So - what's the difference between the Awaken and Calm vapes anyway?
Well, in the end they both contain CBD and MCT oil, so it really just comes down to the addition natural essences and the different terpenes they contain.
Terpenes are the aromatic molecules in plants that give them their unique smell and taste.
They influence the neurotransmitters in our brain in different ways, which explains why their presence can produce different effects on mood ranging from soothing to energising.
Different types of terpenes are naturally found in different strains of cannabis, and play a big part in why each will have its own unique taste, scent and feeling.
But additional terpenes, such as the natural essences added to our vapes, can be added to amplify certain effects that CBD would have on its own.
These different effects are based on the different terpene profiles to which the natural essences belong - myrcene (herbal), pinene (pine), caryophyllene (peppery), limonene (citrus) and terpinolene (fruity).
Terpenes that have a profile of myrcene or caryophyllene (like the Cinnamon in the Calm pen) have a stress-relieving quality that will work synergestically with cannabinoid to produce a relaxing effect in the body.
On the other hand, terpene profiles of pinene and terpinolene (like the Green Apple in the Awaken pen) will provide a more uplifting, energising effect.