CBD has becoming increasingly popular. However, the many terms associated with CBD can all be confusing. Before you can learn your Shakespeare and your Einstein, you need to learn your ABC & 123. So let’s start at the beginning.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds that are found in all plant life. They are found in their highest concentration in the cannabis plant. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one type of cannabinoid. CBD is associated with the positive therapeutic properties of cannabis and none of the properties that can cause intoxicating or psychoactive effects.
Cannabinoids are also produced by your body. These are called endocannabinoids. The human body and endocannabinoid system can use phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids interchangeably.
What is the difference between CBD and THC?
THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is also found in the cannabis plant. THC is responsible for the psychoactive properties that are associated with taking cannabis. THC is illegal. CBD is short for cannabidiol. CBD is completely legal. It has zero psychotropic properties. Although most CBD products available on the European market have been extracted from hemp, some extracts still contain trace elements of THC can still be found in distillate, broad or full-spectrum CBD products.
What is the difference between cannabis and hemp?
Hemp is generally used to describe a strain of Cannabis Sativa that is cultivated specifically for its industrial use in cloth, concrete, construction, bio-fuel, manufacturing and medicinal applications. Hemp in our industry is any plant with no or low THC. Cannabis is generally used to describe any plant with a high level of THC. THC is the most commonly studied, psychoactive compound in cannabis, and is the compound associate with getting you high. Cannabis with high concentrations of THC is also used as medicine in many countries. Any products containing THC are not legal for the UK markets.
What is the difference between CBD distillate and CBD isolate?
CBD distillate is an impure CBD oil that cannot be accurately dissolved. It is not possible to give accurate strengths of CBD products that derive from CBD distillate. Our Tincture Club product is made entirely from isolated CBD. CBD isolate is a crystalline solid that contains pure CBD that can be accurately dissolved. This means that the strength of our product is extremely accurate.
What is the difference between broad-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate?
Broad-spectrum CBD is the full extract from the cannabis plant that contains CBD, other cannabinoids, waxes lipids, fats, plant matter, oils, flavonoids and terpenoids. It does not contain any THC. It is not possible to give accurate strengths of CBD products derived from broad-spectrum CBD. CBD isolate is the isolated CBD extract from the cannabis plant. This means that the strength of CBD can be measured accurately. This is another reason we only use CBD isolate in our product.
What’s the difference between phytocannabinoids and endocannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the general term for all the different compounds found within the cannabis plant. These include CBD, THC, and around 300 other cannabinoids, all of which have varying effects on the human body. Cannabinoids that come from plants are called phytocannabinoids. The human body also naturally produces its own cannabinoids. These are called endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids are used in the human endocannabinoid system.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system is a complicated network of receptors within the human body. The role of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis, in other words, the optimal balance of your body to help it run as smoothly as possible. The endocannabinoid system monitors communicates, manages and maintains these operations in the body.
How do CBD and the endocannabinoid system work together?
Phytocannabinoids from plants have the ability to work interchangeably with the endocannabinoids that naturally occur in our bodies. The endocannabinoid system is made of a series of receptors: CB1, CB2 and CB3. These receptors can be directly targeted with the phytocannabinoids that are found in CBD. When the endocannabinoid system may not be functioning properly, you can help the endocannabinoid system to restore the balance by adding plant cannabinoids such as CBD to your body.
What is the entourage effect?
The entourage effect refers to the proposed concept that cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenoids work together to have an increased effect. Our product at The Tincture Club contains only CBD and no other flavonoids and terpenoids. There is, therefore, no entourage effect.
What does our product contain?
Our product at The Tincture Club contains two ingredients: a pure CBD extract in the form of CBD isolate and natural MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil from coconut. It comes in one exact strength: 1000mg/10ml. That is 200 drops. Each drop contains 5mg of CBD. Each bottle comes with its own dropper, easy simple math.
Is CBD legal?
CBD products are perfectly legal for sale and consumption in the UK and Europe. CBD will not show up in a recreational drugs test because our CBD product is entirely THC-free.
Is CBD safe?
CBD is “well tolerated with a good safety profile” according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), with no evidence of abuse risk, addiction or health detriment. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not recommend taking more than 70mg of CBD a day. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not recommend those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication to consume CBD products.
CBD and YOU
There are over 1.3 million reported regular CBD users in the UK. Millions more say they have or would like to try it. We supply one CBD product for all your needs. We have complete control of the creation, journey and life of our CBD product from seed to the letterbox. We have over five years of direct CBD experience and offer a full money-back guarantee.