Type of Terpene: Bicyclic monoterpene
FEMA Number: 3821
JECFA Number: 1342
Formula: C10 H16
Molecular Mass: 136.24g/mol
Legal Status: Legal, FSANZ 1.3.1 & 1.4.4
What is Delta 3 Carene?
Delta 3 carene is a terpene that is commonly found in plants such as cannabis, basil, rosemary and cedar. Terpenes such as delta 3 Carene are organic hydrocarbons that give the plant its flavour and aroma profile as well working to deter herbivores and attract pollinators. They can also have the ability increase cellular permeability and therefore a rapid absorption of cannabinoids.1
What does Delta 3 Carene do?
Delta 3 Carene has been looked at in research for its effectiveness in increasing bone density and promoting bone healing. Delta 3 Carene was shown to stimulate signifcantly the activity and expression of alkaline phosphotase an early phase marker of osteoblastic differentiation. On day 15 of differentiation it dramatically increased the induction of calcium in a dose dependent manner. The increase in bone healing and density may be attributed to the activation of mitogen activated protein kinases and the transcript levels of osteoblast mineralization related genes such as osteopontin and type 1 collagen1.
Other than its bone healing properties delta 3 Carene has shown to have the ability to draw out fluids. This effect makes delta 3 carene potentially useful as an antihistamine to target excess mucus production.
• INCREASED BONE DENSITY AND REPAIR
• INCREASE MENTAL FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION
Research Evidence and Efficacy.
1 Gertsch J, Pertwee RG, Di Marzo V. Phytocannabinoids beyond the Cannabis plant – do they exist? Br J Pharmacol. 2010; 160:523–9. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2010.00745. x.
2.Jong-Geun Jeong, Young Sup Kim, Yong Ki Min, Seong Hwan Kim. Low concentration of 3-carene stimulates the differentiation of mouse osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 subclone 4 cells(2007) Phytotherapy Research Volume 22, Issue 1
3Cavaleiro, C.Pinto, E. Goncalves, M.J. Salgueiro, L. Antifungal activity of Juniperus essential oils against dermatophyte, Aspergillus and Candida strains (2006) Volume 100, Issue 6, p1333-1338