CBD Glossary

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  • 2-AG: A derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain and acts as a messenger molecule, playing a role in appetite, depression, memory, and fertility
  • Amino Acid: An organic acid containing the amino group NH2
  • Analgesia: The inability to feel pain, or in medications, the ability to relieve pain (“analgesic”)
  • Antibiotic Resistance: Occurs when bacteria adapt in response to the use of a specific medication, able to bypass medications over time that are designed to kill these bacteria
  • Antipsychotic: Commonly a substance that is used especially to treat psychosis and is believed to act by blocking dopamine nervous receptors
  • Anxiety: An abnormal or overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs, such as tension, sweating, and increased heart rate, by doubt of reality, and by self-doubt relating to a person’s inability to cope with such feelings
  • Antitumor: Preventing or inhibiting the formation or growth of tumors
  • Bioavailability: The proportion of a substance that enters the circulation when introduced to the body, and that is therefore able to have an active effect
  • Blood Pressure: Pressure that is exerted by the blood upon the walls of the blood vessels and arteries; varies with the muscular efficiency of the heart, the blood volume and viscosity, the age and general health of the individual, and the state of the vascular wall
  • Broad Spectrum: The term used to describe whole-plant extractions of the hemp plant that have had the phytocannabinoid THC removed following extraction
  • Cannabinoid: A naturally occurring compound present in the resin of the cannabis plant
  • Cannabis: The blanket term applied to Cannabis Sativa L., the plant genus that includes both hemp and marijuana
  • Cannabis Sativa L.: A species of plant in the cannabis genus that refers to both industrial hemp and marijuana, which are both subspecies of Cannabis Sativa L.
  • Cardiovascular System: Also known as the “circulatory system,” it is the bodily system that circulates blood and lymph through the body and consists of the heart, blood vessels, blood, lymph, and the lymphatic vessels and glands
  • CB1: An endocannabinoid receptor found primarily in the central nervous system
  • CB2: An endocannabinoid receptor found primarily in the peripheral nervous system
  • CBD: Short for cannabidiol, a phytocannabinoid derived primarily from hemp that is non-psychoactive in nature and has shown to possess a variety of therapeutic benefits when ingested by humans or other mammals
  • CBD-A: Short for cannabidiolic-acid, the naturally occurring raw form of CBD that is produced directly in the plant
  • CBG: Short for cannabigerol, the chemical precursor to both CBD and THC
  • CBN: Short for cannabinol, it is produced when THC ages or is metabolized within the body but has little to no intoxicating effects
  • CBV: Short for cannabidivarin, it is known as the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis sativa
  • CBVG: Short for cannabigerivarin, it is known as cannabinoid acid
  • Chlorophyll: Refers to groups of green pigment molecules found in plants and algae; important for plant photosynthesis
  • Chronic Pain: A localized or generalized unpleasant bodily sensation characterized by severe physical discomfort, often including emotional distress as a result of this discomfort
  • Circulatory System: The bodily system that includes the blood, blood vessels, lymphatics, and heart; concerned with the circulation of the blood and lymph throughout the body
  • Decarboxylation: The removal of a carboxyl group from a chemical compound
  • Digestive System: The bodily system that includes the digestive tract, accessory glands, salivary glands, the pancreas, and all glands that secrete digestive enzymes; concerned with ingestion, digestion, absorption of food, and discharge of residual waste
  • Endocannabinoid: Naturally occurring molecules found within the body that activate endocannabinoid receptors and are structurally similar to known phytocannabinoids such as CBD and THC
  • Entourage Effect: The phenomenon by which all of the compounds naturally found in the hemp plant (notably cannabinoids, phytocannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids, and essential fatty acids) work together to increase the absorption, bioavailability, and effectiveness of CBD within the body; produced by whole-plant hemp extractions, such as Full or Broad Spectrum extractions
  • Fatty Acid: Molecules formed when the body breaks down fat; an important part of the fat-soluble components of living cells and used for energy storage within the body
  • Full Spectrum: The term used to describe whole-plant extractions of the hemp plant that retain the federally-allowed 0.3% THC content by dry weight
