Brio’s Mega Caps are a hot topic among many. Mega Caps are a clever combination of water dispersible broad spec hemp extract and 30+ terpenes. Water dispersible oils are becoming more well known in the industry but a water dispersible capsule is significantly less common and a fantastic way to get a serving of cannabinoids in a convenient form that packs a punch.
Mega Caps incorporate terpenes into the formula for a couple of reasons with the main being that terpenes have been known to have their individual effects and when utilized properly can give you the natural boost you're looking for. We chose the Pineapple Express strain for our terpene profile in Mega Caps, with this being a sativa dominant hybrid you can expect an uplifting effect balanced by the potentially calming effects of myrcene. Below we’ll walk through a few of the stand out terpenes in this particular profile and what some research has said may be their potential benefits and/or effects.
Myrcene: Found in plants like mango, lemongrass, and thyme, myrcene has a familiar scent. It is earthy and herbal, a common scent to marijuana. There is also a mild hint of cloves. As for it’s effects, myrcene is thought to have potentially calming properties.
Pinene: The two types of pinene, alpha and beta, are prominent in pine, rosemary, and sage. Pinene is common in aromatherapy to potentially improve focus and provide an energy boost.
Limonene: Limonene is responsible for Pineapple Express’s tropical notes. Common in citrus fruits and juniper, limonene has a distinct citrus scent. It’s said that limonene may improve mood and boost energy levels.
Humulene: Prevalent in hops, cloves, and coriander, humulene has a loud earthy scent. It may be beneficial for a variety of uses.
Caryophyllene: Peppery, spicy and is abundant in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. Like several other terpenes in Pineapple Express, it is thought to be an energizer and may also work to promote calm and relaxation.
As you can see, terpenes can have their own agenda and when paired with other plants and compounds whether it be cannabinoids or other herbs they may help to compliment each other for better more well rounded experiences.
Fun Fact: If you happen to use kratom, Mega Caps make a lovely pair and may help to smooth out some of the more intense effects of kratom.Mega Caps contain 1000mg of CBD within the broad spec formula along with 30+ terpenes found in Pineapple Express. Many have said these are the holy grail to their morning routine, helping them really set the tone for the day. We hope this gave a bit of insight into the beauty of terpenes and some different ways to use them! Don’t be afraid to do your own research, there’s so much information out there and as always...knowledge is power!