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Get Involved: CBD Clinical Trials

Posted by Corey Hartley on

Research into the effects of cannabinoids, including cannabidiol, continues to progress into exploring an astonishing variety of systems and disorders. Although government restrictions on cannabis research hindered advancement until very recently, currently research has been blooming. If you would like to take part in this research and further our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying the relief provided by the endocannabinoid system - check out the current clinical trials involving CBD. Many are currently recruiting participants all across the country - you could get involved!

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CBD and Breast Cancer

Posted by Melinda Bloch on

Every year, more medical studies are being published on the effect of cannabinoids on various types of cancers. Many cancer patients around the United States have started trying cannabinoid therapies to help battle the side effects of chemotherapy such as pain, nausea and insomnia. About 1 in every 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer throughout the course of their life. This makes breast cancer one of the most prevalent health concerns among women in the world. Two years ago, the National Cancer Institute admitted that there was substantial evidence that cannabinoids had a direct effect on killing cancer cells...

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Could CBD Have an Impact on Brain Cancer?

Posted by Seth B on

Brain cancer is an illness most people, fortunately, will never encounter, but it is still undoubtedly a health threat that is present in the United States. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that nearly 24,000 Americans are diagnosed with some form of brain cancer every year. Worse still, around 16,000 people die from this disease annually. Brain cancer may only account for 1.4% of cancer diagnoses, and less than 3% of cancer deaths, according to NCI statistics, but the five-year survival rate for brain cancer is extremely low, around 33%, even when diagnosed early. Some patients, and researchers, have considered...

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Endocannabinoids: How Do They Impact Digestion?

Posted by Seth B on

It's no secret that people make use of cannabidiol (CBD) as a supplement for a large number of reasons. One of the most well-known reasons is that CBD is said, by some people, to reduce the nausea and vomiting that can accompany illnesses like cancer and the drugs that are used to treat them. Other people have reported to this author that CBD products have seemed to aid in their digestion, and one personal interview with a farmer revealed that he had successfully given his pigs CBD oil supplements for ulcers! But you might well ask, why should this possible...

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Cannabidiol and Chemotherapy

Posted by Seth B on

Cancer is the largest single health problem in the United States. Survival rates for cancer have improved over the past decade, due to the use of treatments such as chemotherapy. While it can be a life-saver for people with cancer, chemotherapy has a large number of side effects, because chemotherapy drugs can target not only cancer cells, but also healthy cells in the body as well. The National Cancer Institute has documented a number of chemotherapy side effects, including nausea, vomiting, chronic pain, insomnia, and fatigue. Unfortunately, some people find these side effects so severe and discomforting that they end...

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