CBD Glossary

Agricultural Hemp

Particular strains of Cannabis Sativa L. contain less than 0.3% THC after the plant has been dried. This variety of hemp, often referred to as “agricultural hemp”, is typically grown for industrial purposes and is legal throughout the United Kingdom and in more than 40 countries around the globe.

Cannabis Sativa L. 

This particular species belongs to the Cannabis genus and is an annual herbaceous flower. People are often confused by the name Cannabis Sativa L and think that it refers only to marijuana, when in fact multiple sub species exist including both marijuana, and non-psycho active industrial hemp.


Cannabidiol or “CBD” is a naturally occurring compound found in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. This unique cannabinoid does not have any psychoactive components and thus does not create any intoxicating results.


The raw form of naturally occuring, acidic cannabinoids that are produced in the cannabis plant. CBD-A is short for cannabidiolic-acid.


2-Arachidonoylglycerol, one of the two known endocannabinoids, is a combination of arachidonic acid and glycerol, and works as an endogenous agonist for the body’s CB1 receptor and as an endogenous ligand for the CB2 receptor. This messenger molecule plays a part in a variety of brain functions.


Growing or originating within an organism; something influenced by other factors in the system in which it exists.


Refers to cannabinoids that the human body produces naturally.


Cannabinoids that are plant-based and occur naturally in a variety of cannabis species.

Endocannabinoid System

A complex system found in the human body that is composed of endogenous neurotransmitters and responsible for the production and reception of cannabinoids.


This cannabinoid receptor is part of the endocannabinoid system and is found in the brain and throughout the central nervous system.


Also part of the endocannabinoid system, the CB2 receptor is found primarily in the body’s peripheral nervous system.


Tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC ” is a psychoactive phytocannabinoid that interacts with the CB1 receptor, and is one of the most abundant compounds found in marijuana.


When THC is metabolized and no longer maintains its psychoactive properties, a phytocannabinoid called canabinol or “CBN” is produced.


The chemical precursor to both THC and CBD is a compound named cannabigerol or “CBG”.


Cannabichromene or “CBC” is a phytocannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that does not have any psychoactive effects.

Entourage Effect

This term is used when one is referring to the entourage effect that occurs from compounds that occur in the hemp plant. Full spectrum CBD contains a multitude of compounds that work together to produce the entourage effect, whilst CBD isolate utilizes the benefits of a singular compound- cannabidiol.


Terpenes belong to a diverse class of aromatic organic compounds. This compound is produced naturally by various plants and insects.

Fatty Acid

These acids occur in fats, oils and cholesterols. Fatty Acid is a carboxylic acid made up of a long hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group. 

Plant Sterol

This substance occurs naturally in fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and has powerful LDL-cholesterol reducing properties.

Vitamin E

This powerful antioxidant is known to reduce free radical damage and help keep the skin healthy as well as slow the skin’s aging process.


This is a chemical process achieved by way of heat in which a carboxyl group is removed from a chemical compound such as oil or plant matter. 

Distilled Oil

This refers to the extra step we take to refine our incredible CBD oil. We distill excess plant material in a solvent free process to create our product with the highest concentration of CBD; CBDfx Goldformula.

Raw Oil

This oil is made by utilizing a full-plant Co2 extraction method and contains a substantial proportion of CBD-a.

Co2 Extraction

To pull the phytochemicals from the hemp plant, a highly efficient process is used called “Co2 Extraction” in which pressurized carbon dioxide is forced through the plant to collect the desirable compounds. Co2 extraction has the added benefit of not leaving any residue.


In short this means you wont get “high”. Non-psycho toxic compounds do not have any negative effects on the brain and will not intoxicate an individual.


Put simply, this is your body’s ability to find balance within itself. Homeostasis is the process of self-regulation between interdependent elements or parts of the body that leads to a fairly stable equilibrium. 


This is a green pigment molecule found in all plants that is responsible for the absorption of sunlight. Without chlorophyll photosynthesis could not occur.