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GLOSSARY

OUR VAULT OF HEMP & CANNABIS-BASED INNOVATIONS

CB1

Cannabinoid Receptor 1

A G protein-coupled cannabinoid receptor that in humans is encoded by the CNR1 gene.CB1 receptors mediate physical and psychoactive effects of Cannabinoids.

CB2

Cannabinoid Receptor 2

CB2 receptors regulate inflammation and immune response throughout the immune and peripheral nervous systems including the gut, spleen, liver, heart, kidneys, bones, blood vessels, lymph cells, endocrine glands, and reproductive organs.

ECS

Endocannabinoid System

A group of receptors that make up a very complex regulatory system throughout the human brain, body, and central and peripheral nervous systems. ECS creates and maintains our body’s internal stability (homeostasis) by adjusting the flow of neurotransmitters and regulating bodily functions, including appetite, sleep, emotion, and movement.

Vijaya

Vijaya

Vijaya is the historical Ayurvedic term for Bhanga and cannabis (leaf), a drug of herbal origin that has been used by the Ayurvedic physicians, for the management of different disease conditions.

Cannabinoid

Cannabinoid

A group of chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant ( especially the leaves and flowering tops).

CBD

Cannabidiol

One of the at least 85 cannabinoids found in cannabis and the second only to THC when it comes to average volume. CBD is an antagonist to THC and is nonpsychoactive as it blocks the formation of 11-OH-THC and mitigates the psychoactive effects of THC. CBD has become popular for its therapeutic effects in autism, epilepsy, nerve problems, pain, inflammation, and anxiety.

Delta-9-THC

Tetrahydrocannabinol

THC is also the component in Cannabis leaf and flowering top that is responsible for the psychoactive effects, or the “high.” Also known as delta-9-tetracannabinol, it was first isolated in 1964 and Research has shown THC to be an effective medical treatment for a range of conditions including chronic pain, muscle spasticity, glaucoma, insomnia, low appetite, nausea anxiety. There is no lethal dose of the compound in its natural form.

CBN

Cannabinol

Cannabinol (CBN) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in trace amounts from Cannabis leaf & flowering tops. CBN is mostly found in cannabis that is aged and stored, and is derived from the plant's main psychoactive chemical, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBG

Cannabigerol

Cannabigerol is one of more than 114+ identified cannabinoid compounds found in the plant genus Cannabis. Cannabigerol is the decarboxylated form of cannabigerolic acid, the parent molecule from which other cannabinoids are synthesized. Cannabigerol is a minor constituent of cannabis.

RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis

A chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles.

Rx

A Doctor's Prescription

All Rx products must be taken under medical supervision and can only be purchased against a valid prescription.

OA

Osteoarthritis

Degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints.

OTC

Over The Counter

Over-the-counter medicine is also known as OTC or nonprescription medicine. All these terms refer to *medicine that you can buy without a prescription*.

IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

An intestinal disorder causing pain in the stomach, wind, diarrhoea and constipation.

IBD

Irritable Bowel Disorder

IBD is a term for two conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) that are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

Also known as encephalomyelitis disseminata, MS is the most common demyelinating disease, in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to transmit signals, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems.

PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome

A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.

PCOD

Polycystic Ovarian Disease

A medical condition in which the woman ovaries produce immature or partially mature eggs in large numbers and over the time these become cysts in ovaries.

Tincture

Tincture

A liquid form of cannabis leaf that is made from glycerin or alcohol. Tinctures are usually distributed in an eyedropper under the tongue to provide fast absorption to the body, leading to quicker effects than edibles and inhalation.

Topical

Topical

Cannabis leaf products such as lotions, balms, and oils that are used for pain relief.

PUFA

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid

Fatty acids that contain more than one double bond in their backbone. This class includes many important compounds, such as essential fatty acids and those that give drying oils their characteristic property. PUFA includes omega-6 and omega-3.

MUFA

Monosaturated Fatty Acid

Fatty acids that contain one double bond in their backbone. MUFA includes omega 9.

Edestein

Edestein

A highly-digestible, hexameric legumin protein, and a seed storage protein, with a molecular weight of 310 kDa. Edestin is a globular protein as opposed to fibrous protein.

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