Masters of Health Magazine April 2019 - Page 83

Therapeutics found for the first time that CBD potently and selectively inhibited the growth of different breast tumor cell lines and exhibited significantly less potency in non-cancer cells.

In 2011, researchers added light on the cellular mechanism through which CBD induces cell death in breast cancer cells. They showed that CBD may induce a concentration-dependent cell death of both estrogen receptor-positive and estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer cells. They also found that the effective concentrations of CBD in tumor cells have little effect on non-tumorigenic, mammary cells.

CBD oil behaves as a non-toxic compound and studies show that doses of 700 milligrams per day for six weeks did not show any overt toxicity in humans, suggesting that it can be used for prolonged treatment. Research shows that CBD benefits include fighting breast cancer cells, plus it may inhibit the invasion of lung and colon cancer for people. CBD also possesses anti-tumor properties in gliomas and has been used to treat leukemia.

5. CBD Use Helps Relieve Nausea

Cannabis has been used for centuries for the suppression of nausea and vomiting. Research has revealed that among more than 80 cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis, both the intoxicant THC and the non-intoxicant CBD helps to get rid of nausea and vomiting in animal studies.

A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that benefits of CBD oil may include possessing anti-nausea and antiemetic effects when it was administered to rats.

Researchers found that CBD acts in a diphasic manner, meaning that in low doses it suppresses toxin-induced vomiting, but in high doses it increases nausea or has no effect.