FAQ

Orders & Shipping/Handling

Are your products available worldwide?

Answer: Yes, we offer our treatments to over 42 countries worldwide. Please refer to our application form for specific countries that we service.

How do I access your treatments options?

Answer: You will need to apply for membership. The application form is located directly on our website and will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. The submission is free and once submitted your application will be reviewed by our medical staff. We will respond within 24 hours as to your eligibility along with what treatment option would most benefit your condition and/or disease.

Do you offer guarantees?

Answer: All CBD International Orders are 100% guaranteed. We expedite all orders via a tracking number and we guarantee delivery. If for any reason you do not receive your order in a timely fashion, we will resend the initial order at NO cost to you. Or if we are unable to ship due to country of origin limitations, we will issue a full refund.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Answer: As a security feature we only accept credit card payments. We do not accept checks, cash or debit card payments at this time.

How are the treatments packaged for delivery?

Answer: All treatments are shipped in a discreet, nondescript package.

Can I return a treatment if it has not been opened?

Answer: Unfortunately, no. Once we have shipped your treatment, we are unable to accept returns because all treatments are specific to each individual and cannot be resent to another member. Although, we will credit your order in full if you cancel your order prior to it being shipped. We may also, at our discretion, refund requests of unopened treatments in special circumstances (e.g. member’s death while treatment in transit).

How do I know CBD International is legitimate?

Answer: While purchasing anything online can be unsettling, we encourage due diligence. Please review our website as well as visit us at our Facebook or Twitter pages to see what others are saying about us. We do not offer our services to the general public at large, as we require all applicants to complete a medical questionnaire. Our treatments are recommended specifically for the condition expressed, they are not a one-size-fits-all treatment.

Considerations when choosing a treatment protocol supplier: do they have a distinct website, do they have a direct phone number, and do they accept credit card payment. CDB International can answer yes to all of the above.

Product Treatment

Can I combine your treatments with standard medicine like chemotherapy?

Answer: Yes, it is safe to combine standard Western medicine treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation treatments with both our oral treatments and our rectal treatments.

Note: Although both oral or rectal treatments can be administered while a patient is being administered pain medication (e.g. morphine or any other form of opiates), when combined the patient should be monitored for signs of being over medicated. If this occurs, all pharmaceuticals should be first gradually reduced and then eliminated while administering our treatments.

What is the difference between rectal and oral treatments?

Answer: MR-Series (suppositories) are much more effective in battling cancer simply due to their bioavailability, which is approx 70% more effective. Oral treatments specific to cancer are less bioavailable, at only 20%. When consuming oral treatments, your gastrointestinal system will convert THC into a metabolite known as Hydroxy 11 THC, which is a much more psychoactive and may lead to undesirable and elevated euphoric effects. The recommendation of an oral treatment, such as M10P, would be for patients unable to administer treatment rectally due to a colectomy, for example.

How long does a full cancer treatment last?

Answer: The MR-Series full treatment protocol is approximately 90 to 120 days of treatment or 90 to 120 consecutive 1000 mg suppositories administered daily. The oral treatment is 120 to 365 days of gradual increased dosages, because of the elevated euphoric effect of oral dosages and the fact that each patients objective is to consume 1000 mg of oil daily.  Many patients cannot tolerate such large doses therefore the treatment timeline in many cases is extended to allow for assimilation to the cannabis oil.

I don't have cancer, but I do suffer from debilitating pain. Can you still help me?

Answer:  Yes, we can! Our M-Series oral treatments are available in formulated dosages specific to the patients condition and pain level. We also offer Cannasolve Oral Mist as a secondary treatment option.

Can I overdose on cannabis oil?

Answer: No! There has never been a case of any person overdosing on cannabis oil.

Do you offer any discounts or subsidies?

Answer: Yes, CBD International offers full treatment options at no cost to children regardless of nationality. When applying on behalf of your child, you will be required to submit, along with the initial application, additional information as may be required to corroborate his or her condition by our medical staff.

Will I get high from using your treatments?

Answer: CBD International treatment protocols all contain variable percentile amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) as well as 100+ assorted cannabinoids. For example, the treatment recommendation for a patient with an anxiety condition may consist of M1-Series. This is a CBD-dominant treatment option, but there are still minuscule amounts of THC present and the percentile would exude minimum or negligible euphoric effects. But when a treatment specific to cancer is diagnosed, the recommendation for an oral treatment, when required, would be our M10P-Series treatment. When ingesting M10P treatments, the elevated levels of THC required to treat such conditions would most certainly induce a euphoric effect during the treatment process. Please note that most cancer treatments recommended by CBD International are specific to MR10P-Series treatments, which are administered rectally and therefore bypassing the gastrointestinal system. This dramatically reduces, and may actually eliminate, any euphoric effects as the treatments are administered once a day, just before sleeping.

