What are Terpenes and how can they help me manage ADHD?
According to Leafly, “Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.”
“Each individual terpene is associated with unique effects. Some promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity. Linalool, for example, is believed to be relaxing whereas limonene elevates mood.
The effect profile of any given terpene may change in the presence of other compounds in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. More research is needed to understand each terpene’s effect when used in harmony with others.
Their differences can be subtle, but terpenes can add great depth to the horticultural art and connoisseurship of cannabis. Most importantly, terpenes may offer additional medical value as they mediate our body’s interaction with therapeutic cannabinoids.”
How can Terpenes help?
You’ve found a great product that manages most of your symptoms, but doesn’t seem to hep with focus….or hyperactivity, ….or memory. Add the appropriate terpene to complete and accomplish the effects you’re looking for.
|Product||Product Link||Image||Choose to add Terpene Strain...||Effects|
|InfiniteCBD in 250-5000 mg THC Free Isolate with Terpenes added. Prices Start at $23.50||CBD Isolate Droppers||Super Lemon Haze||FRAGRANCE: Lemon, citrus
EFFECTS: Happy, uplifting, creative, soaring and energetic
|Cheese||Relief from: Stress, Insomnia, Lack of Appetite
Flavors: Cheese and Earthy
|Harlequin||Relief from: Inflammation, Stress, Pain, Fatigue
Flavors: Earthy and Sweet
|Mango Kush||Relief from:Stress, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches
Flavors: Mango and Citrus
|OG Kush||FRAGRANCE: Earth, pine, wood
EFFECT: Attention, motivation, drive, and improves focus
|Pineapple Express||Relief from: Stress, Depression, Pain
Flavors: Pineapple and Tropical
|Strawberry Diesel||Relief from: Stress, Insomnia, Lack of Appetite, Pain
Flavors: Gassy and Sweet
|Super Silver Haze||Relief from: Fatigue, Pain, Stress, Depression
Flavors: Citrus and Earthy
|Tangie||FRAGRANCE: Earth, citrus, sweet
EFFECT: Energizing, creative, relaxing, use before doing housework or hiking
|Train Wreck||FRAGRANCE: Earth, floral, pine
EFFECTS: Happy, relaxed, inspired, rush of adrenaline coupled with a soothing sensation
Terpene Isolates (To be added to CBD products)
Terpene isolates are single terpenes that create a targeted response. These products do not have any CBD and should be added to a CBD product to be most effective. This is only a small sample of terpene isolates.
|Beta-Caryophyllene - Same as Copaiba|
Terpene Strains (To be added to CBD products)
Terpene strains are combinations or mixes of isolated terpenes to create a targeted response profile. These products do not have any CBD and should be added to a CBD product to be most effective. This is only a small sample of terpene Strains.
|ACDC||Earthy, woody, and pine flavored. People report feeling relaxed, happy, uplifted, focused, and euphoric.
FRAGRANCE: Earth, wood, pine, lemongrass, cherry
EFFECT: Euphoric, focused, sociable
|Blue Dream||Blue Dream crosses Blueberry Indica with Haze (sativa) to create a sativa-dominant hybrid. Popular for daytime use, Blue Dream delivers a calming, creative euphoria but without a sedative effect.
FRAGRANCE: Sweet, berry, earth
EFFECT: Euphoric, cerebral, energizing, the most popular strain for elevating one’s mood
|Do-Si-Do||This hybrid is a fast-acting, potent, indica dominant blend of Girl Scout Cookies and Face Off OG. The reported strong sedative effects are warming and relaxing for the entire body. The aroma is strong, earthy, and sweet and the flavor is of mint, pine, and lime.
FRAGRANCE: Green, piney, earthy, with a sweet floral funk
EFFECT: Relaxing, calming, great for sleep, not a working strain
|DogWalker OG||A combination of Albert Walker OG and Chemdawg 91, Dogwalker OG has both sativa and indica powers. Its effect is a strong, radiating calm, promoting both focus and deep relaxation. Dogwalker OG has an earthy, woody, diesel flavor and a skunky, woody aroma.
FRAGRANCE: Earth, wood, spicy, pine, fuel
EFFECT: Relaxation, sleep, focus, strong cerebral calm that radiates throughout the body
|Durban Poison||Durban Poison is a pure sativa known for its energy-giving, uplifting, creative effects. It has a sweet smell and a sweet, earthy, pine flavor.
FRAGRANCE: Sweet, sour, earth, pine, citrus
EFFECT: Productive, creative, energy, focusing strain – stay productive through a busy day
|Girl Scout Cookies||Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) originated in California as a hybrid of Durban Poison and OG Kush. GSC has a sweet, earthy, pungent aroma and is described as giving feelings of happiness, relaxation, creativity, and euphoria.
FRAGRANCE: Floral, earth, spicy, sweet, pine
EFFECT: Joyful, euphoric, creative, quite spacey, creating a bit of a cerebral mind-warp
|Granddaddy Purple||Granddaddy Purple (GDP) is an indica from California with deep purple blooms. It is a cross between Big Bud and Purple Urkle. The effects of this sweet, grape/berry flavored, powerful strain are both euphoric and relaxing. In addition to feeling relaxed, patients describe feeling sleepy, happy, and hungry.
FRAGRANCE: Sweet, floral, earth
EFFECT: Relaxed, tired, hungry, a fusion of euphoria and physical relaxation
|OG Kush||⭐️⭐️OG Kush, a hybrid strain with a distinctive earthy, pine, woody aroma, is well-known for relaxing, euphoric effects. This strain has spawned several varieties – Tahoe OG, SFV OG, and Alpha OG, to name a few.
FRAGRANCE: Earth, pine, wood
EFFECT: Attention, motivation, drive, and improves focus⭐️⭐️
|Super Lemon Haze||Super Lemon Haze is a hybrid of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. The zesty lemon flavor is both tart and sweet. People report feeling happy, energetic, uplifted, and creative.
FRAGRANCE: Lemon, citrus
EFFECTS: Happy, uplifting, creative, soaring and energetic
|Tahoe OG||Tahoe OG is a popular indica. People report intense feelings of relaxation and sleepiness in addition to a happy euphoria.
FRAGRANCE: Earth, pine, citrus
EFFECTS: Calm, sleepy, light-hearted, exhilarated, full-body couch lock
Diffusing and/or topical use of Essential oils is another way to improve ADHD and will compliment the CBD. Check out our article on Best Essential oils for ADHD.
How to add Terpenes to CBD products.
Terpenes are very strong, therefore 1 drop goes a long way. The charts below will help guide how many drops to add to a bottle.