Posts tagged 10.17.18
Know Your Terps: Beta-Caryophyllene

Welcome to our Terpene Spotlight, each month we want to cover a different terpene found in the cannabis plant and talk about the amazing characteristics and benefits.

Which better terpene to start with than one of the most unique and interesting: Beta-Caryophellene!

Beta-Caryophellene is an anti-inflammatory sesquiterpene. A compound commonly found in rosemary, cloves, cinnamon, hops, black pepper and cannabis sativa.

This terpene has a unique chemical structure making it a rare occurrence in nature. It’s a bicyclic sesquiterpene, meaning that it has 2 adjoining rings in it’s structure and consists of 3 isoprene units with the general formula of C15H24…. OK so you’re thinking what does this have to do with me?

Let’s break it down.

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Facts about Fats

First of all the No Fat/Low Fat diet trend is SO 1990’s.  At least 20-35% of your daily calories should come from fats, but not just any fats, Healthy Fats. I'm sure you've heard about the Ketogenic diet. If not you should read this book Fat for Fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola or get some research on his website I will be doing a more in depth post on ketogenic or as he calls it MMT Mitochondrial, metabolic  therapy. It focuses on fueling your body with fats and switching from burning glucose to burning fat.  

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