Cannabis and Cancer have a long history together, although many cancer patients have had no interests in using cannabis in fear of other side effects and getting high. Nowadays, with the rise in popularity in CBD, using cannabis to aid in treating cancer is becoming less of a joke.
Cancer patients in the past have opted away from using cannabis, because they would view it as a recreational party drug. Most believing it wasn't for them and that they had no interest in becoming intoxicated. Other patients fear the psychoactive elements of cannabis use. All of the above problems are now fading away due to the introduction of CBD products.
Patients can now safely explore the healing properties that cannabis has to offer without worrying about getting high, experiencing anxiety, or getting their door busted in by the DEA.
So, how can the use of CBD benefit cancer patients?
Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body. Because of their rapid growth, cancer cells ignore the process of apoptosis (programmed cell death). This abnormal growth of undying cells will eventually form into tumors, which will cause a multitude of problems for the body. Cannabinoids which are present in CBD products help reduce the spread of cancer by binding to the receptors in the endocannabinoid system, signaling them that something is wrong. This activates the antitumorigenic warning of our body causing it to take action preventing the further spread of cancer cells and preventing the growth of tumors.
Introducing CBD use into a cancer patient's daily routine doesn’t only boast possible physical benefits, it can also bring upon a slew of mental health benefits. It’s obvious that being a cancer patient isn't easy as it can bring upon a profound amount of stress. And in such conditions, it isn't difficult to succumb to depression. CBD can be very useful for motivating and calming patients through its terpenes. A notable terpene contained in CBD is Linalool, which is known for alleviating high levels of stress and anxiety.
Cancer patients who have no interest in smoking CBD have plenty of other healthy options for consummation. ATLRx provides a multitude of treatment options through CBD tinctures, topicals, and edibles.