How CBD Works  -  How does CBD work for Cancer

CBD and Cancer - New Pathways

How does CBD work with Cancer
None of the statements on this website have been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. A doctor's advise should be sought before using CBD products especially if you have a serious medical condition, use prescription medications, are pregnant, or are nursing a child.

 

What a difference a few years can make.

 

Every year, there are new advances on treatment of cancer.

 

Immunotherapy is all the rage now and shows tremendous potential.

 

Crispr is right around the corner with a paradigm-shift in how we deal with health in general!

 

This includes cancer.

 

We're finding new ways to prevent, offset, and mitigate both cancer and the effects of treatment associated with it.

 

A brand new study showed that the new CAR T immunotherapy that's changing how we treat (and beat) cancer is dependent on gut bacteria!

 

https://www.ajmc.com/focus-of-the-week/effectiveness-of-adoptive-tcell-immunotherapy-may-depend-on-gut-microbiome

 

In this new arsenal, people are researching CBD and its effects for both cancer and the symptoms of cancer treatment.

 

Now...we want to be clear.

 

Make sure to work with your doctor for any treatment.


CBD is not cleared for treatment of cancer by the FDA.

 

We don't want to misinform, give false promises, or cause people to avoid the best treatment.

 

But what does it do?  What does research show?

 

That, we can get in to.

 

We'll dig heavily into the research.

 

There will be much more to come on this front.

 

In you want to jump to the screened CBD brands first, click here:


Buy CBD online

 

Otherwise, we'll get into these areas:

 

Let's get started.

 

A quick look at cancer factors relevant to CBD

 

Before we jump into the research on CBD and cancer, let's evaluate the key points of how it starts and spreads.

 

Cancer is primarily a disease of the genes.

 

Mutations or changes in healthy genes cause an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

 

These cells can spread and quickly outnumber healthy cells.

 

Within our genes, we have mechanisms which are designed to locate these errors and fix them.

 

If that system is overwhelmed or has errors in it, cancer can take hold.

 

This can be the result of genetic errors we have originally or ones acquired over time.

 

The mutations usually derive from one of the three causes:

  • Original genetic mutations
  • Mutations caused a result of normal copying
  • Mutations as a result of outside stress (radiations, chemicals, inflammation, etc)

 

Here's the key point...at some point in our lives, these errors occur in all of us.

 

Luckily, we have mechanisms (written in genes) for finding errors and fixing them.

 

There's even new research showing that our immune system is critical to catching faulty cells early and destroying them.

 

We even have a fail-safe to shut the cell down if they are abnormal.

 

So really, cancer needs four things:

  • Initial mutation errors
  • Ability to escape location and correction
  • Ability to turn off cell death mechanism
  • Ability to spread

 

That's four potential chinks in its armor!

 

There are so many aspects of cancer research (mitochondria, autophagy - eating of cells, apoptosis, etc) that are very interesting but we'll keep it simple for this article on CBD.

 

Researchers just found that autophagy is key to taking out cancer cells early on:

Cancer Autophagy Relationship Turned Upside Down

https://www.genengnews.com/news/cancer-autophagy-relationship-turned-upside-down/

 

 

Guess what system regulates autophagy in the body:

Various studies reported a cannabinoid-induced autophagy mechanism in cancer and non-cancer cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26732541

 

 

Check out how CBD supports mitochondria here.

 

Now, let's stick with what research says about CBD and cancer.

 

This is too important for too many people to go out on limbs not yet tested.

 

CBD and Cancer Research

 

It's important to think of CBD as complementary to your cancer treatment.

 

It's not either or.

 

There's too much at stake and we need more research.

Let's see what we have now.

 

Think again of the four different needs of cancer to thrive:

  • Initial mutation errors
  • Ability to escape location and correction
  • Ability to turn off cell death mechanism
  • Ability to spread

 

We'll look at CBD and cancer research as it pertains to these needs.

 

Ability to spread

 

A cancer is called metastatic if it's prone to spread aggressively.

CBD shows some promise here.

 

First hints here:

CBD is a promising novel therapeutic agent for cancer, and GPR12 has been shown to alter viscoelasticity of metastatic cancer cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28888984

 

It's one mechanism used by cancer to move around the body.

