Glossary


  • Bioavailability

    The bioavailability of a substance is the portion that, once ingested, will make its way into the bloodstream to take effect.
  • Cannabis

    A plant containing psychoactive phytocannabinoids used for medical and recreational purposes.
  • Cannabinoids

    Including endocannabinoids produced by the body, phyto-cannabinoids found in nature, and synthetic cannabinoids, these compounds that activate cannabinoid receptors in the Endocannabinoid System.
  • CB1 Receptor

    These receptors in the Endocannabinoid system are located in the central and peripheral nervous systems and are activated by all types of cannabinoids. These receptors are largely responsible for the efficacy of THC.
  • CB2 Receptor

    These secondary receptors are believed to be located in the peripheral tissues of the immune system, the gastrointestinal system, the peripheral nervous system, and to a lesser degree in the central nervous system.
  • CBD

    Cannabidiol, or CBD, is non-intoxicating phyto-cannabinoid, one of the most abundant phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
  • CBG

    Cannabigerol, or CBG, is another phyto-cannabinoid that is non-intoxicating and has a long list of possible uses and benefits, including antibacterial, antifungal, neuroprotectant properties.
  • Dosing

    A specific quantity of a substance or medicine to be taken at one time.
  • Endocannabinoid

    These cannabinoids are naturally produced by the body to activate the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system.
  • Endocannabinoid System

    This endogenous system is found within the body of every mammal, and is a complex network of physiologic compounds and receptors labeled (CB1 and CB2) responsible for creating and maintaining a state of homeostasis throughout the body.
  • Entourage Effect

    The sum of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids complementing each other to generate the effect of a hemp or cannabis substance.
  • Hemp

    This species of the cannabis plant is CBD dominant and widely grown for medicinal benefits.
  • Full Spectrum

    Full spectrum refers to maintaining each plant’s full and diverse cannabinoid profile; New Highs full spectrum oil offers all supporting cannabinoids found in hemp, not just CBD.
  • Phyto-cannabinoid

    Phyto-cannabinoids are plant produced cannabinoids that are primarily found in cannabis and hemp plants.
  • Psychoactive

    A psychoactive substance is one with properties causing profound or significant effect on mental processes, mood, or consciousness.
  • Sublingual

    Sublingual consumption means dropping extracts directly under the tongue. This method provides fast-acting relief by allowing the thin mucosal lining of the mouth to rapidly absorb the substance.
  • Terpene

    Terpenes are the powerful hydrocarbons found in plant essential oils that give plants, including cannabis and hemp, their fragrances and effects.
  • THC

    Tetrahydrocannabinoid, or THC, is the principal phyto-cannabinoid that gives cannabis its psychoactive effects.
  • Tincture

    An oil extraction of a plant, tincture is typically administered orally or sublingually.
  • Tolerance

    A user’s reaction to a dose; as tolerance increases, the effects of the substance are reduced.
  • Topical

    Topical application to the skin provides local relief to the area where it is applied; the substance does not enter the bloodstream.

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