In medical terminology cancer is defined as the abnormal growth of cells within the human body. These cancerous cells develop self-sufficient tendency that enables them to grow limitlessly and thus prove fatal for the patient. At present, treating cancer that has metastasized to different body organs is not possible. But oncologists have developed ways to minimize the abnormal growth of these cancerous cells through chemotherapy and radiation therapy if the diagnosis is made early enough. However, these treatments also take a toll on the patient’s health through serious side-effects.
There are several medications available to counter the effects of chemotherapy or cancer treatment, and researchers are continually working on finding formulations to improve patients’ quality of life and treatment. Among the many chemicals and compounds, natural cannabis oils have caught the attention of many researchers.
Cannabis oils, extracted from marijuana and hemp, are known to have medicinal properties and have been used since ancient times. The oil contains chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that have shown the ability to cure cancer. However, researchers have been working on these compounds to find out why.
The most effective cannabinoid in question is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Here is why THC oil is able to cure cancer without side effects while medicines fail:
- Cancer cell growth rate: while carrying out experiments in laboratories, scientists have reported that the THC has reduced the growth of some types of cancer cells. Moreover, studies of several animals have also indicated a reduction in the spread of cancer cells.
- Pain management: One of the main reasons THC is thought to be a suitable medication for cancer is that it helps in relieving pain during cancer. THC acts as an antioxidant and reduces the number of cytokines and interleukins that are active agents of inflammation, thus alleviating the pain caused by chemotherapy.
- Anti-nausea: THC has reported having an anti-emetic and anti-nausea property in cancer patients. This statement is further supported by the fact that several synthetic cannabinoids have been approved as medications to treat nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy. However, again, the results are still under discussion.
- Neuronal symptoms: THC oil is also known to be used as a treatment for neuropathy, depression, fatigue, anxiety and even insomnia. Controlled use can help in managing these symptoms, especially in cancer patients.
The research on THC oil in cancer treatment has come back over and over again with the findings that the combination of THC and CBD is effective at treating lung and other types of cancer. Because THC is extracted from marijuana and hemp, there are risks of psychoactivity, i.e. hallucination, dizziness etc. in the patients. For this reason, the government of the US and the European Union has approved medications, containing pharmaceutical and synthetic THC.
CBD International’s M-Series line of cannabis oils are recognized as ground-breaking cancer treatments. A careful THC and CBD formulation helps to destroy cancer cells, and helps reduce pain and inflammation.