In response to the
Video flighted on TV that claims that "Hemp Oil" cures cancer.
The oil Rick Simpson calls "Hemp Oil", is in fact high
Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) containing Marijuana Oil.
Hemptons does not
stock or sell this Oil. We also don't know where to obtain the Oil as it
is illegal to import, posses or sell this Oil in South Africa.
Oil Hemptons stocks and sells is organic
Oil obtained by cold pressing
the seed of the Cannabis Sativa or Hemp plant.
has a high Essential
Fatty Acid content, but 0% THC and is indeed used in the treatment /
prevention of cancer.
has long been recognised as
one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man.
Derived from Hemp seeds (a member of the achene family of fruits) it has
been regarded as a superfood due to its high Essential Fatty Acid
content and the unique ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 and Gamma Linolenic
Acid (GLA) - 2:5:1.
Hemp Seed Oil, is known to contain up to 5% of pure GLA, a much higher
concentration than any other plant, even higher than Spirulina. For
thousands of years, the Hemp plant has been used in elixirs and
medicinal teas because of its healing properties and now medical science
is zeroing in on the properties of its active substances.
It has been shown that the
EFA's GLA, AA, EPA, and DHA have selective tumoricidal actions both in
vitro and in vivo. These fatty acids seem to bring about their
tumoricidal action by enhancing free radical generation in the tumour
cells, whereas the formation of their cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase
products are not necessary for their selective cytotoxic action on tumor
In addition, GLA and EPA
have anti-mutagenic actions as well. Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) derived
from DGLA (that in turn is formed from GLA), prevented genetic damage
induced by radiation, benzo (a) pyrene and diphenylhydantoin.
This suggests that presence
of adequate amounts of GLA and EPA in the cells protects them from the
DNA damaging actions of various mutagens and carcinogens.
Hence, it is likely that
damage to DNA cannot be prevented and tumour cells are not eliminated
when cells are deficient in EFAs. This may lead to an increase in the
risk of cancer
It therefore stands to reason, that
supplementation of a good source of EFAs, such as Hemp Seed Oil can and
do assist in preventing cancer as well as helping in fighting and
Hemp Seed Oil also contains a
compound, cannabinoid, known as CBD. It is a non-psycoactive compound
found in Hemp. Studies have found that Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid
could down-regulate Id-1 expression in aggressive human cancer cells.
It seems that CBD represents the first
nontoxic exogenous agent that can significantly decrease Id-1 expression
in metastatic breast cancer cells leading to the down-regulation of
tumour aggressiveness. [Mol Cancer Ther
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