So what are Terpenes?
They are a class of organic matter consisting of compounds that are beneficial to plant, animal and human life. Comprising more than 30,000 compounds, these unsaturated hydrocarbons are produced predominantly by plants, and particularly conifers. Guardian MMJ, Inc. supports cannabis products that focus on purity, consistency and potency.
So what is organic matter?
An organic matter is a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism. In the broadest sense, organic matter include any substance produced by life. organic matter can also be prepared by chemical synthesis (both semi-synthesis and total synthesis) and have played a central role in the development of the field of organic chemistry by providing challenging synthetic targets. The term organic matter has also been extended for commercial purposes to refer to cosmetics, dietary supplements, and foods produced from organic sources without added artificial ingredients.
Within the field of organic chemistry:
The definition of natural products is usually restricted to organic compounds isolated from natural sources, such as plants, that are produced by the pathways of primary or secondary metabolism.
Within the field of medicinal chemistry: (Important to understand!!)
The definition is often further restricted to secondary metabolites. Secondary metabolites are not essential for survival, but nevertheless provide organisms that produce them an evolutionary advantage. Many secondary metabolites are cytotoxic, which is the quality of being toxic to cells, and have been selected and optimized through evolution for use as "chemical warfare" agents against prey, predators, and competing organisms.
Natural sources may lead to basic research on potential bioactive components for commercial development as lead compounds in drug discovery. Although natural products have inspired numerous drugs, drug development from natural sources has received declining attention in the 21st century by pharmaceutical companies, partly due to unreliable access and supply, intellectual property, cost, and profit concerns, seasonal or environmental variability of composition, and loss of sources due to rising extinction rates.
If you read the above three outline for "What are terpenes" you would have gathered that there is a BIG difference between terpenes sourced from organic matter, versus terpenes that are sourced from secondary metabolites, also known as synthetic process.
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Every consumer that reads this will walk away from their keyboard with a better understanding of cannabis, how terpenes play a role in beneficial cannabis products, and why our products are superior to so many others.
If you read the above (LAST PARAGRAPH) under "Medicinal chemistry" you would see that the Pharmaceutical companies themselves are NO LONGER interested in sourcing from "organic Compounds" or otherwise "organic sources" or otherwise "plants or safe matter" because the cost to them outweighs their profits. The fact is, you have companies that offer essential oils cultivated from organic plants from all over the world. Those "Organic matter compounds" found within those essential oils, such as ones from a company located in Utah, are primary source "organic matter" and not sourced "Secondary Metabolites" that are "Synthetic" and "Man-made" which is NOT a safe alternative in our opinion.
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This section is about the differences between what Organic, and Synthetic matter is. In short, Guardian MMJ, Inc. only offers products derived from (Organic Sources) We believe synthetic-matter is harmful to human, animal and plant life.