CBD Oil For Health Glossary 

The web’s most informative CBD glossary from Tahoe CBD & CBD Oil For Health. 

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  • Activated
    Activated CBD means a product that has sustained decarboxylation to change the CBD from its natural acid form to an “activated” non-acid form. This means that the product has been exposed to heat to achieve decarboxylation.
  • Anandamide
    Is a superior endocannabinoid found in the body naturally. Anandamide is part of our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) and changes things such as Mood, Learning, Brain functionality, Memory, and some Motor functions.
  • Anti Inflammatory
    CBD is well known for having anti-inflammatory properties, meaning that it aids the body to reduce inflammation, thus reducing the pain.
  • Areoponics
    Is a way that Hemp plants can be grown, this technique is when plants are cultivated in an environment supplied by air as opposed to traditional dirt and soil. Utilizing this process, Hemp seeds are placed in small pots surrounded by foam that contain the roots in place. Then, the plants are supplied with a light source, enhanced with various nutrients along with a fine mist, until the growth cycle has been completed.
  • Bath Bombs
    Are compacted powder tablets. When they are in direct contact with water they dissolve. Many times they are infused with Epsom salt along with CBD that brings therapeutic value to our muscle aches. Our skin is the largest organ that our bodies have and it is believed that the ingredients are quickly absorbed directly into our skin increasing the benefits.
  • Bioaccumlator
    Is the condition where a living organism accumulates a harsh toxic compound from the soil, pesticides, or hemp plant. This is a very strong reason that all Hemp and CBD products are 3rd party tested to ensure that they can be safely taken for human consumption.
  • Bioavailability
    Is a term that is used to regulate how much CBD your body is actually being absorbed into your body's blood system.
  • Broad Spectrum
    Broad-spectrum CBD is the closest thing to Full Spectrum. The oil is processed to where the THC has been extracted along with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids then reintroduced back into the product. Other important components such as CBG, CBN, CBDa are also brought back into the product. Although not as superior as Full Spectrum it can be a good alternative for those that don't want the minimal amount of CBD. Broad Spectrum CBD is somewhere in the center of Isolate CBD and Full Spectrum CBD.
  • Cannabichromenic (CBDA)
    is short for Cannabidiolic Acid. CBDA is the rawest form of the Cannabis and Industrial hemp plants. Once the plant has been decarboxylated (the process of heating up the plant) it then transformers into CBD
  • Cannabichromevarin (CBCV)
    Is a propyl cannabinoid obtained from the Hemp or cannabis plant In some research studies CBCV illustrated that it aided in reducing the severity of convulsions and also demonstrated valuable inflammatory values.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
    Cannabidiol is short for CBD. Cannabinol or CBD is just one of the over 113 cannabinoids found in the industrial hemp plant. CBD is considered to be non-psychoactive and usually has only trace amounts of Delta 9 THC. Cannabinol has shown to relieve many different medical conditions such as Anxiety, Depression Pain, Inflammation, Sleep Disorders, and many more conditions.
  • Cannabigerol: (CBG)
    CBG has been noted as the Mother of all cannabinoids.CBG plays a vital role in allowing the receptors to attach to the Endocannabinoid System.
  • CB1 Receptors
    Cannabinoid receptor 1 is also referred to as cannabinoid receptor 1. In humans, it is a G-protein that is embedded and identified as a CNR1 gene. Cannabinoid receptors are found throughout our bodies, mainly in our brains, organs, and our nervous system that comprises our endocannabinoid system. The CB 1 receptors help in regulating our central nervous system.
  • Cannabinoids
    Cannabinoids are associated with both the Industrial Hemp Plant as well as the Cannabis Plant. There are now over 113 known cannabinoids in the hemp plant. These cannabinoids are known to assist our endocannabinoid System (ECS) in treating many different medical conditions that our bodies incur. Cannabinoids that are present in the hemp plant are non-psychoactive and bind to our CB1 and CB 2 receptors in aiding some medical conditions.
