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How Cancer Patients May Feel Better with CBD

According to a 2024 report by the American Cancer Society, in the US, an estimated 42 out of 100 men and 40 out of 100 women will develop cancer during their lifetime. CBD is commonly known to naturally support sleep, stress, anxiety, inflammation, and pain. Among those exploring CBD’s therapeutic properties are cancer patients and survivors, who often face a myriad of challenges during and after treatment. In this blog post, we’ll delve into how CBD plays a role in alleviating symptoms and supporting the well-being of cancer patients and survivors along with prevention methods.

Understanding CBD and Cancer

CBD is non-intoxicating (meaning no “high” effect) and interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates various physiological processes, including pain perception, mood, and immune function. Harvard Medical School cites evidence for cannabidiol in helping anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain, and addiction. Cancer patients may use CBD to manage treatment side effects such as pain, nausea, inflammation, and sleeplessness.

CBD for Managing Treatment Side Effects

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy are common treatments for cancer, but they often come with debilitating side effects. CBD has emerged as a potential adjunct therapy for managing these symptoms:

  1. Pain Relief: CBD may have analgesic properties that may help alleviate pain by interacting with the body’s pain receptors. We heard great feedback on our Relief Cream and Relief Oil Tincture in relieving pain in cancer patients.
  2. Nausea and Vomiting: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting can significantly impact a patient’s quality of life. CBD has shown anti-nausea and antiemetic effects, offering relief for those experiencing these symptoms. Research by the British Journal of Pharmacology outlines evidence demonstrating how CBD may be useful in alleviating nausea and vomiting.
  3. Inflammation: CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system which may reduce inflammation, ease discomfort, and promote healing.

Supporting the Overall Well-being of Cancer Patients and Survivors:

  1. Anxiety and Depression: A cancer diagnosis and treatment can take a toll on mental health. CBD may have anxiolytic and antidepressant effects, offering relief from anxiety and depression. Our tasty selection of Calm Gummies and Tincture may be used to alleviate anxiety symptoms and calm patients.
  2. Sleep Disturbances: Many cancer patients struggle with sleep disturbances, from insomnia or poor sleep quality which can exacerbate other symptoms. CBD may promote better sleep quality by helping patients relax and addressing underlying issues such as pain and anxiety. Allay Today offers various methods to help you fall asleep and stay asleep from capsules, gummies, to tinctures.

Safety Considerations:

While CBD is generally well-tolerated, cancer patients should consult with their healthcare providers before incorporating it into their treatment regimen. CBD can interact with certain medications, and individual responses may vary. Additionally, sourcing high-quality CBD products from reputable manufacturers is crucial to ensure safety and efficacy. We at Allay Today ensure the quality of our products and require third-party testing before we offer them to our customers.

Cancer Prevention Starts Today:

Cancer does not develop overnight but results from an accumulation of poor lifestyle choices. Everyone is at risk of developing cancer, but those who smoke, consume alcohol, have excess body weight, and are exposed to harmful environments tend to have higher risks. Factors such as family health history and genetics can also be contributing factors. However, lifestyle changes to sleep and stress (both of which can contribute to weight gain) can be investments made immediately to improve your overall well-being for the long term. A well-balanced diet, regular sleep, and exercise are important factors to maintain good health. Feel free to contact us for recommendations on how to achieve your wellness goals!

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