A Closer Look at Terpenes: Pinene

A Closer Look at Terpenes: Pinene

For us at HighKind, terpenes are absolutely central to a satisfying, enjoyable and effective CBD experience. Our all-natural full-spectrum techniques allow us to extract all the terpene goodness from the cannabis plant, which means our flavour profiles contain a wide variety of terpenes. One of our favourites is undoubtedly Pinene, which is central to a whole host of HighKind flavours. To help you get to grips with the terpene, here’s a closer look at Pinene.

Where is Pinene found?

Pinene is one of the most common terpenes in the botanical world and is available in all sorts of food and plants. As the name suggests, Pinene is mostly found in the resin of pine trees, as well as other plants such as camphorweed and big sagebrush. In terms of consumption, Pinene crops up in a whole host of easily accessible foods such as pine nuts, basil and some lime strains. However, Pinene is also present in cannabis and is a vital part of some of our most popular CBD profiles.

What does Pinene taste like?

It’s probably no surprise to anybody that Pinene has a unique woody pine taste, as well as some resinous flavours. While the terpene is very distinct, there are actually two terpenes that are categorised under Pinene: Alpha-pinene and Beta-pinene. Alpha-pinene is the strain that is commonly found in cannabis, and supplies that delicious hit of fresh-cut conifer.

How can Pinene help me?

As well as supplying a distinctive and delicious taste, Pinene, like many other terpenes, can supply you with some physical and mental benefits too. The terpene is noted for having a variety of anti-inflammatory properties, including having a positive effect on respiratory function. This was found in a study from 2015, which showed a clear improvement in respiratory function after consuming Alpha-pinene. Many users also report an important improvement in focus and concentration when consuming Pinene.

Which HighKind CBD products contain Pinene?

Thanks to its delicious flavour and distinctive physical and mental effects, Pinene is a mainstay in a variety of profiles. Hawaiin Haze, a sweet citrus blend, has been at the top of HighKind’s profiles for years and complements Pinene perfectly with the terpene Guaiacum. OG Kush is another HighKind classic that features the sumptuous tones of Pinene, alongside other beneficial terpenes such as Linalool and Humulene. It doesn’t stop there either! Blue Lavender is a must-try for any CBD enthusiasts looking for something calming and features a wide variety of terpenes, including Myrcene and Caryophyllene.

Interested in dipping your toes into the CBD experience? Pinene is just one of many terpenes present in our CBD, which supply unique flavours and tangible benefits. Whether you’re vaping or using concentrates, take a look through our collections today.

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