Cannabinoids such as CBD for horses are found in hemp plants that are also particularly rich with terpenes along with the plant’s essential oils and resins. They provide the distinctive smells and tastes that we use in hemp-derived CBD oil for horses or CBD horse or dog treats. Terpenes are extremely important for the benefits of the “entourage effect” which means all parts of the plant work together synergistically or in cohesion to achieve the maximum benefit for your horse or dog’s health and wellness. The entourage effect occurs when all parts of the hemp plant including terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids are still present after the extraction process and production of CBD from hemp.
- Limonene: One of hemp’s primary terpenes is also the main terpene in lemons and most citrus fruits including oranges, limes and grapefruit. Limonene is found in countless products from laundry and dish detergents to kitchen and bath cleaners to insect repellents and in fragrances, perfumes, cosmetics, body lotions and shampoos. Humans and animals have consumed limonene in many forms from fresh lemonade and tasty cakes and candies to CBD horse and dog treats. As one of nature’s most common terpenes, it has been used for centuries and may offer calming benefits from anxiety related to external factors that change or affect your horse’s or dog’s daily routine.