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Glossary

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.

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.

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.

Cannabis Sativa L.: a species of plant in the Cannabis genus; refers to both agricultural hemp and marijuana.

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).

CBC: short for cannabichromene; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis that has little to no intoxicating effects.

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.

CBG: short for cannabigerol; known as the “parent cannabinoid” and is the chemical precursor to THC and CBD.

CBN: short for cannabinol; a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis; it is produced when THC is metabolized and has little to no intoxicating effects.

Chlorophyll: refers to groups of green pigmented molecules found in plants and algae, that is important for plant photosynthesis.

CO2 Extraction: method used to extract our CBD oil concentrates; CO2 gas is pressurized into a safe liquid and used to extract oils from plants with the advantage of no solvent residue.

Decarboxylation: removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound; the process used to convert the CBD-A in raw CBD oil to a CBD total plant complex.

Distilled oil: refers to some formulations of CBD that contain the highest concentration of CBD; this is the ultimate step in refining CBD oil, where excess plant material is distilled the total plant complex in a solvent-free process.

Endocannabinoid: naturally occurring cannabinoids in the human body.

Endocannabinoid System: refers to endocannabinoids, the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, and their receptors.

Endogenous: self-made; originating from within an organism.

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.

Fatty Acid: long hydrocarbon chain, with a carboxyl group (COOH) at the end; important part of the fat-soluble components of living cells (lipids).

Hemptourage Effect: refers to the “entourage effect” of compounds present in hemp-derived CBD oil to optimize health and wellness.

Homeostasis: self-regulating process of any system in the body; your body automatically finding balance.

Non-psychotoxic: does not have a detrimental effect on the mind, personality or behavior; does not get you “high.”

Phytocannabinoid: plant-based cannabinoids found in species of cannabis.

Plant Sterol: cholesterol-like compounds that are naturally occurring in plants.

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.

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 (i.e., the “high”) associated with marijuana use.

Terpene: a large and diverse class of strong smelling organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants and insects.

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 some CBD oil products.

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