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Cbd oil free for fighting cancer

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Can CBD and CBG Kill Cancer?

Cancer kills more Americans than any other factor besides heart disease. But even with the full weight of the world’s top health organizations thrown at it, effective cancer treatments have been scarce.

Recently, a large part of this weight has shifted to studying a potential new cancer killer: cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that your body uses to self-regulate. Some are made in your body, some are made by plants, and we’ve even learned how to synthesize some cannabinoids in a lab.

CBD and its less famous “alma mater” cannabinoid CBG, are two of the main targets of modern anticancer research. They are extracted from the hemp plant and work inside your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) to help keep your body in a state of harmonized homeostasis. They have no dangerous side effects and won’t get you high.

But what can these seemingly harmless plant compounds do against one of the greatest killers of all time?

Cancer is a grower. It gets cells in your body to ignore their normal life cycle and keep growing and spreading long past their expiration date. But somehow when CBD gets involved, we keep hearing things like:

“Tumor size was significantly smaller in the CBD-treated group than in the control group. In addition, the mean tumor weight of the CBD-treated group was significantly less than that of the control group.”

Somehow across many different studies on all kinds of cancer, cannabinoids keep managing to put a damper on cancer’s need to breed. But how are they doing this?

Turns out, CBD and other cannabinoids seem to have the ability to hack cancer. They find clever ways to break into the source code of cancer cells and program them to self-terminate.

Programming an unhealthy cell to die is called ‘apoptosis,’ and it’s a normal part of how your body self-regulates. Cancer has figured out a way to hack your body by turning off the natural process of apoptosis. CBD and other cannabinoids have found a way to hack cancer by turning it back on.

Researchers have seen this done via multiple mechanisms.

    • They’ve seen CBD regulate calcium homeostasis, adding a bit more calcium to cancer cells, which increases oxidative stress, which ends up killing the cancer cell.
    • They’ve seen CBD activating an anarchic protein, which starts an irreversible chain reaction of breakdowns that eventually ends in the cancer cell dismantling itself (called a caspase cascade).
    • They’ve seen CBD turn off the barrier protecting cancer cells’ mitochondrial power plant, interrupting the power supply and causing the cell to wither away.

    The amazing part is that CBD wreaks all this havoc inside cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

    TAMING CANCER

    Another way CBD and other cannabinoids fight cancer is by taming it.

    Cancer turns problematic when it becomes unsatisfied with its tiny dystopian kingdom and decides to invade the surrounding territories (i.e. the rest of your body). But what makes a cancer decide to change from gentle to Genghis Khan?

    Research points to another cell cycle regulator known as ID proteins. ID proteins are like a gas pedal for cell growth. When you were an embryo, high levels of ID proteins helped your cells multiply and develop you into a full-fledged human being. Later in life, your cells don’t need to grow as much, so your ID protein levels drop.

    Problems arise when a cell’s gas pedal gets stuck. Dysregulated ID protein levels can make cells start dividing and spreading uncontrollably. This can lead to tumor growth and metastasis, as well as other developmental defects.

    Your doctor can often tell what a cancer is going to do next by measuring its ID protein expression. But there’s something else keeping an eye on your ID proteins: CBD.

    A common thread you’ll see in CBD cancer research is that cannabinoid treatments often lead to ID protein inhibition. It seems like CBD and other cannabinoids have the ability to dampen the aggressiveness of a cancer by regulating its ID proteins. This steals the cancer’s mojo, stopping it in its tracks and preventing it from invading nearby territory.

    So, cannabinoids have a number of tricks for dealing with cancer. Researchers have seen CBD and CBG using these to fight many kinds of cancer all over the body. Here are a few of the most interesting cases we’ve seen.

    BREAST CANCER

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It kills more American women than any other cancer besides lung cancer.

    CBD has shown to inhibit breast cancer growth and metastasis in mouse models from labs around the world. One interesting case showed a reduction in the amount of secondary tumors that increased as the CBD dosage was upped.

    Most of these cases involved CBD’s favorite apoptosis hack of causing oxidative stress on cancer cells. Two studies showed CBD inciting apoptosis via previously-unknown pathways which were shown to encourage breast cancer cell death. One study even saw CBD inducing autophagy, which means it got the breast cancer cells to eat themselves.