  • Cannabinol: (CBN)
    CBN is one of the many cannabinoids found in the Hemp or Cannabis plant. It is considered to have mild sedative properties and is believed to aid in people with sleep disorders.
  • Cannabis
    refers to the Marijuana plant that contains Delta 9 THC, the stuff that gets you high, unlike the Hemp plant that is non-psychoactive. In many instances Cannabis is referred to as weed, pot, marijuana it's all the same thing, it gets you high. There are two different kinds of cannabis first is Sativa Indica that has a more intense high, and the second is Cannabis Sativa that creates a mellower high. Cannabis is known to have a relaxing effect on some people and is widely used to treat various medical conditions.
  • Capsule
    Is simply a delivery method of consuming CBD.
  • Carrier Oil
    Is an oil that is commonly used to dilute the CBD distillate and makes for better absorption in our body. Typical carrier oils are Avocado, Olive, Coconut, Hemp Seed, and MCT. MCT is the most common carrier oil used in CBD products because it is thought of having the best absorption factor, and it is considered a very healthy oil.
  • CB 2 Receptors
    CB 2 receptors are usually found in our immune and gastrointestinal system, they are also located in our brain, but are not as prevalent as the CB 1 receptor. The CB 2 receptor aids to regulate our immune systems from viruses and inflammation.
  • CBD Cartridge
    A CBD Cartridge is designed to vape or inhale the CBD distillate from a 0.5 or 1.0-gram cartridge. These cartridges can vary in CBD milligram strength.
  • Dabbing
    A delivery method that requires the Hemp or Cannabis concentrated product to be heated so the product can be inhaled by vaping or smoking.
  • Decarboxylation
    It is defined as the ratification or abolition of any compound established as a carboxyl from a molecule source. When referencing CBD and their cannabinoids it is a transition where heat is presented to convert CBDa to a finished CBD.
  • Delivery System
    The delivery system is a method that is used to bring medicine into our bodies. For instance, vaping or smoking a product creates a very quick delivery method because it goes straight to our bloodstream via our lungs, second and probably more traditional is administering through the sublingual method of placing the medicine under the tongue. Of course, there is the tradition of simply swallowing the medicine or other term ingestables. Some products are applied topically as would you do using a lotion, cream, or a salve.
  • Delta 8 THC
    Presents a much more focused euphoric feeling as compared to its cousin Delta 9 THC. It has been claimed to bring a more calming and relaxed state of mind to oneself. Delta 8 is an isomer of the hemp plant. Delta 8 can be consumed in many different delivery systems. The three most prevalent ways of consumption are in a tincture sublingual, edibles, and finally vaping the product from a cartridge. For those that are looking to relax without a major head change and want to be more focused, many are turning to using Delta 8.
  • Delta 9 THC
    Also known as THC. THC is found in abundance with the Cannabis plant, it is known for the part of the plant that is psychoactive. THC releases dopamine to the receptors in the brain that in return makes you get high.
  • Dispensary
    Medical cannabis dispensaries are popping up all over the place in many different states across the USA. They have been established to create a safe haven for individuals to obtain information, regulated grown cannabis, and to get medicine to treat their medical ailments. Always check your local municipalities regarding laws as they vary from state to state.
  • Distilled CBD Oil
    refers to a configuration of very highly concentrated CBD. This process is an important process to ensure the product is solvent-free.
  • Edible
    Is any food that contains Hemp or Cannabis. Typically they are in forms such as Brownies, Candy, Gummies, Coffee, Tea, and the list goes on.
  • Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
    First, let's mention we all have a built-in Endocannabinoid System in our bodies. We didn't all of a sudden get ECS because CBD is now so prevalent, in fact, scientists have known for years. Because we now know about all the known cannabinoids associated with the Hemp plant research has been going at a rapid pace. The ECS is a very complicated system within our bodies. This system plays a vital role in how we function under many different circumstances. Cannabinoids are created naturally in our bodies, sometimes we need added cannabinoids to create a balance. Primarily the ECS is responsible for controlling our central nervous system and a host of other bodily functions. Scientists around the world are finding out that cannabinoids found in CBD play a very important role in many different conditions that we endure.
