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It Goes Beyond Flavor: The Role of Terpenes in Delta-8

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Did you know that selective breeding has increased the number of terpenes in cannabis flowers? If you don’t even understand what terpenes are it’s unlikely you did. Terpenes play a huge role in Delta-8’s unique properties and effects, and understanding them can help you choose the perfect product for you.

Keep reading as we explore the role of terpenes in Delta-8, how they affect its flavor, and how to select products based on their terpene content. By the end of this article, you should have a better understanding of why terpenes are so important and how they can help enhance your next Delta-8 experience.

What Are Terpenes?

When it comes to delta-8 THC, it’s not all about the flavor. Terpenes play a big role in how this cannabinoid affects your body and mind.

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in plants that give them their distinct flavors and smells. But they do more than just provide an enjoyable aroma or taste. They also affect the way our bodies process cannabinoids like delta-8 THC.

Different terpenes can produce different effects when combined with cannabinoids. For example, the terpene myrcene is known for its relaxing properties, while limonene is known for its uplifting properties. This is why different strains of cannabis can produce different effects, even if they contain similar levels of cannabinoids.

So what does this mean for delta-8 THC? Well, different terpenes will produce different effects when combined with this cannabinoid.

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How Do Terpenes Impact the Flavor of Delta-8?

Terpenes are organic compounds produced by plants. They are responsible for the plant’s aroma and flavor. Terpenes can also get found in essential oils. Each plant produces its own unique blend of terpenes.

Delta-8 contains several different terpenes that impact its flavor. Myrcene, for example, is a terpene that is found in mangoes and other fruits. It gives Delta-8 a fruity flavor.

Limonene, another terpene found in Delta-8, gives it a citrusy flavor. Alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, which are both present in pine needles, give Delta-8 a minty flavor.

The specific combination of terpenes in Delta-8 creates a unique flavor profile that is different from other cannabinoids. When you consume Delta-8, you will taste the various flavors created by the different terpenes.

What Is the Entourage Effect?

When it comes to cannabis, there is more than just THC and CBD. There are also a variety of other compounds known as terpenes. These terpenes play an important role in the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is the name given to the synergistic relationship between these different cannabis compounds. In other words, they work together to produce a greater effect than any one of them could on their own.

There is still much research needed on the entourage effect, but what we do know is that it plays an important role in the way that cannabis affects us.

For example, myrcene, which is found in high concentrations in some Indica strains, is thought to increase the permeability of cell membranes, making it easier for cannabinoids like THC to cross them and enter the bloodstream. This could explain why Indica strains are often associated with couch-lock and sedation.

On the other hand, limonene—common in Sativa strains—is believed to boost mood and energy levels. Its citrusy aroma may also help with concentration.

The Different Types of Terpenes

When it comes to cannabis, there are different types of terpenes that contribute to the unique flavors and aromas of each strain. Some of these terpenes include:


Myrcene is a terpene that is found in high concentrations in many cannabis strains. It is known for its earthy, musky scent and its ability to relieve pain and inflammation.

Myrcene also has the potential to help increase the effects of THC, making it a popular choice for medical marijuana patients. Mercene can get found in many other plants as well. Some of these include:

  • Lemongrass
  • Houttuynia
  • Mango
  • Hops
  • Verbena
  • Myrcia
  • Cardamom
  • West Indian bay tree
  • Thyme
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Oregano
  • Guava Melon


Limonene is one of the most common terpenes in Cannabis, and it has been shown to have numerous benefits. Limonene has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.

It also has the ability to boost energy and mood, as well as improve cognitive function. Additionally, limonene might help with weight loss by regulating metabolism.

There are many different strains of Cannabis that contain high levels of limonene. Some of these include Lemon Haze, Super Lemon Haze, OG Kush, and Sour Diesel. If you’re looking for a strain that will provide some relief from pain or inflammation, or if you need an energy boost, look for one of these high-limonene strains.

terpenes in Delta-8Pinene

Pinene is one of the most abundant terpenes in nature, and it is also found in many plants, including cannabis. This terpene is responsible for the classic pine aroma found in some strains of cannabis. In addition to its pleasant smell, pinene has several potential therapeutic benefits.

For example, pinene has been shown to be a bronchodilator, which means it can help improve airflow to the lungs. This property could make pinene useful for treating asthma and other respiratory conditions. Additionally, pinene has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which may be helpful in treating conditions like arthritis and infections.


Linalool is a terpene that is found in many plants, including lavender. It has a floral aroma and is used as a natural flavoring agent. It is also used in perfumes and cosmetics. Linalool has calming and sedative effects, and it is sometimes used to treat anxiety and insomnia.


Terpinolene is a terpene that is most commonly found in nutmeg, tea tree, cumin, and lilacs. It’s a fruity terpene and one of the more energizing ones. This terpene is thought to help with insomnia, and have anti-microbial properties.

