CBD Oil and Cancer
Cannabis is the Latin name for hemp, a plant that enjoys special interest because of the psychological and physical effects. Ever since ancient times, it has been a popular herbal remedy for calming, analgesic, antidepressant, sleep-inducing, nausea-suppressing, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and appetite-inducing properties. The best-known cannabis products are marijuana (weed) and hash, but CBD (Cannabidiol) is gaining popularity and people are slowly opening up towards the medicinal properties of hemp.
The active ingredient of Cannabis
The active ingredients of cannabis are the so-called cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. THC is the psychoactive ingredient that makes users high or stoned. CBD mitigates the effects of THC, has an antipsychotic effect and seems to protect against addiction. The ratio between THC and CBD determines the effects and side effects of cannabis.
According to the Dutch Office for Medicinal Cannabis (the government organization responsible for the production of cannabis for medicinal purposes), there are sufficient scientific data that shows that cannabis can be effective to help:
- Pain caused by cancer
- Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and chronic bowel inflammation
- Nausea, loss of appetite, weakening in treatment of cancer and AIDS
- Nausea and vomiting due to medication or radiation in cancer,
- Muscle cramps and muscle twitches in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury
- Prolonged nerve pain, ex. due to damage to a neural pathway, phantom pain, facial pain or chronic pain that persists after healing of shingles
- Tics in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
- Therapy-resistant glaucoma
Can CBD oil cure cancer?
CBD alone can not cure cancer. The active cannabinoids in the cannabis plant are like your internal endocannabinosystemid (ECS). Your body’s endocannabinoids are responsible for keeping your body in balance. When your body is out of balance and in a state of stress, your endocannabinoids work, over time, to correct this imbalance. The endocannabinoids in the cannabis plant enable your body to restore this balance, which is one of the reasons why cannabis works so well for you if you have cancer.
The whole plant is needed when helping to treat cancer, and this includes THC. THC encapsulates the cancer cells and makes them “commit suicide” which then keeps them from mutating and grow. Not every cancer patient want to feel high or stoned for weeks, which is where CBD comes into action. CBD counteracts the feeling of being high or stones so that the patient can actually function in everyday life.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Cancer
As all cancers are different, some can be treated quickly, whereas others take time and cause a lot of discomfort and pain. Cancer not only affects you as an individual but it also your family and friends. It’s crucial to have the best quality of life you possibly can while you’re fighting the disease. Gentle and effective treatments, like cannabis, can contribute to a better quality of life.
The Real CBD have a 60% CBD/CBDa paste available for exactly this purpose. It is available in an easy to dose syringe with a lid. Best stored in the refrigerator for the exact dosage.