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Which cannabis product would offer someone with end-stage liver cancer more curative opportunities: 1:1 CBD-THC capsules or 70% THC oil?
My father, who had a liver transplant 1.5 years
ago has end-stage cancer now with metastasis to his lymphs and
bones. He has just started insulin potentiated chemotherapy and
medicinal cannabis (20 drops of Dronabinol and 1.5 grams of Bedrocan
daily). All these are under doctor control.
Apart from these, I am myself considering of buying CBD-THC
capsules (1:1 ratio) OR high THC oil (70%) for him.
1-Which cannabis product would offer someone with end-stage liver cancer more curative opportunities: 1:1 CBD-THC capsules or 70% THC oil?
2-Can the patient start cannabis capsules or oil during low-dose chemo?
- Cancer and tumours
- Liver transplant
- Liver cancer
Hi swing and sorry to hear of your father’s prognosis. As someone who was diagnosed with liver cancer a few years ago, my gut feeling is that no cannabis will have curative properties at this stage, but may well make your father more comfortable. If he is already being given medicinal cannabis, may I ask the reason for looking to supplement privately?
Sure. The medical cannabis the doctor recommended is low dose, it is for pain and appetite. What I have been reading on the internet is that the concentrate forms of the plant creates miracles in some patients. I just want to try it, give it a chance, hope for something good, and not have regrets. Maybe a small chance, but on the other hand it seems that we are losing him anyway, and very fast
I’m very sorry to hear that, my grandmother passed earlier this year from cancer and every day I tried talking my family into allowing me to procure her some cannabis. A lot of people use cannabis during chemo, I think it should be administered as part of the procedure. I see no reason why he couldn’t. With regard to the different cannabinoids I’d go with the CBD. If you can just get CBD. It’s not psychoactive and won’t impact on day to day functioning and has a multitude of benefits. What THC is it in the capsules? I assume Delta-9-THC?
Actually they told us that it is 1:1 CBD-THC. What kind of THC, I really don’t know. I will ask that. I thought THC is one kind but it is converted in the liver.
My father, who had a liver transplant 1.5 years ago has end-stage cancer now with metastasis to his lymphs and bones. He has just started insulin potentiated chemotherapy and medicinal cannabis (2…
Cbd oil and end stage liver disease
We support health writers who wish to spread their work to a wider audience. This article was submitted by Natalie Shae.
Note, the study cited in the article was very small with children under physician care but if you are a liver patient it is a cautionary note if you are considering CBD oil. We are not aware of any research that would suggest using it more broadly but consult your doctor.
Liver Damage and CBD Oil
June 4, 2019 by Natalie Shae
The FDA has approved a CBD-based drug named Epidiolex®. The drug was researched and made by Greenwich Biosciences, and the company’s vice-president of U.S. professional relations, Alice Mead, has stated to the FDA that CBD is “potentially” a liver toxin. She said this during the FDA’s first public hearing on CBD oil on May 31, 2019.
What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol oil is extracted from the hemp plant, which is in the same family as marijuana. Unlike THC in marijuana, CBD does not cause a “high” or chemical dependence. CBD that is extracted from the hemp plant is legal, but individual states have laws to regulate it.
Because CBD oil is not considered a drug, it can be a common additive in many products. This includes e-cigarettes (vape oil), lotions and various herbal supplements. It has also been shown to relieve symptoms of different disorders like epilepsy, anxiety and multiple sclerosis.
How does it impact the liver?
The few studies performed on how CBD affects the liver are not clear.
In one study , 10% of the subjects developed high liver enzymes—they had to stop using CBD for this reason. Other research suggests that CBD can improve liver function.
As determined by the studies done on Epidiolex®, CBD is metabolized by the liver. People with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are encouraged to limit over-the-counter (OTC) medications to avoid stressing the liver.
How much CBD is too much?
To further complicate the question, products with CBD oil may not give the exact amount listed on the package . Depending on the brand, the consumer may be using much more or less than they think. This is especially true of OTC supplements and e-cigarettes.
Now that CBD oil is appearing in different products, anyone with liver damage needs to be alert to this. A doctor or specialist should be consulted before adding it to the diet.
Cbd oil and end stage liver disease We support health writers who wish to spread their work to a wider audience. This article was submitted by Natalie Shae. Note, the study cited in the