Posted on Oct 15, 2018, 7 p.m.
It’s common knowledge that cannabis as a whole was a major casualty in the war on drugs even though it has been used as textile and medicine for thousands of years. It used to be prescribed by doctors commonly as well, it wasn’t always this way. But times are changing for the better.
Scientists have made a significant discovery about a special oil made from cannabis that may be one of the most powerful natural cancer fighter on the planet: CBD. Cannabidiol is just one of hundreds of active compounds that can be found within the cannabis plant.
Unlike THC which is the chemical that causes people to become high, most modern CBD oils have no THC in them, meaning they will not have any mind altering effects. One can take a bath in CBD oil, while drinking a CBD smoothie, smoking a CBD cigarette, wearing a CBD facial mask, followed by a CBD chocolate and still have their full wits about them.
Within every cell in the body a system of factors regulate life and death of the cell. The compound acting as a switch for life or death is called ceramide. If the levels of ceramide are too high the cell will die which is called apoptosis, if levels are low the cell is strong and active. Cancer cells have CB1 and CB2 receptors that can cause levels of ceramide to rise when CBDs attach to those receptors. After taking CBD oil it travels through the blood and attaches to these cancer cell receptors and causes them to produce more ceramide which in turns kills the cancer cell. Normal cells do not behave the same as cancer cells, meaning that CBD will have no effect on them: CBDs will specifically target cancer cells and leave healthy cells alone.
There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of CBDs with cancer that have found it to be safe and nontoxic. CBDs increase the death of cancer cells, keeps the cancer cells from spreading, and cuts off the cancer cell’s energy supply. CBD oils need to be taken at a steady rate over a period of time to keep pressure on the cancer cells to gain the most benefits, naturally without toxic effects or chemicals.
THC can often work in conjunction with CBDs to activate and enhance the effectiveness of CBDs at healing through the endocannabinoid system and instigating apoptosis. Science has confirmed that both THC and CBD will induce apoptosis, impressive effects can occur when hundreds of phytonutrients present within a single cannabis plant work synergistically against cancer. Cannabis also contains a phytonutrients called terpenes which have also been proven to affect cancer cell death. Cannabis actually contains too many phytonutrients that may contribute to the overall effect at inducing apoptosis. Science has come a long way to gaining understandings regarding the process, but there is still a long way to go with all of the mechanisms at play. One thing is for certain, more and more research is showing the ability of cannabis to affect apoptosis in dozens of types of cancer, and may even be possible to reverse the progression of cancer tumors at different stages of development.
CBDs have been proven to be effective against cancer in many ways from reinforcing the endocannabinoid system to cutting inflammation and reducing pain to boosting the immune system. CBD oil has been recognized and is legal in most states within the USA now, doctors are becoming increasingly more comfortable with recommending its use. Talk to your doctor about CBDs to find out how to get them in your state.
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