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Limonene is anti-inflammatory and is commonly used in dietary supplements as it promotes weight loss. Limonene is safe to be used in foods, beverages, and is often used as flavoring in chewing gum and candy for its potent and mouthwatering lemon flavor. Simply adding a drop to a glass of water provides both a zingy lemony flavor and the anorectic, appetite suppressing qualities many may be seeking.
Smoking strains like Super Lemon Haze and Lemon Skunk that are high in limonene can be greatly beneficial to those seeking to lose weight as these strains suppress appetite while providing the user with an uplifting and energizing effect, great for exercising.
Humulene is another terpene which is known to suppress the appetite and inhibit the munchies. Although it is disappointing that no official studies have been completed on its anorectic properties, it's widely acknowledged throughout the medical cannabis community, especially in testing labs, that humulene works in a similar fashion to the cannabinoid THCV by suppressing appetite. Hopefully in the near future, as federal legalization of cannabis occurs, scientists will work to quantify the anorectic effects of humulene and other terpenes on patients.
Smoking strains like Death Star and Headband will provide unique highs while preventing the dangerous late-night snack eating from occurring post-consumption.
Other cannabis strains with high humulene content:
For those who are seeking to consume limonene without smoking cannabis consider (diff)using the terpene isolate. Aromatherapy is an excellent way to ingest the appetite suppressing compound without inhaling smoke into the lungs. There are also limonene-infused lip balms, bath bombs, and other products that allow a consumer to ingest it but diffusing the terpene isolate and diffusing either humulene or limonene into your space is most likely the most effective way to take it in.
Where can I get humulene and limonene products? I haven’t found them in my town?