The Biochemist Who Cured His Cancer With Cannabis Extracts
There are plenty of studies and accounts now showing the efficacy of cannabis use and cancer remission. However few delve into how this work mechanically at the cellular level. It turns out that THC (a natural component in cannabis) fits perfectly onto the CB1 cannabinoid receptor on the cancer cell surface. When THC comes into contact with the receptor, the cell closes off energy for the cell. This is good.
Without energy, disruption occurs in the mitochondria to release cytochrome c and reactive oxygen species into the cytosol, hastening cancer cell death. It should be noted that healthy cells have no reaction to THC at the CB1 receptor and remain healthy.
CBD is the other cannabinoid that is known to kill cancer cells. CBD disrupts the endoplasmic reticulum by destroying the calcium metabolism, pushing calcium into the cytosol. This also results in cell death, always. There is another way CBD effects cancer cell death and that to break down proteins and peptides in the cell. When this happens the cell cannot survive. Again, these processes are specific to cancer cells and no healthy cells are affected.
Vast amounts of people are coming forward to testify as to how they have treated — and in some cases completely cured — serious diseases with cannabis extracts. These personal testimonials even cover diseases that the medical establishment often fails to effectively treat, such as cancer. Read this exciting article about one man’s incredible survival story.