CBD oil is something that is marketed as a miracle cure for a number of conditions, and with good reason. It is a powerful substance derived from hemp or the cannabis plant. CBD oil for cancer is purified cannabidiol, one of the more well-known cannabinoids from the plant. Unlike THC, one of the other cannabinoids, CBD is not psychoactive. This means that it is something that can be used on a day to day basis for recovery, without worry that you will get “high”.
CBD oil is touted as being a potential cure for a huge number of conditions, and a preventative for many other conditions. For example, it is often used to help people sleep better, to control seizures, and to promote recovery after intense sports training. In recent years, it has become popular as a potential treatment aid for cancer, but the question is, how helpful can it really be, and what is the best CBD oil for cancer?
How can CBD Oil Help Cancer Sufferers
Many people hear about the cancer-fighting properties of CBD, and wonder if the oil could be useful for helping to prevent their cancers from returning. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that CBD can reduce the growth of cancer cells. It is unlikely that CBD oil by itself would be a cure for cancer, and only someone very irresponsible would recommend that a person avoid traditional medical treatment in favor of using CBD to manage their condition.
What it can do, however, is help to make the symptoms of traditional therapies more bearable. It can also help to reduce the risk of cancer returning, should you or the person you care for be fortunate enough to go into remission.
People who are struggling with nausea and vomiting, or who have epilepsy, may be prescribed medical marijuana as a part of their cancer treatment. CBD oil is another option, but the quantity of CBD oil found in ‘pure CBD’ sold in stores is so hard to predict that the treatment may end up being completely ineffective – not because CBD oil doesn’t work, but because the oil is so watered down.
Looking at the Best CBD Oil for Cancer
If you are looking for the best CBD oil for cancer, you should try to find something that is known to be very high quality, and has a high concentration. The legality surrounding CBD oil can be complicated depending on whether you are buying pure hemp-derived CBD or CBD oil that comes from cannabis. While CBD oil is becoming more accepted all over the world, if the oil contains any THC at all then it is potentially illegal in many parts of the world.
Full or Broad Spectrum CBD Oil?
Ideally, you should look for THC-free, broad-spectrum CBD oil. This type of oil includes all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, flavonoids, etc., that are extracted from a hemp plant. These compounds work together to help augment their individual effects, making the CBD oil potentially far more effective.
Full-spectrum CBD oil is similar to broad-spectrum CBD oil but it contains THC in small quantities. It is unlikely to really make anyone high or impair their functioning, but it is potentially a problem for those who need to be able to pass a drug test, because the traces of THC could lead to issues for people in tested jobs.
Using CBD oil for cancer should not lead to any unwanted side-effects. The oil is usually well tolerated and it is not something that people are known to have overdosed on. This means that you have little to lose by trying CBD oil as an addition to your existing treatment plan.
You should talk to your doctor and any specialists you work with before you start taking CBD oil. They will likely have had many people ask them about CBD so they will have a good knowledge base to advise you about your condition and the best treatments for you.
Even if all it does is makes the rest of the treatments you are getting a bit easier to tolerate that will be enough to be a big benefit. Mental health and wellbeing is as important as physical for supporting long term healing.
Video content produced by Dr. Mark Rosenberg, Boca Raton, FL