AC/DC Terpene is a nature identical blend designed by Dr. Pappas to have the same ingredient profile as the well known AC/DC cannabis strain. This terpene is made from a range of essential oil isolates to create the same aroma and positive effect as the well known AC/DC strain of cannabis. However, The good news is that this terpene blend is totally legal as it doesn’t contain any THC. AC/DC terpene has a grounding earthy, woody, and pine aroma. It has a general effect of helping people feel focused, soothed, happy, determined, and sociable.
The Cannabis sativa plant has a range of therapeutic properties primarily derived from three main components: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and terpene essential oils (Marijuana – Medical Miracle or Reefer Madness?). While THC and CBD have been the focus for their medicinal properties in the media recently as the government has slowly begun to legalise their use the terpenes which give cannabis varieties their different flavours and aromas can also have a therapeutic role to play. This is not surprising as essential oils do have therapeutic properties and research has shown that terpenes are also responsible for improving symbiosis between cannabinoids, a phenomenon also known as the entourage effect. However, the terpene levels in cannabis plants are so low it is uneconomic to use them to distill essential oils. As such, it is necessary to create blends based on the original ingredient profiles of the different types of cannabis strains using isolates from other essential oils that are produced more cheaply. The blending process to make these cannabis based terpene blends makes it more economic though they are still somewhat high in price in relation to other essential oils.
All of our food grade terpenes are derived from pure essential oils and undergo GC-MS testing by the Essential Oil University to ensure that each product is free of unwanted contaminants or adulterants and maintains a consistent level of purity. All of our terpene and terpene strain profiles are ABSOLUTELY 100% NATURAL AND FREE OF THC and other cannabinoids so there are no legal issues to worry about with our Terpene products.
We also sell 100% pure Cannabis essential oil steam distilled from hemp that doesn’t contain any THC.
More information on Cannabis Terpenes can be found here:
Essential Oil University by Dr. Robert Pappas
The Essential Oil University (USA) began as a testing organization founded by essential oil chemist Dr. Robert Pappas in 1998. As a Ph.D. chemist, Dr. Pappas (aka Dr. P.) soon became recognized as a leading authority in the field and was trusted by a long list of clients especially in the essential oil, fragrance, and flavor industries. Dr. Pappas still continues to do analytical testing for the essential oil and fragrance industry today, specializing in GC/MS analysis and reporting the chemical breakdowns of literally hundreds of different essential oils, CO2s and absolutes. (https://essentialoils.org)
Dr. P also makes some of his own specialty brand essential oil products that are unique in the world which Zurma Botanical Studio are proud to sell by exclusive licence here in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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