Diabetes is a disease that is prevalent in all classes, all groups of people, poor or wealthy and it is directly related to diet. Studies are now revealing the positive effects that cannabis oil can have on diabetes, as an alternative therapy. The way we live in the Western world has impacted our health and our approaches to health immensely. Millions of people globally suffer from Diabetes, 1 and 2, as we move further away from our connection to nature, movement in the great outdoors and healthy diets.
Too many people have become embroiled in modern city life, technology, processed foods, addiction and lazy habits. Our ancestors who lived to survive, the hunter-gatherers, were extremely active and ate fresh wholesome foods which they caught and found. No one had stress and there was no pollution or waste. Now we strive to find alternative, natural therapies to save us from our sedentary, unhealthy ways. Cannabis oil could be a lifesaver for people with diabetes and has plenty of positive effects on the disease.
Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases linked directly to lifestyle and diet. The person who gets diabetes usually has high blood sugar levels caused by inefficient secretion of insulin. There is too much glucose in the urine when the pancreas fails to release insulin to balance the glucose levels caused by eating. This results in hyperglycemia which is a dangerous condition. Diabetes 1 used to be called insulin-dependent diabetes and Diabetes 2 used to be called juvenile onset or adult onset diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease when the body’s immune system attacks the beta cells of the pancreas, which are responsible for insulin secretion. It is usually genetically inherited. Type 2 Diabetes is caused by the over-production of insulin by the pancreas and the body’s cells show a lack of sensitivity to this overflow of insulin in the muscles and fat. The control of glucose production and management is out of balance. This disease can be managed, especially if patients watch what they eat and get active.
Cannabis oil interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system which is responsible for a healthy immune system. Scientists have discovered cannabinoid receptors in the pancreas which is a huge plus. The second plus is that the cannabinoid called cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural anti-inflammatory which means it can reduce inflammation on pancreatic cells. Diabetes can affect sight but when taking CBD, the patient can protect the eyes from damage to the retina and stop the breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier.
CBD has positive effects on diabetes as it is a natural antioxidant which acts to neutralise the overload of toxic superoxides. CBD helps to reduce the impacts of the immune system turning on its tissues as it does during the autoimmune disease of Diabetes 1. Studies done on diabetes 1 using cannabis oil to treat diabetes patients showed changes in insulin sensitivity, reduced body weight and better glycaemic control – all linked to reduced inflammation. Researchers concluded that CBS is a stronger antioxidant that Vitamins E and C. Research has shown that taking cannabis oil (CBD) can improve insulin response and pancreatic cell functioning while reducing blood pressure. Taking CBD regularly will definitely help to manage the symptoms of diabetes and to even suppress or slow down the progress of the disease.
The positive effects of cannabis oil on diabetes are numerous and can alleviate these symptoms, promoting a better quality of life for diabetes patients. Cannabis oil can assist with appetite, energy levels, nausea and vomiting and a positive approach to life. Chat to us today to get your cannabis oil.