5 Ways CBD Can Help in Cancer Treatment Therapy

We are living in an exciting time for cancer treatment. For decades, chemotherapy has been the primary go-to option to fight cancer. However, recent research shows that cannabis and its active compounds can be another weapon against this disease. 

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has the potential as an anticancer agent. This is due to its ability to target specific cell receptors (endocannabinoid receptors) in the body. These receptors play a role in non-cancerous cells growing and dividing. The presence of these receptors in cancer cells makes them a perfect target for CBD.

As an isolated compound, CBD is non-toxic and has been proven to have many beneficial properties. Scientists have been conducting numerous studies to determine how this natural lipid can be used as an alternative treatment for cancer patients.

 CBD works on several pathways that are related to cancer growth, and it also helps with pain and nausea management. Here are five ways that CBD is being used as a treatment for various types of cancer:

Can help fight cancer symptoms

As an isolated compound, CBD can target and destroy cancer cells directly. This is because cancer cells have a higher rate of lipid absorption, and CBD has a stronger affinity to bind to lipid-based receptors than its host cells. 

This can be highly beneficial when used in combination with certain chemotherapy drugs that are lipid-soluble as well. For example, in one study, researchers examined the effects of CBD as a single agent and in combination with carboplatin, a chemotherapy drug. 

They found that CBD could reduce the growth of lung cancer cells, both on its own and in combination with carboplatin. Additionally, a laboratory study examined the effects of CBD on the viability of various human cancer cell lines.

 The researchers found that CBD had a potent anticancer effect against several human cancers. These results indicate that CBD may be a safe and effective treatment for many cancers. However, more research is needed to determine CBD’s potential clinical applications for cancer patients.

Helping with pain management

CBD has also been shown to have analgesic properties that can help with pain management. In one study, researchers examined the effects of CBD on chronic pain in humans. The researchers found that CBD administration was associated with significantly reduced pain and improved quality of life. 

CBD has also been shown to reduce inflammation and neuropathic pain, which is pain associated with nerve damage. CBD works to reduce pain in a variety of ways. It has been shown to activate receptors in the brain that reduce pain and increase the level of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that has been shown to reduce pain.

There are several CBD products that can be used in pain management, including Tinctures, CBD gummies, CBD oil, CBD gummies and edibles, among others.

Helping with nausea during chemotherapy

CBD for treating nausea and vomiting has been studied in animal and human models. The results of these studies indicate that CBD has potent anti-nausea and anti-vomiting properties. 

In one study, researchers examined the effects of CBD on chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in rats. They found that CBD administration significantly reduced the rats’ nausea and vomiting by about 86%.

 In another study, researchers examined the effects of CBD on nausea and vomiting in human patients who received chemotherapy. The results showed that CBD administration reduced the patients’ nausea and vomiting by about 50%. 

CBD has also been shown to reduce anticipatory nausea, which patients experience when they know they will soon receive chemotherapy.

Halting the growth of tumor cells

Researchers have also examined the effect of CBD on the growth of tumor cells. One study examined the effect of CBD on breast cancer cells in mice. The researchers found that CBD administration caused the growth of breast cancer cells to slow down and stop. 

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CBD has also been shown to reduce the growth of brain tumor cells in rats. In addition, studies have shown that CBD may reduce the growth of other cancer cells, such as prostate and lung cancer cells.

CBD can halt tumor growth by inhibiting an enzyme called cytochrome P-450. Cytochrome P-450 is involved in metabolizing certain compounds in the body and the growth and proliferation of cancer cells. By inhibiting the action of cytochrome P-450, CBD can halt the growth of cancer cells.

Might help with the patient’s quality of life

CBD has many benefits for cancer patients. It has been shown to reduce pain, nausea, and vomiting, improve mood, and promote better sleep. These effects can help improve the patient’s quality of life. Moreover, CBD can also help reduce anxiety and mood disorders in patients with cancer. These can be helpful for patients who are going through a difficult time and are struggling with stress, anxiety, and other mood disorders. 

Additionally, CBD can promote better cognitive function in patients with cancer, which can help them with daily tasks. It can also help people with cancer deal with the financial impact of their disease by reducing the out-of-pocket costs of cancer treatments and improving insurance coverage for patients.

Conclusion

The word “Cancer” is something that we don’t want to hear about. It has a negative connotation, and to be diagnosed with cancer today is not easy. Several treatment methods are available for cancer patients, but all of them have their side effects. While several conventional treatments are available for cancer patients, the rise in studies on cannabis and its potential benefits has led many to believe that it could also be used as a treatment method. We hope that more studies into CBD will help bring the cancer menace to an end.

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