The Benefits of Terpenes in Delta-8

Delta-8 terpenes offer a wide range of benefits for both delta-8 enthusiasts and first-time users. For starters, delta-8 terpenes provide a unique flavor profile that is different from other cannabis products on the market. In addition to their distinct flavor, delta-8 terpenes also offer a number of potential health benefits.

Some of the most well-known potential health benefits of delta-8 terpenes include anxiety relief, pain relief, and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, delta-8 terpenes could help with nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy treatments.

Do Lit Vapes Have Terpenes?

Do our vapes have terpenes? Yes! In fact, most delta-8 THC products contain some amount of terpenes.

Our vapes use strain-specific terpenes. In the ingredients of each of our vapes, you’ll find plant-derived terpenes.

Do Strain-Specific Terpenes Really Taste Like the Strain They’re Based On?

Many people enjoy the fact that delta-8 vapes come in a variety of different flavors. Whether you are looking for a fruity vape or something more traditional, there is sure to be a flavor that suits your taste buds. With so many delicious options available, it is easy to see why delta-8 vapes have become so popular among smokers.

But is it the terpenes?

When it comes to the cannabis plant, there are over 100 different terpenes that have been identified. While each terpene has its own unique aroma and flavor, some terpenes are more dominant in certain strains than others. This is what gives each strain its own unique smell and taste.

So, do strain-specific terpenes really taste like the strain they’re based on? The answer is yes and no.

While certain terpenes may be more predominant in certain strains, the overall taste of the strain is not solely determined by its terpene profile. There are other factors at play, such as the growing conditions, curing process, etc. that can also impact the taste of a particular cannabis strain.

That being said, there are still some general trends that we can observe when it comes to the relationship between a strain’s terpene profile and its taste. For example, strains with high levels of myrcene tend to have a musky, earthy flavor, while strains with high levels of limonene tend to have a citrusy flavor. So while specific flavors may not always be accurately represented by a particular strain’s terpene profile, there are still some trends that we can see.

Flavor from Natural Flavor Extracts vs Plant-Derived Terpenes

When it comes to delta-8 products, one of the most common questions we get is about the role of terpenes. Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in a wide variety of plants, and they’re responsible for the distinct flavors and smells of each plant. When it comes to delta-8 products, there are two main sources of these terpenes: natural flavor extracts and plant-derived terpenes.

Natural flavor extracts are typically made from fruits or vegetables, and they get used to add flavor to food or beverage products. These extracts can get made from any number of different plants, and each one will have its own unique flavor profile.

Plant-derived terpenes, on the other hand, get extracted directly from the plant material itself. These terpenes can get derived from both cannabis and non-cannabis plants, and they offer a more potent and concentrated flavor than natural flavor extracts.

See the Difference By Trying Lit Vapes

When you try Lit Vapes, you’ll immediately see the difference in quality. Our products get made with only the finest ingredients and our terpene blends are designed to give you the best possible vaping experience. Whether you’re looking for a boost of energy or a relaxing way to wind down, we have a blend that’s perfect for you.

Check out some of our popular flavors:

Banana Candy 2 Gram Delta 8 Disposable

This exotic blend combines banana and candy flavors for a unique vaping experience. It’s a Sativa strain. The reported effects are a full-body chill but still uplifting.

Dole Whip 2 Gram Delta 8 Disposable

This delicious blend combines tropical pineapple, creamy coconut, and vanilla for a flavor that’s just like the pineapple soft serve. It’s a Sativa strain reported to produce an “Energetic & Focused, Tropical “Seize The Day” Attitude.”

Bubble Gum 2 Gram Delta 8 Disposable

This classic bubble gum flavor is sure to bring back some childhood memories. It’s a Sativa strain reported to produce a happy and euphoric feeling.

Fruity Pebbles 2 Gram Delta 8 Disposable

This iconic cereal flavor is sure to be a hit. It’s an Indica Dominant Hybrid strain that to produce a calm and creative yet slightly euphoric feeling.

Strawnana 2 Gram Delta 8 Disposable

This sweet and tangy blend combines strawberry and banana for a flavor that’s sure to be a hit. It’s a Sativa strain reported to produce a “Head to Toe Relaxing, Body Calm.”

Skywalker OG 2 Gram Delta 8 Disposable

This special blend has a spicy herbal scent filled with notes of pine, citrus, and spice. It’s an Indica strain reported to produce a  feeling of being “Clear Headed, Calmly Sedated.”

Try Lit Vapes Delta 8 Vapes Today

All in all, the role of terpenes in Delta-8 products is significant and should not get overlooked. Terpenes are essential for providing effects like relaxation, energy boosts, and more that characterize certain cannabis strains. When looking to buy any kind of cannabis product, it’s important to do your research so you know what kind of effect you can expect from each individual strain or blend.

No matter what kind of vaping experience you’re looking for, we have something that will fit the bill. With Lit Vapes, you’ll be able to vape with confidence knowing our products get made with only the highest quality ingredients. Try us today and see the difference!