Experts Share Tips On using Cannabis Like CBD To Alleviate Cancer Treatment Symptoms
The popularity of cannabis has been rising non-stop due to its multiple therapeutic properties that can boost your physical and mental health.
Cannabis has over 100 cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids–all very beneficial to our health. Cannabinoids are a group of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. Two of the most well known cannabinoids are THC and CBD.
People use cannabis like CBD for:
Sleep and Insomnia
Stress and anxiety
Depression and mental health
Dr. Brooke Worster the Director of Supportive Oncology and Director of Medical Cannabis Science and Business shares her insights on how cannabis like CBD can help with cancer pain management.
Let's be clear cannabis can not treat cancer and there is no scientific evidence that cannabis can cure cancer yet, but cannabis can be an effective complementary treatment to ease cancer pain or symptoms that take place during cancer treatment.
Cannabis works very well with the side effects of cancer treatment like pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sleep and inflammation.
THC or CBD which is better for cancer pain management?
Though both THC and CBD may be like siblings, they are somewhat different in how they interact with the body. THC is able to cross the blood brain barrier to cause a psychoactive effect which is when you become intoxicated or made to feel high. THC alters your cognitive functions and state of mind. CBD can also cross the blood brain barrier, but CBD alone does not have any psychoactive properties.
Going through cancer treatment can be very stressful and often affects the mental health of patients. THC and CBD can help uplift your mood, deal with depression and mental illnesses while CBD is great for reducing stress and anxiety.
THC will stimulate your appetite. THC increases ghrelin, a hormone that causes you to feel hungry. CBD boosts appetite in a different way and increases appetite for health related issues.
CBD helps relieve nausea and calms the nervous system. It also protects the digestive tract. When you can control your nausea you will increase your appetite.
While THC mainly affects your brain, CBD effects are more predominantly to your body. CBD is able to help with relaxation and promotes calmness.
Experts believe CBD can help your brain to increase the levels of serotonin. When this happens CBD can help your brain to manage and ease anxiety. Therefore CBD is nature's antidepressant.
CBD also has anti-inflammatory effects so it will help to ease pain caused by inflammation.
Now if you are looking for CBD products to try not to only enhance your health, but to manage ailments like cancer pain treatment then we want to share with you some tips on getting the best of CBD since we at Mellow Organic are somewhat experts in CBD.
Today CBD is widely available as tinctures/oil, vaping oil, topical/balm, edibles, capsules, cannabis flower buds and concentrates.
Choose CBD products made from CBD Isolate which contains pure CBD and is THC free. Broad Spectrum CBD contains CBD along with other cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, CBC, CBDa and THCa and also comes with terpenes, flavonoids and healthy fatty acids, Broad spectrum is THC free, but often during the process of production there may still be traces of THC left. Full Spectrum CBD is the king of CBD products as it contains CBD and assorted cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and fatty acids and not to forget THC. Full Spectrum CBD can contain up to 0.3% THC and definitely not high enough to cause you to feel high.
CBD is often used medicinally while THC especially in marijuana could be used recreationally and medicinally too.
Start with low dosage to let you body get used to CBD and increase the amount if needed.
Normally it takes about 1-3 weeks before CBD starts to work. So be patient with CBD.
It takes 30-60 minutes before the effects of CBD starts to work and the effects will last between 3-4 hours.
CBD is non-addictive!
Keep in mind that CBD has side effects too like dry mouth, diarrhea, drowsiness and changes in appetite. CBD can also interact and interfere with other medications.
CBD should be viewed as a complementary or alternative medication and not as a replacement for your medication.
Discuss with your doctor if you are interested in using CBD and discuss your options and medical history.
If you are looking for CBD products to help enhance your health, we would like to take this opportunity in introducing you to Mellow Organic. Currently we have three products to choose from.
Mellow CBD Oil 900 mg made from CBD isolate with MCT oil. Available in a 30ml bottle and with two flavor options: Natural and Orange.
Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil with 1,800 mg and comes with loads of therapeutic benefits from cannabinoid including THC along with all the terpenes, flavors and fatty acids. Available in a 30 ml bottle.
Mellow CBD Soothing Balm Vanilla Scented CBD-infused topical includes selected high quality ingredients to help you relieve pain, tensions and also very good for skin care.
For more information about Mellow Organic CBD products please feel free to contact us anytime. We are also there for you if you need any advice on our products or how to use our products. Visit us at https://www.melloworganic.com/
Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
Special thanks to:
National Library of Medicine