When’s the last time you checked your list of ingredients on the back of your bottle of terpenes? After all, you likely spend a good deal of time investigating the ingredients on your food items, so why not pay just as much attention to the other products that you consume regularly?
The truth is that you should always be aware of what ingredients you’re consuming when getting your daily dose of terpenes. Besides the ingredients themselves, you should always be careful to ensure that each component is of the highest quality possible.
Now, that isn’t always easy. But we’re here to break things down for you so that you can make the best choice possible when choosing your terpenes.
Why the Ingredients are So Important
As you may already know, the world of terpenes is pretty new. Only recently have manufacturers extracted individual terpenes from the cannabis plant in order to create new and potentially beneficial products.
Because the industry is so new, many companies are getting away with subpar business practices. Why? Because the FDA hasn’t yet regulated the terpene industry, which means that as of now, there just aren’t that many strict rules that companies have to adhere to. This means that terpene companies can get away with putting lots of fillers into their formulas, using questionable additives and even low-potency terpenes that hardly do anything for you in terms of your overall health.
Knowing how to look for high-quality ingredients is the best way to ensure that you’re always getting the product that you deserve. Understanding what to look for will help you avoid wasting money. Even more importantly, it’s better for your health as you don’t necessarily want to be consuming cheap filler ingredients on a regular basis.
So, what should you be looking for when shopping for terpenes? Allow us to break things down for you.
The Terpenes Themselves
Ah, terpenes. Still widely misunderstood by the general public, these chemical compounds go through a whole lot before they make their way to your door. And, a company is responsible for ensuring that customers receive the best-quality terpenes possible. Now, accomplishing this is no easy task, as you’ll soon find out.
First, the terpenes must be extracted from the very best cannabis plants possible. This means that the company must have a strong relationship with the cultivator. The plant must be free of impurities and grown in organic soil so that it doesn’t accumulate pesticides and other questionable additives. Then, it must be picked at the right time and handled with care.
From there, the plant must undergo a very careful extraction process. See, terpenes are rather fragile in terms of their stability. This means that certain temperatures and other factors can damage them, which means that they’ll no longer be as beneficial. So, an exceptional and cautious extraction process must be used in order to preserve the terpenes perfectly.
Next, the terpene concentrates that occur from the extraction process must be carefully handled and combined with other ingredients to create a high-quality product.
Typically, terpenes are combined with other ingredients before being bottled and sold. It’s very common to add flavoring ingredients to terpenes in order to bring out their natural flavors. Sometimes, even, companies add unique flavoring ingredients so that a terpene product can taste like ice cream or candy.
No matter what the flavor outcome is, what matters is that the flavoring additives are of an exceptional quality. This is crucial as low-quality flavors will taste poor, and they might even be relatively unhealthy.
A company is responsible for ensuring that their flavoring agents are sourced from reputable facilities, and that they’re handled properly so that they don’t become contaminated.
Lastly, we have filler ingredients. Now, this refers to a broad range of ingredients that are added to a formula to “fill it out” or change its consistency. The idea is to minimize the amount of filler ingredients so that the product is as pure as can be. After all, the more filler, the less potent the terpenes, which means that you’ll end up with a product that doesn’t contain enough terpene activity to do much in terms of benefiting you.
Ideally, a company won’t use any filler ingredients. But, if they must, plant-based ingredients are superior. Synthetic chemicals can negatively alter the taste of a terpene product, and some can even ruin the terpenes themselves because of an unfortunate chemical reaction. So, always look for filler ingredients on a product’s packaging to ensure that they’re up to par.
The Terpenes at Swagg Terpenes: Our Ingredients Can’t Be Beat
At Swagg Terpenes, our terpene products are made with the best ingredients possible. We’ve gone to great lengths to source our terpenes from the most reputable farmers. Our extraction process is superior and cutting-edge, ensuring that no terpenes are damaged.
We don’t use any cheap filler ingredients because we want our products to be as potent and pure as can be. And, our flavoring ingredients are domestically sourced for quality rather than affordability.
Bottom Line… Terpene Ingredients Are Everything
Always look for a company that is transparent about the ingredients that they use. Otherwise, you might be wasting your money. And, the more high-quality the ingredients, the more potential benefits you’ll enjoy as you consume your terpenes on a regular basis.