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Cannabis Oil and Diabetes – What you Need to Know
Cannabis Oil and Diabetes – Wow?
Today I examine potential health benefits and any connections between Cannabis Oil and Diabetes. Cannabis may be illegal where you live, and if so I do not have a recommendation for you. Hence, you may have to read this article for information purposes only. I do not endorse nor condemn the use of cannabis oil, except in accordance with the laws of your state or country. According to recent estimates, 422 million people in the world are suffering from diabetes, and that doesn’t include prediabetes. As recently as 1 Feb 2018, the FDA granted a ‘Priority Review’ of plant derived CBD extract. The use of cannabis oil for diabetes is currently under consideration and may change, possibly making this article obsolete. But if you suffer from diabetes, this article may prove quite interesting.
Intro to Cannabis
There are three base strains or species of the cannabis plant, Indica, Sativa, and Ruderalis. Man has been engineering the cannabis plant for thousands of years to create the perfect plant. Repeated engineering of the cannabis plant created many variations, therefore each variation may have multiple purposes. Purposes are normally recreational, medical or utility, depending on the strain of plant grown.
- Indica – A medium height, bushy plant with wide leaves. Indica contains a higher CBD content than THC. You grow this species primarily where you can contained it in a controlled environment.
- Ruderalis – This smallest cannabis plant is native to Russia, is a hardy plant with low THC content, making it handy for medicine. Cannabis ruderalis has a strong stalk, and so it can be used as hemp, but the plant is not tall.
- Sativa – The Sativa plant is the largest of the cannabis family and grows to about 19 feet. Normally sativa has more THC than CBD, consequently hybridization has produced some strains with negligible THC content. Industrialized hemp is a hybrid of sativa strains are used to make rope, clothes, pet food, and a variety of other useful items. Generally when someone refers to the hemp plant, they are referring to this hybridization of the Sativa plant.
Cannabis Oil or CBD Oil?
You can extract Cannabis oil or CBD oil from all of the cannabis plants. The level of THC is how we determine which oil it is. Therefore, a high level of THC makes it marijuana oil and can make its legally questionable where you live. A high level of CBD makes it more acceptable because of the benefits as a medicine.
It is important to note that THC contains psychoactive qualities, which makes it illegal in many places. The THC content in Cannabis oil is what causes the euphoric or high feeling. Industrial hemp is a carefully engineered Sativa variety that contains only trace amounts of THC. Because of this distinction, the question of legality in some countries and states changes. Industrial hemp contains only a small amount of CBD, so it takes a lot of plants to produce a little CBD oil.
Only recently has the cannabis plant been legal in the U.S. causing the bulk of what we see to be imported. Imported CBD oil costs more, and suffers from an added problem of quality control. You now know if someone says CBD hemp oil, they really mean CBD oil. I use the term Cannabis Oil as more generic term for an oil extracted from the cannabis plant.
Cannabis Oil and Diabetes – Benefits
Every person (and most animals) has a key system in our bodies called the Endocannibinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for establishing and maintaining health, and for healing. It contains cannabinoid receptors in key areas in our bodies, including in our brain, liver, nervous system, and pancreas. All diabetics should recognize and be concerned about these four very key organs. The ECS regulates every metabolic process in the body, keeping us tuned up and on track. Some people claim Cannabis oil is the cure for cancer, with apparently good justification. You will recognize a number of benefits of cannabis for diabetes sufferers, all of which have been backed up by scientific studies. Benefits from studies are:
- Lower and better control of blood sugar; lower levels of fasting insulin
- Reduced level of HOMA-IR (Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin Resistance)
- A lower occurrence of obesity; smaller waste line – the number one cause of type 2 diabetes
- Higher levels of HDL (good cholesterol)
- Reduced growth of tumor cells and inhibited pancreatic tumor cells from spreading.
You extract and use Cannabis oil without changing the natural substance, therefore it is a natural remedy. Although I didn’t use cannabis oil, I did reverse my diabetes through natural means.One of the biggest benefits for natural remedies is there is no lasting negative side effects. Cannabis Oil and Diabetes sure seems to be a winning combination to me. Our ancestors used cannabis in healing for hundreds of years, furthermore our descendants will likely use it long after we are gone. Hope exists for people in places where marijuana is illegal, the CBD oil harvested from industrial hemp has negligible THC.
In five years from January 2013 to December 2017, the FDA approved 22 new drugs to treat diabetes. Compare that to 20 between Nov 2001 and Aug 2012, and 10 between Oct 1982 and Dec 1999. Drug companies spend big money to sponsor new medicines to the FDA for approval. Therefore, the rate of increase shown above clearly indicates that big Pharma is not interested in a cure for diabetes. What it does show is a continuation of big pharma profit over the well-being of the people with diabetes. This is most relevant to the lack of interest and cause for mistrust of the medical community.
Wow – Cannabis Oil and Diabetes
Cannabis oil and CBD oil can definitely contribute to reversing diabetes and because it is a natural remedy, it is worth consideration. Through your Endocannibinoid system, CBD oil can bring amazing benefits to your whole body, which are delivered through your cannabinoid receptors. I found it quite remarkable that we only learned about this key system in the late 80s or early 90s. As with all new discoveries, it takes time to understand the ramifications and impacts and cannabis is no exception. The future holds the answer to scientific studies on the benefits of cannabis, let us hope for greater acceptance.
- Healthy Hemp Oil
- Ministry Of Hemp
- National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws NORMAL
- The American Journal of Medicine News Release
- The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance… The American Journal of Medicine
- The Atlantic
- Collective Evolution 20 Medical Studies that Show Cannabis can be a Potential Cure for Cancer