Agricultural Hemp: refers to varieties of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant that contains less than 0.3% THC in the dry weight material, and is grown for industrial purposes.
Cannabis Sativa L.: a species of plant in the Cannabis genus; refers to both agricultural hemp and marijuana.
CBD: short for cannabidiol; a phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis; does not result in euphoria and has shown to have benefits on human and animal health.
CBD-A: short for cannabidiolic-acid; an acidic cannabinoid, the naturally occurring raw form of CBD that is produced directly in the plant.
Anandamide: a derivative of arachidonic acid that occurs naturally in the brain (as well as some foods) and acts as a messenger molecule, playing roles in appetite, depression, memory, and fertility; one of the two known endocannabinoids.
2-AG: an ester formed from the arachidonic acid and glycerol that occurs naturally in the brain and is a CB1 receptor agonist; one of the two known endocannabinoids.
Endogenous: self-made; originating from within an organism.
Endocannabinoid: naturally occurring cannabinoids in the human body.
Phytocannabinoid: plant-based cannabinoids found in species of cannabis.
Endocannabinoid System: refers to endocannabinoids, the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, and their receptors.
CB1: cannabinoid receptor found primarily in the central nervous system (nerves in the brain and spinal cord).
CB2: cannabinoid receptor found primarily in the peripheral nervous system (nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord).
THC: short for tetrahydrocannabinol; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis shown to have some benefits on human and animal health, however, is responsible for intoxicating effects associated with marijuana use.
CBN: short for cannabinol; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis; it is produced when THC is metabolized and has little to no intoxicating effects.
CBG: short for cannabigerol; known as the “parent cannabinoid” and is the chemical precursor to THC and CBD.
CBC: short for cannabichromene; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis that has little to no intoxicating effects.
Entourage Effect: refers to the idea that biologically active compounds can have enhanced biological activity when administered in combination with otherwise inactive compounds as opposed to isolated active compounds administered alone.
Hemptourage Effect: refers to the “entourage effect” of compounds present in hemp-derived CBD oil to optimize health and wellness.
Terpene: a large and diverse class of strong smelling organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants and insects.
Fatty Acid: long hydrocarbon chain, with a carboxyl group (COOH) at the end; important part of the fat-soluble components of living cells (lipids).
Plant Sterol: cholesterol-like compounds that are naturally occurring in plants.
Vitamin E: also known as alpha-tocopherol, a fat-soluble vitamin important for normal cell growth and function; found in vegetable oils, egg yolk, and our PlusCBD™ Oil products.
Decarboxylation: removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound; the process used to convert the CBD-A in our PlusCBD™ Oil Raw to our PlusCBD™ Oil Total Plant Complex.
Distilled oil: refers to our PlusCBD™ Oil Gold Formula which contains the highest concentration of CBD; this is the ultimate step in refining our oil, where excess plant material is distilled from our PlusCBD™ Oil Total Plant Complex in a solvent-free process.
Raw oil: a whole-plant CO2 extraction from agricultural hemp; Cannabidiolic Acid, or CBD-A, comprises a significant proportion of the extracted cannabinoids in the raw oil.
CO2 Extraction: method used to extract our PlusCBD™ Oil concentrates; CO2 gas is pressurized into a a safe liquid and used to extract oils from plants with the advantage of no solvent residue.
Non-psychotoxic: does not have a detrimental effect on the mind, personality or behavior; does not get you “high.”
Homeostasis: self-regulating process of any system in the body; your body automatically finding balance.
Chlorophyll: refers to groups of green pigmented molecules found in plants and algae, that is important for plant photosynthesis.