There are many things that raise confusion and curiosity for those new to the CBD, or cannabidiol, market.
CBD is a non-psychoactive hemp product that many use for anxiety, pain, insomnia and forms of epilepsy. Its makeup is complex, but plant-based and all-natural and organic varieties of CBD are widely available on retail markets.
One important aspect of CBD’s performance within the body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is the terpene makeup of the product you choose.
What are terpenes? Here’s a primer.
Per the Encyclopedia Brittanica, terpenes are the most common chemical compound in many essential oils, including CBD oils and products.  
Research suggests that some of the prominent and promising early clinical study findings that attribute healing properties to CBD seem to describe what terpenes do within the CBD compound.  
Cannabis plants contain over 100 of terpenes, which are found in all plants according to Green Relief. The terpenes in the oils of plants lead to different aromas, potencies and tastes of plant products. 
The different terpenes in both marijuana and CBD end-products depend on how well the hemp or cannabis plants are grown and in what environment. Terpene quality also depends on the care taken when hemp or cannabis plants are picked, cultivated and turned into their subsequent manufacture products.
The Heylo Cannabis Extracts Blog reports that terpenes do more than influence the chemical profile of the hemp products that consumers can choose from at the end stage of production.
Different terpenes will also play a role in determining which aspects of a given CBD oil or product is effective. For instance, the prominence certain terpene in a CBD product meant to help with insomnia will be far different than the terpene profile of a product aimed at certain types of epilepsy.
For this reason, certain brands, from their hemp growing procedures and CBD extraction procedures to manufacture and packaging, will vary widely in quality and reputation for effectiveness.
Now that you have a basis of information to work from regarding terpenes, how best can you ensure you are getting the best products with the best growth, extraction and production to promise you will get the terpenes you desire?
One solution companies have turned to, in lieu of an established federal regulatory framework, is third-party lab testing of CBD properties and terpene content.
Third-party labs render easy-to-consume, transparent information about the properties of CBD brands and product lines.
Industry awards are another element of the cannabis trade that have come into the role of quality control measures.
This is all well and good, but for those who don’t know where to track these various industry-insider metrics and considerations, finding the best quality products with the best use of terpenes is still out of reach.
That’s why Nothing But Hemp provides customers with the highest quality CBD brands in the state of Minnesota, with open and transparent use of third-party labs and industry award-winning product selections.
Customers who visit a Nothing But Hemp location in Minneapolis, Maplewood and now Forest Lake will learn all they need to about terpenes, as well as which CBD brands will work best for them. Learn more about Nothing But Hemp’s product selection by following the links below.