CBD: Our Jargon Buster

CBD Oil

CBD: Our Jargon Buster

At the core of the CBD Oil market is a foundation of highly sound scientific study and research. But with this comes along some quite complex concepts and industry-specific terminology that you need to know in order to have a well-rounded understanding of CBD oil, it’s uses and functions.

Bioavailable

An active substance that enters the bloodstream and can be absorbed and utilised by the body.

Cannabis Oil

An entirely different product to CBD oil, in that the general aim of this is to produce an end product that is high in THC and CBD. Such a product is illegal in the UK.

CBD

An abbreviation of Cannabidiol, principle ingredient of CBD Oil.

Cannabidiol

Also referred to as CBD, Cannabidiol is the second most abundant compound produced by the Hemp plant. A non-psychoactive substance extracted in a lab to create our CBD Oil products.

Cannabinoid

A cannabinoid is one of a number of chemical compounds that occur both inside the human body and the Cannabaceae plant family. Their primary function involves interacting with body’s endocannabinoid system; a system of our bodies that regulates sleep, mood, awareness, pain and appetite. Cannabidiol is a Cannabinoid, which does at first, cause a little confusion!

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol: the infamous THC, or rather the primary compound involved in producing the effects of ingesting or smoking Marijuana. Our products do not contain THC.

E-Liquid

A liquid that has been specifically designed to be compatible with use in an e-cigarette or vape pen, combined with CBD Oil. If you wish to use CBD through vaping you must ensure the product compatible, as using a non-vape liquid in your e-cigarette can be quite dangerous.

Hemp

The plant that CBD oil is derived from. Though it is technically a variant of the Cannabis plant, it is not to be confused with almost all other varieties of the Cannabaceae family, as even in it’s natural state prior to industrial processing it contains extremely low levels of psychoactive compound, making it perfect for harnessing some of the plant’s most positive effects, without the negative side effects or legal ramifications.

Endocannabinoid

Protein compounds that occur in the human body that bind to the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the brain to generate specific physiological effects.

Endocannabinoid system

The endocannabinoid system is a regulatory system of chemical compounds and receptors that occur throughout the mammalian body, interacting with most of the other bodily systems to help maintain and manage sleep, stress, pain, mood and even immune function.

It is through this that CBD, a cannabinoid itself, interacts so effectively with the body as our bodily system are designed to function via the communication of cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors.

Isolate

A pure, extracted and isolated version of CBD oil, like the product we produce in our specialised industrial lab, where nearly all of the secondary plant substances have been removed, leaving only the body-safe CBD.

Phytocannabinoid

The term to describe cannabinoids derived from the Hemp plant that mirror the endocannabinoids produced within the human body.

Psychoactive

The term used to describe the interaction between a substance and its effect on the body’s neurological functions, such as thoughts or senses. Psychoactive substances generally produce an altered state of mood, cognition or behaviour, to varying effect. THC is an example of this. CBD is certified as non-psychoactive.

THC

The abbreviation of Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive substance found in significant quantities in all but the hemp strain.

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