  • Entourage Effect
    This commonly refers to the added benefits and effects that one feels when using a Full Spectrum Product. Full Spectrum utilizes the whole plant that contains all of the known cannabinoids and terpenes associated with the hemp plant. The entourage effect can only be achieved when using Full Spectrum CBD products.
  • Epidiolex
    Is the first medicine approved by the FDA. Its high concentration of CBD has proven to aid in patients that suffer from certain forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex is manufactured and accepted as a viable solution for many that suffer from the disease.
  • Ethanol Extraction Method
    It was once thought that CO2 extraction was the best extraction method. It has now been proven that Ethanol is comparable if not a better method of extraction. It is now believed that more of the vital components of the plant in higher concentrations utilizing pharmaceutical-grade ethanol. Once the Full Spectrum CBD oil has been extracted, it is then gently reduced by the use of chromatography to remove any and all traces of ethanol, thus producing superior Full Spectrum CBD. Ethanol extraction is vastly becoming the extraction method of choice.
  • Farm Bill
    The Farm Bill refers to the US Congress passed into law that CBD products were legal in all 50 states on December 20, 2018. CBD products must contain less than 0.3% THC. The power over Industrial Hemp is recognized by both State and Federal governments. The Farm Bill also allowed the FDA to regulate Cannabis Products.
  • Flavonoid
    Are poly nutrients found located in fruits and vegetables that are responsible for allowing them their vibrant colors. Flavonoids are associated with many diets and are considered to be beneficial for our health. We have recognized 21 flavonoids that can be associated with the Cannabis plant.
  • Full Spectrum CBD
    Full Spectrum refers to the using the whole Hemp plant, and the complete spectrum of cannabinoids that can be found in the CBD product. Full Spectrum products have over 113 known cannabinoids and naturally occurring terpenes, and various other compounds. Full Spectrum CBD is considered a far superior product as compared to any Broad Spectrum of Isolate CBD product.
  • Heavy Metals
    Typically heavy metals develop in the growth cycle and usually are in the soil or perhaps they can be found in nutrients that have either been added or even nutrients from the soil. Heavy metal is a dense metal that can be toxic at low concentrations. These include but are not limited to lead, mercury and arsenic. This is something that is often tested for in CBD oils. Also, this is why it is so important to have any product that you purchase be accompanied by a 3rd party lab result or Certificate of Analysis.
  • Hemp
    Commonly referred to as Industrial Hemp. Industrial became legal in the USA when the farm bill was signed into law on December 20th in 2018. The use of Hemp has been utilized for thousands of years. The textile industry has been creating many different products derived from hemp, for example sailors made rope, clothing, paper beauty products, and fuel amongst many other products. It is said to have over 60,000 different uses.
  • Hemp Derived CBD
    Hemp-derived CBD is a product that by law must contain less than 0.3% THC. Therefore Hemp-derived products don’t have the capability to getting one high or have any psychoactive effects.
  • Hemp Flower
    Hemp flower has become very popular amongst CBD users. Smoking Hemp flowers is a rapid delivery system to obtain the cannabinoids into our bodies. The explosion of the Hemp Flower has created many different strains of the flower. It is one of the truest forms of receiving CBD and all of the terpenes and cannabinoids that the plant has to offer.
  • Hemp Seed Oil
    Hemp seed oil is generated by crushing and pressing the seeds found in the hemp plant. Hemp seeds do not produce very much CBD, but they are very high in fatty acids and vitamins, and nutrients. Hemp seed oil is commonly used in CBD skin care products because of its beneficial skin qualities. The hemp seed oil has many other uses, such as for cooking, a carrier for some CBD products and some use it for salad dressings.
  • Homeostasis
    Is the way our body's self-regulate our systems to finding our balance automatically.
