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How Are Marijuana’s Cannabinoids Cancer Killers?

Published On December 29, 2016 | By Anna McDonald | Medicine

If you use medical marijuana or know someone who uses a cannabis delivery service, you may wonder about the herb’s benefits. Along with reducing anxiety, and helping control pain, recent research has revealed that cannabis has anti-cancer properties. Here is how your bud could be helping you fight cancer:

What is Cancer?

Essentially, cancer is the uncontrolled replication of a cell throughout the body. It usually starts in a single place with a single cell, but that cell will soon continue to replicate and invade the spaces reserved for other cells becoming what doctors call a “space occupying lesion.” To become cancerous, a cell must escape its own genetics as well as the body’s immune system. Unfortunately, some cells do manage to escape our natural defenses, at which point they become extremely challenging to deal with.

Marijuana as Prevention

Cannabinoids are rich in anti-oxidants. With age, our bodies are exposed to a myriad of chemicals and some of those chemicals can greatly affect our body’s ability to do its various jobs. Anti-oxidants help combat the changes of aging caused by these chemicals, thereby allowing our systems to remain vigilant against potential harm. An immune system in proper working order will kill a cancer cell before it becomes a nuisance.Image result for How Are Marijuana Cannabinoids Cancer Killers?

Marijuana and Escaped Cells

Cancer cells are constantly proliferating, which means that they need a lot of energy. Cell energy comes from its own powerhouse, called the mitochondria. When THC binds to a cancerous cell, it disrupts the mitochondria and kills the cells. Studies have not shown THC to have a similar effect on healthy cells.

While more formal research is needed, cannabis delivery companies have been kept busy by consumers who enjoy the medical benefits of marijuana. So next time you get your cannabis delivery in Torrance, or cannabis delivery in Los Angeles, you will be happy to know that you are helping your body fight potentially cancerous cells. 

 

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