CBD oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant and the hemp plant. While cannabis use is associated with getting high, CBD doesn’t contain any psychoactivity. CBD is legal around the globe, but only if it contains minimal amounts of THC (Δ⁹-tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the only chemical compound out of over 100 that makes users experience euphoria. CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is extracted from the cannabis plant in an oil form, and recently, many experts have started to notice that this oil has a lot of therapeutic potentials.
Many industries such as beauty, skin care, food, and medical industries have started to introduce cannabidiol to their products. This is because studies have shown that cannabidiol can help treat a wide range of medical conditions such as
The cannabis plant has been used for thousands of years as a medicine. History of the plant and its medical benefits date back as far as Ancient China and Ancient India. While back then they didn’t have any scientific evidence, at least now we are beginning to scratch the surface in terms of cannabis and its medical values.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 100 million Americans live with diabetes. Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HP) can affect people who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Hypertension is a silent killer due to signs and symptoms being unknown. When HP occurs and generally when it is left untreated, it often occurs along with diabetes. But how?
A study called “Diabetes and hypertension: pathogenesis, prevention and treatment” showed that 1 in 3 people with type 1 diabetes also had hypertension. When someone has both hypertension and diabetes, either condition will make the other one worse. For example, diabetes can increase HP due to the fact that it prevents blood vessels’ from stretching, changes how insulin levels are managed and increase’s fluid within the body.
So it’s clear that they both co-exist. They also have similar factors such as weight gain, inactive lifestyles, and unhealthy eating.
CBD oil can be used as a daily supplement. A study that was conducted over 5 years found that patients who used medical cannabis for CBD oil had lower levels of insulin by 16% of those who did not use medical cannabis or CBD. The study showed that even people who have used cannabis but not as religiously also had lower cholesterol and insulin levels.
Studies have shown that there is a connection between insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. While experts don’t know precisely how CBD is able to regulate or reduce insulin levels, it is a guess that this is all due to CBD containing anti-inflammatory effects.
On another note, CBD is believed to help induce weight loss which can prevent obesity, one of the main issues that could lead to HP and diabetes. This is because studies are indicating that CBD acts as an appetite suppressant.
IF you want to use CBD to prevent or treat HP or diabetes, the correct dosing is critical. As a result, it is recommended that you seek professional advice before using CBD oil. If you are currently using it, and wish to reduce or wean off of other medication, it’s important to first seek advice form your doctor.