Best Terpenes For ADHD

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.

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InfiniteCBD in 250-5000 mg THC Free Isolate with Terpenes added. Prices Start at $23.50CBD Isolate DroppersSuper Lemon HazeFRAGRANCE: Lemon, citrus

EFFECTS: Happy, uplifting, creative, soaring and energetic
CheeseRelief from: Stress, Insomnia, Lack of Appetite
Flavors: Cheese and Earthy
Harlequin Relief from: Inflammation, Stress, Pain, Fatigue
Flavors: Earthy and Sweet
Mango KushRelief from:Stress, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches
Flavors: Mango and Citrus
OG KushFRAGRANCE: Earth, pine, wood

EFFECT: Attention, motivation, drive, and improves focus
Pineapple ExpressRelief from: Stress, Depression, Pain
Flavors: Pineapple and Tropical
Strawberry DieselRelief from: Stress, Insomnia, Lack of Appetite, Pain
Flavors: Gassy and Sweet
Super Silver HazeRelief from: Fatigue, Pain, Stress, Depression
Flavors: Citrus and Earthy
TangieFRAGRANCE: Earth, citrus, sweet

EFFECT: Energizing, creative, relaxing, use before doing housework or hiking
Train WreckFRAGRANCE: 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.

Terpene IsolateImageEffects
Myrcene
A-Pinene
Beta-Caryophyllene - Same as Copaiba
Limonene
Humulene
Linalool

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.

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ACDCEarthy, woody, and pine flavored. People report feeling relaxed, happy, uplifted, focused, and euphoric.

FRAGRANCE: Earth, wood, pine, lemongrass, cherry

EFFECT: Euphoric, focused, sociable
Blue DreamBlue 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-DoThis 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 PoisonDurban 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 CookiesGirl 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 PurpleGranddaddy 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 HazeSuper 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 OGTahoe 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.  

Visit True-Terpenes for guidance and to research more terpene strains and terpene isolates.  True-Terpenes provides detailed information on mixing, full lab reports, content of each strain and more.