Marijuana Fights To Slow Down And Kill Cancer Cells
Can cannabis fight cancer cells? That is one of a million questions that everyone has been asking, but could it be possible?
Cannabis has been proven to have a positive effect on pain, nausea and neurological disorders and even kill cancer cells.
”There is scientific evidence that cannabis has a calming, appetite-stimulating and even an analgesic effect,” says Harald S. Hansen, a professor at the Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
How can Cannabis Fight Cancer Cells?
- Anti-proliferative – cancer cells don’t stop growing. Once a malignant tumor begins, it continues to divide and conquer and spread to other tissues in our body. This process is called proliferation. Cannabis can help by the active compounds in the herb are anti-proliferative.
- Anti-metastatic – Cancer cells migrate from a different part of your body to another, the cells become metastatic. It breaks away from the tumor and travels through blood or on your lymph system. This is commonly found on some people with breast cancer later develop to other body parts such as bone, liver, brain and even on lungs.
The research discovered that cannabinoids block metastasis. Over the past two decades, Spanish scientists at the Complutense University of Madrid have been studying the impact of cannabinoids and cancer cells.
- Anti-angiogenesis – Angiogenesis is a process which tumors take all our blood to survive. It enables tumors to grow blood vessels which later results to impeding our normal body functions.
In 2008, a Spanish research team led by Cristina Blázquez discovered that psychoactive THC weakens a tumor’s ability to develop new blood vessels.The team looked at brain cancer cells called gliomas specifically, that has same effects have been found in melanomas and skin carcinomas as well.
- Apoptosis – is a natural mechanism of our body that uses to clear out cells that are damaged and ineffective.
Published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Journal, Cannabidiol is able to turn off a genetic called ID-1. CBD is the main preventer of cancer from spreading says researchers of California Medical Center in San Francisco.
They explained that breast cancer cells had a high level of ID-1 when they were treated with CBD the outcome with rather positive. Cancer cells were decreasing the ID-1 and the cancer was less aggressive.
To conclude, marijuana actually works to slow down tumor growth in brain, breast, and lungs. Being able to do such things, marijuana is a proven drug that can be able to kill cancer cells. With further research and testing, I can also guarantee that cancer will be beaten one day with the use of cannabis!