Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Thank you for visiting GnuPharma for answers to your questions. Below you will find the frequently asked questions regarding CBD’s. If you have a question that is not in our list please comment below so we may give you an answer.

  • Will the cranberry seed oil plus CBD help with blood pressure?

This product has been reported to decrease high blood pressure. Epidemiological studies report that quercetin, an antioxidant flavonol found in apples, berries, and onions, is associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

  • Are CBD oils made from hemp?

“Hemp” and “marijuana” are legal terms.  Cannabis is the “cultivar”. Hemp is defined as cannabis which contains less than .3% THC

  • What is the difference between hemp and cannabis?

The difference is in the THC to CBD ratio. In hemp the CBD ratio is much higher and the THC would be lower. In cannabis the THC is much higher and the CBD is much lower. “Hemp” and “marijuana” are legal terms.  Cannabis is the “cultivar”. Hemp is defined as cannabis which contains less than .3% THC

  • What is a full spectrum CBD?

Full spectrum CBD is a hemp oil derived from the cannabis plant which contains a full suite of cannabinoids including CBD, THC, CBG, CBN (sometimes), CBC (sometimes), and other cannabinoids.

  • What is a broad spectrum CBD?

Broad spectrum CBD is a hemp oil derived from the cannabis plant which contains a full suite of cannabinoids including CBD, CBG, CBN (sometimes), CBC (sometimes), and other cannabinoids.  It DOES NOT have THC

  • What is an isolate CBD?

Isolate CBD is the single cannabidiol (CBD) molecule and does not contain any other cannabis constituents.

  • How do CBD’s affect the Endocannabinoid System?

First some explanation. CBD’s really have a dual definition.  CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a specific molecule within the cannabis CBD can refer to one very specific molecule.  If you have every had a CBD isolate, it is composed of cannabidiol only.  The cannabis industry also use the term CBD’s to refer to different blends of cannabinoids which might contains CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC, and even THC.  So for the purposes of this discussion we will consider the non-THC soup of molecules (CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, etc) as “CBD”s.

  • CBD’s can cause actions and effects at the CB1 and CB2 neuro receptors within the endocannabinoid system
  • CBD’s can inhibit FAAH which increase reaction time at CB1
  • CBD’s are anti-inflammatory
  • CBD’s modulate the “down” side of the endocannabinoid system
  • CBD actions down regulate organs

The endocannabinoid system works as a push/pull, on/off, up-regulate/down-regulate system.  The CB1=up side is stimulated by anandamide (our internal and natural effector at CB1), THC, and several different plant flavonoids.  The CB2=down side is stimulated by 2-AG (our internal and natural effector at CB2), CBD, and several different plant flavonoids.

  • What are people using CBD for?
  1. Reduced Risk of Diabetes and Obesity. Several studies have shown that regular cannabis users have a lower body mass index, smaller waist circumferences, and reduced risk of diabetes and obesity. 
  2. Better Cholesterol Profiles and Lowered Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. A 2013 study that measured data from 4,652 participants on the effect of cannabis on metabolic systems compared non-users to current and former users.
  3. Helps Maintain Brain Health and Create Resilience to Trauma and Degeneration. Cannabinoids are neuroprotective, meaning that they help maintain and regulate brain health.
  4. Protects against Bone Disease and Broken Bones. Cannabinoids are facilitative of the process of bone metabolism—the cycle in which old bone material is replaced by new at a rate of about 10 percent per year, crucial to maintaining strong, healthy bones over time.
  5. Protects and Heals the Skin. The skin has the highest amount and concentration of CB2 receptors in the body. When applied topically as an infused lotion, serum, oil, or salve, the antioxidant (a more powerful antioxidant than vitamins E and C)[194] in CBD oil has many benefits and can repair damage from free radicals like UV rays and environmental pollutants.
  6. Anti-inflammatory Benefits of CBD. Cannabinoids have been proven to have an anti-inflammatory effect in numerous studies. CBD engages with the endocannabinoid system in many organs throughout the body, helping to reduce inflammation systemically. The therapeutic potential is impressively wide-ranging, as inflammation is involved in a broad spectrum of diseases.
  7. Anxiety and Stress. CBD effects have been shown to consistently reduce anxiety when present in higher concentrations in the cannabis plant.
  8. Depression and Mood Disorders. Clinical depression is a serious mood disorder characterized by persistent sadness and loss of interest, sometimes leading to decreased appetite and energy and suicidal thoughts. Commonly used pharmaceuticals for depression often target serotonin, a chemical messenger that is believed to act as a mood stabilizer. The neural network of the endocannabinoid system works similarly to the way that serotonin, dopamine, and other systems do, and, according to some research, cannabinoids have an effect on serotonin levels. 
  9. Pain. “For the relief of certain kinds of pain, I believe, there is no more useful medicine than Cannabis within our reach,” wrote Sir John Russell Reynolds, neurologist, epilepsy research pioneer, and physician to Queen Victoria back in 1859.[382] In fact, cannabis was used for pain relief in all of the major ancient civilizations from Asia through the Middle East and into Europe and the Americas. The scientific inquiry into cannabis over the past several decades has confirmed that it is an effective and safe analgesic for many kinds of pain.
  10. Sleep Disorders (Insomnia, Sleep Apnea). Cannabis and sleep have a complex relationship that is only beginning to be understood by science. In general, for most people, indica strains are more relaxing and effective for sleep disorders, whereas sativa strains are more stimulating and tend to keep people awake.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.*

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