What are Terpenes and The Entourage Effect?
Terpenes are the organic compounds found within each herb, flower and fruit that gives them their unique scent and flavour. So, when someone says, "Stop and smell the roses," what they're saying is, "Stop and smell the terpenes."
Although we haven't used terpenes in our sodas only for their smell & aroma, but also their therapeutic effects, there are many known mental and physical benefits that can come from inhaling, apply to the skin, or consuming certain terpenes.
For example, the linalool terpene, commonly found in lavender essential oils is an anxiolytic, sedative, analgesic, and consequently acts as an anti-depressant.
Moreover, the cannabis plant contains terpenes as well as two other components: 1) Cannabinoids (most notably THC & CBD) and; 2) Flavonoids.
Each part of the cannabis plant synergistically works together. There are better therapeutic effects than when using isolated components such as CBD or THC alone. This effect is what's known as the "Entourage Effect."
Thus, our Good Herb Soda is excellent as either a stand-alone wellness product or as an add-on to get more from your other cannabis products. We like to think of it as "rudder," whereby the terpenes are what guide your experience and the cannabinoids such as THC & CBD are what give you the thrust.
Our InZone soda can provide you with the experience of focus and concentration during activities such as running, hiking, yoga or creative pursuits. In contrast, our Unwind soda can aid in relaxing both your mind and body after work, after workouts or whenever you feel like chilling out.
What's important to note is that our Sodas do not contain any cannabis themselves. But instead, have been crafted using a blend of terpenes derived from other plants to match that of the ratio found within cannabis strains such as OG Kush & Blue Dream.
Therefore, our drinks are entirely legal and do not contain any psychoactive ingredients.
To know more on Terpenes in our drinks and their functional effects, please refer our Blog (https://goodherbsoda.com/blogs/blog)
The most common cannabis terpenes*
Each of our Good Herb Sodas replicate a unique cannabis blend using terpenes derived from other plants. InZone replicates the OG Kush Terpenes and Unwind replicates Blue Dream.