We believe researching before you buy is important, especially when it comes to your health. To help you navigate the world of CBD and find what works best for you and your needs, we’ve compiled some helpful terms, visuals and descriptions so you can cut through the clutter and make a well-informed decision on your next purchase. You’ll be a Cannabid-know-it-all in no time—you’ll also get that joke!
Feelin’ Good Naturally
CBD is a holistic approach to feelin’ better + balanced without all of the synthetic yuck. By adding CBD oil into your regular wellness routine, studies have shown that its therapeutic properties can help elevate your mood, calm your mind and relieve discomforts without altering your daily grind.
Benefits of CBD Oil
All the benefits without being bogged down
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ABC’s of CBD
Bioavailability - This term refers to how quickly a drug is absorbed by the body's circulatory system. Bioavailability tells us how much of the drug that is taken orally, through inhalation or topically will be absorbed by the body. In short, high bioavailability gives you more bang for your buck.
Broad Spectrum - Broad spectrum products offer some of the benefits of full-spectrum products, but they don't have any THC. This is a good choice for people who can't have or don't want to have any traces of THC in their system. Though safer for those looking to steer clear of any issues with drug testing, broad-spectrum products are not as effective as full-spectrum products.
Cannabidiol (CBD) - is a cannabinoid that is found in cannabis plants. It is the second most common active ingredient in cannabis and it does not have psychoactive effects. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for things like mood, sleep and appetite.
Cannabinoid - Cannabinoids are a diverse group of chemical compounds that act on the endocannabinoid system receptors found throughout the body. The two most notable cannabinoids are THC and CBD. THC is the cannabinoid that produces the "high" associated with marijuana use, while CBD does not have this psychoactive effect.
Certificate of Analysis (COA) - A document from an accredited laboratory certifying the amount of cannabinoids in a specific product. This proof of analysis provides a level of safety that benefits both the producer and the consumer as it guarantees quality assurance for both parties. Reviewing the COA helps you avoid mislabeled, low-quality or fake products. A reputable company will always provide one.
Delivery Method - Refers to the way in which a drug enters the body in order to produce the desired therapeutic effects. The delivery method can affect how quickly it starts working and how much of each dose gets absorbed by the body. CBD products are available in many delivery methods such as edibles, tinctures, salves and Drop Shots.
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol - is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Delta-8 is less potent than Delta-9 THC. Though Delta-8 is not as potent as Delta-9, Delta-8 can produce a euphoric effect in certain doses as well as help to reduce anxiety, pain and can even help to improve sleep.
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - Also known as THC, Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol is the cannabinoid molecule in cannabis that's long been recognized as the main psychoactive ingredient.
Edible - Any food containing cannabis. Edibles take many forms from brownies to gummies and candy.
Endocannabinoid system (ECS) - This is where the magic happens! ECS is the system which regulates homeostasis. CBD interacts with this system, which can affect mood, sleep and appetite.
Farm Bill - A game changer for the industry. The United States Congress voted in December of 2018 to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This legislation, also known as the Farm Bill, made it legal to purchase CBD products in all 50 states. The Farm Bill requires that industrial hemp (the source of CBD products) contain less than .3% THC. The power over industrial hemp regulation is shared by the state and federal governments. The Farm Bill also gave the FDA the authority to regulate cannabis products.
Learn more about the Farm Bill here.
Full Spectrum - refers to CBD that contains terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids and fatty acids found in hemp. The combination of which results in the most therapeutic benefits.
Hemp - a type of Cannabis sativa that is grown specifically for industrial or medicinal use. Hemp can be used to make a variety of textiles and medicinal products.
CBD Isolate - is a chemical compound or cannabidiol which is present in the cannabis plant. Unline full spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate does not contain THC. This makes it ideal for those concerned about drug testing.
Marijuana - A general term that refers to Cannabis sativa plants that produce flowers that are used for their medicinal and psychoactive properties.
Potency - The measure of a drug’s strength based on its effects on the body.
Psychoactive - A psychoactive drug, psychopharmaceutical, psychoactive agent or psychotropic drug, is a chemical substance that affects nervous system function. The use of a psychoactive can result in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition or behavior. Coffee and cannabis are common examples of psychoactive substances.
Strain - a cannabis plant that has been bred and developed for specific purposes such as industrial needs, medicinal properties and even to fit within specific legislation. For example, industrial hemp was developed to have less THC and more CBD to align with strict THC limited legislation.