 

It's not just metastasis but a range of cancer behavior:

In addition, antitumorigenic mechanisms of cannabinoids are not restricted to a single molecular cascade but involve multiple effects on various levels of cancer progression such as angiogenesis and metastasis.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27070944

 

This is important...it appears to fight tumors among multiple pathways.

 

Angiogenesis is the ability of cancer cells to build new blood supply in order to spread and grow.  Metastasis is the ability to move around the body.

 

Moreover,

 

There are many kinds of cancers and CBD is starting to be tested with individual types such as this one that primarily hits children:

Treatment with cbd reduced the viability and invasiveness of treated tumour cells in vitro and induced apoptosis (as demonstrated by morphology changes, sub-G1 cell accumulation, and annexin V assay). Moreover, cbd elicited an increase in activated caspase 3 in treated cells and tumour xenografts.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27022310

 

The net net...CBD caused the cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis).  Capase 3 is a substance used by the body to cut up cancer cells for disposal.

 

What about nasty, re-occurring and aggressive brain cancers that didn't respond to traditional treatments and were terminal?

All nine of the subjects showed improvement.

https://www.nature.com/articles/6603236

 

Most interestingly, it doesn't target normal cells.

 

Remember the talk about genes and cancer?

cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid with a low toxicity profile, down-regulated Id-1 gene expression in aggressive human breast cancer cells in culture.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20859676

 

The ID-1 gene has been tied to breast cancer.

 

They went on further to say:

we then show that treatment with CBD significantly reduces primary tumor mass as well as the size and number of lung metastatic foci in two models of metastasis.

 

A study specific to cervical and lung cancer:

Altogether, these findings provide a novel mechanism underlying the anti-invasive action of cannabidiol and imply its use as a therapeutic option for the treatment of highly invasive cancers.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19914218

 

Cancer needs increased blood supply to grow.

 

What does CBD do for this "angiogenesis"?

The non-psychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) effectively inhibits the growth of different types of tumours in vitro and in vivo and down-regulates some pro-angiogenic signals produced by glioma cells.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22624859

 

There are dozens of studies going on to further investigate CBD and Cancer.


Keep in mind that it was basically illegal to study it until recently.

 

What a shame on our government.

 

Let's look at CBD specifically for Cancer.

 

Does CBD help with cancer

 

Cancer doesn't happen in a bubble.


We all are exposed to the countless chemicals and toxins in today's modern world.

 

Some people smoke all their lives and never get cancer.

 

Why do some people have protection and is there a way we can boost that for everyone!

 

Yes.

 

This may be CBD's greatest influence on the body.

 

First, a quick graphic of CBD and cannabinoids are doing in the body:


How does CBD work for cancer

 

You can get more detail at our How CBD Works and Beginners Guide to CBD.

 

What do these systems have to do with cancer?

 

Let's start with a big one.

 

The curse of our modern life is inflammation.

 

You need some inflammation. It's how the body surges needed materials and protection to sites of infection or injury.

There are even studies where ibuprofen can cause irregular tissue rebuilding at site of injuries as it short circuits the inflammatory healing process.

 

Your down time is shorter but the resulting repair is worse!

 

There's no free ride in the universe.

 

We need inflammation but most of our modern diseases are the result of too much inflammation.


The immune system (where inflammation response is governed) is outgunned and acting erratically.

 

Let's look at some of major systems that CBD has been shown to help balance.



Inflammation, CBD, and Cancer

 

What about inflammation and cancer?

 

Let's look at research:

Recent data have expanded the concept that inflammation is a critical component of tumour progression. Many cancers arise from sites of infection, chronic irritation and inflammation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2803035/

 

Once the cancer is started, it might even be hijacking the inflammatory response system to spread:

 

In addition, tumour cells have co-opted some of the signaling molecules of the innate immune system, such as selectins, chemokines and their receptors for invasion, migration and metastasis.

 

The link is a fascinating study.

 

So...what does CBD have do about this?

 

CBD has a strong anti-inflammatory influence.

 

The immune system is one of the main ones (if not THE main one) that is governed by our endocannabinoid system.

