Hemp has been known to treat or ease a variety of conditions ranging from mental diseases to cancer. While the use of hemp is still being debated due to its legality, there are plenty of studies that prove that cannabinoid, which is found in hemp, can ease the symptoms of various diseases.
Cannabidiol (CBD) in particular, may help numerous patients in their battle against the Big C, and CBD market leaders such as PotNetwork Holding, Inc. (OTCMKTS:POTN) are answering the demand for high-quality products.
Cancer by the numbers
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide. There were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths in 2012. Over the next two decades, new cases are expected to rise by about 70 percent. In men, the top common cancer sites include the lung, prostate, colorectum, stomach, and liver cancer; while women are affected by breast, colorectum, lung, cervix, and stomach cancer.
There are five common treatments for cancer. These include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. While there may be short-term effects, there are also long-term ones as well. These can range from heart problems, hypertension, lung problems, endocrine problems, bone or joint problems, as well as learning and memory problems.
The potential of CBD for cancer treatment
The more popular approach in the treatment of cancer can involve a cocktail of medicines, chemotherapy sessions and more. While these are not natural treatments to keep cancer cells at bay, there are also less toxic options such as the use of cannabidiol for cancer.
The American Cancer Society stated that marijuana has different interactions in the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) causes the “high” in marijuana and can help relieve pain and nausea, reduce inflammation, and act as an antioxidant. On the other hand, cannabidiol (CBD) can help treat seizures, reduce anxiety and paranoia and counteracts the “high” caused by THC. Moreover, various strains and types of marijuana plants have different effects based on the strain used.
Medical Daily reported that support has shown that cannabinoids can “reduce chemotherapy-related pain and other symptoms like vomiting and nausea in patients.” The report also added that research has shown cannabinoids can “uniquely target and kill cancer cells”. Meanwhile, THC is theorized to delay Alzheimer’s disease symptoms and has helped war veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder to help with anxiety.
A more natural approach to treatments
One of the forms that hemp can be consumed is by cannabidiol oil. CBD oil, which is derived from the industrial hemp buds, has been regarded as a treatment for a variety of ailments. A great example of this is the CBD oil and specialty products from PotNetwork Holding, under its Diamond CBD line.
Diamond CBD, a wholly owned subsidiary of PotNetwork, is focused on research and development of innovative CBD hemp extracts, and on making them accessible to consumers in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Diamond CBD ensures that its hemp extracts are of high quality from harvesting the raw materials to extracting the oil and quality testing the products. Unlike marijuana, hemp plant contains very low levels of THC and has a variety of cannabinoids such as CBD, terpenoids, and other phytonutrients. PotNetwork’s hemp-derived CBD products are also legal in all 50 states in the country. In contrast, marijuana-based CBD products are only legal in 15 states.
PotNetwork’s wide array of CBD oil and specialty products, distributed by over 15 recognizable brands, are sold in over 10,000 retail locations in the U.S. These include the Chill and Relax Gummies, Liquid Gold vape liquid, Lean Shot syrup, CBD cake pops, Original and Flavored Hemp Oil, Blue CBD Crystal Isolate, Vape Additive, CBD Crystal Dabs, Biotech Oil CBD Cream, and Pet CBD Food. It also includes premium honey products, which can enhance wellness and boost the immune system.
Several studies have found health benefits that CBD can provide. A study in 2015 found that CBD can help prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s chorea. It can also help reduce
cigarette cravings and treat arthritis and acne.
There is a wealth of information that supports claims of the use of cannabinoids to treat cancer and a variety of other conditions.PotNetwork’s dedicated research and development on hemp-derived products and CBD oil will go a long way in treating, not just cancer symptoms, but other serious illnesses that no other medications have been able to alleviate.