Terpenes

The compelling aromatic diversity of Cannabis is brought to you by Terpenes and Flavonoids. In strains like Pure Kush or Himalayan Gold, terpenes such Myrcene produce herbal, citrus, and tropical notes, while terpenes like Caryophyllene give rise to the peppery-clove nature of OG Kush.

Terpenes also have a healing modality and bind to receptors as cannabinoids do. Often called the “entourage effect”, terpenes and cannabinoids interact in a complex manner to produce an array of enhancements in ways one cannot do alone.

Knowing your Terpene Profile is such a benefit that Viridis analyzes 42 terpenes for free in all samples of flower- an advantage that simply no other lab offers.

Viridis uses a dedicated gas chromatograph coupled to a flame ionization and mass selective detector (GC-FID-MS) to provide full identification and quantification of terpenes.

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are another group of compounds that occur as pigments in fruits and other plants. While often visually striking, such as in the hues of Granddaddy Purple, flavonoids can also help modulate effects of cannabinoids. Viridis uses a dedicated high performance liquid chromatograph equipped with a diode array detector (HPLC-DAD) to analyze Flavonoids.

When the results of our Flavonoid analysis are combined with a Terpene profile, you instantly have a fingerprint that enables you to easily match or recommend products to suit your patients taste in unparalleled detail.