Cannabis Derived Terpenes
What are cannabis-derived terpenes?
The term “cannabis-derived terpenes” can be misleading, as it is often used to describe the entire essential oil of the cannabis plant, which is only composed of ~20-40% terpenes. The rest is made up of many other subcomponent parts that contribute to the cannabis plant’s unique and unmistakable aroma.
These additional components of the cannabis essential oil cannot be duplicated from non-cannabis sources like individual terpenes can. This is why cannabis essential oils (cannabis-derived terpenes) are so valuable and highly sought after. They have the full-bodied aroma unique to the specific cannabis plant they are derived from, not just some of the parts.
We offer cannabis essential oils native to each unique strain that can be reintroduced in order to make a finished product taste and smell like the plant in its original form.
The Secret Sauce
Cannabis essential oils (made up of terpenes at varying ratios and a multitude of other subcomponent oils) are the secret sauce that actually creates that highly desired aroma of cannabis. This is really what so many strive to attain when seeking “cannabis-derived terpenes”.
The Evolution of Cannabis-Derived Terpenes
Cannabis-derived terpenes are currently sought after for flavoring products intended to smell just like the plant in its natural form. Previously, they have come with challenges such as limited supply options, availability, cost, standardization, and scalability. These factors have inspired manufacturers to pursue using botanical terpenes to create profiles that match a terpene spectrum of a particular strain. However, this approach lacks the essential oil aspects that emit the key elements inherent to the cannabis plant’s full essence.
To overcome these challenges, Lab Effects has combined the desirable attributes of each to bridge the gap between cannabis-derived and botanical terpenes. This approach starts with categorizing the most predominant essential oil bases unique to each cannabis strain.
Introducing The 5 Base Strain Categories
All cannabis strains fall within one or more of the five primary aroma categories as noted above. Capturing and categorizing the non-terpene elements responsible for the cannabis flower's most essential aromas is the first step in offering manufacturers the ability to replicate any cannabis strain's authentic flavor and aroma.
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