Fda-Approved Cannabinoids Have Been Found To Be Very Effective

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FDA-approved cannabinoids have been found to be very effective for curing nausea, as specified previously. Not only were the cannabinoids effective in curing chemotherapy-related nausea, but is a medication and treatment preferred by those suffering with chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting compared to other medications. Cannabinoids can provide a great sense of euphoria and a high level of sedation. Receptors for cannabinoids are primarily found in the brain and spinal cord, but are also found throughout the body. Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the primary sources of cannabinoids found in medical marijuana. THC induces the feeling of euphoria, whereas CBD provides anti-anxiety effects. It can be smoked,…show more content…
Polysaccharide K is approved in Japan to treat cancer. It is administered most commonly in tea or in capsule form. In some studies, conducted between 1978 and 1981, researchers found that patients who received polysaccharide K in addition to their chemotherapy treatment lived longer than those who only received chemotherapy. Later in 1994, another study suggested that polysaccharide K helps to support the immune system of patients while they are receiving chemotherapy. Again in 2008, an additional study found that polysaccharide K not only supported the immune system, but strengthened it as well. Furthermore, with all of the research that has been done on these PSK-containing mushrooms, very few adverse side effects have been found. Unfortunately, even though the USFDA is aware of turkey tail mushrooms, and the many studies that have been conducted on their behalf, the USFDA has yet to approve the use of turkey tail mushrooms in the United States as a cancer treatment (“Medicinal Mushrooms”). Other complementary and alternative treatments can be found in common foods that are consumed every day on a regular basis in the United States and are a little more commonly known to the average American, unlike the use of medicinal mushrooms. Simple dietary supplements, such as green tea and pomegranate fruit juice or extract can have powerful effects on cancer and the human body. Take for example green tea, which contains several polyphenols that

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