There’s no such thing as a good cancer.
But there’s definitely such a thing as a REALLY bad one. And when it comes to this disease, there’s one word you NEVER want to hear. And that’s glioblastoma.
More than 1,000 Americans get the news they’re battling this devastating form of brain cancer every month. And most learn pretty quickly that the odds are stacked against them. Because glioblastoma has almost a perfect storm of risk factors.
- It grows
- It spreads
- And there are little to no treatment options in most cases.
This is why many victims of this brain cancer are dead within months of diagnosis. And a full 95 percent are gone within five years.
Could cannabidiol change the cancer game?
But today, there’s a rare bit of good news in the fight against this disease.
There’s a promising new treatment that could help change the game. It has the potential to target this killer brain cancer and possibly extend survival in folks who are battling this devastating disease.
Just about everyone has heard of cannabidiol or CBD. This powerful compound has been shown to help with everything from sleep to pain to stress.
Those who use this potent natural therapy swear by it. Just ask them, most love sharing their success stories. And the science backs up what those folks are seeing out there in the real world.
But the BIGGEST benefits of this once “forbidden” compound might turn out to be a natural ability to battle cancer.
In fact, CBD is showing great promise for helping with multiple forms of the disease. And that’s both for fighting the tumors directly as well as for managing the sickening side effects of mainstream cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
Battling brain cancer with CBD
Now, new research reveals what could turn out to be the most important CBD benefit of all. Researchers say cannabidiol just might have the power to help TREAT and DEFEAT that deadly form of brain cancer.
Researchers put two forms of CBD to the test:
- CBD isolate: 100 percent pure CBD
- CBD extract: CBD with other compounds including cannabigerol and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Both worked wonders against brain cancer cells taken from both human and dog glioblastoma.
CBD appears to slam those cells right in the mitochondria. That’s the part of the cell that gives them power so they can continue to grow, spread, and thrive. Once that internal power plant shuts down, the cancer cells essentially self-destruct.
The researchers even watched it happen, saying this CBD-induced death caused the intercellular vesicles of the brain cancer cells to swell and then collapse.
Good riddance! The next step is human studies to see if it works as well inside the body as it does in a lab. As well as figuring out the best way to deliver CBD to the tumor.
But in the meantime, doctors out in the real world are already using it against cancer. If you’re fighting any form of this disease, speak to a skilled naturopathic or integrative physician about how CBD might be able to help you in your own battle.