Cannabis oil is a thick, sticky substance composed of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, which is obtained from cannabis flowers using a solvent extraction procedure. It is the most concentrated form of cannabis products, which makes cannabis oil the most powerful. The oil can be vaporized into the lungs, ingested orally, applied topically or used as a suppository. It can also be mixed with creams or salves for beauty treatments, and other external uses.
The cannabis plant originated from Central Asia, and is one of the oldest, mental stimulating drugs known to mankind. The beginnings of its use are difficult to trace, since the plant was cultivated and consumed long before the appearance of writing. According to archeological discoveries, the cannabis plant has been known in China at least since around 4000 BC.
Some of the diseases and conditions that cannabis oil has been used for include: Crohn’s disease, diabetes, gout, pain relief, glaucoma, migraines, Dravet syndrome, asthma, Doose syndrome, epilepsy, anorexia, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, opioid dependence, strokes, head trauma, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV dementia and — what we will be focusing on — cancer.
How does it fight Cancer?
Simply put, when THC connects to the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptor site on the cancer cell, it induces an increase in ceramide synthesis that leads to cell death. A normal cell does not produce ceramide when it is near THC; therefore it is not affected by the cannabinoid.
The reason the cancer cell dies is not because of the cytotoxic chemicals, but because there of a small shift in the mitochondria. The purpose of the mitochondria within a cell is to produce energy for the cell to use. As the ceramide is produced, it turns up the sphingolipid rheostat. This production increases the mitochondrial membrane permeability to cytochrome c, which is vital protein in energy synthesis. The cytochrome c is then pushed out of the mitochondria, which ultimately kills the source of energy for that particular cell.
The presence of ceramide leaves no possibility of cancer cell survival. This is because it causes genotoxic stress in the cancer cell that generates a protein call p53, which disrupts the calcium metabolism in the mitochondria. Ceramide also disrupts the cell’s digestive system that produces nutrients for all cell function, and actively inhibits pro-survival pathways.
The key to the cancer killing process is the accumulation of ceramide in the system. This means that by taking any amount of CBD and THC, at a steady rate over a period of time, the patient will keep metabolic pressure on these cancer cell death pathways.
How does Cannabis Extract help you?
Cannabis oil can help you if you are a cancer patient who does not take “we have done all we can do” to heart, but instead looks for an alternate method. Or maybe you aren’t convinced that Western medicine practices are right for you. With safe, high quality cannabis oil, you are providing yourself with improvements in your well-being and your standard of living in regards to pain management.