 

Many of the positive effects are pointing to balancing this system for their cause:

 

Autoimmune diseases - arthritis, diabetes, dementia, alzheimers, gerd, IBS, and MANY more

 

Chronic inflammation has been directly implicated in the start, growth, and proliferation of cancer!

 

DNA damage itself can result from inflammation in the body:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4300235/

 

More chronic inflammation...more DNA damage...more chance that cancer gets a foothold.

 

What about the other systems CBD helps to regulate.

 

How about hormones!

 

Hormones, CBD, and Cancer

 

It's been known for some time that hormones, if out of balance, can be carcinogenic (cause cancer).

 

Let's look at just one.

 

Estrogen.

 

There are actually 3 kinds of estrogens although your OBGyn will probably never run labs to show the three broken out (DEMAND the Dutch test).

 

One of the estrogens is actually cancer protective (estradiol)!

 

The ratio of metabolites (what estrogen breaks down to) shows your real hormonal risk for cancer.

 

Those synthetic estrogens? Synthetic birth controls?

 

Ummmm...we would run.

 

So many doctors are anti-hormone balancing for older women because they're stuck with faulty information from one doctor in the 90's based on synthetic horse hormones!

 

Millions of women suffer as their progesterone, estrodiol, and testosterone decrease (signals to the body and brain to shut down).

 

Hormones are important for proper cancer avoidance!

 

This may be part of the genetic component for cancer.


COMT gene mutations reduce your ability to remove estrogen in the liver.

 

There are probably 1000's of genes that impact this complicated choreography.

 

CBD and more importantly, the endocannabinoid system is tasked with keeping our endocrine system in balance.

 

Remember all those outside chemicals we talked about?


Even worst than DDT and glyphosate (Round Up found in almost everyone's blood), are the endocrine disruptors!

 

Chemicals that mimic, block, or interfere with estrogen and other hormones in our bodies.

 

Very common in almost all:

  • Sunblocks
  • Cosmetics and Skin care products
  • Additives for lifestock feed
  • Plastics
  • Chemicals used in food; food container linings (BPA), etc

 

Good luck keeping up with the chemists, endocannabinoid system!

 

You're going to lose against 10's of 1000's of chemicals allowed in our products and over 13,000 found in cosmetics alone!

 

CBD is one way we can help the body offset the effects of the chemical soup we live in.

 

CBD also aids in the removal of these toxins from our body!

 

A new study showed that the endocannabinoid is tasked with taking toxins across the gut lining and out of the body.

 

Otherwise, they build up there!

 

That can't be good. Source of inflammation!

 

We've talked about specifics of CBD and cancer.

We've talked about general system interventions of CBD and cancer.

 

Let's look at side effects of CBD.

 

We'll also cover CBD to help with side effects of cancer treatment!

 

CBD and cancer treatment side effects

 

First, let's look at the side effects of CBD by itself.

 

The most common side effects noted are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness

 

These are generally moderate and at higher doses.

 

They tend to accompany other more serious health issues and/or medications.

 

Make sure to check with your doctor if you take medications.

 

CBD has shown a constant track record of strong safety throughout the studies.

 

There's another aspect in terms of cancer though.

 

CBD for the terrible side effects of cancer treatment!

 

Many people with cancer actually take CBD to help with the side effects from chemo, radiation, and other cancer medications.

These can include:

  • Nausea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Inflammation
  • Pain

 

These are top reasons for which people take CBD.

 

You can check out their individuals pages here but the net net...

 

Radiation and chemo create a tremendous amount of inflammation and toxins.

  • CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory that helps to remove toxins from the body.
  • CBD has shown promise with neuropathy which can be a painful side effect of even the new immunotherapy treatments.

 

Make sure to work with your doctor for any supplement like CBD.

 

CBD safety and cancer

 

We're trying to beat cancer.

We want to make sure not to do anything else to the body during this ordeal.

 

CBD has a great safety profile but we want the best quality and purity:

  • Free of solvents
  • Free of pesticides - organically grown
  • Free of heavy metals
  • Free of bacteria and mold
  • Free of other contaminants

 

The companies screened here have supporting 3rd party testing results (which we publish).

That's the first agenda item.


