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Cannibanoid receptors

Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout the body and are part of the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory. Cannabinoid receptors are of a class of cell membrane receptors.

Cannabis

Cannabis is a grouping of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. Three species may be recognized: 1.Cannabis sativa, 2.Cannabis indica, and 3.Cannabis ruderalis. The plant is also known as hemp, although this term is often used to refer only to varieties of Cannabis cultivated for non-drug use. Cannabis has long been used for hemp fiber, for hemp oils, for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug.

Cannabis sativa

Cannabis sativa is an herbaceous flowering plant first discovered in eastern Asia, and now widely distributed in other continents. It has been utilized as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, religious and spiritual moods and medicine. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use.

CBD

Commonly used acronym for Cannabidiol, which is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. After tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant, and has many potential therapeutic benefits.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant.

CBD Oil

CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and uses of these oils vary.

Endocannibanoid System

Commonly referred to as ECS, the endocannabinoid system is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, which is a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis.

Entourage Effect

The result of using the cannabis plant in its entirety, rather than isolating certain compounds from the plant (such as CBD). When using the entire plant, you will reap the benefits of the full spectrum of therapeutic compounds from cannabis with this synergistic effect.

Full-spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD oils are the most common form of cannabis used for medical purposes. Full-spectrum CBD is derived from cannabis plants that include THC (see definition below). Unlike CBD isolate products, CBD full spectrum is made up of hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant and has the benefits of the “entourage effect” as these cannabinoids work together synergistically.

Hemp

Hemp is a natural plant, part of the Cannabis Sativa family that is grown for many benefits such as: rope, paper, clothing, makeup, fuel, in addition to the CBD oils and creams that many use for health benefits.

Phytocannabinoids

Cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol is a major constituent of the plant. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects. (AKA phytonutrients)

THC

THC is an acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects or “high”. Hemp has small traces of THC, but makes CBD more effective with having < 0.3% THC in the plant. The marijuana plant, while in the same family as the Hemp plant, is different in it contains high levels of THC.

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