Importance of Terpenes in Medicinal Cannabis Products


THC and CBD are the main components of cannabis, but they aren’t the only ingredients worth considering. Cannabis gets its flavor and smell from chemicals called terpenes – naturally formed hydrocarbons that plants produce to ward off harmful bacteria and fungi. Cannabis  has naturally high levels of terpenes. 

All plants produce terpenes, which is how different plants evolve to have different flavors – the terpene composition of an apple is vastly different to that of garlic, for example.

140 Terpenes!

Cannabis has about 140 different terpenes, and different strains and growing methods produce a different cocktail of them. The composition of terpenes is what gives cannabis its distinct smell, and is also how different strains can be told apart. When terpenes are controlled for through specific growing methods, cannabis strains, and soil nutrition, the products made from that plant will also have a different flavor, which is how producers like Waveseer are able to make high-quality products that are pleasant to all senses.

However, terpenes are important for more than just their flavor. While THC is commonly regarded as the only psychoactive substance in cannabis, research suggests that terpenes also have an effect on the brain. Myrcene, for example, has a musty and herbal smell and is also reported to have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. By contrast, linalool, a terpene with a chiefly lavender scent, might have properties that can boost immune function and restore cognitive function.

Of course, terpenes alone can’t cure diseases or be seen as a panacea. However, research into the medicinal properties of terpenes is exciting, as new studies suggest that terpenes can play a role in the treatment of both bodily and cognitive diseases, which is why certain terpenes and aromas are used in tandem with products that have specific medicinal purposes. At Waveseer, we understand the importance of terpenes in the plants and products we cultivate, and we stay up-to-date on all the new research involving these chemicals. The proof is in our products, so find a distributor that carries Waveseer today!

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How LED Grow Lights Help Cannabis


As with any plant, a variety of conditions must be met to grow the best strains of cannabis. Soil and water are obvious examples, but one condition that’s often overlooked is the lighting. The source, color, and intensity of the light used to cultivate cannabis has a huge effect on the outcome of the plant, whether the growers rely on traditional sunlight or alternative light sources.

One increasingly popular light source is LED lights. LEDs used to be expensive energy suckers with little light coverage, but nowadays, they’re highly regarded as viable light sources for most agricultural products. So how, exactly, are LED grow lights used? And why do they work so well? First, let’s touch on how LEDs actually work.

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LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, produce light by energizing electrons. In simple terms:

Electrons are excited in a negatively charged area of a semiconductor. Those electrons then move to the positive area of that semiconductor, where they release their excess energy as light. 

Unlike other light sources such as incandescent light bulbs, LEDs produce a lot less heat, and they last much longer since they don’t rely on filaments. The result is a light source that’s energy-efficient and durable.

Recent advances in LED technology allow users to have more control over the color and intensity of the lighting. This is observed in all technology that uses LEDs, from television sets to your smartphone, but it’s especially useful for farmers.

Different Wavelengths

Different plants thrive in different wavelengths of light. Cannabis, for example, tends to thrive in bluer light during its vegetative stage, as blue light is more conducive to leaf growth, but in the flowering stage, red and yellow light encourages budding. The result is plants that are bigger, healthier, and more viable.

 Additionally, manipulating the light can yield different effects on the plant’s flavor or the experience of using the plant itself. We use LEDs at Waveseer too, and the proof is in our wide range of medicinal products available to distributors. With our combined expertise in cannabis cultivation, we know how to get the light just right for the products we put out.

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