[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many people are looking for a natural way to help fight cancer that doesn’t come with the side effects of traditional treatments. As CBD continues to rise in popularity, its list of benefits continues to grow. Research already shows that CBD fights cancer symptoms, and it can even be used to beat the disease itself.
Read on to see how CBD can fight cancer and how it might fit into your cancer treatment plan.
CBD and Cancer Symptoms
CBD is useful for treating managing a wide variety of symptoms – or helping to manage the side effects of other treatments.
Here are a few symptoms CBD can help manage and the studies that explain how CBD works as a treatment:
Using CBD for natural pain relief can be a promising alternative or addition to a traditional pharmaceutical regimen.
CBD interacts with serotonin receptors to help reduce nausea caused by many different factors.
CBD can help balance energy levels by helping speed up a sluggish metabolism, improving quality of sleep, and balancing levels of serotonin and dopamine.
Research shows that CBD could be a new therapeutic strategy in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
In addition, CBD has been shown to help balance mood and other mental health conditions. It can be a great help in the extremely emotionally exhausting time of undergoing cancer recovery.
CBD as a Potential Treatment for Cancer
In addition to studies showing that CBD can be a great treatment for a multitude of cancer symptoms, there is evidence to show that CBD can be used to treat the underlying cause of these symptoms – the cancer itself.
Dr. Sean McAllister from the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco has studied cannabinoid compounds for more than 10 years. His studies have focused on finding and developing new therapeutic treatments for cancer.
In 2007, he published the results of his studies, showing how cannabidiol can kill breast cancer cells and destroy malignant tumors. Cannabidiol turns off the expression of the ID-1 gene, which plays a role as a cancer cell conductor.
More recent studies show that THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids can slow growth and even cause the decay and death of certain types of cancer cells growing in lab dishes.
More studies and clinical trials are planned to further test the ability of cannabinoids in treating cancer in humans. While research is still in early stages, using CBD to fight cancer is a possible treatment plan.