Relieving Cancer Symptoms With CBD
As the legalization of medicinal and recreational cannabis sweeps across the country, the stigma surrounding the plant is reforming in a manner in which those who were previously against it and are now viewing it in a different light. Through the legalization of cannabis, the truths regarding all of its therapeutic properties are beginning to emerge and spread amongst the masses.
CBD (Cannabidiol) is the compound that provides many of the therapeutic benefits that those suffering from ailments use to relieve their discomfort. While it is too early to validate any of the claims regarding the benefits around using CBD to treat cancer, many who are going through treatment are raving about the relief they receive using CBD oils and topicals.
CBD is unlike its relative THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), due to the fact that CBD is non-psychoactive and derives from hemp, as opposed to marijuana. What it lacks in its psychoactive abilities it makes up for in its therapeutic properties.
While there is some evidence that suggests that CBD can help relieve some discomfort stemming from the symptoms of cancer, the evidence in regard to the degree of relief it provides isn’t conclusive. The ways in which CBD is suggested to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with cancer include:
- Combating The Spread of Cancer– Some studies have found that CBD can help combat the development and spread of cancerous tumors, by deactivating the Id-1 gene connected with the promotion of cancerous cell growth.
- Relieving Pain– Cancer treatment can leave the body in an achy, painful state. CBD oil can be effective in alleviating some of the pain associated with infusions and tumor growth. For those being treated via radiation, CBD cream before and after a session can assist in preventing and treating dermal burns stemming from radiation therapy.
- Increasing Appetite– Cancer treatment is often accompanied by a loss of appetite and can have profound physical effects such as weight loss and low energy. CBD can help stimulate appetite, by binding with cannabinoid receptors in the body.
- Assists with Depression & Anxiety– Cancer treatment can cause a great deal of stress for patients, which in turn can affect their morale, putting them in a depressive state. There is evidence that suggests CBD possesses therapeutic properties that can help stabilize the mood and relax the body of patients.
Many cancer patients find CBD to be a smart alternative to many over the counter and prescription medications. With CBD oil and topicals, the side effects are minimal and range from slight drowsiness to dry mouth. The side effects of prescription medication include addiction (a side effect of opiates used to treat pain), liver & kidney problems and others.
Unfortunately, cancer happens to be a reality in the world in which we live, and the available treatments to fight the disease can take a toll on the bodies of those afflicted. At least we can take some comfort in knowing that new options are developing that can help treat the symptoms of cancer like pain, nausea, depression, anxiety and skin irritations.
TerraVida provides a host of CBD solutions such as CBD oil and before and after radiation cream, to help alleviate some of the discomfort deriving from cancer symptoms. To learn more about our third-party tested, GMP Certified CBD products, visit us at TerraVida today.
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