CBD Plus Health Glossary of Terms
Acne: The occurrence of inflamed or infected sebaceous glands in the skin; in particular, a condition characterized by red pimples on the face, prevalent chiefly among teenagers.
Ailment: An illness, typically a minor one.
Alzheimer's: A progressive mental deterioration that can occur in middle or old age, due to generalized degeneration of the brain. It is the most common cause of premature senility.
Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
Arthritis: Painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.
Broad-spectrum: Is the same as Full-spectrum CBD, however, Broad-spectrum CBD has had the THC removed. (SEE Full-spectrum)
Bud: A flower bud is a swelling or the formation of a premature flower bloom. A bud will eventually produce a flower. As a plant matures it may form a flower bud from which it will produce a bloom and ultimately a seed.
Bug bite: Is a puncture wound or laceration made by insects, which typically inject formic acid. This can lead to blisters, inflammation, redness, swelling, pain, itching, and irritation.
Cancer: A disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body, or a malignant growth or tumor resulting from the division of abnormal cells.
Cannabidiol: Same as CBD.
Cannabinoid: Any of various naturally-occurring, biologically active, chemical constituents (such as cannabidiol or cannabinol) of hemp or cannabis including some (such as THC) that possess psychoactive properties.
Cannabis: (see Cannabis Sativa)
Cannabis Sativa: A subspecies of the cannabis plant, Cannabis sativa sativa, having a long stem and narrow leaves and grown for hemp fiber as well as for use in drugs.
Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1): Receptors mainly located in the brain and nervous system, as well as in the lungs, liver, and kidneys. Our natural endocannabinoids and the cannabinoid THC from cannabis mainly bind with CB1 (due to their similar molecular structure).
Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2): CB2 receptors are G protein-coupled cannabinoid receptors in the body that have the unique ability to react positively with the cannabinoids of the cannabis plant.
CBD: Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. Recent clinical research on cannabidiol included preliminary studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. CBD is one of over 60 active chemical compounds (or ‘cannabinoids’) in the marijuana plant. It is typically the second-most abundant cannabinoid, behind THC.
CBD Oil: A form of how cannabidiol can be dispensed. Mixed with oil helps the body better absorb the CBD extract. Typically in a tincture form.
Chronic Pain: Chronic pain is commonly defined as any pain which lasts more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is the normal sensation which alerts us to an injury or illness,chronic pain is one that persists, often for months or even longer
Depression: Feelings of severe despondency, dejection, and sadness.
Disease: A disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury.
Disorder: Disorders are conditions that affect your thinking, feeling, mood, and behavior. They may be occasional or long-lasting (chronic). They can affect your ability to relate to others and function each day. Examples include, OCD, PTSD, panic disorder, phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders
Drug withdrawl: Drug withdrawal is the group of symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs, typically with negative side effects or discomfort due to previous dependence.
Edible: Fit or safe to be eaten; fit for human consumption, consumable.
Endocannabinoid System: The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis.
Emotion: A natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
Epilepsy: A neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
FDA: FDA (see Food and Drug Administration)
Food and Drug Administration: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is a government agency established in 1906 with the passage of the Federal Food and Drugs Act.
Full-spectrum: CBD that contains all the terpenes, cannabinoids, flavonoids, and fatty acids found in hemp, all of which have therapeutic value of their own and help create what's known as the entourage effect. (See "Broad-spectrum")
Hemp: A strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products, especially for CBD or the plant's fiber.
Independently Tested: An independent test organization is an organization, person, or company that tests products, materials, software, etc. according to agreed requirements. The test organization can be affiliated with the government or universities or can be an independent testing laboratory. The key being not affiliated with the party that manufactures the product being tested.
Inflammation: A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.
Insomnia: Habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.
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. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% cannabidiol.
Lotion: A thick, smooth ointment, cream or liquid preparation designed to be applied to the skin for medicinal or cosmetic purposes.
Marijuana: Cannabis, especially as smoked or consumed as a psychoactive (mind-altering) drug that contains THC.
Medical Marijuana: Medical marijuana as recommended by a doctor in the treatment of a medical condition.
Mood: Mood is a temporary state of mind or feeling.
Muscle Tension: Muscle tension refers to the condition in which muscles of the body remain semi-contracted for an extended period. Muscle tension is typically caused by the physiological effects of stress and can lead to episodes of back pain.
Overdose: An excessive and dangerous dose of a drug
OCD: Known as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; having a tendency towards excessive orderliness, perfectionism, and great attention to detail.
Potency: In the field of pharmacology, potency is a measure of drug activity expressed in terms of the amount required to produce an effect of given intensity. A highly potent drug evokes a given response at low concentrations, while a drug of lower potency evokes the same response only at higher concentrations.
Psychoactive: A psychoactive drug or psychotropic substance is a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.
Purity: Freedom from adulteration or contamination.
PTSD: Known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.
Salve: An ointment used to promote healing of the skin or as protection.
Scientist: A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences; "a research scientist".
Seed: A flowering plant's unit of reproduction, capable of developing into another such plant.
Seizure Disorder: One of a great many medical conditions that are characterized by episodes of uncontrolled electrical activity in the brain (seizures). Some seizure disorders are hereditary, but others are caused by birth defects or environmental hazards, such as lead poisoning.
Smoking withdrawl: Is a group of symptoms that occur in the first few weeks upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of nicotine. Symptoms include intense cravings for nicotine, irritability, anxiety, depression, impatience, trouble sleeping, restlessness, hunger or weight gain, and difficulty concentrating
Stem: The main body or stalk of a plant or shrub, typically rising above ground but occasionally subterranean.
Subspecies: Plants may evolve that are very similar to the 'species' but have subtle differences. A subspecies is a distinct variant, usually based on geographical location, and its name is written Genus species subsp. Subspecies.
Supplement: Something that completes or enhances something else when added to it. CBD is considered a natural supplement.
Symptom: A physical or mental feature which is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient.
Tetrahydrocannabinol: Also known as THC, is the psychoactive chemical found in the cannabis plant. More is found in marijuana than in hemp.
THC: Also known as Tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive chemical found in the cannabis plant. More is found in marijuana than in hemp.
THC-free: Means that CBD (cannabidiol) is free of the tetrahydrocannabinol compound, C21H30O2, obtained from cannabis, which is the primary intoxicant in marijuana.
Third-Party Tested: Third-party certification means that an independent organization has reviewed the manufacturing process of a product and has independently determined that the final product complies with specific standards for safety, quality or performance. (also see Independently-tested)
Tincture: A medicine or plant made by dissolving the compound or drug in alcohol. Typically in a 30 mL dropper bottle for CBD oil dispensing.
Topical: Relating or applied directly to a part of the body.
Type I Diabetes: Once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.
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