    LUNG CANCER

    Lung cancer is the most widespread cancer on earth, however many cell models have shown CBD causing regression in lung tumors via apoptosis through a variety of pathways. CBD fed to mice with lung cancer also led to decreased cancer growth.

    In addition, researchers have used CBD in multiple studies to tame lung cancer’s invasive tendencies. This effect varied depending on the dose, increasing and decreasing with the amount of CBD given.

    BRAIN CANCER

    Glioma tissue is speckled with cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). These are what researchers believe gives CBD its foothold behind enemy lines.

    In studies on mice, CBD has been significantly effective against many glioma tumor subtypes. It’s shown to inhibit both tumor growth and tumor aggressiveness.

    The anti-tumor effect seems to involve an apoptosis hack using oxidative stress to weaken and kill malignant cells. The reduction in invasiveness has been directly linked to CBD’s inhibition of ID proteins.

    COLORECTAL CANCER

    Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the deadliest kind of digestive cancer, just ahead of pancreatic and liver cancer.

    CBG is the cannabinoid that seems to be particularly potent against CRC. Lab studies have shown CBG using apoptosis to reduce the growth and development of many colon cancer subtypes, causing mass death of CRC cells at high dosages.

    CBD also plays a part in fighting CRC. Studies of colon cancer in mice have used CBD to produce a strong anti-tumor effect, causing oxidative stress in cancerous cells but protecting nearby healthy cells and DNA from oxidative damage.

    One eye-catching example involved a cannabis extract with high-CBD content that researchers used to reduce the formation of precancerous tumors and polyps in colon and rectum linings. These tube-like growths often lead to cancer, but CBD treatment helped repair them before they became problematic.

    PROSTATE CANCER

    Cell studies of prostate cancer have confirmed CBD as a potent inhibitor of prostate cancer cells. Investigation into the tissue of surrounding cells showed that CBD was somehow able to distinguish between cancerous and healthy cells, stopping only the malignant growths.

    Cannabinoids are effective against many more kinds of cancers than just the ones listed here. We’ve heard from people who have used CBD to fight tumors in their throat, tonsils, liver, and more.

    The victorious stories our clients and friends share with us are what inspire us to get Pure Mana CBD into as many hands as possible.

    What People Are Saying About Pure Mana CBD+CBG for Cancer:

    “Great news, CBG lowered cancer count 8 points for my friend’s dad. Doctors are amazed!”

    “My mother in law has been taking Pure Mana since February and she says she hasn’t felt so good for a very long time. Even better news is, her doctor was very shocked that the tumor had shrunk significantly and knew it wasn’t from the chemo. The only thing outside of chemo that she uses is Pure Mana CBD/CBG oils, CBD MultiVitamins and CBD Melatonin. She and our entire families believe in these products.”

    “My health is the best it’s been in 2 years. I’m back to me, my normal self. The 2 cyst/tumors that were on my liver are actually like … non existent! I don’t have to have them drained now.”

    “I was diagnosed with stage 2 throat and tonsil cancer and told I would need 12 weeks of chemo and radiation. I took the Pure Mana Full Spectrum CBG and CBD oil, Multivitamin Gummies, and used the Muscle Rub. Within a couple weeks, the 3x8cm lump in my throat felt way smaller. A week later my doctors confirmed it was pretty much gone.

    I finished my treatments 6 weeks earlier than projected and BEAT CANCER! They were telling me 4-6 months of recovery before I could even think about eating or drinking. It only took my throat 5 weeks to heal, and I’m eating and drinking all kinds of things and they taste amazing.”

    Can CBD Also Help With the Side Effects?

    Yes! CBD helps the Endocannabinoid System manage pain, inflammation, nausea, fatigue, the immune system, appetite, metabolism, hormones, anxiety, sleep, and every system and function of your body. CBD helps correct imbalances in the body by addressing and soothing the root cause as well as the symptoms so you can maintain optimal health and performance.

    What Are the Best CBD and CBG Products for Cancer?

    Full spectrum CBD+CBG oil is best for cancer because the combined effect of all the terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids create a ‘synergistic effect’ that works together to heal your body.

    Pure Mana Full Spectrum contains no more than 0.3% THC, which is the federally legal limit. Broad Spectrum has a blend of all the terpenes and cannabinoids except THC, so this is the better option if you get drug tested.

    Be sure to ask your doctor how to best use CBD alongside your other treatment plans.

