This article shares sound evidence that Cannabidiol from Cannabis could be a potent player in the reversal of Breast Cancer.
A powerful new discovery is shedding light on a subject that all too often leaves many in the dark, and often fearful in this world.
To put things into perspective breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in The United States. (http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-key-statistics)
Cannabidiol is a therapeutic and non-psychoactive constituent of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is a key phytocannabinoid (phyto meaning it is plant derived), making up roughly 40% of the cannabis plant’s cannabinoid structure.
We continue to see more and more solid evidence that this cannabinoid plays an active role in reversing and/or preventing breast cancer.
How Could a Plant Prevent Cancer?
Did you know your body has an endocannabinoid system (endo meaning it is naturally occurring within your body)? Within your endocannabinoid system is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors; located in the brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems.
CB1 receptors are found in the brain and nervous system while CB2 receptors are mainly found in the body’s immune system.
The phytocannabinoids found in Cannabis fit like lock and key into the brain and body assisting communication between pathways.
When cannabinoids bind with CB2 receptors, they work as immune modulators. They are able to prevent and reduce inflammation (by interrupting the pro-inflammatory cytokine pathway), and are crucial players in removing diseased cells from the body.
Cannabidiol also shows evidence of being anti-neoplastic – which means it prevents and/or inhibits tumor growth.
An article from the American Association of Cancer Research (noted in the resources section below) suggests that Cytochrome C is a key player in the electron transport to our mitochondria, which provides energy to our bodies. Without this free flow of energy, healthy cells cannot thrive and override the malaise of the disease.
Cytochrome C by definition is a vital component to providing the mitochondria of our cells with energy. If the message is not relayed then disfunction of the cell results.
Furthermore, Cytochrome C assists the apoptosis of breast cancer cells which is of paramount importance to reversing this weakening condition.
The main thing to understand is that our cell mitochondria play a crucial role in warding off cancer cells and DNA mutation. When the mitochondria produce less ATP, the result is often damaged mitochondria. ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) is a way for cells to store and utilize energy.
How could one increase Cytochrome C in an effort to enhance ATP in the mitochondria? The intake of Cannabinoids such as Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids found in Cannabis looks to be a promising way to increase Cytochrome activity in the human body.
Other adjuncts to this would be therapies such as low lever laser therapy. Red light and infrared wavelengths have the ability to penetrate the skin and support cell regeneration. These lasers have been shown to increase cytochrome c and free up energy enhancing cell repair.
By doing our own due diligence and learning how the body works to communicate through its very own endocannabinoid system we can take action and release the fear around this subject, but instead empower one another to true health and well-being.