6 CBD Terms Explained

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When you begin exploring the world of CBD products, the terminology can get a little confusing. We break down the six most common CBD terms and explain what each means to give you a clear picture of what you’re purchasing.

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CBD Terms: Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol is better known as CBD oil. CBD works with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that controls your body’s homeostasis. Homeostasis is a system of pathways in your body that maintain your health and well-being. It achieves this by maintaining and adjusting the biochemical pathways that connect all the body’s systems and organs.

The ECS is responsible for pain management (inflammation), appetite, sleep, and memory. It is thought that CBD can improve the body’s responses to the ECS system to help relieve pain, anxiety, and sleeplessness. While studies are ongoing, people have understood CBD’s benefits, which, unlike THC, is non-psychotic for decades.

The discovery of the ECS helped science to understand why CBD affected the body.

Hemp-derived CBD contains less than 0.3% of THC. It is legal under the federal law known as the Farm Bill.

CBD Terms: Full Spectrum

When our suppliers extract CBD from hemp, other compounds are also included. After the oil is refined for use, what’s left behind versus what’s kept determines whether it qualifies as full spectrum.

Full-spectrum CBD products contain CBD and terpenes (molecules found in essential oils) along with other cannabinoids. These are all-natural compounds found in hemp and are understood to improve the bioavailability of CBD.

CBD Terms: Bioavailability

Bioavailability refers to how much and how quickly your body absorbs a drug. Manufacturers of prescription medicines leave it up to your doctor or pharmacist to determine the exact dose you take, as they have a better picture of your individual health.  

No two people will have the same rate of bioavailability. This is why it’s important to start taking CBD on a low dose and build up gradually.

CBD Terms: CO2 Extraction

To extract CBD compounds from hemp plants, CO2 Extraction is used.

In relation to CBD, traditional methods involved using a solvent such as butane to extract compounds. The butane required a very high heat to process the compounds, which resulted in a loss of all but the CBD compounds.

O2 extraction is now the preferred method; when the CO2 is between gas and solid-state, it can act as a solvent without harming or losing any compounds.

The flowers, leaves, and stalks of hemp plants are used in CO2 extraction. After extraction, there is CBD and various terpenes that have not been exposed to harsh chemicals ready to use in CBD products.

CBD Terms: Drug Interaction

Like most compounds, CBD is broke down and released into your bloodstream by liver enzymes. If you are taking medicines that are broken down by the same enzymes, CBD may prevent that medicine from being fully absorbed. 

If you are currently taking any medications, discuss with your doctor before taking any CBD product as it may interact with your medicine. 

Grapefruit is metabolized by the same enzyme as many prescription medications are. You may see a warning on the drug box not to eat or drink grapefruit while taking this medicine. This same enzyme metabolizes CBD. 

If you are currently taking any medications, discuss with your doctor before taking any CBD product as it may interact with your medicine.

CBD Terms: Certificate of Analysis

The certificate of analysis ensures that an independent certified lab has tested a CBD product. These labs have no financial interest in the product or the results of the analysis. 

The results will indicate the purity of the product, the level of CBD present, and whether there are any concerning or unexpected compounds present. This information is sent to the producer of the CBD products. If the batch passes all the stringent tests, it can be used in a CBD product. The producer will include the lab results in the certificate of analysis for each product sold. 

It is vital that you only buy CBD products from a reputable company. CBD production is currently unregulated, and therefore you might unknowingly consume a product with high THC levels. All our CBD products are organically farmed, and independently third-party batch tested. Every package comes with a unique QR-Code to tell you everything you need to know about your CBD product.

We believe that you deserve the best quality CBD available. If you have any queries about our products, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team. We are always available to answer any questions you may have. 

 

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