  • Homogeneity
    This is in reference to testing to ensure the genetic consistency across strains of hemp or cannabis, or to distribute evenly throughout products of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or CBD in a product, such as an edible.
  • Isolate CBD
    Isolate CBD is just what it sounds like, the CBD has been isolated and stripped out of the plant, using harsh chemicals. To isolate the CBD from the plant all of the other known cannabinoids are completely removed from the plant, leaving only the CBD. Isolate CBD is often referred to as “The poor man’s CBD” because it is so inexpensive to produce. Also, it is thought of as an inferior product regarding having much medicinal value.
  • Limonene
    Limonene is a terpene found in many plants and is the major component in the oil of citrus rinds. Limonene is a plentiful terpene charismatically found in hemp and cannabis plants. With regards to cannabis and the entourage effect, Limonene is believed to activate synergies with many cannabinoids and other terpenes. Also, it is known to enhance the absorption of substances into the body.
  • Maku
    Refers to an ancient belief associated with the Hemp plant, state of well being and overall health.
  • MCT
    MCT is the most popular carrier oil used in CBD products. MCT allows greater absorption than many other carriers, not to mention it is a very healthy oil to consume. MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oils are chains of fats. As they are shorter in length, they are easily digested which is why they are used as a carrier for CBD oil. MCT oils are typically extracted from coconut as it accommodates over 50% medium-chain fats. MCT oils can also be created from palm.
  • Microdosing
    A method that entails ingesting smaller servings of CBD throughout the day. Microdosing may be favorable because it allows the user to maintain a stable amount of CBD in your system 24-7. This method can be significant for those who use CBD for its balancing properties.
  • Neurotransmitter
    A message sent from one cell to another.
  • Nutraceutical
    Can also be referred to as dietary supplements, these are food-acquired items that offer additional health benefits in addition to their existing nutritional value. These products contain nutrients Acquired from food items and are often condensed in liquid, powder, pill, or capsule form.
  • Omega Oils
    There are three main omega-3 fatty acids found in the hemp seed, they are Alpha-linolenic (ALA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid(EPA). Omega fats have long been associated with a healthy diet, and contribute to lowering the risk of heart disease. Hemp seeds contain both Omega 6 and Omega 3 oils.
  • Organic
    Typically when referring to Organic Hemp, they are referencing the farming technique used in the growing process. All organic products are fully traceable from farm to end-user, so you can be sure of what you’re receiving. Unlike non-organic food production, which makes wide use of manufactured and mined fertilizers and pesticides, organic Hemp is produced with natural fertilizers from plants, less energy, and more respect for the animals that provide it. Organic farming and food production is not easy and takes real commitment and attention to detail, and is backed up by rigorous, independent inspection and certification. In relation to CBD, it is slightly easier to meet the requirements of being organic, as the cannabis plant very rarely requires pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
  • Pesticides
    Chemical compounds used to rid pests, such as insects, rodents and ground animals, weeds, mold, and fungi that can be detrimental and damage vegetation. The term pesticides also include miticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. By their very nature, they are harmful to animals and potentially humans.
  • Phytocannabinoids
    Sometimes simply referred to as Cannabinoids. The chemical composites found in Hemp and Cannabis plants simulate the endocannabinoids naturally constructed by our bodies. CBD and THC are illustrations of phytocannabinoids, but there are at least 113 known different phytocannabinoids in the hemp and cannabis plants, each producing different variations and functions in our bodies.
  • Phytonutients
    Sometimes referred to as phytochemicals, phytonutrients are derived by plants to shield them from UV rays and insects. They have been demonstrated to contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Phytonutrients are what give many plants their vibrant colors.
  • Potency
    Refers to the strength of the product that you are purchasing. For instance, if you are buying a CBD product that contains 500 MG’s of CBD as opposed to a product that contains 1,000 MG’s of CBD, simply put you would need to consume twice as much to obtain the same effect.
