In a world where medical advancement continues to unfold giving us new procedures, medicines, and treatments cancer, unfortunately, is one of the diseases modern medicine hasn’t been able to cure completely. There are many ways to treat various types of cancers but more people are looking towards the use of hemp oil to aid with their symptoms and treat their cancer in combination with other medication rather than undergo chemo. Hemp oil, in particular, has grown in popularity over the last decade with multiple success stories from patients in varying stages of cancer. But, does this mean that hemp oil cures cancer? First, let’s go over the basics to better understand what hemp oil is and how the natural ingredients help our bodies battle cancerous cells.
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp oil is made from the hemp flower and contains a large quantity of THC and CBD. The oil is extracted from the hemp flower using a solvent that turns the oil into a sticky, thickened substance that can be ingested orally, vaporized, be applied topically, or used as a suppository. Because hemp oil is extracted directly from the hemp flower it contains the highest concentration of THC and CBD. This naturally growing plant has been consumed for centuries with the earliest records of its medical use dating back to 4000 BC in China.
How Does it Fight Cancer?
To answer this question first we have to know how cancer works in our own bodies. Cancer takes normal cell growth and multiplies it continuously without stopping which results in tumors. These tumors continue to grow and press on other cells as they continue to divide that can ultimately lead to death as tumors begin to press on vital organs.
When hemp oil is ingested the THC causes a reaction in our cells that do not occur without THC. When THC hits the cancerous cell it increases production of ceramide which leads to the death of cancer cells. Normal cells do not produce ceramide when interacting with THC meaning the hemp oil only has the ability to destroy cancerous cells and not our normal, healthy cells. Ceramide starts by causing genotoxic stress in the cancerous cell which creates a protein called p53 that ends up disrupting the cell’s calcium metabolism inside the mitochondria and it messes with the cell’s core digestive system rendering it unable to produce nutrients to help the cell function. This leads to the death of cancerous cells thanks to the ceramide cause by THC interaction.
Sounds like hemp oil cures cancer doesn’t it? While nothing has been proven to officially cure cancer hemp oil is a safe and scientifically proven effective way to help treat cancer and cancer symptoms if you’re looking for a natural alternative.