    Do Turmeric and Hemp Prevent Cancer?

    People are in love with turmeric and hemp seed these days. And so am I! It’s a good habit to include these healthful plant foods in your diet more often. But are they potent enough to keep you from getting chronic diseases? Today, I’m answering your top nutrition questions about whether turmeric and hemp seed can prevent you from getting cancer and diseases.

    Question: Do you know anyone who eats turmeric and hempseed and still got cancer? Do you believe that by eating turmeric and hempseed you will be disease free? –Okeda

    Answer:

    Your question is about two of my favorite plant-based ingredients: turmeric and hemp seeds. Let’s start with turmeric. There’s no denying that turmeric is hot! I remember the first time I heard about this flavorful spice at a nutrition conference several years ago, when a nutrition researcher discussed it’s anti-inflammatory potential in fighting disease, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Today, turmeric is ubiquitous as a supplement and ingredient in everything from skin products to tea to smoothies.

    Preliminary research has noted that turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. However, the research is very young in this area, and we lack clinical trials to demonstrate the efficacy of turmeric’s ability to prevent cancer. Diet is just one factor among many in the development of cancer. You can significantly reduce your risk of developing cancer by a healthy lifestyle and diet rich in whole, anti-inflammatory compounds, but that doesn’t mean that something like turmeric is a “silver bullet” in terms of cancer. Individuals in countries like India—where turmeric is part of the traditional diet and consumed widely—still have been known to develop cancer, despite their intake of turmeric.

    While we need more research to know for sure if turmeric can help manage diseases, such as cancer, there is certainly nothing wrong with including this spice in your diet more often.

    Turmeric comes from the turmeric root. You can find it in dried form in most markets, and it’s a key component of the Indian spice curry powder. It’s what gives curry powder that gorgeous amber-orange shade and warm spicy flavor. Increasingly, you can find fresh turmeric root in markets today. But what do you do with it? Check out my crash course on using the turmeric root in my blog here. I love to use turmeric in soups, stews, stir-fries, curry dishes, smoothies, salads, roasted vegetable dishes, baked goods, and more. Try my recipe for Golden Milk, which is a spicy, aromatic plant-based chai featuring turmeric and other spices. Follow along with me on my video for this recipe, too. And read my turmeric dirt report here and learn how to cook with fresh turmeric here.

    Hemp seeds, Sharon Palmer, RDN

    When it comes to hemp, this healthy seed has overcome its somewhat negative reputation based on its relative, the marijuana plant, to become the latest “it” ingredient, too. While both of these plants belong to the cannabis plant group, they are very different. Hemp plants have an extremely low cannabinoid content (the substance that gives marijuana plants their potency), meaning that hemp seeds do not cause a psychoactive effect when ingested and are completely safe. Hemp, which is grown primarily in Canada, is highly sustainable; it requires lower inputs of water, fertilizer, and pesticides than other common crops. Check out my blog on my visit to the hemp fields of Manitoba, Canada here.

    Hemp has been found to have anti-cancer effects, but these have not been explored well in human, clinical trials. Like turmeric, there is not enough research to indicate that hemp seeds are a “silver bullet” in cancer protection. But, as part of a healthful lifestyle, you can reduce your odds of cancer by consuming hemp seeds, along with other healthful whole plant foods.

    Hemp seeds provide an impressive nutrient load: 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fats per ounce (about three tablespoons), along with fiber (3 grams), iron (20% DV), thiamin (25% DV), magnesium (45% DV), zinc (20% DV), manganese (110% DV), and various phytonutrients.

    Hemp oil, which is cold-pressed and unrefined, has a fat profile similar to the seed, containing only 1 g of saturated fat per tablespoon; most of the fat content is the healthy kind, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated, with an impressive 2 g of omega-3 fatty acids per serving. When hemp is pressed into oil, powder, or “butter,” a unique emerald green color is released, signaling its rich chlorophyll compounds.

    This Tofu Kale Power Bowl is sprinkled with hemp seeds.

    If you’re wondering about how to eat to fight cancer, I really like this resource from AICR.

    Eat and Live Well,

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    About Ask Sharon

    As part of my program “Ask Sharon”, I am answering the top question of the month submitted through my blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to answer here. You can even win a prize! Don’t forget to submit your burning nutrition question this month via my blog, or other social media. Here is my favorite question this month.

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