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CBD Glossary – Understand the terms

Glossário CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. It has been used in numerous health and wellness products, including creams, oils and supplements, due to its anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties. However, because the use of CBD is still relatively new and there are many technical terms involved, it can be helpful to have a glossary of terms to refer to while learning more about this topic.

CBD – acronym for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant.
THC – acronym for tetrahydrocannabinol, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant that is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
CBD extract – a product obtained from the cannabis plant that contains high concentrations of CBD and low concentrations of THC.
CBD oil – a product obtained from the cannabis plant that is made by mixing a CBD extract with a carrier oil such as coconut or grapeseed oil.
CBD isolate – a type of CBD product that is purified to the point that it contains only CBD and no other compounds from the cannabis plant.
Full-spectrum CBD – a type of CBD product that contains all compounds from the cannabis plant, including CBD, THC and other cannabinoids.
Broad-spectrum CBD – a type of CBD product that contains all compounds from the cannabis plant except THC.
Endocannabinoids – compounds naturally produced by the human body that act on the same receptors as cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.
Endocannabinoid system – a system in the human body that is responsible for regulating several bodily functions, including sleep, appetite, and the stress response.
Cannabinoid receptors – proteins present in the brain and other organs that are activated by cannabinoids from the cannabis plant and endocannabinoids produced by the body.
In summary, the CBD glossary is a useful tool for understanding the different aspects of using CBD. From extraction methods to the types of products available, having a basic understanding of these terms can help navigate the growing world of CBD products. It’s important to always do research and consult a healthcare professional before using any CBD product, but a glossary can be a great way to start understanding this interesting subject.