191 – The Benefits of Hemp Oil – My Interview with Dr. Cass Ingram

The benefits of hemp are being rediscovered

Dr_Cass_IngramHempThe lowly hemp plant is enjoying new found respect. I am not speaking of marijuana. We are considering it’s cousin hemp. Marijuana is psychoactive, hemp is not. Hemp is a plant that has been used for thousands of years. It has provided fibers, seeds and oil for the use of man for all of those years. It has been less that 100 years since hemp was made illegal and now there is renewed interest in hemp products. Our topic of discussion today is CO2 extracted hemp oil. Hemp oil and extracts are made from the stems and leaves of the non-psychoactive plants.

One of the important compounds in hemp is CBD, cannabidiol. We have discussed this in previous interviews. What you will learn in this interview with Dr. Cass Ingram is that there are at least 60 different cannabinoid compounds in hemp and the most prevalent is beta caryophyllene.

The CO2 extract captures all the key ingredients, including the full spectrum of canabanoids and the all-important, super-potent terpene, beta caryophyllene. It is beta caryophyllene which is nature’s most potent activator of key cellular receptors, known as CB2 receptors. The CB2 receptors are essential for activating a wide range of body functions. Their actions are critical for overall wellness and optimal health. The receptors are located strategically in key organ systems, including the brain, spinal cord, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, heart, spleen, intestines, and lymphatic cells. Upon activation, the receptors aid the body in a vast number of ways, modulating inflammation, boosting immune function, enhancing circulation, stimulating digestion, and improving neurological function.

Dr. Ingram is in the final stages of writing his new book entitled “The Hemp Cure“, due in March of 2016. Here is an excerpt.

“Cannabidiol, one major biologically active compounds in hemp, has been shown in a variety of studies, both human and animal, to combat anxiety tendencies. In one human study the fear of public speaking, of which virtually all people are conscious, was used as a means to generate sensations of anxiety.
The purpose was to compare the effects of a simulation public speaking test on healthy control patients versus anxiety-ridden patients. In some 24 patients half received placebo, while the other half were given a single dose of CBD-rich hemp oil. Another group of 12 performed the speaking challenge without receiving either CBD or placebo. When challenged with public speaking anxiety reactions were monitored through blood pressure, heart rate, and skin conductance, measured at six different time points during the speaking challenge. Pretreatment with CBD had obvious, positive effects. It reduced the anxiety, while also reversing cognitive impairment. The sense of nervousness and discomfort in anticipating public speaking was also reduced. In contrast, the placebo group had higher anxiety and the thinking process was impaired. There was also greater discomfort at thought of such speaking than in the CBD group.” End excerpt.

Here is an excerpt from the National Cancer Institute website: “Cannabinoids are active chemicals in Cannabis that cause drug-like effects throughout the body, including the central nervous system and the immune system. They are also known as phytocannabinoids. The main active cannabinoid in Cannabis is delta-9-THC. Another active cannabinoid is cannabidiol (CBD), which may relieve pain and lower inflammation without causing the “high” of delta-9-THC.

Cannabinoids may be useful in treating the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Other possible effects of cannabinoids include:

Anti-inflammatory activity.
Blocking cell growth.
Preventing the growth of blood vessels that supply tumors.
Antiviral activity.
Relieving muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.” End excerpt.

If you want a product that Dr. Ingram endorses look for HempanolHempanol by North American Herb and Spice. These products are new to the market so you may need to request them from your favorite health food store. It is usually the smaller, independent stores that are interested in innovative products.

About Dr. Cass Ingram
Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written 24 books on natural healing. His research and writing have led to countless nutritional discoveries. Dr. Cass Ingram presents 100’s of health tips and insights in his many books on health, nutrition, and disease prevention. Dr. Ingram is one of North America’s leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts. such as oregano oil. He now travels the world promoting health – the natural way.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jackie Sewap May 26, 2020 at 7:14 am

Can you take pain killers with this..like Tylenol #3s..contains codeine?


2 Steve Lankford May 26, 2020 at 8:03 am

You will need to check with your Doctor. I cannot advise you on medical matters. Good luck and best wishes.


3 David R. Morrow February 28, 2018 at 12:40 am

How long does Hempanol stay in your bloodstream or urine, and can it cause you to fail a standard drug test administered by industry or medical facilities for DOT physicals?…thanks


4 Steve Lankford February 28, 2018 at 9:05 am

You should contact the company with this question. I don’t have the answer. There is concern that someone could fail a drug test using hemp derived products. Because hemp products vary widely you must find out about your particular product. You may want to explore this with your company and those that do the testing. They may have some guidance for you. Good luck.


5 Phil Thom December 10, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Can you take hempanol while taking a statin drug?


6 Steve Lankford December 11, 2016 at 9:27 am

You would have to ask your doctor. Personally I don’t know of any reason that you can’t take the two together.


7 Mike Pike May 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Do you know if Dr. Cass Ingram is tied to the Hempanol product and the company North American Herb and Spice?


8 Steve Lankford May 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

It would be fair to say that Dr. Ingram and North American Herb and Spice are fond of each other. Other than that I do not know any more about the nature of their relationship.


9 Steve Swenson February 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Thank you for an informative article. I cannot find an online retailer of Oregahemp in the US. Do you know of any?
Thank you.


10 Steve Lankford February 14, 2016 at 2:40 pm

The name has changed to Hempanol by North American Herb and Spice. Look for that.


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