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CBD and Breast Cancer

The world of Cannabidiol (CBD) and how it relates to healing of illnesses is at the forefront of continuous research. When it comes to cancer, researchers and advocates hope that more understanding and legalization will lead to life changing health results.

Currently, CBD may help people with cancer manage some symptoms of the disease as well as side effects of treatment. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation can produce a multitude of side effects, such as nausea and loss of appetite, which can lead to weight loss.

CBD has been proven effective in aiding and limiting these side effects. CBD also has anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties that can aid in the stress and anxiety experienced by patients in treatment.

As of now there is no FDA approved CBD product for treating cancer. However, there are two marijuana-based drugs have been approved to treat nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy. Dronabinol (Marinol) comes in capsule form and contains THC. Nabilone (Cesamet) is an oral synthetic cannabinoid that acts similar to THC.

If you’re considering using medical marijuana, talk to us. Learn about how and what would be beneficial. The cure may not be here yet but there is more to the cancer battle that can be positively impacted by medical marijuana and knowledge of good practices.

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WHAT IS CBD?

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a natural occurring molecule compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD is only one, of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and create its robust therapeutic profile.

CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and doesn’t cause the “high” associated with marijuana. THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound that creates the “high” that is typically associated with the plants use history. These two are the most notable and studied cannabinoid compounds of the plant but every variety of the cannabis family produces cannabinoids, including hemp.

HOW IT WORKS

The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own and has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are mostly in the peripheral organs and associated with the immune system. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system. Discovery of this system has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. 

CBD and THC impact us by mimicking and augmenting these compounds in our bodies. They match, enhance and heal dysfunction of endocannabinoid system.

OPTIMIZING USE

Figuring out how to optimize the therapeutic use of cannabis is the driving force behind the debates, research and hype surrounding medical marijuana that’s been unfolding in recent years. It’s no longer a matter of debating whether cannabis has merit as an herbal medication – today the key challenge is discerning how to utilize cannabis for maximum therapeutic benefit.

Most health professionals know little and are still learning about CBD and cannabis therapeutics. Most lack a sufficient expertise to adequately counsel patients on use, dosage, risk and benefits. Luckily there are a few medical professionals who are filling the gap and leading the charge to focus on CBD therapeutics. 

Find your answers and a consultant with Cannaleaf Health

 

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