CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in cannabis, could be helpful in fighting colon cancer

CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in cannabis, could be helpful in fighting colon cancer

Recent studies have shown that CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in cannabis, could be helpful in fighting colon cancer. 

Here are some key points from the latest research:

  1. How CBD Works Against Cancer: CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate pain and immune responses. It can make cancer cells die and stop them from growing. Some studies also suggest that CBD can improve the effects of traditional cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation by reducing their side effects and protecting healthy cells​ (MDPI)​​ (MDPI)
  2. Preventing Cancer: CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, meaning it can reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage. This could help prevent the development of cancer. Inflammation and high blood pressure are risk factors for colon cancer, and CBD has been shown to lower both. This makes it a potential preventive treatment for colon cancer​.
  3. New Treatment Compounds: Researchers are also looking at other natural compounds like Schisandrin B, found in the fruit of Schisandra chinensis. This compound has shown promise in killing colon cancer cells, especially in the late stages of the disease, with fewer side effects compared to traditional chemotherapy​ (Med Xpress)​.

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Jennifer Lister, IHP 

Always talk to a healthcare professional before trying new treatments.

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