What Does CBD Stand For In CBD Oil?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical compound produced by cannabis sativa plants.
The most common forms of cannabis sativa are marijuana and hemp. Cannabinoids are produced by these plants predominantly as a resin. There are many forms of cannabinoid, the most commonly discussed in the industry are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).Other strains are also being isolated for sale because each affects the body’s endocannabinoid system differently.
Some like THC cause the feeling of euphoria or “high” that contributes to it being considered a drug. CBD lessens neurological pain and helps to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to bring about a relaxed state. CBD oil itself also has many industry synonyms or nicknames, as well as, interesting but confusing terms associated with it like “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum.”
Industry synonyms or nicknames associated with CBD Oil
Cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD oil, has obtained several names over this past year and we’d like to bring all of these to your attention. You can expect to find any of these names below:
- Hemp CBD-Rich Oil
- CBD Infused Oil
- CBD Hemp Oil
- Pure CBD Oil
- Gold CBD Oil
- Industrial Hemp CBD Oil Extract
Now that the names have been verified, it’s important that you are aware of the hundreds of medical studies that have shown cannabinoids and CBD oil to potentially offer a wide variety of health benefits. We bold the word “potentially” because Cannabidiol is NOT to be considered a potentially relievement, NOR a cure for any condition or illness.
What is Full Spectrum CBD oil?
Full spectrum is a term associated with cannabidiol oil that has been minimally processed. A full spectrum oil will contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally occurring in the plant at the time of extraction, they are not artificially removed. A full spectrum oil is widely recognized as the highest quality because of what is known as the entourage effect.
The entourage effect is where the other cannabinoids and terpenes present help the CBD be more potent and deliverable to the bodies receptors. While a commonly used term, a pure full spectrum oil is virtually impossible. All CBD oil products contain a carrier oil like coconut or MCT, which dilutes and changes the purity levels. While it is true the CBD extract is unadulterated, adding any other element will affect the makeup of the original.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD oil?
Broad spectrum means the purity levels of the CBD oil in terms of other cannabinoids and terpenes will fluctuate. It is possible that the extraction method, flavoring additive, or carrier oil has minimized or in some cases even removed a trace element that was present in the initial full spectrum hemp extract.
It is also possible that the oil has been combined with isolate to enhance the levels of CBD to be of a higher dose than what the initial extract contained. While it may sound strange, broad spectrum is actually the majority of oils on the market despite claims. Remember to substantiate a products claims through its certificate of authenticity and potency tests.