When ingesting cannabis oil orally, the body will transform the THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) into a much more euphoric  metabolite known as Hydroxy11-THC which is much more psychoactive.)

Why is CBD oil not recommended as a standalone treatment for cancer?

Answer: CBD (Cannabidiol) works through similar mechanisms as THC in terms of anti-tumor effects.   It does not exert effects through receptor activation as frequently as THC and does not cause psychoactive effects. The non-presence of THC  demonstrates analgesic, anti-emetic, and anti-inflammatory properties as well as induction of apoptosis (programmed cancer cell death). The benefits of CBD oil standalone treatments are specific to anti-psychotic, anti-seizure, and anti-anxiety properties. Therefore, we would not recommend CBD Ooil as a standalone cancer treatment. Although when combined, these cannabinoids (and many more) work together to create an entourage effect that is much more powerful than any single cannabinoid.

MR10PDCA & DCA

What types of cancers does DCA work on?

Answer: Several publications demonstrate that DCA works in a variety of cancers. These include human studies/case reports and lab studies (rat and in vitro). The cancer types studied so far are: colon, breast, prostate, ovarian, brain (neuroblastoma and glioblastoma), lung (carcinoid), uterus (cervix and endometrial), lymphoma (non-Hodgkins), and cancer of unknown primary.

Is DCA natural?

Answer: DCA is a synthetic drug, but it is a very simple compound similar to a chemical combination of salt and vinegar. It works against cancer in a natural way by triggering natural cell suicide.

Is DCA safe?

Answer: DCA has been used in humans to treat a rare disease called congenital lactic acidosis, and has been found to have some mild to moderate side effects. Our experience so far suggests that DCA is safe to use in cancer patients under close medical supervision. Some animal studies show that DCA can itself cause liver cancer. These studies used doses that are much higher than what would be prescribed for cancer treatment. Also, no human study has every demonstrated liver tumour formation as a result of DCA therapy. We have observed that DCA can have 2 main categories of side effects.

Neurological:
The first side effect is nerve injury in the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy). Neuropathy typically takes several weeks to months to develop, and is reversible if it is caught early. In the existing literature, neuropathy from DCA has always been shown to be reversible. We use vitamin B1 (benfotiamine or thiamine), acetyl L-carnitine and R alpha lipoic acid to prevent and reduce the severity of peripheral neuropathy. These medicines can be given orally. Published data clearly demonstrates all of these medicines can help chemo and/or diabetic neuropathy.

Side effects, such as sedation, confusion, hallucinations, memory problems, mood changes, and hand tremors, are temporary and appear to be dose-dependent and age-dependent. This finding is consistent with existing human research on DCA that we have reviewed. We use benfotiamine (a type of vitamin B1), acetyl Lcarnitine and R alpha lipoic acid to prevent/reduce these side effects, which are readily avaiable in your local pharmacy.

Gastrointestinal:
Side effects,  such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion, may occur with DCA, and we suggest a “proton pump inhibitor” antacid medication (e.g. pantoprazole) as needed to treat them.

Other Side Effects:
Some patients experience pain at the sites of their tumour(s) within the first few days of starting DCA. This may be an indicator of the effectiveness of DCA. About 1-2% of patients have mild liver toxicity (increase in liver enzymes noted without symptoms). We have not observed any drop in blood cell counts due to bone marrow toxicity, or any other significant organ toxicity. Note that leukemia patients may see a drop in their high white blood cell count, indicating destruction of the cancerous white cells.

Most side effects reported so far have been mild or moderate. Patients experiencing moderate side effects are usually taken off DCA as a precaution. Most side effects typically resolve within days after stopping DCA. Neuropathy can take weeks or months to resolve, and is reversible.

I see DCA for sale online from various merchants. Is it of good quality and safe?

Answer: Lab grade DCA is sold legally online from various chemical manufacturers and is not suitable or approved for human consumption. Various online merchants have attempted to bypass FDA and Health Canada regulation by selling DCA capsules online to anyone. Buyers should be aware that these companies are not regulated and may be selling fake DCA. There is no way to know whether the product being sold is DCA, or what the purity is.

