CBD for Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

CBD for Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy

In 2019, roughly 1.8 million people were diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Chemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment where a patient is given drugs designed to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy, on the other hand, is a type of cancer treatment where high doses of radiation are delivered to cancerous tumors in the body.

Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can produce an array of side effects, such as weakened immune system, bruising, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, neuropathy, labored breathing, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue and different types of body aches and pain.

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant known for its potential therapeutic effects. Research suggests that CBD may ease neuropathic pain, nausea, and poor appetite due to cancer and cancer treatment. Both cancer and its treatment can lead to pain.

Cancer often causes pain due to inflammation, pressure on internal organs, or nerve injury. When the pain is severe, it can even become resistant to opioids, which are powerful pain relievers that can be highly addictive. CBD indirectly acts on the CB2 receptors, which may help with widespread pain relief by reducing inflammation.

Many people who are going through cancer treatment experience nausea and loss of appetite. These symptoms can make it difficult for them to maintain a healthy weight.Ingesting CBD that delivers cannabinoids to the bloodstream may help simulate appetite and ease nausea and vomiting. There is a plethora of CBD infused products that may help alleviate symptoms of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Our AHS 1500mg Tincture can be taken sublingually along with our AHS 2500mg Custom Cream that can be applied topically to help reduce inflammation and neuropathic pain.

CBD Gummies can also be taken along with CBD infused Tea and Honey to help alleviate nausea, vomiting, fatigue and loss of appetite. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.

Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions you may have regarding CBD.

By |2020-01-07T06:47:10+00:00January 6th, 2020|CBD Education|0 Comments

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