Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis is a fungal infection.The Blastomyces fungus lives in damp soil and in decomposing organic matter such as wood and leaves. Blastomyces is concentrated in areas surrounding the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys and the Great Lakes. People and dogs can get blastomycosis by inhaling the microscopic fungal spores from the air. 

Cannabidiol

Commonly abbreviated as CBD, Cannabidiol is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD has been shown to offer significant medical benefits – especially for patients with inflammation, pain, anxiety, or seizures – without the psychoactive components of THC.

Cannabinoid

Any of a group of compounds – including THC and cannabidiol (CBD) – that act on cannabinoid receptors in the brain to alter neurotransmitter release. THC and CBD are the most widely known cannabinoids, but there are over 100 that have been identified in the Cannabis plant.

Cannabinoid Receptor

Cannabinoid receptors are part of the endocoannabinoid system. These cell membrane receptors are part of the G protein-coupled receptor family, and they work to mediate and facilitate the effects of cannabinoids on the body. To date, two cannabinoid receptors have been identified (CB1 and CB2).

CBD

CBD is the commonly used abbreviation for Cannabidiol – one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD has been shown to offer significant medical benefits – especially for patients with inflammation, pain, anxiety, or seizures – without the psychoactive components of THC.

Entourage Effect

The entourage effect denotes the idea that all of the compounds in the cannabis/hemp plant (cannabinoids, terpenes, etc.) work synergistically together to provide beneficial effects. A full spectrum product like ABSC Pure Organic CBD Oil™ allows you to harness the power of the entourage effect.

Hemp

Hemp, or industrial hemp, refers to a variety of the cannabis plant that is grown primarily for it’s fiber, seeds, and CBD. Hemp has lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD), which eliminates any psychoactive properties. In the United States, legally grown industrial hemp must have less than 0.3% THC.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). DJD is characterized by progressive and permanent long-term deterioration of the cartilage that surrounds the major joints. Older dogs are at the highest risk osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis may cause pain, stiffness, and occasional lameness. Symptoms may worsen with exercise or in cold weather.

Phase One Clinical Trial

A Phase One Clinical Trial is the first stage of clinical trials for a new drug. Phase One trials are focused on SAFETY. They are not intended to prove that a drug WORKS, simply to prove that the drug is SAFE. Once a drug has passed Phase One trial, it can move into Phase Two testing. Phase Two testing examines the EFFICACY of the drug in treating a specific condition or symptom.

Phase Two Clinical Trial

A Phase Two Clinical Trial is the second stage of clinical trials for a new drug. Phase Two trials begin once a drug has passed Phase One safety trials. Phase Two testing examines the EFFICACY of the drug in treating a specific condition or symptom. Essentially, it tries to answer the question—does this treatment WORK?

Psychoactive

A psychoactive substance is a chemical substance that affects brain function and causes changes in perception, consciousness, mood, cognitive function, and/or behavior. The psychoactive qualities of THC are what causes the “high” sensation for marijuana users. CBD and CBD oil are non-psychoactive.

Terpene

Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds produced by a variety of plants and some insects. Their strong odor is thought to help protect plants from herbivores while attracting pollinators and beneficial predators. The terpenes associated with the hemp plant have many pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.