Even though there are many studies that are being carried out to determine the effectiveness of CBD as a therapeutic aid for cancer, preliminary results show that cannabidiol can kill cancer cells. CBD slows the growth of some cancer cells or causes their death. CBD can also reduce the spread of some types of cancer.
How CBD Fights Cancer Cells
CBD gravitates towards the CB2 receptors in the spleen, which is home to the immune system. CB2 is responsible for activating the immune system. CBD is biomimetic to the body’s anandamide, which naturally activates CB2 receptors. That means the body can use CBD and anandamide interchangeably.
Basically, once CBD gravitates towards the CB2 receptors, it seeks out cancer cells and destroys them. In fact, studies have shown that CBD has the ability to destroy cancer cells directly without the involvement of immune intermediaries.
Effects of Using CBD For Cancer Symptom Relief
The advantage of using CBD to relieve cancer is the fact that it doesn’t have the side effects associated with strong chemical medications and it won’t make the patient loopy or “high”. Even more so, it has been proven to have an array of positive effects on cancer patients.
- Triggering the death of cancer cells
- Preventing the growth of tumors in the new blood vessels
- Preventing unhealthy cell division
- Reducing the spread of cancer cells throughout the body
- Speeding up the waste disposal mechanism of the body which can cause the death of cells.
All these effects are caused by locking off of CB2 receptors with the use of CBD.