Cannabidiol or CBD has become popular among people diagnosed with cancer due to its ability to alleviate cancer symptoms. CBD is one of the 104 chemical compounds that are found in the marijuana plant called Cannabis Sativa. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is found in marijuana and is responsible for giving you the “high,” Cannabis is not psychoactive. This property makes it okay to be used as a medicinal drug for people that are looking for relieve cancer symptoms.
CBD oil is created by extracting it from the cannabis plant and then diluted with a carrier oil such as hemp seed oil or coconut oil. You can use Hemp oil to find relief from the following cancer symptoms:
1. Relieves Anxiety
Cannabis extract helps with anxiety management. Research suggests that CBD oil alters the way the receptors in the brain respond to serotonin, a chemical associated with mental health. Receptors, small proteins linked to your cells are responsible for receiving chemical messages and assisting them in responding to different stimuli.
Another study revealed that a dose of CBD oil, given to animals, relieved anxiety symptoms such as decreased stress, reduced the physiological effects of anxiety, and induced sleep in the event of insomnia.
2. Reduces Pain
CBD oil is known for its pain-relieving effects. The body contains the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a specialized system responsible for regulating several different functions such as pain, immune system response, sleep, and appetite.
The body creates endocannabinoids, neurotransmitters that attach themselves to the cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system.
CBD oil can reduce chronic pain by influencing the activity of the ECS, decreasing inflammation, and engaging with the neurotransmitters. A study done on the effect of CBD oil on reducing pain reported that participants that were given CBD oil for one month experienced a vast improvement in pain, both while resting and moving. It also improved their sleep quality.
3. Other Symptoms of Cancer
CBD oil is also beneficial for treating other symptoms of cancer treatment such as vomiting, nausea, and of course, pain. A study focused on identifying the effects of CBD oil in people experiencing symptoms related to cancer found out that in comparison to pain medication, they found CBD oil to be much more effective in relieving pain.
Cannabis extract may also be effective in reducing symptoms resulting from chemotherapy such as vomiting and nausea. These two symptoms are two of the common cancer symptoms that chemo patients experience.
CBD oil is an excellent alternate treatment option for cancer patients. If you are suffering from cancer or you know someone who is, you can reduce and/or manage its symptoms or even those of chemotherapy’s by taking CBD oil. To be on the safe side, you should always consult with your doctor before starting any treatment.