Our team at GoGreen Hemp understands that the educational process is one of the most important aspects of understanding the potential of CBD. We strive to fill this educational gap and have created a glossary of terms that you may hear often in the CBD industry. If you every have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 954-530-8236
Cannabinoids: There are nearly 85 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, the two most prominent cannabinoids are THC and CBD. Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds which are produced by cannabis flowers and can provide relief to an array of symptoms. Our bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, however our bodies may have a deficiency which may lead to imbalances in our homeostasis and overall well-being. This void can be filled by supplementing cannabinoids.Essentially they mediate communication between cells by using our CB1and CB2 receptors in our endocannabinoid system. When there are deficiencies in our endocannabinoid system harmful symptoms and physical issues can arise.
Endocannabinoid System: The ECS system is a vast network of cell receptor proteins with many functions. The cell receptors act as locks or office spaces on the surface of our cells. The keys or workers are chemical molecules or compounds, such as CBD. When chemical molecules or compounds attach to cell receptors, they send messages to regulate different functions of our bodies. The ECS has four primary functions which include neuroprotection, stress recovery, immune balance, and homeostatic regulation.
CBD: Cannabidiol, better known as CBD is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis and/or industrial hemp. It is the second most abundant compound in the cannabis plant. This phytocannabinoid has endless potential and is recognized for its benefits on human and animal health, affecting many biological processes. CBD is non-intoxicating and non-euphoric, meaning it does not have the psychoactive effects that are associated with other substances of the same plant group. Nevertheless, CBD has a great deal of therapeutic value when supplemented into a regimen.
THC: Tetrahydrocannabinol better known as THC, is an abundant cannabinoid found within the cannabis plant family. Tetrahydrocannabinol, like CBD, binds with our CB-1 and CB-2 receptors. When THC binds with these receptors our endocannabinoid system (ECS) stimulates the release of dopamine in the brain, activating psychological responses creating that feeling of a euphoria, or “high”.
MCT: MCT stands for medium-chain triglycerides, a saturated fatty acid that has various health benefits. MCT oil is efficiently metabolized and is almost immediately available to the body as an energy supply. MCT oil is advantageous because it is digested easily. MCTs are smaller so they can spread throughout our cell membranes easier without the use of special enzymes in order for our bodies to use them. The healthy fats of MCT are sent directly to our livers, thus having the capability to alter our metabolisms. Our GoGreen Hemp oil tinctures are infused with MCT oil and hemp extract to provide a product that is not only effective, but also tasty.
Carrier Oil: There are various carrier oils available in the CBD market. Carrier oil is used to dilute the CBD to a level that is digestible and enjoyable to get your daily dose of CBD. The two most prominent carrier oils in the CBD market are hemp seed/grapeseed oil and MCT oil. Almost all of our GoGreen Hemp products are blended with MCT carrier oil.
CB-1 Receptors: CB-1 receptors are found primarily in the central nervous system (brain and spine). Some CB-1 are also found throughout the peripheral organs and tissues. Receptors are essentially office spaces for chemical molecules to set up shop and send messages through the endocannabinoid system.
CB-2 Receptors: CB-2 receptors are found primarily in the peripheral nervous system. These receptors are located within the nerves that connect the central nervous system and other organs of the body, including sensory organs, muscles, blood vessels and glands. Receptors are essentially office spaces for chemical molecules to set up shop and send messages through the endocannabinoid system
Terpenes: Terpenes are organic compounds found in essential oils of plants that provide an aroma and flavor profile. Some of our GoGreen Hemp products have specific blends of terpenes to provide a specific taste or smell.
Full Spectrum: Full Spectrum CBD oil includes a rage of cannabinoids, essential vitamins, fatty acids, and terpenes that are found in the hemp plant. To be considered full spectrum, the extract must have two or more cannabinoids. The plant contains a variety of cannabinoids that have unique structures, leading to unique results. When cannabinoids are blended together, they work together to build synergy.
CBD Isolate: CBD isolate is an extract from the hemp plant in its purest, isolated form of the CBD compound. Cannabidiol Isolate is derived from the hemp plant using an extraction method or synthesized in a lab. In it’s isolate form, CBD is usually a crystalline powder that does not contain any other cannabinoids or components of the plant.
Industrial Hemp: Industrial hemp is a variety of the Cannabis plant species. Hemp has the potential to replace an array of products. The use of this plant is widespread and includes the production of building material, paper, biodegradable plastics, etc. Hemp typically has low concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of CBD, as opposed to THC dominant marijuana.
Entourage Effect: The entourage effect is what is sought after using full spectrum products. While most of the single compounds in the hemp plant have their unique therapeutic value, the synergy of these compounds and elements increase the performance of the product.
Bioavailable: Bioavailability describes the body’s ability to make use of CBD. The percentage of the substance that is absorbed into the bloodstream after any other processing of the body defines the bioavailability. The methods of administration and metabolism heavily influence the absorption of cannabidiol. Some methods, such as vaping, are readily absorbed into the bloodstream by way of the lungs. Other methods, such as oral application, may store CBD in fat cells by way of the digestive system. This leads to a gradual release of cannabidiol into the endocannabinoid system.