swagg terpenes is a pioneering company in the hemp industry created in 2018 by a group of cannabis enthusiasts and dedicated to the elaboration of 100% natural terpene concentrates. Thanks to our modern laboratory for processing and analysis, and by using only natural raw materials of the best quality, we have been able to develop a series of formulas reproducing the terpene profile of several well-known cannabis varieties. Far from resembling the many mediocre quality terpene profile reproductions of certain plants, and owing to a studied and rigorous process of production, the work of swagg terpenes represents a significant step forward in this sector.
Over the last few years, using terpenes has become increasingly popular in both the recreational and the medical field, especially in the United States, where the swagg terpenes team were inspired to create 100% natural and highly versatile terpenes, they can be mixed with edible oils (such as coconut oil, for cooking delicious recipes), used with resin vaporizers or, being effective natural solvent diluents, they can be combined with cannabinoids such as THC or CBD. It’s a great way to improve the flavor of both edible products and cannabis concentrates. In addition to the recreational use, terpenes are also known to drastically increase the effectiveness of cannabinoids, working in synergy to create an ‘entourage effect’ modulating and potentiating the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids. Indeed, it can be used to make the effect of a concentrate like the Clear more Sativa or Indica, more stimulating or relaxing.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes (pronounced tur-peens), or terpenoids, are aromatic metabolites found in the oils of all plants.
There are more than 20,000 terpenes in existence and at least 100 produced by the Cannabis plant. Terpenoid production evolved over time in plants, including cannabis, to attract pollinators and to act as defense compounds.
Female cannabis plants produce glandular trichomes, which are glands that look like small hairs or growths that protrude from the flowers and leaves. Trichomes house crucial compounds, including cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD), flavonoids, and terpenes.
When plants are handled delicately and the trichomes remain intact throughout collection and processing, you end up with excellent cannabis with strong and distinct flavors, colors, and smells.
To humans, terpenes act as natural guides to discovering which cannabis strains our endocannabinoid system is most likely to enjoy and gain a benefit from.
Terpene production is largely governed by abiotic factors such as temperature, humidity, and light intensity (think about the fragrant scents of flowers at night time), and these factors are synthesized in response to stress.
This is why medical cannabis licensed producers put so much emphasis on standardizing the growing conditions for their medical strains.
Terpenes & the entourage effect
Several studies (some from as early as the 1980s) have shown that terpenes work together to help cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) pass through the bloodstream easier and “lower” the blood-to-brain barrier.
Basically, you feel more or less of the effects of a strain based on the terpenes found in it.
Not only that but because terpenes have their own medicinal effects (apart from providing the tastes and smells of cannabis), they work together to amp up or chill out the dominant effects of the other cannabinoids. This is called the “entourage effect” because of the way the different components can work together, play off each other, and enhance or downplay the end effects.
If cannabinoids and terpenes are all together and working towards the same goal, you’ll notice stronger effects. If they’re counterbalancing each other (as they would in a group), the effect, on the whole, is muted.
By using terpenes to modulate the adverse effects of other cannabinoids, producers are now able to create super strains of cannabis that are laser-focused on creating the best experience possible for as many patients as possible.
Whether that means tempering a THC “high” with anti-anxiety or anti-inflammatory properties of a particular terpene or doubling the anti-depressant properties of a CBD-rich strain, the opportunities for medicinal uses are extensive. However, research in this area is still ongoing, and the industry is looking forward to learning more about how terpenes function singularly as well as together in different strains.
For example, the popular terpene myrcene is known for lowering the resistance across the blood-to-brain barrier, which speeds up the effects of the prominent cannabinoids. If myrcene was present in a THC-rich strain, it would lessen the time between consumption and the psychotropic aftereffect. It also increases the maximum saturation level for cannabis and thus expands the extent of the effects on your endocannabinoid system.
How terpenes work in the body
As we’ve mentioned, terpenes have their own effects apart from their relationship with cannabinoids, including inhibiting serotonin uptake and enhancing norepinephrine activity (acting as antidepressants), increasing dopamine (regulating emotions and pleasure experiences), and augmenting GABA (the “downer” neurotransmitter associated with relaxing effects).
More research needs to be done about the compounded therapeutic effect of terpenes with cannabinoids on the mind, emotions, and behavior of consumers.
Currently, the accepted knowledge is that terpenes compound or lighten the effects of cannabinoids THC and CBD (among others) by binding to endocannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters and imitating compounds our bodies naturally produce (to regulate emotions, weight, health, etc). The FDA and other agencies have recognized terpenes as safe, but how could they not? They’d have to outlaw tomatoes and cinnamon if terpenes weren’t legal.
With research, cannabis scientists, growers, and enthusiasts are starting to tailor strains to use terpenes to balance the negative effects of cannabinoids – such as pinene balancing the short-term memory loss from high concentrations of THC.
Cannabis terpenes by swagg terpenes
swagg terpenes always promised to deliver a superior product than the products available in the American market, and at a significantly better price. Thanks to our highly expert team with the best knowledge in this field, we are able to put together our advanced laboratory and, owing to the high quality of the raw materials, swagg terpenes specialists have developed a wide range of strain-specific terpene profiles that perfectly reproduce many varieties of cannabis.
