I am interested in trying a hemp or CBD product. Several of my close relatives have cancer and I’m looking for natural ways to prevent cancer.
Q. Dear Terry, “I am interested in trying a hemp or CBD product. Several of my close relatives have cancer and I’m looking for natural ways to prevent cancer. Is hemp a good thing to try? Are there other natural things I could take too?”– Curt P., Fort Smith, AR
A. Dear Curt, For years, both researchers and patients have experienced amazing benefits from hemp oil for everything from reducing seizures to stopping tumors. Compounds in hemp, called phytocannabinoids, have been shown to kill cancer cells and inhibit the spread of tumors without affecting healthy cells. For instance, CBD has been demonstrated to fight glioblastoma, a difficult-to-treat type of brain tumor. Scientific research has also found that CBD can stop leukemia cells, while other work has found that a full range of cannabinoids inhibited prostate cancer cells, highlighting the value of a complete entourage of compounds from hemp. As we learn more, it’s likely that cannabinoids from hemp could be considered an adjunct therapy for a variety of cancers.
Hemp oil compounds, including CBD, have a lot to offer. But you have to be careful which kind you choose. It’s easy to think that only CBD is important, but hemp oil is complex, and the other non-THC phytocannabinoids are valuable. The best hemp oil provides a full entourage of compounds from the stalk, which is important because these compounds work together more strongly than any one single compound on its own.
I prefer European, non-GMO hemp from specifically cultivated plants that are carefully tended in order to deliver maximum health benefits. I would take this once or twice daily.
Additionally, I think curcumin, grape seed extract and boswellia are very powerful anticancer botanicals. You may also want to consider taking the following ingredients once or twice per day: curcumin enhanced with turmeric essential oil, tannin-free French grape seed extract that is standardized only to provide small and absorbable oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), and boswellia that is standardized to high levels of AKBA and virtually free of BBA.
Terry . . . Naturally