Terpene Deficiency Syndrome

Are all city dwelling people worldwide suffering from Terpene Deficiency Syndrome?

We think so, and here’s why:

  1. Studies have shown that when people go to the forest they experience lower blood pressure and lower stress levels.
  2. Other studies have shown that when specific secondary metabolites called terpenes as found in the forest are breathed in a laboratory, that people still experience lower blood pressure and lower stress levels.
  3. Just as the Paleo Diet asks us to eat as did our ancestors, so the “Paleo Respiratory Diet” asks us to breathe as our ancestors did. This includes breathing a large variety of terpenes. To clarify, by ‘breathing’ we are asking that terpenes bathe the olfactory bulb at the bridge of the nose.
  4. Stress is one of the most common symptoms that people complain of this century.
  5. A plausible explanation, in our opinion, is that city dwellers are suffering from what we will call a “Terpene Deficiency,” based upon the fact that we are no longer breathing in terpenes in the same quantities as we had previously breathed them.
  6. Thus, it seems that it is not so much that terpenes lower stress, but rather that a lack of terpenes causes stress! That is why we believe that MONQ® is so effective at lowering stress, since MONQ® is the most convenient and successful terpene delivery system, heating a blended mixture of aromatherapy to the boiling point of many terpenes and delivering them directly to your olfactory bulb.
  7. Thousands of users of Zen MONQ® have noted a dramatic decrease in stress just from a few gentle breaths, a few times a day.



Purchased Zen Monq to help with my anxiety. It tastes and smells amazing and works for a quick calming fix.

- Jennifer D.

Stress Alleviator

I often have panic attacks and they really help me take deeper breaths and breathe slower. It calms me down and the packaging is super cute too.

- Katherine S

Love it

Love this product! Really calmed me down when I was feeling anxious. I suffer from mild anxiety, and this helped a lot.

- Shelly S

Spirit Lifting

School has started and I’ve been feeling really stressed lately and monq has made me feel so much better spiritually.

- Michelle

My Favorite!

Healthy is my favorite MONQ. The scent makes me feel so calm and pure. I use it in the morning too give a great start to my day.

- Elizabeth

A breath of relaxation

I have a pretty stressful job which demands a great deal of emotional strain. This helps me decompress after one session to get ready for the next.

- Joanna R.

Best thing ever!!!!

I was weary to try monq at first but one day I decided to try something new. Now I can’t believe I waited as long as I did! I use my monq every day and it helps me feel amazing!

- Jeanette N.

Changed My Life!

Everywhere I go I tell everyone I know about MONQ® and how much [it] changed my life. The blends do what they say they do.

- Jessica

The Edge Was Gone

Three breaths and seven minutes later and I felt like I could think again.

- Miko

Absolute Miracle

I am not kidding when I say it changed my outlook on life this morning. It put me in a great head space to relax before I indulge in Sleepy and go to bed. They all work quickly which surprised me. I had an amazing day and I credit it to MONQ.

- Anonymous

Helped with Depression and Anxiety

They have helped me with my depression and anxiety. Ive been waiting for a product like this for years and I’m so happy that it exists. I plan on staying a customer.

- Kaitlyn

Forest Nostalgia

Forest MONQ will always be my favorite, I’m totally in love with this one, so perfect! I was born in a region with a lot of fir trees, when I moved to a big city and bought MONQ Forest, I really found the smell of my birth city and it reminded me a lot of memories, thank you

- Jimmy E.

Smart Idea!

I just wanted to say that I am a new customer and I just received my MONQ in the mail today and I am absolutely obsessed! This is such a smart idea, and it’s great because there is no nicotine or anything added. I’m obsessed, I just order a bunch more. Love them!!

- Danelle

MONQ +cbd is Top Notch!

@mymonq’s new cbd products are top-notch. So far my go-to fave is Zen+. Instant relaxation from the calming scents infused with the quick working cbd. Loooove this for a stressful day!

- Anonymous

Great Way to Enjoy Essential Oils

MONQ’s portable essential oil diffusers are a great way to enjoy essential oils without having the plugin, non-portable, table top diffusers.

- Michael L.

Trust CBD Source

Thank goodness, been looking for a trusted source for CBD products, glad it’s this company!

- Kylene H.