10 Ways CBD in Cannabis Can Improve Your Health

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One of the reasons I have been able to successfully use cannabis as medicine for multiple health issues is because it contains a compound called cannabidiol (CBD). This CBD component is responsible for regulating many functions in the body. It is kind of a big deal.

This week I have found myself in more than one conversation with people about CBD. It seems that a lot of people, even the ones who use cannabis, are not always too familiar with what CBDs could do for them to improve their health ailments.

So, I give you 10 ways that CBD could improve your health:

1) CBD is an antibacterial and slows bacterial growth. This is significant for those of us who are dealing with an imbalance of bad bacteria which can cause health problems such as gum disease, heart disease, and intestinal issues.

2) When you take CBD, it does not cause the typical “high” associated with cannabis. In fact, CBD works as a partner with THC to balance its psychoactive effects. My personal experience with high CBD cannabis medicines is that they leave me clear-headed, positive, energetic, and relaxed. I describe this state as feeling like myself.

3) CBD reduces inflammation. Let me repeat that, CBD reduces inflammation!! Inflammation in the body causes disease. Less inflammation, less disease.

4) CBD promotes bone growth. How many people do you know that have a musculoskeletal deficiency who would benefit from a non-toxic, natural medicine for bone growth? When I first learned that taking cannabis could keep my bones strong I think I may have teared up. There are not too many things I wouldn’t do to be able to age without a degenerating, scoliotic spine so to know that this is one of the potential benefits of the CBD medicine that I am taking leaves me feeling incredibly grateful.

5) CBD reduces function in the immune system. If you suffer with an autoimmune disorder calming your overactive immune system down is vital for your continuing health. When my immune system is overactive I have all sorts of funky things happen to me: migraines, body pain, numb fingers and toes, and so on. Having a medicine that can help me regulate immune function is more valuable to me than the words can find.

6) CBD relieves anxiety. How lovely is that? I’m a relatively even tempered person, I think, but I do deal with anxiety. I am aware that this is a side effect of having chronic pain but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. CBD’s allow me to relax and feel like somebody who can handle the regular stresses of life during spells of anxiety.

7) CBD relieves pain. This is by far the most dramatic thing that CBD does for me personally. To be able to have relief from the pain that is debilitating you and locking you within your body feels like absolute freedom.

8) CBD suppresses muscles spasms. I actually had to think about the last time I had muscle spasms because it has been a while. I used to get them all the time before I started using medicinal cannabis but now they are something that I used to get.

9) CBD reduces blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause havoc in the body. Ask any person with diabetes and they will tell you that regulating your blood sugar is vital to one’s health and vitality.

10) CBD reduces seizures. I don’t have personal experience with this one but I do know of people who have been able to reduce and in some cases stop the seizures that they experience by using high CBD cannabis.

Bonus:

11) CBD inhibits cancer cell growth. Oh, did I mention it fights cancer?

I am just scratching the surface here of what CBDs  can do for the body but that is a pretty impressive list, isn’t it?

How does one effectively get CBDs in their body? You’ll have to first seek out cannabis strains and medicines that contain high CBD. This will require a little homework and probably a little shopping around to find the one that is right for you. The most superior ways that I have found to get CBD through cannabis is by regularly taking it orally or applying it topically to the skin.

I would just like to add that my life drastically changed for the better when I found cannabis medicines with high CBDs. Thankfully I live in a part of the world that allows me to have safe access to this medicine.

May you have safe access to CBD too.

-TwiceBaked

30 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bobbi Jo on September 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Would love to know a simple way to do my pain control. I got some drops but I think the lack of knowledge at the 2 places I went to was apparent. Are you willing to share what you take , how much and source? I think I need a trip to Seattle!

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    • Hi Bobbi Jo,

      I would love to share. I currently take a dropper-full of high CBD tincture (from Odin Raven’s Apothecary) and apply a lavender cannabis massage oil (from Sativa Valley.) On the days that I need more than that I will layer that with a little vaporizer session as needed and sometimes take another dropper-full of CBD tincture or medicate my lunch with canna oil around noon. I occasionally use a cannabis grapeseed oil in my dinner to get a dose of night time medicine before bed.
      Every day is different though so the amount and frequency of what I take changes. Also, when I have access to raw cannabis my need for any other cannabis medicine drops dramatically, as does my pain. It takes a little experimenting to find out what your body responds to best.
      When you are in Seattle I recommend going to the World Famous Cannabis Farmer’s Market where you can see many different vendors all in one place. I always have better luck finding awesome stuff at the markets. May you find relief for your pain.
      -TwiceBaked

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  2. This is a great aticle! So full of information for helping people understand the helpfulness of the new found CBDs!!! I will share!!!

