In the world of cannabis, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is often considered the most important aspect when choosing a strain. However, what many people don't realize is that there is another important aspect to consider when choosing a strain – terpenes.
Terpenes are the compounds responsible for the unique aroma and flavor of different cannabis strains, but they also have potential medicinal benefits that can impact the overall effects of a strain. Terpenes impact the body through a variety of mechanisms. For example, terpene myrcene has been shown to have sedative and pain-relieving effects. Besides, terpenes play a significant role in shaping the physiological and psychological effects of cannabis and botanical products.
Everyone's terpene preferences are different, so it's important to trust your sense of smell when choosing a strain. If you can't smell the terpenes, start identifying which ones work best for you and choose strains based on the terpene profile and percentage.
THC percentage is considered to be a measurement of the amount of THC present in a cannabis product. Generally, It indicates the potency and strength of the product's psychoactive effects. So, if you've tried a strain with a high THC percentage and didn't have the experience you were hoping for, it's possible that the terpene profile wasn't right for you.
In fact, you might find that a strain with a lower THC percentage but a higher terpene percentage can have a stronger effect on your body than a strain with a higher THC percentage but lower terpene percentage.
The next time you're selecting a strain, don't just focus on the THC percentage, consider the terpene profile as well. You might be surprised at how much of a difference it can make in your overall cannabis experience!