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Mar 15, 2020 10:48AM
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Is cannabis oil effective at increasing appetite and alleviating pain in cancer patients? Yes.
But will it actually cause cancer to regress? No.
In fact the different elements are supposed to be better suited to different cancers, for instance CBD is thought to be more beneficial for breast cancer. Obviously there is no real evidence to go on but personally I'm a believer and feel that the oils have helped me cope with chemo if nothing else.
It is true there are stories out there about cannabis curing cancer but there is a world of difference between cannabis killing a few cancer cells in a glass dish in a lab to having a proven drug derived from it, that has been designed through trials and is safe to be used internally.
A 2018 review published in Cancer Medicine, a Wiley journal, emphasized that a range of studies on CBD has demonstrated its anti-cancer applications. CBD has been shown to reduce the viability of cancer cells in neuroblastoma, glioblastoma, melanoma, leukemia, colon, breast, lung, and prostate cancer in animal and in vitro models. The authors of the review proposed that CBD may induce cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells via indirect activation of the CB2 receptor.
Several studies have investigated the therapeutic potential of CBD for the treatment of breast cancer. One 2006 study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found that CBD was one of the most potent inhibitors of breast tumor cell growth in a panel of five cannabinoids tested on rats and mice.
These are just a few studies addressing the potential of cannabinoids to help treat cancer. Still, it's far too soon to say that CBD is a safe and effective treatment for cancer in humans. CBD shouldn't be considered a substitute for other cancer treatment.
In short, cannabis oil can be an amazing supplement to help cancer patients, but it is NOT a treatment or cure.
I'm a big fan of Full Spectrum CBD Oil. All full-spectrum CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC.
Full-spectrum CBD products contain a full range of cannabinoids. When the cannabinoids are extracted from hemp, the entire extract is made into a consumable product, meaning that you are getting a healthy dose of all the cannabinoids that were in the plant.
It used to be believed that isolated CBD was more effective than full-spectrum, but now the opposite is the case; most now agree that full-spectrum CBD is the preferred option because of something called the "entourage effect". This phenomenon refers to the way in which cannabinoids work together to become more effective. A study in 2005, conducted in Jerusalem, found that test subjects given full-spectrum CBD experienced heightened relief compared to those who received a CBD isolate. Generally, users prefer to use a full-spectrum CBD in order to improve their general well-being.This does not make CBD isolates redundant, though.