Looking for a euphoric experience to help manage the strain of everyday life? Keep reading and discover why SFV OG is about to become your new favorite strain.
Considering how stressful the past year was, it’s no surprise that SFV OG was a particularly popular strain. Its effects are perfect for days when you need to unplug, giggle, and find joy in the little things. That makes it sound pretty mild, but don’t be fooled. It’s unique blend of terpenes also make it useful for those suffering from chronic pain and inflammation.
Before we jump in too deep, we want to remind everyone that our terpenes are cannabis free and 100% legal. However, we do work very hard to isolate the specific terpene profiles of popular strains so that both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can enjoy and benefit from them.
We’ll talk a bit about the actual cannabis strain, but we also want to highlight the aromatic herbal bouquet created by it’s unique terpene blend. So, without further ado, here are some of the reasons why this strain has risen in popularity and why you should seriously consider experimenting with the SFV OG terpene blend.
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- The dominant terpenes in the SFV OG blend are limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, and linalool.
- These terpenes contribute to the unique aromatic bouquet that manages to be tart, piney, mildly earthy, with a pungent citric finish.
- The effects of the SFV OG terpene blend feel like having your favorite party song playing in the background all day. It puts you in a great mood, the world isn’t weighing so heavily on your shoulders, and you might even notice less aches and pains.
- When combined with THC, these euphoric effects are turned up to the max. You’ll notice a quick onset of euphoria and calm, but you may also be stuck giggling on the couch all day (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).
- Unlike other strains in the OG family, SFV OG is fairly simple to cultivate. However, there are a few pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.
SFV OG Terpene Profile
The flavor and aroma of this Indica-dominant hybrid is a testament to its power-house lineage. Like other strains descended from OG Kush, it has aromatic notes that are tart and piney with a noticeable citrusy aftertaste. While it does have some earthy undertones, it’s not quite as earthy as other strains in the OG Kush family, nor is it as sour as strains like Jet Fuel (which descends from OG Kush and Sour Diesel).
It’s herbal bouquet manages to be sweet with pungent elements of pine and citrus and subtle notes of earthy mint. Considering it’s unique terpene profile, however, this shouldn’t come as any surprise. The dominant terpenes in this blend are D-Limonene, Myrcene, Beta-Caryophyllene, and Linalool.
When people say this strain has citric notes, they’re not kidding. Out of the 40+ isolates that make up its profile, Limonene makes up 25% of this blend. That’s what gives this strain it’s powerful citrus notes. Found in lemons, oranges, grapefruits, etc. this terpene has powerful mood-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic effects.
While you may not think Myrcene plays a big role in the overall aroma of this strain, you’d be wrong. Plus, some of the powerful calming properties of this strain come from myrcene as well. It’s believed that myrcene may be able to increase the permeability of the blood-brain barrier. This is particularly important for cannabis, since it means myrcene may boost the effectiveness of cannabinoids and other terpenes. You can find myrcene in mango, hops, lemongrass, and even eucalyptus and, considering those sources, it makes sense that myrcene’s scent is sweet and minty with sedative and analgesic effects.
The more earthy notes of this strain come from its beta-caryophyllene content. This notoriously spicy isolate is found in black pepper, caraway, cloves, rosemary, and several other common spices. Beta-caryophyllene is particularly beneficial, however, since it binds to CB2 receptors. That’s why it acts like a dietary cannabinoid and can provide such powerful anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and mood boosting effects.
Linalool, which is normally found in smaller amounts in cannabis strains, actually makes up 6% of the SFV OG blend. This particularly floral isolate also has a slightly sweet, minty aroma, but that’s not surprising considering its sources (lavendar, laurels, rosewood, basil, hops, etc.). When it comes to effects, however, they’re much more powerful than its delicate aroma might have you believe. If you’ve enjoyed the calming effects of lavender heavy products, you have linalool to thank. It’s a powerful sedative, anticonvulsant, and anxiolytic.
The SFV OG Effect
Considering the powerful effects of the individual isolates that make up this blend, it makes sense that the overall SFV OG experience is pretty intense. While the complete terpene profile of this strain is made up of over forty different isolates, the dominant terpenes are what dictate its main effects. Being able to identify this profile means both cannabis consumers and non-cannabis consumers can benefit from them.
Non-cannabis products that utilize this terpene profile will still get the taste, aroma, and subtle effects without the psychoactive properties of THC. For products that DO contain THC, however, things are going to get more intense. Let’s just put it this way--without THC the effects are like having your favorite party song playing in the background all day. It puts you in a great mood, the world isn’t weighing so heavily on your shoulders, and you might even notice less inflammation. Add this blend to a product with THC, however, and those effects may leave you giggling on the couch.
This isn’t surprising when you look at the actual plant this blend comes from. The SFV OG cannabis plant is an Indica-dominant strain that usually has anywhere from 17-23% THC, and next to zero CBD (usually around 1-3%). So, while this strain is recommended for anyone needing a relaxing, euphoric experience, it has the potential to increase paranoia in anyone with THC sensitivities.
Pro Tip: If your psychoactive experience is a bit too intense for comfort, keep a CBD vape pen handy. CBD doesn’t have the same psychoactive properties that THC does and it will help mellow you out so you’re less paranoid and more comfortable.
While some users have reported more sativa-like effects (like a motivation to be creative), the majority of users describe the SFV OG effects as uplifting, relaxing, and generally helps people enjoy life without their everyday pressures. It’s also been known to help relieve mild aches and pains, and give people a serious case of the munchies.
With effects like these, this blend is ideal for those with chronic pain and inflammation, lack of appetite, and anxiety.
SFV OG Cultivation
Unlike other strains in the OG family, SFV OG is surprisingly easy strain to grow. So long as you avoid some common pitfalls, some basic gardening skills will take you very far. This is a particularly thirsty strain, so make sure you’re providing adequate water and nutrients regardless of whether you’re growing indoors or outdoors.
If growing outdoors, the climate needs to be mild and dry (like San Fernando Valley--duh). Outdoor cultivation will typically produce around 13 ounces for each plant and are usually harvested in early October. If the climate isn’t conducive for this strain, or if you just prefer a more controlled environment, indoor cultivation will still yield around 12 ounces for each plant.
This makes it sound really easy, and honestly it is. However, there are a few key items you’ll want to consider.
Depending on when you harvest this plant, the effects will be more euphoric or sedative. If you prefer a more calming, sedating experience, then wait until the pistils have changed color. If you prefer euphoric effects, you can harvest just before then. Also, while this plant needs plenty of water and nutrients, it’s possible to overfeed it. The buds also need several weeks to swell, so regular growers recommend practicing the art of patience.
If properly grown, you’ll end up with round, dense nugs that are on the smaller side. You should see minimal pistils that are reddish brown (depending on when you harvest), with a fine layer of trichomes. Honestly, she’s beautiful.
Relax, Unwind, and Vibe With SFV OG
Whether you’re wanting to use this terpene blend in cannabis or non-cannabis products, SFV OG is a fun, relaxing experience. We don’t know about you, but we think that’s something we could all use a bit more of lately.
Contact us today to talk about adding this blend to your products and let us know about your SFV OG experiences on our Instagram! Try it out for yourself and you’ll quickly see why this particular strain has recently grown in popularity.