Common CBD Oil Terms and Definitions
Full–spectrum CBD Oil: Is full of 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 know as the entourage effect.
Broad–spectrum CBD: Is full–spectrum CBD without any THC.
CBD Isolate: Is 99.9% pure CBD. During the CBD isolate extraction process, everything contained in the plant matter is removed, including any traces of THC, terpenes, waxes, oils, chlorophyll and more. What you’re left with is pure CBD…and nothing else.
Terpenes: Are a large and diverse class of organic molecules that are present in Cannabis and a wide variety of plants. Terpenes account for aromas and flavors produced by the essential oils of many types of plants. Terpenes induce distinct effects on the human body that vary between different types. Along with providing their own independent benefits, terpenes work together with cannabinoids to produce an array of effects and therapeutic benefits known as the entourage effect.
Entourage Effect: A concept where all of the components (cannabinoids, terpenes, etc) in the plant work together in the body, boosting each other to create a balanced, synergistic effect. Typically lacking in isolate products.
Water-Soluble CBD: Are CBD products that are dissolved in water and readily absorbed into tissues for immediate use. Because they are not stored in the body, they need to be replenished regularly. Any excess of water-soluble CBD is quickly excreted in urine and will rarely accumulate.
Lipid Based CBD: Are CBD products that dissolved in fats. They are absorbed by fat globules that travel through the small intestines and distributed through the body in the bloodstream. Unlike Water-Soluble CBD, excess fat-soluble CBD are stored in the liver and fatty (adipose) tissues for future use.
Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil: Hemp oil and CBD oil differ in what part of the plant they come from and how they are used. Hemp oil is from seeds and is used as a protein supplement and in lotions and soap. CBD oil is from plant flowers and leaves. It is used primarily for medicinal purposes, such as treating inflammation.
Tincture: is typically an extract of plant.
Sublingual: CBD Oil is recommended to be given sublingual, which means “under the tongue”. This considered one of the quickest ways to feel the effects of CBD (around 5-20 minutes), as it is absorbed into the bloodstream under the tongue via the capillary blood vessels.
CBD Oil is not a one size fits all. Some people require very small doses, while some still will feel nothing after a large dose. People also have different reactions to the various methods of use. It may take time to find the proper dosage and delivery method of CBD products to find the needed relief, so be patient. Some effects may be felt immediately, while others take a while to “build up”.