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 B

The Big 6 - The 6 most reserached cannabinoids (CBD, CBC, CBN, CBG, THC, THCV). There are over 460 known chemical compounds of the cannabis plant. 

C

Cannabinoids - A group of closely related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. 

CBC - (Cannabichromene) - Discovered over 50 years ago, CBC is considered one of the “big six” cannabinoids prominent in medical research. The second most abundant cannabinoid in drug-type, synthetic, cannabis. Cannabichromene is evaluated for being anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

CBD - (Cannabidiol) - Cannabidiol is one of at least 113 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. Anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, anti-proliferative, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-biotic, analgesic, anti-anxiety. Promotes bone health, skin health, eye health and so much more.

CBDV - (Cannabidivarian) - Anti-convulsant. This powerful phytocannabinoid is actively being developed and produced synthetically by GW Pharmaceuticals. "shown the ability to treat seizures in pre-clinical models of epilepsy with significantly fewer side effects than currently approved anti-epileptic drugs." Also known to reduce inflammation and treat neurological disorders.

CBG - (Cannabigerol) - THC and CBD start out as CBG—it’s the chemical parent of THC and CBD. It all starts with CBG. Research has shown CBG effective in treating Glaucoma, reducing intraoccqular pressure as a vasodilator and is neuroprotective.

CBGA- (Cannabigerol Acid) - The stem cell cannabinoid as it all starts here. CBGA is a building block for all other cannabinoids and is mostly researched for its role in the biosynthesis of other cannabinoids. CBGA encourages apoptosis or programmed cell death.

CBN - (Cannabinol) - CBN’s most pronounced attribute is its sedative property. A great choice as a pain reliever, it is also antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, stimulates bone growth and healing. Anti-insomnia, anti-bacterial, promotes appetite, stimulates bone growth.

E

Entourage effect - Different compounds have their own therapeutic benefit, and they combine synergistically to provide a far better performance than any single compound, including CBD. All of the plants extracted cannabinoids, flavanoids and terpenoids are all working together with each other and has a better overall value to the body as a result.

F

Full Spectrum - Whole plant CBD which contains all other cannabinoids present in the hemp plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few, during the extraction. A full spectrum CBD oil has different cannabinoids, flavanoids and terpenoids from extraction.

H

Hemp - A variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant. The hemp plant has been used for thousands of years, medicinally for healing and also industrially for textiles, paper and plastic. A hemp plant grows with minimal trace amounts of THC.

Homeostasis - A property of cells, tissues, and organisms that allows the maintenance and regulation of the stability and constancy needed to function properly. Our bodies are created to heal and achieve a state of balance, or homeostasis, within the body. CBD oil has your body communicating with itself to achieve homeostasis.

I

Isolate - Simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the hemp plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids. It is separated form the plants other naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavanoids.

L

Limonene - A compound naturally found in all citrus fruits, which may be used to prevent cancer, boost your metabolism, relieve heartburn, and reduce stress and anxiety without the side effects of prescription drugs.

M

Marijuana - A psychoactive variety of the Cannabis plant.

N

Neurogenesis - The generation of new neurons in the hippocampus area of the brain.

Neuroprotective - Effects that may result in salvage, recovery or regeneration of the nervous system, its cells, structure and function. The U.S. government currently holds a patent recognizing cannabis as neuroprotective.

S

Sublingual administration - Pharmacological route of administration by which substances diffuse into the blood through tissues under the tongue.

Supercritical CO2 Extraction - The cleanest and preferred method of extraction in the medical cannabis and therapeutic hemp industries, see of alcohol and solvents.

T

Terpene - Fragrant essential oils secreted from the resin gland of the plant. When you smell a flower or a lemon, you are smelling the plants terpenes.

THC - (tetrahydrocannabinol) - THC is one of the 113 chemical compounds found only in the Cannabis plant, called cannabinoids. THC, however, is unique among all the rest for one, massively important reason: it’s the most potently psychoactive. THC has many health benefits and if required, should be used under the care of a licensed medical marijuana doctor, as you must have a medical marijuana ID card.

THCV - (tetrahydrocannabivarin) - A compound in cannabis that offers a unique array of effects and medical benefits that sets it apart from other cannabinoids like THC and CBD. THCV is the raw form of THC before it becomes heated or decarboxylated.

Tincture - The form of the CBD remedy.

Trichrome - Fine outergrowth or hair on the plant.

 

United States Patent 6,630,507
Hampson ,   et al. October 7, 2003
 

Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants 

Abstract

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH.sub.3, and COCH.sub.3. ##STR1##

 

 

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