Are you someone who was unfortunate enough to develop diabetes? If not you, do you know someone who is diabetic? If you are ready to join me in this quest of finding out the answer to the question, does CBD oil help diabetes? Then come along as I take you through the world of CBD oil and diabetes. The main aim of this post is to figure out if a diabetic person can indeed receive some benefits from CBD oil.
How Diabetes Affects You
As you may know or if you don’t, let me tell you that byproducts of marijuana are becoming legal once you follow the guidelines and rules set out. This leads to more and more people turning to them hoping they’ll reap the benefits of the plant. One such product is CBD oil. The marijuana plant for medicinal purposes has been in circulation for a number of years in the past. However, due to the criminalization of the plant, it wasn’t as readily available and couldn’t have been made use of out in the open.
CBD oil has a track record for easing symptoms of many health problems, but can it help persons who have diabetes? I know you may be wondering what about the psychoactive properties of the plant and that’s only because the media and others led us to believe that the marijuana plant is all bad. Today we will investigate together and see if CBD oil can help you. At the end of this article, I hope we will have an answer to the question.
Diabetes is an inflammatory disease that comes in two different forms. This disease comes in 2 types, you either develop Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Although the origin and treatment of each are different, in both instances, the pancreas does not function as it should. What happens is that when you eat your pancreas creates different enzymes and hormones. These help you digest the foods you eat, better. One such hormone is insulin which allows your body to absorb and store glucose from the foods you eat as energy.
When you have too much glucose in your bloodstream, you are hyperglycemic. Symptoms include a feeling of thirst, shortness of breath or a nauseous feeling. On the other hand, when you have low glucose levels, you are hypoglycemic. You will experience shakiness, a dizzy feeling and sometimes lose consciousness.
Type 1 diabetes is where the pancreas refuses to function, your immune system basically works against you. You produce little to no insulin and what happens is glucose remains in your bloodstream for a long time. This leads to you not having any energy at all and the injury of some blood vessels. The treatment of Type 1 diabetes is some sort of insulin therapy such as injecting insulin daily into your bloodstream.
In Type 2 diabetes your body produces insulin but your cells refuse to respond to it. As a result, your blood glucose level spikes or drops very low. There are many medications out there that help control Type 2 diabetes. Some help to reduce glucose levels while others stimulate the pancreas to produce more insulin. These are usually for use with a healthy diet and exercise regimen to manage symptoms.
How does CBD Oil Work?
The cannabis plant consists of two major compounds namely, cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH). The difference between these two compounds is that one can give you that ‘high’ feeling while the other does not. CBD oil contains the cannabidiol compound which has no psychoactive properties. In other words, you will not get high if you use CBD oil. Although there may be trace amounts of THC, it is not enough to get you “high”. How interesting and fun it is to learn something new, I’m sure you’ll agree. We are not only investigating but also gaining knowledge about something that is somewhat taboo to talk about.
This is a true case of knowledge is power because now you know that CBD oil won’t make you feel like you’re losing your mind. Unlike, grinding up the cannabis plant leaves and smoking it, to extract cannabidiol from the plant, it has to go through a different process. Some manufacturers use manual presses or liquid solvent when extracting the compound. Coconut oil or hemp seed oil mixes with the cannabidiol compound and gives birth to indigestible CBD oil.
The cannabidiol compound is very similar to the endogenous cannabinoids substance, that is produced by our endocannabinoid system. The endogenous cannabinoids stimulate two receptors in the endocannabinoid system. Consequently, these two controls our moods, hormone levels, reaction to pain etc. At times, our body may not produce enough of the endogenous cannabinoids and that where CBD oil comes in. CBD oil has many anti-inflammatory properties and works hand in hand with the receptors in your central nervous system and throughout your entire body.
Does CBD Oil Help Diabetics?
Research and tests remain inconclusive on whether CBD oil can help for all the symptoms of diabetes. For one thing, those suffering from Type 1 diabetes may not have the same results as those who suffer from Type 2 diabetes. However, some may argue that it does help as they’ve had some success. In a study done by the American Diabetes Association, they found that CBD was able to alleviate some symptoms of subjects with Type 2 diabetes.
The fact that Diabetes is an inflammatory disease and CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties proves that it will be able to help in some way. Other tests conducted by various different associations claim that CBD oil can help prevent you from developing diabetes in the first place. Unfortunately, there is no clinical trial that backs up that claim in humans.
It is important to note that CBD oil is not to be used as a replacement for your diabetes medication. It is for use in conjunction with your doctor’s treatment. You still need to get that insulin into your body for Type 1 suffers and Type 2 needs to keep taking their pills.
Where To Purchase And How To Use CBD Oil?
Ensure to consult with your doctor before you start taking CBD oil. It is generally safe to use with little to no side effects but to be on the safe side, have a chat with your doctor. In rare cases would it cause an issue with your current diabetic treatment.
If you are given the go-ahead from your doctor, you will want to source your CBD oils from a reputable company or one that has received certifications for their products. This provides you with peace of mind that you are getting the best quality of CBD oil on the market. We have found Green Roads to be far superior to any other CBD Oils on the market. They are presently doing a pilot program with The University Of Florida In Gainesville Florida. Green Roads Also has been rate the number one CBD Oil in the United States 2018 and 2019
It is advisable to start off with the lowest dose possible and if you find that you get no relief then you can increase. CBD oil can be taken in the form of drops, capsules or thrown into some of your favorite recipes. That being said, taking it in its pure oil form gets absorbed faster by the body. You simply place the required number of drops under your tongue and let it sit for about 2 minutes. After the 2 minute, you can swallow the CBD oil.
All in all, CBD oil is in no way going to replace your current treatment for diabetes but will alleviate some symptoms associated with it. Talk to your doctor and give it a try. Who knows it may help in some way that you never thought possible? We are all different and our bodies react differently to treatments. I do wish you all the best and hope that you find relief and alleviate some of your symptoms.
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All the best to you and most importantly stay sahe and healthy.