What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the sugar or glucose level becomes high due to the impairment in the process of energy production by using glucose. This condition results from the impairment of the production of Insulin. Insulin is a hormone responsible for the metabolism of Glucose. When there is less or no Insulin produces by the body, Glucose level becomes high in the blood and cause the situation of Diabetes. There two major types of Diabetes according to the production of Insulin, Diabetes Type 1, and Diabetes Type 2.
In Diabetes Type 1, the patient cannot produce any amount of Insulin for the metabolism of glucose. According to an estimate, almost 5% population of the world is suffering from high or mild Diabetes Type 1. Insulin regulates the blood sugar level by transferring glucose molecules from the blood to cells. Insulin itself is produced from the Pancreas. As a result of any type of Autoimmune attack, the ability to secrete Insulin of the Pancreas becomes impaired and hence causes Diabetes Type 1.
In Diabetes Type 2, the pancreas can still produce insulin but the body is unable to respond to it adequately. In the result of this process, the body show inability to control blood glucose level. According to research studies, Diabetes Type 2 is far much more prevalent than Diabetes Type 1. Approximately 400 million people are suffering from Diabetes type 2 worldwide.
Diabetes shows all the signs of symptoms of high glucose levels in the blood. The symptoms of Diabetes (Both 1 and 2) include,
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Blood Vessels diseases
- Nerve Damage
- Kidney Diseases
- Vision-related problems
CBD Oil (Cannabidiol) is the chemical extract of the cannabis (hemp) plant and it has gained very much popularity due to its potential benefits. CBD Oil does not produce any kinds of “high”, unlike other cannabis related products. CBD Oil is non-toxic and does not produce any overdosing effects. Our today’s topic is about CBD Oil for Diabetes. Well, there is no definitive medical evidence about the effectiveness of CBD Oil in Diabetes but ongoing research studies are claiming that it might be potentially beneficial in Diabetes. In this article, we will try to elaborate on some of the benefits of CBD Oil for Diabetes and how to use it.
CBD Oil interacts with Endocannabinoid System to alleviate Diabetes Symptoms:
Endocannabinoid System is an additional immune system in the body that is responsible for the regulation of many important functions in the body. For example, emotions, pain, inflammation, memory, and immune responses are somebody’s functions which come under the control of the Endocannabinoid System.
Endocannabinoid System regulates these functions by its receptors. These receptors are spread throughout the body including the islet cells Pancreas gland whose impairment causes Diabetes. There are two major categories of Endocannabinoid Receptors, CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are particularly present in islets of the Pancreas. CBD Oil interacts with CB1 receptors located in Pancreas and improves their working and functioning in the production of Insulin. From this mechanism, we can say that CBD oil might be effective in the treatment of Diabetes.
CBD Oil can alleviate different symptoms of Diabetes:
According to recent research studies, CBD Oil found to be effective in the treatment of diabetes symptoms. Nerve Damage is one of the major symptoms of Diabetes. The nerve damage can be a root cause of many other complications such as limited sensation in their lower extremities. Research has reported the Neuroprotectant role of CBD Oil. CBD Oil can act as a Neuroprotectant and protect different nerves from damage during Diabetes. This mechanism is very helpful in the treatment of Nerve damage caused by Diabetes.
Researches have also reported the Anti-Inflammatory and anti-Oxidant properties of CBD Oil. The Anti-Inflammatory Properties of CBD Oil can be really useful in the management of diabetes complications. However, much more research is still needed in this regard.
Some patients suffering from Diabetes start feeling pain in lower appendages and other body parts. CBD Oil can produce a pain-relieving effect by interacting with CB2 receptors of the Endocannabinoid System of the body.
How to take CBD Oil and what is the right dose?
CBD Oil can be used best by oral method. Taking CBD Oil is very easy, you just have to place 2-5 drops of CBD oil under your tongue and it will automatically enter into the bloodstream. You can mix CBD Oil with your drink or even sprinkle it on your food to avoid tasting in raw form. Other methods of CBD Oil consumption are CBD capsules, CBD topicals, and CBD Vaping but all of them have some sort of limitations. For example, CBD Vaping is a method of taking CBD in vapor form. As the CBD vapors pass through the air before entering the body, there are likely chances of contamination. So, in simple words, we can conclude that CBD Oil can be taken through the oral method.
The Dose of CBD Oil is still not been adjusted by medical experts because its use is not excepted medically. Still, if you want to use it, you should start with a low dose like 30-40 mg. For dose adjustment, your doctor is the best person to talk to. Your doctor will guide you about the dose, benefits, and side effects of CBD Oil. Don’t worry, CBD Oil is safe and non-toxic.
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