Updated: Oct 7, 2021
A lot of research has been carried out on how CBD can help with cancer. Even though initial studies have shown that CBD can have quite an effect on the cancerous cells get these are still not conclusive. Until now we cannot prove if CBD can help in the cure or prevention of cancer but certainly it can help in managing the painful symptoms of the disease. It should be noted that CBD and THC are both quite different from each other in their effect on the body. Here is how they may help the patients suffering from cancer.
CBD as a complementary therapy
Many preliminary studies suggest that CBD could be an effective complementary therapy for different types of cancer. It can help the patients in various ways such as:
People suffering from cancer usually suffer from intense nausea and loss of appetite which affects their overall health. The antiemetic properties of CBD can help in reducing nausea and stimulating appetite to maintain a healthy balance in the body.
Cancer and its various treatment method can cause chronic pain due to nerve injury pressure on internal organs and inflammation. During severe pain the body becomes resistant to opioids which are by far the most powerful pain relief medications. CBD in directly interacts with the CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system and help it regulate pain sensation.
CBD is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce the production of inflammatory markers such as cytokines in the blood. An increased level of inflammatory markers in the blood can decrease the healing process which affects the overall health of a cancer patient. This property can help in speeding up the healing process of the body so it fights off the cancerous cells before it can spread.
CBD is an implausible exogenous cannabinoid that is quite helpful for a long list of health issues including cancer. Even though we need a lot of solid research about the exact effect of CBD on cancerous cell but it is an excellent complementary therapy because it can help in reducing the symptoms and boosts overall stability by reducing uneasiness and discomfort caused by the negative changes in the body.