6 Powerful Beta-Caryophyllene Benefits You SHOULD Be Getting part 2

Learn even more about the incredible benefits of Beta-Caryophyllene

In our last blog, we spoke about 3 of the 6 health benefits of Beta-Caryophyllene and why you should add it. Let’s review a few bullet points and dig in.  

This terpene has been used for centuries for its pain-relieving and antimicrobial properties, but today we’re taking a closer look. Keep reading for 6 health benefits. 

  1. Beta-caryophyllene is a terpene with a spicy, woodsy smell. 
  1. It’s found in black pepper, clove oil, basil, hops, rosemary, and cinnamon. 
  1. This terpene is a powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antibacterial.  
  1. Beta caryophyllene may improve your mood and possibly help prevent osteoporosis as well. 
  1. Some research indicates that caryophyllene may protect against certain neurodegenerative diseases and cancers. 
  1. On top of its pain-relieving properties, studies have shown that beta-caryophyllene may even extend lifespan! 

On top of its pain-relieving properties, studies have shown that beta-caryophyllene may even extend lifespan! 

Beta-Caryophyllene May Protect Against Diseases like Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis 

Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Multiple Sclerosis are some of the most confusing, frustrating, and heartbreaking conditions to suffer from. 

However, studies suggest beta-Caryophyllene reduces inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis and immune system dysfunctions (9). It also shows potent anti-cancer properties, slowing cancer cell growth (10). Beta-Caryophyllene reduces the inflammatory and plaque buildup associated with the PPAR pathway in Alzheimer’s disease (11) 


Beta-Caryophyllene May Relieve Pain 

Look out, chronic pain!  

Studies show this terpene may help provide reduce pain relating to the nervous system (12). Plus, beta-caryophyllene helps provide topical pain relief in creams and ointments because it acts as a local anesthetic (13) 

Plus, here’s some good news for those worried about opioid addiction. Beta caryophyllene may help relieve pain by releasing the same endorphins morphine does (14). This enhances the effects of morphine, potentially allowing for treatments using lower doses of the opioid. 

Beta-Caryophyllene Could Extend Your Lifespan 

How’s that for a final health benefit?  

Scientists tested Beta-Caryophyllene on a mouse model system made of worms and saw it increased the worms’ lifespans by over 22% (15). The study suggests this terp reduces free radical levels, maintains cellular homeostasis, modulates feeding behavior, and regulates body size effectively to increase longevity. 

Potential Beta-Caryophyllene Side Effects 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Beta-Caryophyllene safe for consumption, even at high doses (16). Like many natural compounds, it may be a mild skin irritant if used improperly or for those who are allergic or have sensitive skin. Follow the instructions and you’re good to go. 

The Future of Beta-Caryophyllene Benefits is Bright 

Beta-caryophyllene has an impressive list of benefits, from relieving pain and reducing inflammation, to possibly extending your lifespan. We don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty dang amazing to us! 


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