  • Hemp Seed Oil: A common binding agent found in CBD products, useful for its ability to allow CBD to interact with endocannabinoid receptors within the body
  • Homeostasis: The automatic, natural self-regulating process of any system within the body, promoting hormonal balance and well-being
  • Immune System: The bodily system that protects the body from foreign substances, cells, and tissues and is responsible for defending the body from infection
  • Industrial Hemp: Varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant that contain less than 0.3% THC and that are grown for industrial or agricultural purposes
  • Inflammation: A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and painful
  • Integumentary System: The bodily system made up of the skin and its appendages that protect the body from external damage
  • Isolate: A pure, concentrated form of CBD, in excess of 99% purity
  • MCT Oil: Short for medium-chain triglyceride oil and most often made from fractionated coconut oil; a common binding agent found in CBD products, used for its ability to effectively allow CBD to interact with endocannabinoid receptors within the body
  • Memory: The faculty by which the mind stores and is able to recall information
  • Mental Health: A type of health care that deals with the promotion and improvement of a person’s mental state, emotions, and general feelings of well-being; associated with the treatment of mental illnesses
  • Muscle System: The bodily system made up of skeletal, smooth, and cardiac muscles, permitting the movement of the body, maintaining posture, and aiding in blood circulation throughout the body
  • Nervous System: The bodily system that includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, ganglia, and parts of the receptor organs that receive and interpret stimuli, transmitting impulses and actions to organs throughout the body
  • Neuroprotective: Serving to protect neurons from injury or degeneration and often associated with brain health
  • Non-Psychoactive: The term applied to substances that do not get you high or induce detrimental toxicological effects on the mind when ingested
  • PG: Short for propylene glycol, an odorless, colorless liquid commonly used in vape juices
  • Phytocannabinoid: A naturally occurring compound present in the resin and leaves of the cannabis plant
  • Plant Sterol: Compounds similar to cholesterol that are naturally occurring in plants and support the reduction of bad cholesterol without significantly affecting good cholesterol
  • Psychoactive: A term used to describe products that produce a mentally intoxicating “high” or that reduce mental coordination
  • Reproductive System: Also known as the “genital system,” it is a system of sex organs which work together for the purpose of sexual reproduction
  • Respiratory System: The bodily system consisting of organs and structures used for gas exchange, responsible for breathing
  • Skeletal System: The bodily system known as the framework of the human body, consisting of bones and other connective tissues which protect and support body tissues and internal organs
  • Smoking Cessation: A temporary or final ceasing of the act of smoking, commonly associated with nicotine and smoking cigarettes
  • Supercritical CO2 Extraction: A common extraction method used to separate CBD from hemp; involves the use of supercritical CO2, which is extremely low in temperature and extremely high in pressure, acting as both a gas and a liquid
  • Terpene: A large and diverse class of fragrant organic compounds that are produced by a variety of plants and insects
  • THC: Short for tetrahydrocannabinol, a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis shown to have some benefits on human and animal health while also being responsible for the intoxicating effects normally associated with marijuana use
  • The 2018 Farm Bill: A bill championed by Senator Mitch McConnell that effectively legalized all industrial hemp and industrial hemp-derived products, including CBD products, at the federal level
  • Thermoregulation: A process that allows the body to maintain its core internal temperature, including mechanisms designed to return your body to homeostasis
  • Topical: A product designed for or involving local application and action, typically to the exterior of the body
  • TrpV1: A vanilloid receptor responsible for the body’s perception of pain and inflammatory conditions
  • VG: Short for vegetable glycerin, a thick, sweet liquid commonly used in vape juices
  • Vape: A device that heats and vaporizes a liquid or solid substance and is used to inhale the vapor from that substance through the mouth and into the lungs
  • Vitamin E: Also known as alpha-tocopherol, a fat-soluble vitamin important for normal cell growth and function; it’s also been shown to be good for skincare and nail health
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