Glossary

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anandamide

Anandamide is a neurotransmitter (a “messenger substance” in the central nervous system). Among other things, it plays a role in, pain, depression, memory, fertility and experiencing hunger. Anandamide is derived from the word “ananda,” which in Sanskrit means “happiness” or “bliss.”

 

cannabidiol

Cannabidiol is one of the two major compounds in plants within the cannabis family. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid. Cannabidiol is usually abbreviated as CBD.

 

cannabis oil

An oil that contains an extract of cannabis, generally with a relatively high THC content and a relatively low CBD content, depending on the type of cannabis that is used.

cannabinoids

Substances first found in cannabis plants that act on the receptors in our central nervous system. Later it was found that cannabinoids can come from plants (phytocannabinoids), but can also be produced by the body itself (endocannabinoids).

 

CBD oil

An oil with a relatively high CBD content, which may or may not contain other cannabinoids as well.

 

Central nervous system

The brains and spinal cord.

 

endocannabinoid system

A system present in every human body that creates cannabis-like substances (cannabinoids) and has receptors on which these substances bind.

 

endocannabinoids

Endogenous cannabinoids, cannabinoids produced by the human body.

 

Full Spectrum hemp oil

Hemp oil that contains a broad spectrum of various cannabinoids.

 

Hemp Seed Oil

Oil which is produced by the cold pressing of hemp seed. Hemp seed oil contains very low levels of THC and CBD.

 

Neurotransmitters

Messenger substances that transmit signals between nerve cells. By means of neurotransmitters there can be communication within the central nervous system.

 

Phytocannabinoids

Cannabinoids that can be found in plants. Cannabinoids are substances from cannabis plants that act on receptors in the central nervous system.

 

receptors

“Receivers” in the central nervous system. Neurotransmitters (messenger substances) bind to receptors. In this way, communication can take place within the central nervous system.

 

synthetic CBD

CBD which is not derived from plants, but recreated in a laboratory.

 

THC

The main compound in cannabis plants. THC has a psychoactive effect, which means it can give the user a high or stoned feeling. THC is the abbreviation for tetrahydrocannabinol.

 

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