CBD Glossary of Terms
Glossary of CBD Related Terminlogy
The Ultimate CBD Glossary of Terms: The Words You Need to Know
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CBD and its related terms are some of the buzziest buzzwords out there. And for good reason: CBD products have gained a lot of attention recently for their overall health and wellness benefits. And to be a smart CBD shopper, you have to know the lingo. Whether you’re new to the world of CBD or just looking for a refresher course, we’ve got you covered on the vocab to empower you as you shop for CBD.
The vocabulary surrounding CBD is complex and vast. Here’s the lowdown on all things ‘CBD vocabulary’ in our CBD Glossary of Terms. Enjoy!
|1||2-AG||The most abundant endocannabinoid found in the body- 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) is a member of a group of molecules that play a complex and important role in various bodily processes including regulating appetite, immune system function, and pain management by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system receptors.|
|2||Adaptogens||Adaptogens are an up-and-coming addition to wellness in the realm of western homeopathic medicine. They are known as non-toxic plants that help the body avoid physical- biological- or chemical stressors. The herbs and roots that are “adaptogens” have been circulating Chinese and Ayurvedic cultures for hundreds to thousands of years. While some are usually used as supplements- some can be incorporated into meals or brewed into teas.|
|3||AEA||An endocannabinoid that binds to cannabinoid receptors and mimics the activity of plant-derived cannabinoid drugs. Anandamide is a cannabinoid that is produced by the human body. It is partially responsible for making people feel good. When CBD is introduced to anandamide it elevates the feeling of positivity. The name comes from the Sanskrit term for ‘Bliss’.|
|4||Aeroponics||A cultivation technique in which plants are grown in an environment dependent on air rather than soil. In this system- seeds are embedded in foam stuffed into tiny pots that hold the stem and root mass in place. Plants are nurtured with light and a fine mist enriched with nutrients.|
|5||Agonist||An agonist is a chemical- molecule or substance that triggers a physiological response when it binds with a receptor.|
|6||Agricultrual 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 and legal for use in all 50 states and more than 40 countries.|
|7||Alcohol Extraction||A method commonly used to extract cannabinoids from cannabis plants. In this process- cannabis is first soaked in an alcohol- such as ethanol- to remove the plant material. The alcohol is removed through evaporation. This extraction method requires the immersion of plant material in high-grade ethanol or an equivalent alcohol solvent for approximately 5 minutes. Once the dark resin has been expelled- the alcohol is then boiled off for around 20 to 30 minutes in order to leave behind a viscous substance as it cools.|
|8||Amino Acids||Organic compounds that combine to form proteins and play critical roles in the human body.|
|9||Anandamide||An endocannabinoid that binds to cannabinoid receptors and mimics the activity of plant-derived cannabinoid drugs. Anandamide is a cannabinoid that is produced by the human body. It is partially responsible for making people feel good. When CBD is introduced to anandamide it elevates the feeling of positivity. The name comes from the Sanskrit term for ‘Bliss’. It is a major endocannabinoid naturally found in the body. Like 2-AG- anandamide is part of the body’s endocannabinoid system and alters functions like cognition- learning- memory- mood- other higher intellectual functions- and certain motor functions. THC is thought to produce psychoactive effects and alter these same functions in the body because it mimics the way anandamide interacts with the endocannabinoid system.|
|10||Antagonist||Any chemical or substance that blocks or inhibits the action of an agonist when it interacts with a receptor.|