The Healing Power of Cannabis: CBD

The Healing Power of Cannabis: CBD

Cannabis are a genus of plants that serve a lot of different purposes in our modern world. 1 From the production of hemp for clothing and paper, 2 to marijuana, to the distillation of CBD to help relieve seizures, inflammatory diseases, and even cancer, cannabis has the power to achieve all this and more.

Sadly, any cannabis product containing THC is banned in most of the United States. THC is cannabinoid that has both psychoactive properties and medicinal properties as well. 3 A cannabinoid is a wide-ranging class of chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors (type one and type two) within your body. Believe it or not your body produces its own cannabinoids to provide many different functions within the body including: 4

  • Proper immune system function. 5
  • Proper levels of systemic inflammation. 6
  • Neurotransmitter.
  • Regulation of metabolism.
  • Healthy reproductive system. 7

Even the production of hemp (which contains no THC whatsoever) was banned in the United States until recently. Some states are now able to grow and distribute hemp in the United States. 8

There is however one cannabinoid that is legal in all fifty states in the U.S. that shows some promise in relieving a lot of different diseases that cannabinoid is known as CBD.

CBD like THC is one of the major cannabinoids found in cannabis, though unlike THC it has no psychoactive properties whatsoever. CBD poorly binds to the cannabinoid type one receptor in the brain; therefore, CBD doesn’t create any of the known “high” like effects associated with THC use. CBD has a high affinity for the cannabinoid type two receptors, on the other hand, which modulate inflammation, immune system function, and nervous system function / synaptic responses. This researched high affinity for the type two receptors is the reason CBD is known to help with: 9

  • Seizure disorders 10 11
  • Cancer 12
  • Inflammatory diseases (including arthritis, and IBD) 13 14
  • Schizophrenia and other mental disorders 15
  • Depression 16
  • Neuropathy 17

There is no known overdose, toxicity, and very few adverse reaction reports to the use of CBD. I consider the use of CBD to be very safe, and the only reaction I would be cautious of would be a very rare systemic allergic reaction. 18 The recommended dosage for most people daily for these conditions are fifty mg.

There are few companies in the United States that currently offer CBD. Just like any supplement, quality matters when it comes to supplementing with CBD. You don’t want the CBD in your supplement to be extracted using hexane, look for a CO2 extraction of the CBD, that results in a higher quality product. Also, to increase the absorption of the CBD look for any product that contains terpenes. To determine supplement quality, it is always important to look at the source of the production materials and what fillers are in the product.

  1. What is a good place online to order oil from?

  2. Mr. Brisson,

    Do you know the names of any companies that use the CO2 extraction method you mentioned that makes
    a higher quality oil that you can purchase the CO2 extracted CBD Oil from?

    • I know of not only an cGMP (certified Good Manufacturing Process) sublingual CBD oil, but It is the ONLY nano-emulsified CBD on the market with 6-10 times absorption of leading CBD due to our patented delivery system! It is CO2 processed and is available to ship to all 50 states! The best of the best! I can get you more info if you would like.
      Jason Cappilla

      • Are you a distributor ? If so, how do I become one, & get it cheaper ? My sister is having a lot of issues with the product she’s on., heartburn, vomiting, tired, etc. She went off her chemo pills for her RA, & reflux meds, but she’s still on her cholesterol, prednisone , sleeping pills, & baby aspirin . Is the CBD reacting to the drugs in her liver ? If so, how would this product be any different ? Thank you, Edie

        • what product are you taking now and what is the dosage. CBD can slow the metabolism of certain medications down, and this might be causing the problem. Also what is the reason for taking Aspirin, if it is for blood circulation I would recommend cayenne extract 3 times daily diluted in water. It is the best for circulatory health. I can tell you that the only products I trust are from hempmedspx. If you are interested I can get you all product at a discounted price as I am a wholesaler for them. Best of wished. I would need more info to tell you exactly what might be going on here. We offer a variety of ways to get the CBD in the the system too. For instance if she did not want to have to digest anything we offer Canchew CBD gum that gets into the sytem instantly through your sublingual glands. Here is my website, I can work even better deals out too, Contact me at I wish you the best of luck.

        • here is the site sorry didn’t go in my last comment:

      • P.S. Why is the product called Hemp oil ? Is it CBD oil ???? Do you use it once a day, or twice a day ? At four pumps it WOULDN”t last long . And, is the company hard to deal with, as in a credit card ? Thank you , Edie

  3. Does CBD help with sinus related issues?

    Issues I have in sinuses

    Allergic Rhinitis (allergy induced swelling)
    Year round inflammation of the lining of nose
    Thick mucus (clear with white specs at times)
    Recurrent sinus infections

    Anyone have insight on this?

    • It may help by reducing inflammation and up-regulating the innate immune system if there is an infection, no studies though.

    • CBD has helped my inflammation and food sensitivities. I would also share that going on a Paleo Diet literally cured my sinusitis and chronic respiratory infections that I suffered with for 25 years! In addition to CBD, try making some diet changes and remove all grains and dairy for a period of time to see what happens.

  4. Yes, it is right that CBD is very powerful products. Thanks for the information shared.

  5. Hello,

    I’m wondering if you have any idea/opinion/insight about whether cannabis oil can support the healing of the gut lining which is compromised by gluten sensitivity – in addition to the more common gut healing protocols? Thank you!

    • Anandamide in the oil would activate the TRPV1 receptors in the intestinal tract and lower inflammation.

      • Want to get your opinion on an all natural CBD digestive product made from hemp derived CBD. BioCBD+ Digestive formula is the name

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