The terpenes used in our formulations are 100% organic and extracted using totally natural and eco-friendly processes, without resorting to the solvents often used in this industry such as butane, hexane, ethanol or CO2. As a result, the products are completely pure and natural formulations, made with 100% terpenes and free of not only chemical solvents and heavy metals, but also cannabinoids and propylene glycol, in addition to having “Food Grade”, “Kosher” and “Halal” certificates and complying with all the requirements of European regulations and the US FDA. Currently, swagg terpenes are developing strain-specific terpene profiles and creating an impressive range of profiles of both American and European varieties
Our philosophy works well done, without hurry; all our source material is cultivated 100% organically, meaning that flavor and aroma are always of superior quality. The terpenes are extracted by steam distillation, which avoids the use of solvents and the possible contamination of the terpenes by the presence of unwanted toxic substances. After obtaining their 100% natural terpenes, we use one of the most prestigious European laboratories to analyze a sample of the cannabis variety to be replicated and fine-tune the blend of their profiles to achieve the desired end result.
Here at swagg terpenes, we’re very proud to be offering 100+ terpenes profiles categorized into 3 basic Cannabis Extracts
Hybrid Terpenes: Swagg Hybrid Terpenes capture, the energizing effects of the Sativa and the calming properties of the Indica, an explosion of aromas and therapeutic properties making of this strain the WOW factor in a perfect balance of body and mind, a multifaceted composition creating the best of both worlds in your favorite concentrate flavor. Currently, we have 14 premium hybrid terpenes. Some of our best hybrid products are
One of the most popular Sativa-dominant hybrid, OG Kush by Swagg Terpenes balance head and body, complemented by intense euphoria and cerebral sensations. An uplifting cerebral adventure that will leave you relaxed, fun and mood-lifting. Powerfully effective in the body as a pain reliever and anxiolytic, deep body relaxation and sedation. Considered one of the most relaxing yet uplifting strains, OG Kush seems to provide a wonderful pairing of not only full-on body melting euphoria, but also equally beneficial result for the mind, leaving whoever tries it happy, calm, peaceful, yet capable of giggling, laughing and having a wonderful time.
OG Kush has one of the freshest scents, intensely reminiscent of being lost wandering deep within an old growth forest. Its aroma is woodsy, piney and earthy, immediately hitting your taste buds with a powerful hit. Its flavor will continue to surprise you, with unexpected undertones of lime, lemon, and citrus, as well as hints of the spicy twist.
People do love a mystery, which may be one reason why it is one of the best-loved strains of all time.
Indica Terpenes: Our Indica strains carry a variety of aroma profiles such as pine, pungent skunk, earth, hash, sweet fruity. The effects produced by Indica strains can be very relaxing, typically providing a full-body muscle and tension relief, with lighter cerebral effects in comparison to Sativa strains. Indica strains can be ideal for relieving tension and anxiety after work or at the end of the day. Benefits with anxiety, insomnia, muscles spasms and tension, chronic pain, and menstrual cramps may also be effects of Indica strains.
Some of our best Indica products are,
Green Crack: Don’t let the name fool you, this pure Indica-dominant is an incredible daytime strain that enhances energy, focus and does a lot more to fuel creative effects. Green Crack by Swagg Terpenes is an excellent strain to fuel you through the day. In addition to being a daytime option, also works well for anyone seeking a focus booster when working on tasks, especially in creative endeavors. You can also get an extremely energetic high that may even become overwhelming. Known for relieving pain, anxiety, and depression.
It tastes earthy yet sweet with some pinewood notes and the aroma gives the scent of tropical and citrus fruit. When lot, Green Crack’s citrus flavors stand out-with some particularly noting mango and papaya in its profile.
With the ability to power people through the day with an intense high to boot, Green Crack has become a top choice for users seeking a strain for the daily consumption. Keep in mind that this one can also put you on your butt. Start low and build up slowly when possible.
Sativa Terpenes: Swagg Sativa Terpene are known to be extremely pungent smelling, with aromas ranging from sweet and fruity, to earthy with undertones of diesel. Capable to produce an uplifting and cerebral euphoria that can be energizing and stimulating. These strains can significantly increase creativity, which made it a popular choice among many philosophers, artist, and musicians. Often recommended for the morning or during the day, keeping you energized and uplifted, ready to take on the day.
Currently, We offer 15 premium Sativa Terpenes like
Durban Poison: This pure Sativa-dominant is originating from the South African port city of Durban, and it has gained popularity worldwide for its sweet smell and energetic, uplifting effects. Durban Poison by Swagg Terpenes is the perfect strain to help you stay productive through a busy day, when exploring the outdoors, or to lend a spark of creativity.
With an almost entirely spiritual high, Durban Poison provides a good deal of emotional relief. Furthermore, its tendency to boost energy and attention makes it a viable option for those struggling to focus on a creative work.
As a fresh, herbal terpene that offers up sweet, piney aromas and hints of citrus, it’s clear to see its influence of the classic’s composition. Bringing together sweet and sour with earth, pine and citrus have been one of the reasons to go gaga for Durban Poison. Of all the scents, you can expect to get a heavy dose of sweetness above all else. the flavors combine amazingly when smoked as well, and when inhaled the earthy notes take over before giving way again to a sweet citrus aftertaste.
From its exquisite aromatic profile to its high potency to so much more, Durban Poison is an iconic strain.
Most people think cannabis terpenes are going to smells like a lit joint, but in reality, they have a very appealing, even infectious, cannabis terpenes that have been left out of mainstream aromatherapy.
If you’re curious to experience the taste and aroma of any of these varieties, whether it’s for cooking, for improving the quality of a concentrate or for aromatherapy, here’s the chance you’ve been waiting for to try it with our top-quality products containing only the best pure, natural terpenes.
Contact us today or visit our website (https://swaggterpenes.com/) to learn more about our premium terpenes.
Here’s wishing you a very tasty and terpy experience!