Cannabis or popularly known as marijuana is one of the controlled substances in the world. For many decades it has gotten a bad reputation and everyone is made believe that it is a harmful substance and that you need to stay away from it. Further studies were made to showcase the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Cannabis oil including the seeds and the plant itself can actually help in the treatment and management of a variety of ailments such as arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and even cancer.
For many decades of prohibiting the use of cannabis, the states are now acknowledging the importance and significance of cannabis in the medical community. The oil of cannabis is tested and proven effective in fighting cancer cells. Many medical professionals and scientific experts strongly believed that it can be a perfect alternative to chemotherapy and other cancer treatment modalities.
What makes cannabis effective in treating and managing cancer?
Cannabis oil contains THC which connects to CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the cancer cells. The fusion of the THC to the cancel cell receptors leads to the influx of ceramide synthesis leading to the death of the cancer cells. With chemotherapy, cancer cells can die too. What made cannabis oil a better option is that the oil of cannabis targets only the cancer cells. It does not cause harm to the surrounding healthy tissues. As we all know, one of the harmful effects of chemotherapy is it adversely affects not just the cancer cells but the healthy cells too. Another important thing to keep in mind is that healthy cells do not produce ceramide when exposed to THC. What made the cancer cells die a natural death is a shift in the mitochondria. The cancer cells will be deprived of the energy source leading to death.
With the expensive cost of chemotherapy and other forms of cancer treatment, it is just worthwhile to consider using cannabis oil. If you want to know the benefits of cannabis, then it is a must to consult a naturopathic doctor. Do not use it without medical supervision as cannabis is still a controlled substance.