CBD Terms Defined

Below you will find many of the terms around CBD defined. Please browse, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to send us a message.

Anandamide
Also known as the “bliss” molecule. This compound interacts with CBD to help determine your mood; it can make you feel “high on life.”
Bioavailable
Bioavailability refers to the amount of product that can actually and effectively be used by the body and is directly related to the rate of absorption. The higher the bioavailability, the higher the absorption rate.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Broad Spectrum CBD is Full Spectrum CBD further processed to remove the trace amounts of THC. This results in a THC-Free whole plant extract, which is referred to as Broad Spectrum CBD.
Cannabinoid
These are naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis plants. In addition to CBD and THC, other naturally occurring cannabinoids include CBG, CBC, and CBDA, CBGA and THCA. Plant strains are defined by their unique cannabinoid profiles, which characterize their effect when consumed by the body.
Cannabidiol
Cannabidiol is otherwise referred to as CBD.
CBD
CBD is the acronym for cannabidiol. CBD is only one of the cannabinoids naturally produced by the cannabis plant and the one that is dominantly present in the hemp plant. Current research on the potential health benefits of CBD are ongoing and look promising.
CLIA certified
CLIA is Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). It’s an agency that enforces strict standards that support accurate results in laboratory tests. Our CBD DNA test is performed in a CLIA certified laboratory.
COA
A COA is Certificate of Analysis — simply stated, it’s a lab report attesting to the chemical compounds present in a product. We make our COA available, because we believe you deserve to know exactly what you’re putting in or on your body.
Endocannabinoids
Endocannabinoids are the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the cells of the human body. CBD is used by your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to support your body’s immune system. CBD attaches to receptors in your brain and body that link the controls responsible for negotiating pleasure, pain, mood, appetite, focus and awareness, to name a few. Note that there is no scientific conclusion or proof of this concept – so please do your research and draw your own conclusions.
This is a critical component of your Coastal CBD DNA test. It helps explain how your endocannabinoid levels are affecting day-to-day life. It’s included in every test.
2018 Farm Bill compliant
The farm bill is an all-encompassing piece of legislation that establishes guidelines and standards for federal laws regarding agriculture. It is renewed by Congress regularly. The latest version of the farm bill, from late 2018, legalized the commercial production of hemp. (This was an important change — previously, hemp had been lumped in with other cannabis plants.) When we say that Coastal products are 2018 Farm Bill compliant, we mean that the hemp plants we use to make our products do not contain more than 0.3 percent THC. That level — 0.3 percent THC — is the level at which plants are considered to be non-hemp cannabis, or marijuana.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum refers to CBD that is extracted from the whole hemp plant. This final product retains the full spectrum of cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, etc. originally present in the plant. In addition to CBD, full spectrum products may retain other naturally occurring minor cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, and CBDA, CBGA and THCA.
Hemp
CBD derived from the hemp plant is grown with less than 0.3% THC. All of our CBD products contain hemp-derived CBD.
Nanoemulsion
Nano-enhanced products provide CBD in its optimal state for oral ingestion and allow for the body to more efficiently and effectively absorb the product. Nano-technology prepares the CBD compound in a Nano-sized form, then buffers the form with liposomes that help to quickly deliver the product through the body with little loss or degradation. This means that a lower dose of Nano-enhanced CBD is more effective than a higher dose of conventional CBD.
Non-GMO
This descriptor means that the product it describes is made from non-genetically modified organisms. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are those created in a laboratory using genetic engineering techniques. The hemp we use to make our products is non-GMO.
PCR Hemp Oil
PCR, or Phytocannabinoid Rich, Hemp Oil refers to a final product that is primarily CBD but also includes the full spectrum of cannabinoids present in the original hemp plant.
Phytocannabinoid
Phytocannabinoids are the naturally occuring cannabinoids specifically found in the hemp plant and CBD is the most prevalent phytocannabinoid found in the hemp plant.
Sublingual
Sublingual means “under the tongue.” It’s one of the delivery methods we offer for our CBD wellness products — the other alternatives are softgels, sprays, roll-on gel and suppositories. Sublingual administration of CBD allows for an instant blood delivery response. Because the supplement gets absorbed faster, relief can come sooner — which makes it easier to find the ideal dosage at which you can feel optimal effects.
Terpenes
Terpenes are the naturally occurring compounds found in plants that are distinctly characterized by taste and scent. Essential oils derived from plants contain these terpene concentrations. Varying combinations and ratios of terpenes are blended with CBD to influence or support a desired effects. For instance, our Nano-enhanced oils for Pain and Inflammation, combine CBD oil with a specific terpene profile comprised of Beta Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Humulene – terpenes that are characterized as Anti-inflammatory, to enhance the effectiveness of the product. Some of the other terpenes include Pinene, Limonene and Linalool.
THC
THC is one of the cannabinoids that naturally occur in cannabis. It’s the primary psychoactive substance in the plant, and it’s responsible for the “high” that you feel if you use marijuana. Our Full Spectrum CBD products are Zero THC, containing less than 0.3 percent of the compound. Please see our COA for further information.
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