CBD and Diabetes

CBD and Diabetes

Diabetes affects 1 in 10 Americans. The CDC reported that diabetes affects 26% of people aged over 65 years of age. This is due to an increase in the amount of processed foods that we consume, particularly foods high in sugar. Lack of exercise is also a contributor. Those who exercise daily are much less likely to suffer from diabetes. Studies on CBD and diabetes have shown promising benefits in helping manage the condition.

Pre-diabetes is a condition that can easily worsen and become type I or type II diabetes over time. Around 20% of the population in the USA is considered pre-diabetic.

A diet high in protein and fresh fruit and vegetables and low in complex carbohydrates and sugars has been ascertained to be the best way to fight diabetes.

CBD has been recognized for its ability to reduce inflammation. Type II diabetes is an inflammatory problem within the body, so it is little wonder many people are turning to CBD to help with diabetes. 

While many blogs and articles are quick to downplay the effectiveness of CBD in treating type II diabetes, there are many research studies that confirm its efficacy. CBD is beneficial in assisting the Endocannabinoid System with how it stores energy and responds to insulin.

The Endocannabinoid System is responsible for regulating many of the body’s systems. The body creates inflammation to mobilize an area. In the case of diabetes or arthritis, the body cannot recognize that this is an ongoing problem. It just stays stuck in the pattern of causing inflammation. 

CBD provides the body’s Endocannabinoid System receptors with essential cannabinoids to help reduce and calm this reaction. 

The studies carried out on CBD and diabetes state:

  • A 2005 research paper showed that CBD can help to curb appetite thereby assisting with weight loss which has a positive impact on diabetes
  • The American Diabetes Association published a 2006 paper showing CBD reduces resistance to insulin
  • A study from 2010 showed that CBD can reduce oxidative and nitrate stress on cells and reduce inflammation associated with diabetes and heart disease
  • A 2010 research study proved CBD to have pain blocking effects and also reduced diabetic neuropathy
  • A 2007 study showed that CBD can reduce the effects of hyperglycemia which is indicative of blood sugar problems and insulin resistance. CBD helped to counteract this condition
  • A 2006 study in the American Journal of Pathology showed that CBD has neuroprotective and blood retinal preserving effects having a positive impact of diabetes

CBD tinctures are one of the best products as they have a high bioavailability, and they are easy to take. Hempstrax CBD tinctures contain organic MCT oil, CBD Distillate and organic steam distilled edible essential oils making them ideal for diabetics as they do not contain sugar or processed ingredients.

Adding a CBD tincture to your daily regimen is simple. A 5,000mg CBD tincture taken 0.25ml in the morning and evening will supply 80mg of CBD each day.

A topical salve can be a great option for those struggling with diabetic neuropathic pain. It is easily applied and soaks in quickly for fast relief.

Gel Capsules are another good option when treating diabetes. They are available in 10mg or 25mg strengths. 

To find the correct dosage we have created a handy CBD dosage calculator.