GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT HEMP EXTRACTS
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Helpful CBD Terms
Amino Acids - Organic compounds that combine to form proteins and can be used as a source of energy by the body.
Cannabidiol (CBD) - 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.
Cannabinoids - A class of naturally occurring molecules primarily found in the cannabis plant.
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.
Hemp Seed Oil - An oil made from hemp seeds that does not contain any cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil is beneficial for general health due to its ideal ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to omega-6 fatty acids, which are responsible in part for proper cell, muscle, and organ function.
Omega Fatty Acids - A group of dietary polyunsaturated fats that cannot be manufactured by the body. They play many important roles in the body and 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.