CBD Terminology – Thanks to Bluebird Botanicals!
Amino Acids – Organic compounds that combine to form proteins and can be used as a source of energy by the body.
Cannabidiol – CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant that has been well studied for its effect on human health.
Cannabidiolic Acid – CBDA stands for cannabidiolic acid, which is the raw or acidic form of CBD. CBDA is derived from CBG and converts to CBD as it is exposed to light and heat.
Cannabinoids – A class of naturally occurring molecules primarily found in the cannabis plant.
Entourage Effect – The entourage effect describes the synergy of all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, ketones, and other components of the cannabis plant that work together for good. Essentially, the whole cannabis plant is greater than the sum of its parts.
Flavonoids – Flavonoids are a group of natural substances found in fruits, vegetables, grains, bark, roots, stems, teas, and wine. They play a variety of biological roles in plants, including providing flavor and aroma as well as attracting pollinators.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract – A full-spectrum hemp extract describes a product with the entire array of 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, plus the additional range of beneficial compounds like terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, etc. It utilizes a much larger part of the plant versus isolate products that single out only one compound of the cannabis plant, such as CBD.
Omega Fatty Acids – A group of dietary polyunsaturated fats that cannot be manufactured by the body. They play many important roles in the body including supporting heart health, mental health, reducing weight, decreasing liver weight, and so forth. The fats are used primarily for energy. It is important to maintain the correct balance of omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 fatty acids.
Phytocannabinoids – Cannabinoids produced within a plant such as cannabis and also found in a few other species such as echinacea, radula, black pepper, and even chocolate (cocoa).
Terpenes – The primary constituent of many essential oils found in plants like cannabis. Terpenes are what give cannabis and other plants their distinct smell and flavor.