Other Possible Benefits of Cannabidiol

Additionally, and perhaps even most surprisingly, CBD has been shown to directly enhance our body’s ability to battle cancer. More specifically, CBD has been shown to induce programmed cell death in breast cancer cells by coordinating the cross-talk between two of our body’s defense mechanisms against cancer, apoptosis and autophagy. Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death, while autophagy is the breakdown of individual cell components. Combined, these two processes weaken and destroy cancer cells.

Finally, apart from its promising anti-tumor properties, Cannabidiol might also play another less direct role in the treatment of cancer patients. Several recent studies have shown that CBD seems to render certain cancerous cells more susceptible to chemotherapy agents. This, combined with CBD’s documented effects on pain relief, makes it a very promising drug for synergistic use alongside currently widespread chemotherapy treatments