Cannabinoids and their impact on Melanoma, a highly metastatic skin cancer
Cannabinoids are most potent in their concentrated form. Normally, CBD is diluted in a carrier oil like MCT oil or olive oil to increase its bioavailability, however this dilutes the oil, and more concentrated means more potent and medicinally active.
CBD is fat soluble, meaning that it dissolves in oil better than it would if it was mixed with water. Getting CBD in its most concentrated form like Full Extraction Cannabis Oil (FECO) will concentrate the cannabinoids, increasing its potency and benefits. This oil will resemble a dark golden oil, where it almost looks black (unless you wash in sub freezing temps, to purposefully not remove the chlorophyll). FECO oil can be made at home using a few simple ingredients using CBD or THC flower.
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According to the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, a peer reviewed journal, CBD was shown to reduce cell proliferation (reduce cells from growing in numbers) and cause cell death in melanoma cancer cells (Bachari, Piva, Salami, Jamshidi, Mantri, 2020).
The study concluded that the skin has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates “…skin homeostasis, including the release of inflammatory compounds, cell differentiation, and division”, which is very important when dealing with melanoma skin cancer (Bachari, Piva, Salami, Jamshidi, Mantri, 2020).
The study concluded that cannabinoids also reduce the growth of breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, and prostate cancer cells while leaving healthy cells unharmed (Bachari, Piva, Salami, Jamshidi, Mantri, 2020).
Melanoma, breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, and prostate cancer kills many people around the world daily and here we have published proof of cannabinoids and their anticancer properties (Bachari, Piva, Salami, Jamshidi, Mantri, 2020).
Please share this could save hundreds of thousands of lives yearly. Plant medicine at its finest. I have said it before and I will continue saying it, this plant compound is the future of medicine. No synthetic compound can replicate what this plant can do.
*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing if the information pertained to this particular study. No medical claims or advice are being given.
Bachari, A., Piva, T. J., Salami, S. A., Jamshidi, N., & Mantri, N. (2020). Roles of Cannabinoids in Melanoma: Evidence from In Vivo Studies. International journal of molecular sciences, 21(17), 6040. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms21176040