Then there's the safety of CBD itself.

 

You can check out the main CBD safety page but throughout all the research papers above, you'll see mention of a good safety profile.

 

That's consistent across the research.

 

What dosage of CBD for cancer

 

This gets a little tricky.

 

We'll provide the general guidelines first:

 

CBD dosage help

 

The research has tested between 300-600mg for serious issues like cancer.

 

There are reports up to 1500mg but each person's chemistry is different.

 

The advice is always to start lower and work up while watching your body's tolerance.

 

Isolate (just CBD) might be cleaner and easier for the body to handle since it's already under a tremendous stress.

 

Full spectrum may have some beneficial uses but a good percentage of the population has histamine issues and may react to all the other natural "plant" material in full spectrum.

 

CBD Isolate may work best here to avoid any further inflammation.  Learn about CBD and Histamine response here.

 

How does CBD kill cancer

 

Looking at the research in prior sections, CBD appears to kill cancer in a few ways.

  • Reduce inflammation systemically so cancer doesn't start and spread
  • Help balance hormones
  • Impede cancer's ability to spread through the body
  • Impede cancer's ability to create new blood supply
  • Attack the actual cancer cells themselves
  • Helps removes toxins from the body

 

CBD is not the only endocannabinoid which has positives effects on killing cancer.

 

More research is needed there but CBD has a strong safety profile and is not psychoactive.

 

How long does it take for CBD to work

 

The typical delivery for cancer is with CBD oil drops.

 

This is also the best value long-term.

 

You can investigate the brands and rates here for CBD drops.

 

CBD oil can begin to help with symptoms and issues in 20-30 minutes generally.

 

The effects of CBD are thought to be cumulative and single doses have shown effects up to 7 days!

 

Test with your body to see where your threshold is.

 

There are no reported overdoses on CBD ever!

 

Look for stomach issues first as an indication that you body needs to aclimate to CBD.

CBD oil Cancer treatment testimonials

 

We're creating a massive list of CBD reviews, results, and testimonials.

 

Cancer is such a scary issue for many people.

 

Your feedback can really help others during this time!

 

Please leave your CBD and cancer feedback here and we will post anonymously.

 

Best CBD oil for cancer

 

CBD oil is the best option longer term due to cost and effectiveness.

 

Check out the "Best of" list for CBD oil here:



Buy CBD online

 

We have to be able to afford CBD long term.

 

You know why??

 

Because this is going to be long-term and cancer's going down!

 

Also check out a B complex with methylated B6 and B12, Magnesium, NAD, and learn learn learn.

 

We have to be our own advocates in today's medical world.

Peace to you and be well!

 

Shop and Compare CBD Oils here for brands with 3rd party testing

 

 Email us your CBD story for others to learn

 


 

Start with Research 

Start Healing TODAY

pharmaxtracts CBD reviews
bluebird CBD reviews
elixinol CBD oil reviews
cw hemp cbd oil reviews

Endoca CBD reviews   and more!

Dozens of Brands
Safety Screened
SUCCESSFULLY
INFORMED
Dozens of Brands
Safety Screened

from SG

"I was lost...there's so many CBD products out there.  Thank you for making this all make sense!"

from CW

"I literally lay down and I'm out.  I wake one to use the bathroom and them I'm out again til morning.  I almost NEVER am able to sleep like that!  It's pretty awesome"

from AN

"I feel like my body is oddly more flexible in the gym if that makes sense.  I do notice that I sleep deeper."

from AJ

"CBD is the only way I get through the night.  It's been a life-saver for me.  Thank you for the research!"

SEE Statement at bottom regarding FDA notification and legal statement on claims

from AG

"I love the comparison!  It's impossible to figure out what's being offered and for how much.  Thank you so much!  I'll make sure to send my CBD story to you!"

from CH

"I had no idea how important the lab results were with CBD.  I won't touch it without first seeing what's in there now."

from JJ

"I was spending sooo much energy fighting off negative thoughts before CBD.  I have so much more energy now."

from EF

"Thank you so much for your marvelous work.  I've told all my family members to check out the how it works page.  Simple enough for even me to understand!"

SUCCESSFULLY
INFORMED  
customer reviews of CBD online review