Metabolic Syndromes

Diabetes & Obesity

The benefits of CBD for treating diabetes-related health problems include reduced inflammation and improved blood glucose control. By virtue of aiding chronic inflammation, cannabidiol has shown hope in helping with type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance, and unlike insulin and other medications for diabetes, CBD may prove to suppress, and reverse the disease.

Currently, clinical studies in humans on the direct effect of CBD oil on blood sugar is lacking. However, scientific discovery has revealed that the body’s endocannabinoid system plays an integral part in the regulation of energy metabolism, which is important to know for those who are living with diabetes. Emerging data (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1038/oby.2008.309 ) suggests that “the endocannabinoid system sets the sensitivity of the insulin response in adipocytes." In other words, the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in how the body responds to insulin, increasing or decreasing insulin sensitivity. This is critically important for those who are taking insulin because it could mean that their blood sugars could rise or fall unexpectedly, making tight control more difficult to achieve.

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