  • Pre-roll
    A Hemp or Cannabis joint that has been manufactured. A pre-roll is just like it sounds, already pre-rolled and is ready to be smoked.
  • Psychoactive
    The term Psychoactive when using Cannabis typically means to get a head change or to get high. Psychoactive acts upon the central nervous system to change brain function. The change of brain function can cause mood swings, behavior, and perhaps the perception of what is happening around you.
  • Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)
    Don't be confused with the company that goes by RSO, that company is a CBD company that confuses people that they are actually selling Rick Simpson Oil (The Cannabis form). RSO Is a very high concentration of THC derived from the marihuana plant and is typically used in people that have cancer.
  • Rosin
    Is sometimes called colophony, and is a solid form of the plant's resin. The raw plant is then placed between two heated sources that apply heat pressure. The thick and dense product that expels from the plant is called resin.
  • Salve
    An ointment created from the Hemp plant that is applied directly to the skin topically by rubbing it onto the affected area.
  • Serum
    A serum is a certain topical product that is usually in light oil or lotion. Serums are applied directly to the skin surface
  • Shatter
    Is concentrated from Hemp of the Cannabis plant. It is created from the resin of either plant. Sometimes shatter is called “wax” typically shatter is consumed by exposing the compound to high temperatures and then is inhaled.
  • Smokeables
    Smokeables are products that are smoked as one would with a cigarette. Smoking a Hemp or Cannabis product in a very fast delivery method to getting into the bloodstream.
  • Solvent
    A solvent is a chemical utilized to dissipate, extract or suspend another compound. In correlation to Cannabidol or CBD, this is a method of extraction ethanol or alcohol is used to extract the cannabinoids.
  • Strain
    The term strain can have two different meanings, the first it can mean different strains of hemp or Cannabis, for example, Bubba Kush, Berry Blossom, and Hawaiian Haze can be referred to as strains of the plant. Another term can mean simply it is a product derived from Hemp and that would be a Hemp strain. Additionally, if a product is derived from Cannabis, that would be considered a Cannabis strain.
  • Sublingual
    Sublingual literally means “under the tongue”. This refers to a method of consuming CBD. The CBD oil is held under the tongue for approximately 30-45 seconds so the oil can be absorbed into the bloodstream, thus introducing the cannabinoids into your system.
  • Terpene
    Terpenes are common organic compounds that are produced in plants. Often, terpenes are associated with a particularly strong odor. When a CBD product has terpenes in it, it can produce added effects like the entourage effect.
  • Terpsolate
    Is a Hemp product that contains both CBD and terpenes.
  • Tincture
    A tincture is typically an extract of plant or material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol) or CO2 extracted. Solvent concentrations of 25–60% are common but may run as high as 90%. In chemistry, a tincture is a solution that has ethanol as its solvent. In herbal medicine, alcoholic tinctures are made with various ethanol concentrations, 20% being the most common. Tinctures are drops under the tongue (Sublingual) then held under the tongue until absorbed. Sublingual is a quick delivery method introducing the CBD into the bloodstream.
  • Topical
    A topical is a CBD product that is applied directly to the skin. Commonly these products are Salves, Lotions and Creams.
  • Vaporizer
    A vaporizer (or to vape) is a battery-operated device used to heat the Hemp flower so that it can be inhaled. The mindset is that by keeping the temperature lower, the Hemp flower is not combusted and only the active ingredients are inhaled.
  • Vertically Integrated
    Tahoe CBD is a vertically integrated company. We are a seed to shelf company, we don't outsource to anyone. We own our farm, do our own processing and complete our finished products in our GMP certified lab. Essentially we oversee everything that goes on from the time the seeds are planted to our finished products are on the shelves. A vertically integrated company can ensure higher standards of quality control throughout the production process.
  • Winterization
    A term that is used in the extraction that further purifies the Hemp extract. This process is when the hemp oil is drenched in a solvent and then frozen to separate out the waxes from the product. Additionally, this process removes other properties such as Phytonutrients and terpenes.