenes have an “entourage effect” on the body by working together in synergy within the endocannabinoid system. This could further serve as alternative medicine or therapies for all patients.
At Spectra Analytical, we quantify up to 21 terpenes by using a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) for definitive and accurate results. Below are the terpenes we currently test for:
- Caryophyllene oxide