What is CBD?

What exactly is CBD? At TCBD, we agree that CBD is the most impressive natural compound found in the cannabis plant, and we are committed to providing our customers with only the finest and purest quality CBD extracts.

In our guide, you’ll learn what the acronym ‘CBD’ really stands for. And learn more about the compound’s fascinating science. As part of our mission, we value education, which is why we’ve put together an informative ‘what is CBD‘ guide to help you learn more about its possible wellness benefits.


CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, a plant compound abundant in hemp plants.

Hemp has been used as a botanical powerhouse to support humans with their wellbeing for decades. Because of its natural medicinal properties, hemp has seen a revival in use in recent years.

Hemp is a member of the Cannabaceae plant family, and its botanical name is Cannabis Sativa. Cannabidiol is only one of more than 80 natural plant compounds present in this cannabis species.

Cannabidiol is the key active ingredient in common CBD products, where powerful natural extracts from hemp are extracted and used to make oils, capsules, edibles, infused skincare, and much more.

Scientists thought CBD had little or no impact on the body when it was discovered in the 1940s. Back then, the primary emphasis was on THC and its pharmacology. However, in the 1990s, a research team led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam (known as the “Father of Cannabis Research”) discovered what is now recognized as the endocannabinoid system (ECS) – and this changed everything.

Scientists believe that the compound cannabidiol has the ability to help maintain body balance by communicating with your internal endocannabinoid system. This system regulates bodily functions including appetite, mood, immune response, pain, and sleep patterns.


So, what exactly is CBD good for? Its major benefits are distinguished by its ability to restore equilibrium by encouraging the development of endocannabinoids. Scientists’ research indicates that Cannabidiol’s ability to create balance can help support daily wellness and a general sense of well-being.

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Cannabidiol interacts with the body through a complex network of cannabinoid receptors known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This vast internal system regulates vital daily functions including appetite, mood, and sleep patterns. When these receptors are activated, the body produces its own chemicals known as endocannabinoids.

But what exactly are compounds? Compounds are essentially chemicals that can be found in almost all living organisms. Endocannabinoids are substances produced by the body, while phytocannabinoids are substances produced by plants.


When it comes to CBD oil, many people wonder if hemp and marijuana are the same thing. After all, Cannabidiol is derived from cannabis. Technically, the answer to this question is Yes. Since they both come from the Cannabis Sativa species of cannabis. Their assets, however, are very different.


The name “hemp” is often used to describe non-psychoactive varieties of cannabis grown for agricultural and industrial purposes. Hemp is a term used to identify a subspecies of Cannabis Sativa that has long stems, slender leaves, and only small quantities of the psychoactive compound THC, 0.2 percent or less. This strain of cannabis is notable for its high Cannabidiol content (which is non-psychoactive) and low Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content.


‘Marijuana,’ on the other hand, is a term used to describe Cannabis Sativa that contains high levels of THC. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabis compound that is psychoactive and is responsible for the ‘high’ feeling most frequently associated with cannabis. Cannabis Sativa Marijuana contains high levels of THC, which can reach up to 40%. Cannabis with these higher levels is mostly grown for recreational and medical purposes.


Endoca’s Hemp oil is produced from whole plant hemp extracts that naturally contain a high Cannabidiol content. Hemp is grown and cultivated in optimum growing conditions before being extracted in our GMP accredited laboratories.

Cannabidiol can be extracted from hemp in a variety of ways, not all of which are effective. Since it only uses clean air, the cutting-edge CO 2 extraction process is the cleanest and easiest way to manufacture extracts. Endoca hemp oil is a mixture of the highest-quality hemp extracts and hemp seed oil. Each oil is available in a variety of concentrations.

Do you want to find your ideal hemp oil? Explore the TCBD shop to see our whole line of CBD goods.


Hemp includes other phytocannabinoids in addition to Cannabidiol, which adds to the advantages of using hemp oil products. To get the most out of hemp, use full-spectrum extracts that preserve the purity of the whole plant. This is the key to unlocking all of its benefits. There are many other compounds that have beneficial properties besides Cannabidiol, such as CBN, CBG, and CBDa, to name a few.

Endoca believes that hemp oils containing multiple compounds are more powerful. A high concentration of cannabinoids and other cofactors such as terpenes, flavonoids, and waxes results in a well-rounded effect known as the “entourage effect” in which each compound and additional component acts in combination with one another.


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The words hemp oil and CBD oil are often used interchangeably, and many people are unaware that there is a distinction between the two.

The primary distinction between hemp oil and CBD oil is found in the location from which they are extracted. Hemp oil is often derived from the hemp plant. Cannabidiol-containing oils, on the other hand, can be derived from hemp and marijuana plants. To distinguish between the two, remember that hemp oil is always CBD oil, while CBD oil is not always hemp oil.

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is a natural botanical extract derived from the hemp plant that contains a high concentration of CBD and small amounts of THC (less than 0.3 percent ). Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant’s stems, stalks, and flowers to make oils or tinctures.


It is also derived from hemp, but it is a term that is often used to describe any oil that contains Cannabidiol. CBD oils may also be extracted from higher THC strains of cannabis. Cannabidiol is the same compound in all CBD oils, whether obtained from hemp or other types of cannabis.

However, what about Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp seed oil is made by extracting the oil from hemp seeds in order to gain access to properties such as basic vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and fatty acids. Cannabidiol is not present in hemp seed oil, which is extracted from hemp seeds. Hemp seed oil is commonly used in cooking, cosmetics, and as a carrier oil. Omegas 3, 6, and 9 are among the beneficial properties, as are amino acids.


Cannabidiol is completely non-psychoactive, which means it has no mind-altering effects like THC. Mental slowness, drowsiness, or haziness are common side effects associated with the high feeling.

Choosing CBD products derived from hemp ensures that the products have a THC content of less than 0.2 percent. Our high-quality hemp oils include batch reports as well as third-party test results, allowing you to determine exactly how much THC is in your products.


Decarb, also known as decarboxylation, is a mechanism that activates chemical changes in cannabis compounds. In non scientific words, this entails heating or drying raw hemp extracts.

Decarbing (heating) hemp at lower temperatures transforms many of the cannabinoid acids into other cannabinoids – for example, CBDa is converted to CBD via a gentle heating method.

This process makes compounds like Cannabidiol more available to the body; however, if not done correctly, the heat process of decarboxylation can harm the trace compounds found in the plant.

Heated/Decarb hemp oil essentially means that raw hemp extracts have been heated (Decarboxylated) so that Cannabidiol is the dominant cannabinoid in the hemp extract.

What actually is Raw CBD Oil?

Raw CBD oil shows that the hemp extracts used to produce the oil have not been cured or heated. This suggests that the cannabinoid acids, such as CBDa, trace compounds, and terpenes, have not been destroyed.

Extraction methods such as supercritical CO2 remove an entourage of compounds while preserving the purity of the raw extract taken from the plant. When raw oil is filtered but not decarbed, the cannabinoid acids (CBDa) remain intact.

About CBDa (Cannabidiolic Acid)

CBDa and THCa are the most common naturally occurring types of CBD and THC. THCa in its raw form is not psychoactive. In order for it to be psychoactive, it must be heated to form THC. TCBD believes that oils containing cannabidiolic acid are more powerful than those containing only cannabidiol.

Still have questions about how Cannabidiol works? To learn more, visit our what are the effects of CBD page. If you need assistance in making an informed decision about Endoca items, please send us a message via our chatbot or send us an email — our support team will be happy to assist!

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