Is Rick Simpson Oil Capable of Treating Cancer?

Rick Simpson Oil or RSO is actually a cannabis oil product. It had been developed by Rick Simpson. This differs a lot from the other cannabis oils since it contains high level of THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. This is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana which is known to get people high.

Other therapeutic cannabis oil tends to have a cannabinoid known as cannabidiol or a little or no THC.  People believe that RSO cancer treatment is possible. Read this blog to find out more about this.

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What are the Prospective Benefits? RSO cancer treatment

The primary claim surrounding RSO is that it is capable of treating cancer.  After Rick Simpson had been diagnosed with skin cancer in the year 2003, he started applying RSO to the cancer spots. As per him, the spot healed within few days.

RSO is made from a particular kind of cannabis known as Cannabis Indica that produces a sedative effect which will help the body to heal.

Apart from RSO cancer treatment, it also treats

  • Arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Infections
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • High blood pressure
  • Inflammation

What does the Research Say?

Rick Simpson had decided to try cannabis oil or RSO cancer treatment after he read the results of 1975 study which states that the use of cannabinoids on mice that had lung cancer. According to the study, THC and other cannabinoid known as CBN slowed down the growth of cancer in mice.

In a study of 2014, the effects of CBD and THC had been examined along with the radiation therapy. The cannabis extracts increased the effectives of the radiation against an aggressive brain cancer. As per the study, the results suggest that CBD and THC might help in preparing cancer cells for responding better to radiation therapy.

However, another study that involved human cells have found out that THC have increased the growth rate to a particular brain and lung cancer cells.

In a recent early age clinical trials which involved human participants having cancer.  These studies have shown that RSO cancer treatment are safe to be used on humans. Nonetheless, it does not fully demonstrate if cannabinoid can help in controlling or treating cancer.

Even though the results of the studies are promising, long term studies are required for fully understanding how cannabis strain and cannabinoid have an effect on cancer cells and if RSO cancer treatment  is possible.

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Is there any Risks or Side Effects?

THC is a psychoactive substance which means that it will be able to produce a wide range of psychological symptoms.

  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Hallucination
  • Irritability
  • Disorientation

It will also cause physical side effects, like.

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sleeping issues
  • Slow digestion
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired memory

However, the side effects of the RSO cancer treatment are only going to last for few hours and do not pose any great health risk

The primary risk associated with RSO is that there is not much evidence that it will efficaciously treat cancer. It might turn out to be dangerous if you stop following what the doctor has recommended to you. If RSO does not work then the cancer will continue to grow.

 

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