For thousands of years, before modern medicine, people from all over the world have used plants and their high-terpene natural oils to treat a variety of conditions. Terpenes, being the glue that binds the cannabinoids to the receptors in our endocannabinoid system, are what determines the psychoactive and medicinal effects of the various strains.
Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. Nature’s Choice terpene formulas are all-natural, non-THC, non-CBD and patent pending.
MCT Coconut Oil
Fractionated coconut oil, also known as MCT coconut oil, is a particularly healthy and effective carrier oil used in Nature’s Choice terpene formulas. While it is derived from the same source (coconuts) as the coconut oil normally used for cooking, fractionated coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides, which prevent it from solidifying in cooler temperatures.
MCT (which stands for medium-chain triglycerides) is a synthetically-produced oil that is a combination of both coconut oil and palm oil. It’s believed to be superior to the pure versions of each oil, as all of the long-chain triglycerides (which are difficult to metabolize and usually end up as stored fat) have been removed.
MCTs, on the other hand, are very efficiently metabolized and are almost immediately available to the body as an energy supply. Another reason Nature’s Choice uses fractionated coconut oil is its lack of flavor. While other types of coconut oils might have a strong coconut flavor, fractionated does not. This makes it ideal for creating flavored tinctures like ours.
The most abundant terpene in cannabis, myrcene may be recognizable for its earthy scent and flavor profile. Some perceive a balsam fragrance in the terpene, while others describe it as smelling of clove or musk. As a component of hops used in beer, myrcene may be experienced as having a peppery or spicy taste.
Like other terpenes, myrcene is theorized to be part of the entourage effect, which means that it works in conjunction with cannabinoids to potentially treat a multitude of physical and mental ailments.
Linalool is a delicate, floral terpene and is found in all sorts of lavender-based aromatherapy oils and cosmetics. In its natural state, linalool is found in more than 200 flowers and spices besides lavender, such as coriander, mint, cinnamon, and rosewood. Linalool even appears in some fungi.
Linalool’s characteristic lavender scent is actually found in over 200 different plants. It’s found in so many plants that many adults end up consuming over two grams of linalool each year through their food. That may seem like a lot, but there’s very little risk of adverse effects. Linalool doesn’t stick around in your body for long and doesn’t accumulate like the cannabinoids that get stored in your fatty tissues in the body and brain.
Terpinolene is a cannabis terpene that displays a piney or woody aroma with hints of citrus and herbal spice. Terpinolene can also be found in sage, rosemary, apples, tea trees, cumin and nutmeg. Terpinolene is actually found primarily in trees, such as apple, tea, fir, lilac and pine.
While terpenes such as Limonene or Pinene possess fairly distinct aromas and flavors, Terpinolene is more expansive, and depends entirely on individual olfactory sensibilities.
Terpinolene has long been used as a natural antiseptic to treat superficial wounds and prevent inflammation and infection. Terpinolene is also renowned for its remarkable sedative properties, which makes it ideal for the treatment of insomnia or even anxiety.
Humulene is a main element of the essential oil derived from the flowering cone of hops plants. In addition to caryophyllene and myrcene, humulene is one of the main terpenes found in cannabis.
The therapeutic uses of essential oils with humulene, like sage oil, date back to the medicines of ancient Chinese apothecaries. Chinese ginseng, which contains humulene, is used for many benefits in today’ society as an energy booster, an organic antibiotic, and an appetite suppressant.
There are quite a few herbs and spices that contain humulene such as sage, ginseng, and coriander (cilantro). These all are popular in Asian cuisine. Plants including marsh elders, tobacco, and cannabis contain humulene in its essential oil form.
Ultra Sleep Ingredients: All-Natural MCT Coconut Oil, Myrcene, Linalool, Terpinolene, Humulene.