CBD Glossary

In the world of CBD there’s an ever-evolving list of industry terms and phrases. We’ve created a list of the most commonly used terms so you can be a well informed consumers and choose the CBD product that is right for you.

BIOAVAILABILITY

The proportion of a substance which is absorbed when introducted into the body. The more bioavailable a substance is, the more easily and effectively it is absorbed by the body.

BROAD SPECTRUM

Broad spectrum when used in reference to CBD oil, refers to the spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes contained within the oil. Broad spectrum CBD oil contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes contained within the plant except for THC.

CANNABINOIDS

Chemical compounds found in both hemp and cannabis plants, which act on cannabinoid receptors located in the body’s endocannabinoid system. There are over 113 known cannabinoids, including CBD and THC.

CBD (CANNABIDIOL)

A non-psychotropic cannabinoid found in both cannabis and hemp plants. CBD assists the endocannabinoid system with homeostasis, promoting balance and wellbeing.

ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

A molecular system composed of endocannabinoid compounds reacting at receptor sites with neurotransmitters which bind to cannabinoids and cannabinoid proteins. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating and balancing many processes in the body, including immune response, communication between cells, appetite & metabolism, memory, and more allowing them to operate together in harmony for overall health and vitality.

ENTOURAGE EFFECT

A system in which various cannabinoids and terpenes work synergistically with one another for optimal effects.

FULL SPECTRUM

Full spectrum shen used in reference to CBD oil, refers to the spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes contained within the oil. Full spectrum CBD oil contains the full spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes contained within the plant, including THC.

HEMP

Hemp is a strain of the cannabis sativa plant species. While both hemp plants and cannabis stem from the cannabis sativa family, hemp includes less than 0.3% THC, meaning it is not psychoactive and cannot get you high.

HOMEOSTASIS

The state of steady internal physical and chemical conditions within the body.

ISOLATE

Isolate when used in reference to CBD refers to CBD isolate, the purest form of CBD, created by isolating the CBD from all other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant.

SUBLINGUAL

Meaning situated or applied under the tongue, sublingual administration is a method of absorption in which substances are absorbed through the tissue under the tongue. 

TERPENES

A large class of organic compounds found in a variety of plants, including cannabis and hemp plants. Some terpenes are believed to have therapeutic properties.

TOPICAL

Meaning relating or applied directly to a part of the body, topical administration is a method of absorption through which substances are applied to specific areas of the body and absorbed through the mucosal membranes of the skin, for localized effects and relief.

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