TLS (Tumour Lysis Syndrome)

This is a condition in which a large number of tumour cells are rapidly killed, causing a sudden release of the contents of the dead cells into the bloodstream. It can result in abnormal heart rhythms, salt imbalance in the blood and kidney failure. TLS occurs most commonly in patients with a large mass of tumour cells in the body who receive chemotherapy, especially with lymphomas or acute leukemia. We have not had a single case of TLS in our patients treated with DCA alone. Since DCA can enhance the effect of chemotherapy in certain cases, it may be more likely to occur if DCA is combined with chemotherapy (especially without medical supervision).

DCA and Renal Failure

DCA is not toxic to the kidneys. DCA can safely be used in patients with moderately severe renal failure based on our experience.

DCA and Heart Failure

DCA is safe to use in patients with heart failure. DCA improves the pumping efficiency of the heart without increasing oxygen demand. As a result, it can result in heart failure or angina.

DCA and Heart Rhythm Disturbance

DCA shortens the QT interval, which is an electrical measurement of the heart determined by ECG. The combination with drugs that prolong the QT interval is therefore unlikely to cause abnormal heart rhythms. Rather, DCA may prevent abnormal heart rhythms.

DCA and Liver Failure / Jaundice

DCA is metabolized by the liver, so dose adjustment is needed for patients with liver failure and different cycles may be needed. Intravenous DCA is likely safer than oral DCA for patients in liver failure.

DCA and Diabetes

Diabetics may notice a slight improvement in blood glucose control. Diabetes medications generally do not have to be changed, but blood glucose monitoring will determine if adjustment is required.

DCA-Drug Interactions

We have observed that drugs that can cause confusion or hallucinations have a potential to interact with DCA.
This may include cannabinoids, benzodiazepines and other CNS drugs, especially if they are already causing some neurological side effects. Patients on stable doses of opiate pain medications or benzodiazepines, who are not having side effects from these drugs, rarely have such issues.

DCA and Caffeine

We have received a large number of inquiries about caffeine following some anecdotal reports of enhanced DCA effect with excessive tea/caffeine intake. After conducting a limited review of our DCA patients, we have noted that a few patients with high tea/caffeine consumption (> 10 cups per day) have shown no response to DCA. Also many patients who have shown an excellent response to DCA do not take tea/coffee or caffeine or take it in minimal amounts.

There are a number of potential harmful effects of consuming high doses of caffeine including increased likelihood of seizures in brain tumour patients, abnormal heart rhythms, anxiety, and insomnia. Even though there is new data to show that intravenous high dose caffeine can enhance chemotherapy, the potential for caffeine to enhance DCA therapy is unverified. We are presently recommending against the use of high dose caffeine, unless it is done with medical supervision. Patients should use moderation with consumption of caffeinated drinks and check with their own doctor, naturopath or dietician for specific advice.

What is the status of DCA clinical trials?

Answer: DCA is different from other drugs that undergo clinical trials because it is not a new drug. It has already been used for decades in humans, and has a relatively safe profile. This means that the trials may take less time, but may still take years. Many cancer patients cannot wait this length of time. We are hopeful that information obtained from our experiences with DCA will supplement clinical trials in order to help patients and the medical community.

Do I Qualify for DCA Treatment?

Answer: Patients with a documented diagnosis of cancer (any type) under the following categories qualify for treatment:

  • Failed conventional, scientifically proven treatments;
  • Told by their doctor that there is no safe or effective treatment for their cancer;
  • Waiting to start conventional treatment and would like to do something in the interim;
  • Treated for cancer and would like to prevent recurrence (where no proven recurrence prevention is available);
  • Receiving therapy, which has a poor chance of success, and would like to strengthen their treatment; or
  • Reviewed conventional therapies with an oncologist (or other specialist) and declined them voluntarily after fully understanding           the risks and benefits.

How is DCA administered?

Answer: DCA is currently available in 4 formulations: cream, oral liquid, oral capsules, and suppositories. Oral DCA as well as suppository can be taken at home.

What is the treatment duration?

Answer: In order to determine if MR10PDCA or DCA alone is effective in treating your cancer, we recommend at least 6 to 8 weeks of treatment. For slow growing cancers, longer treatment is needed, perhaps 3-6 months. If your cancer responds to the drug, therapy may continue indefinitely. If you experience significant side effects, treatment will be stopped and may be restarted later.
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