“You have Cancer” is one of the most dreaded utterances that patients want to hear from their doctors. This phrase is often accompanied by “you have less than 6 months to live unless you undergo radiation or chemotherapy”
If you are suffering from cancer or you know someone that is suffering from cancer then you might want to consider the use of cannabis oil for your treatment. Now this is not some form of magical treatment that promises to get rid of your illness in flash. Original medicines do not work that way.
Since around 2010, there has been an increase in the use of CBD for cases of cancer. If you are looking to find an alternative medicine for cancer or are just in need of basic CBD information then you are in the right place. This blog post give a preview of how it can help using CBD for cancer patients.
Basic Introduction to CBD
Like how most basic introductions go, we are going to start with the origin of CBD. Cannabis oil or CBD oil (as it is referred to mostly in this article) is one of the many cannabinoids that can be gotten from the Cannabis (including Hemp or Marijuana) plant.
History has shown that the cannabis plant was first native to Central Asia where it was used as a mental stimulating drug. Since then the plant has travelled round the world and has become a worldwide phenomenon.
CBD can be taken in different forms. The CBD can be vaporized in vapes and then inhaled, ingested orally as a tablet or tincture, applied directly to the skin or used as a supplement. When mixed with creams and applied directly to the skin, CBD has been used for acne and other skin conditions.
CBD has also been used for other medical conditions like asthma, chronic pain, depression, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, diabetes, and of course for the purpose of this article: CBD for cancer.
How Cancer is Formed
Your body is full of an uncountable number of cells as well know. For life to go on, these cells multiply and split to give way to new cells or tissues. For a cell to survive, the DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid) and proteins need to be present. The cell’s ability to create new tissues is coordinated by genes called Oncogenes. The body also has genes that inhibit the growing of genes called tumor suppression genes.
Cancer happens when one of these genes start to malfunction. It could be that the Oncogenes continued to create more cells when it should not or that the tumor suppression genes cut short the creation of new cells in the body.
Before becoming a tumor, cancer actually takes a couple of other stages – at least four stages. The first stage is where the cells begin to divide without any suppression. This increases the normal amount of cells that are meant to be in the body at a particular time.
In the next stage, these cancer cells become contorted likely because there are simply too many cells in the body at a time. This is what creates a tumor. The tumor then continues to grow bigger and then now start to destroy the normal cells that are surrounding it. This tumor eventually gets into the blood stream and the starts the whole process again.
CBD and Cancer
Study has shown that when mixed with THC, CBD can actually reduce the growth of cancer cells and in some cases even kill it entirely. This death of the cancer cells is caused mainly by the increase in ceramide synthesis that occurs when THC connects with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Since normal body cells do not produce ceramide, they do not die when exposed to CBD or THC.
Research work that has been carried out on animals with cancerous cells has proven to be very successful. CBD is also very effective when treating the side effects that might be associated with cancer. Cancer patients are known to experience pain after some kind of cancer treatment. They can be relieved of this pain with the use of CBD for cancer.
CBD can also contribute to the way that cells grow and interact with other thanks to its anti-inflammatory effect. All the research however does not show that CBD can be used to cure cancer. Instead these research point to the fact that CBD have the ability to control how cells multiply.Wouldn't it be nice to treat #Cancer without side effects… Click To Tweet
An interesting prospect with the use of CBD for treating cancer is the ability of cannabinoids to target cancer cells and cause no harm to the healthy cells.
Side Effects of CBD for Cancer
CBD offer little or no side effects when compared with other medicines that people use and also considering the many benefits that it offers. Most of the cases where the patient experienced any side effects are when CBD is mixed with other medicines or drugs.
There could also be side effects when taking a large dose of CBD, especially if it is your first time of using the medication. The side effects could include stomach upset and red eyes.
Contrary to the popular opinion that CBD would make patients ‘high’ because it is made from cannabis plant, CBD actually does not contain any psychoactive properties. This means that you can keep taking in CBD products without the risk of getting high. THC is responsible for that feeling of high.
The effects of THC can even be counteracted when paired with CBD.
More and more research is sure to be carried out to fully comprehend the effects that CBD has on cancer, with the hope that it would finally provide a cure for the dreadful disease. Right now, CBD can offer cancer patients with an alternative method of a supportive supplement and in the future hopefully replacement for mainstream treatment.
So if you are looking to go a different route and ditch chemotherapy along with the sad side effects that come along with it, then you should definitely try out CBD for cancer along with any other treatments you undertake. Make sure that you get quality CBD products so that you can experience the best results.