The results of one trial showed that Sativex did not improve pain levels. You can read the results of the trial on our clinical trials website.
You could talk with your cancer specialist about the possibility of joining a clinical trial. Trials can give access to new drugs in a safe and monitored environment.
Many of the studies done so far have been small and in the laboratory. There have been a few studies involving people with cancer.
There has been a lot of interest into whether cannabinoids might be useful as a cancer treatment. The scientific research done so far has been laboratory research, with mixed results, so we do not know if cannabinoids can treat cancer in people.
Cancer and nausea and vomiting
However, this phase 1 study only involved 27 patients, which was too small to learn about any potential benefits of Sativex. The study wanted to find out if Sativex and temozolomide was safe to take by patients.
Researchers now plan to run a larger phase 2 trial, to find out if this treatment is effective and who might benefit from it.
CBD is a cannabinoid that may relieve pain, lower inflammation and decrease anxiety without the psychoactive ‘high’ effect of THC.
Word of caution
Cannabis is a plant and a class B drug. It affects people differently. It can make you feel relaxed and chilled but it can also make you feel sick, affect your memory and make you feel lethargic. CBD oil is a chemical found in cannabis.
We need more research to know if cannabis or the chemicals in it can treat cancer.
Cannabis and cancer
Diets high in fat and cholesterol often can lead to obesity, a significant risk factor for cancer. When it comes to CBD and lowering cholesterol levels, the studies are divided. A study that looked at mice claimed that CBD increased cholesterol levels in wild-type mice but not in laboratory-bred mice. This was due to the already elevated blood cholesterol levels in the laboratory-bred mice, so overall, CBD was shown to increase cholesterol levels(8). However, because this study involved mice, more research is required to investigate CBD’s relationship with humans’ cholesterol levels. On the other hand, a 2011 study described the potential relationship between CBD use and cholesterol metabolism-related genes, suggesting that CBD treatment can regulate cholesterol homeostasis in microglial cells(9).
- January 6, 2022
- Posted by CBD Funhouse