According to The Emperor of all Maladies Siddhartha Mukerjee saw that there were a few diseases that strike fear like cancer does. With billions being spent to help recue the cancer rates, and various treatments that are rough to go through, some people want to find something that is effective, and helpful.
There is one that’s started to sweep the world and that is cannabis. There is preclinical research which says that some cannabinoids, including CBD, may have anticancer and also reduce s the tumors in some people.
But how does that translate to the human body, which is a more complex and dynamic sort of place.
In a review, some researchers located in Bulgaria found that there are anticancer effects with CBD products, and there was a tentative map which showed that the CBD could help and support typical cancer forms of treatments.
The studies does dive into the effects of this, and also how it can work on different cancer cells. It also looked into how combined with drugs, this may offer a synergy that’s good and offers potential outcomes for many people too.
How does This Target cancer
This is because of the cannabinoids made by the body and the cannabinoids within the plant that play a role in controlling the pathways which affect cancer. This can affect how the cells grow, spread, or even migrate.
The use of this is controversial since it can have some psychoactive effects. But CBD is definitely an alternative since it doesn’t have THC within it like the other products, and it has similar compounds.
It has been found that this does reduce the progression and growth of tumors in different areas. Breast, colon, and lung cancer all showcase this.
According to Dr. Dustin Sulak, who is an integrative position and the founder of Healer.com, he’s discovered that through a lot of animal and cell experiments, there is a lot of evidence that provides the direct anticancer effects of such.
CBD does rarely cause these effects, and instead offers relief in a lot of cases that are useful as a sort of addition to THC in a lot of cases.
Researchers are also digging into whether or not this works with some drugs used for chemotherapy, and how by using this, you can transition to better treatments for cancer patients.
CBD and Cancer
According to that 2020 Bulgarian review that we mentioned earlier, the team did find some evidence that showed that there is some benefit to using CBD in certain types of cancers.
Here is what we’ve found in the most common types of diseases.
For breast cancer, there was an inhibitory effect on these tumor cells, specifically those that are in the MCF-7 cell line, which is used to help research the cancer treatment drugs. The researchers that found that the CBD offers a more powerful means to halt the spread of these cancer cells compared to cannabinoids of similar types.
For lung cancer, there was research that was found back in 2012 that discovered that CBD offered a mechanism that reduced the spread of tumors in lung cancer. It also shows that CBD does encourage death to the cancer cells, specifically lung tumors.
Finally, for prostate cancer, there were different experiments, but it showed that the CBD does decrease the androgen expression receptors, which does influence the progression and even the creation of prostate cancer. The inhibition of these receptors may delay the progression too.
It can help, but there I still research to be done on this too.