CBD Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Key Terms in the World of Cannabidiol

CBD Terms

  1. CBD: Short for cannabidiol, CBD is a natural compound found in the cannabis plant known for its potential therapeutic benefits.

  2. THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is another compound found in cannabis known for its psychoactive effects and is responsible for the "high" sensation.

  3. Hemp: Hemp refers to the cannabis plant with low THC content (0.3% or less) and is often cultivated for industrial purposes, including CBD extraction.

  4. Full-Spectrum CBD: Full-spectrum CBD products contain a wide range of cannabinoids, including CBD and trace amounts of THC, as well as other beneficial compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids.

  5. Broad-Spectrum CBD: Broad-spectrum CBD products are similar to full-spectrum but undergo additional processing to remove THC, while retaining other cannabinoids and compounds.

  6. CBD Isolate: CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, typically in a crystalline powder or solid form, where all other cannabinoids and compounds have been removed.

  7. Terpenes: Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in cannabis and various plants. They contribute to the scent, flavor, and potential therapeutic effects of CBD products.

  8. Bioavailability: Bioavailability refers to the rate and extent at which a substance is absorbed and becomes available in the bloodstream to exert its effects. Different CBD delivery methods have varying bioavailability levels.

  9. Entourage Effect: The entourage effect suggests that the combined presence of multiple cannabinoids, terpenes, and other cannabis compounds may enhance the overall therapeutic benefits compared to isolated CBD.

  10. CO2 Extraction: CO2 extraction is a method commonly used to extract CBD and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant. It involves using pressurized carbon dioxide to separate and isolate the desired compounds.

  11. Certificate of Analysis (COA): A COA is a document provided by a third-party laboratory that verifies the contents of a CBD product. It typically includes information on CBD potency, THC levels, and tests for contaminants.

  12. Endocannabinoid System (ECS): The endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signaling system present in the human body that plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, sleep, appetite, and pain perception.

  13. Tincture: A CBD tincture is a liquid extract typically made by soaking CBD-rich hemp flowers or isolates in alcohol or another solvent. Tinctures are often consumed sublingually (under the tongue).

  14. Edibles: CBD edibles are food or beverage products infused with CBD. They provide a convenient and tasty way to consume CBD, such as gummies, chocolates, or infused drinks.

  15. Topicals: CBD topicals are products applied directly to the skin, such as creams, lotions, or balms. They are often used for localized relief, targeting specific areas of the body.

Remember, this glossary serves as a general reference and does not cover all CBD-related terms. If you come across additional terms or have specific questions, don't hesitate to seek further information or consult someone though chat or call.