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  3. The easiest way to get CBDs is by ingesting fresh cannabis. As the plant dries, THC content goes up, CBD content goes down.

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  4. Love this. I am familiar with the ORA products including their body line, as well as Canndibis who make tincture, lollipops, peanut butter, massage oil and CBD capsules as well. Nothing but positive things to say about both.

    CBD is pretty amazing for my internal pain and inflammation. I’m pleased you are helping people onto the path!

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  6. Posted by Nikki Clark on February 18, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I know I will most likely want to respond to this again, once I read it again and do some research. Right now, I am having a difficult time calming my hands and controlling the tears….I pray this is for real….I am slowly dying…I experience most of the above symptoms – along with numerous others. I’m not sure what else, besides my last breath, that my illnesses haven’t stolen or left shattered….
    My daughter works graveyards and often texts me sites – knowing I’m usually lying awake most of the night, while my pain and sleep deprivation duke it out….
    If this is legit – I will spend the rest of my life striving to bring health back to others in any way I can…
    This has brought nourishing tears to feed the seed of hope…

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    • Nikki, Your sincere words melt my heart and remind me why I am writing this blog. Cannabis is amazing for so many ailments without harsh side effects and has forever changed my health and life for the better. I encourage you to try it if you are able to. Love, Hope, and Warmest Hugs to you.
      -TwiceBaked

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    • Posted by preferredduck on February 25, 2014 at 12:43 am

      Please have you and everyone you know email and call your state amd federal reps esp if it helps your proble, s with your health so we all can be healthy if we choose. For the last 3 years since my pain management doc stopped testimg for herb and became an advocate I have felt a million times better. I sleep, I eat, my pain doesnt cause me to throw up anymore but twice a year instead of twice a month or more. I also havent been sick by any infection of the spew anc poo iruses floating around hard lately and I have a 7 year old. My pain level is so much more in comtrol and I dont have to take near as much pain meds as before. Believe it or not the govt has patents on pot being the cure for 25 types of cancer. Why go through all the trouble yet say its bad unless you have a reason which is big pharma and oil dont want it legal because they fear a decline in profits. If the legal stuff for medi al is close by you can drive there jjst obey trafficlaws on the way back. Heck if I had enough people I trust I would fly there and ship edibles like rhe nutella like peanut butter to folks but I would need to have enough to cover my expenses and a little spending cash for me since I could use the same at home because ifs not legal hefe yet for medical even. I think the hemp oil is legal to buy online allover so just look into it amd Im sure it will help you out as it does me and many I knkw for a wide range of things.

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  8. Posted by Cynthia Eley on February 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    How would a person get rid product?

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    • If you are trying to get CBD products in the state of Washington right now, you would need to have a doctor’s medical marijuana recommendation. From there you can find products at collective access points, cannabis farmer’s markets, and from MMJ farmers/patients. Good luck!
      -TwiceBaked

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  9. I’d love to get your oil because I know that the quality and contain the CBD which would be good for my illness I was wondering if this oil can be healthy psoriasis
    .Thank you’re the best I love the CBD this year I bought limbs of your seed, and at Outdoor Mix I hope I succeed

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  13. Posted by Brian white on March 19, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Cbd is amazing I have been dealing with anxiety, torn rotator cup and asthma.I have been taking cheeba chew which contains 50mg of cbd & 2mg of thc it really helps with my shoulder and chest inflammation and over all pain.The pain was so bad in my upper left chest I thought there was something wrong with my heart I would get panic attacks thinking I was having a heart attack since taking cbd on a regulary basis the pain has almost completely gone away

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  14. Posted by Angela Cope on June 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Was wondering if you just ingest the oil on its own or mix it with food? I’m trying this as my last hope for terminal cancer. …I’m a 35 year old mother of 5…..Thank you

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  15. Posted by Kevin on July 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I am looking for an edible or tincture with high CBD content and zero (or extremely extremely low) THC — If Cheeba Chews really are 50mg CBD and only 2mg THC – they would be absolutely perfect.. Does anyone know where I can aquire these in the Seattle/Redmond area or anything of similar CBD/THC ratio in an edible or tincture?

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  16. […] Posted September 14, 2013 by TwiceBaked in Washington in The Healthiest of Habits, Using Medicinal Cannabis. Tagged: anxiety, back pain, cannabis, cbd, chronic pain, health, immune function, inflammation, marijuana, medical marijuana, mmj, scoliosis, seizures. 29 Comments […]

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