5 Proven Scientific Ways CBD can Help Diabetes Sufferers
Believe it or not, many are already taking CBD as a natural remedy for relief from the day-to-day symptoms of diabetes. And based on early scientific research, it works for a few key reasons …
- CBD is a Powerful Preventive Solution
According to research, CBD & hemp can help you from developing diabetes in the first place.
People who are diagnosed with diabetes often have insulin resistance and higher fasting insulin levels. A five-year study found that these issues can both be alleviated (at least in part) by regular use of hemp or cannabis.
The study found that regular users had fasting insulin levels nearly 20% lower than those who weren’t u sing hemp or cannabis.
In other words; hemp & CBD have been scientifically proven to reduce the preconditions for diabetes in potential sufferers.
- Reducing Insulin Resistance
A major part of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes has to do with your body rejecting insulin, preventing your cells from absorbing the glucose they need for energy.
Scientists aren’t sure exactly how CBD is doing it, but initial proof points to CBD’s impressive anti-inflammatory power, since there’s an established link between inflammation and insulin resistance.
When that inflammation is reduced by CBD, your body’s immune and cardiovascular systems function more effectively. Cell growth and sugar metabolism also happen more smoothly.
By helping each of the body’s systems to work more effectively on their own, CBD reduces the risk of developing insulin resistance and diabetes.
- Relieving Neuropathy Pain
Neuropathy, or nerve damage, is an unfortunately common side effect of diabetes for many people. It can manifest in pain, numbness and tingling—usually around the hands and feet, but sometimes in other parts of the body.
Early scientific studies are showing that CBD can actually provide greater relief than conventional prescriptions, especially when it comes to neuropathy resulting from diabetes. One study showed that CBD didn’t just relieve the pain of neuropathy, but also helped prevent further neuropathy from occurring.
Some researchers believe this is because CBD can increase nerve growth factors within the body. Others believe its powerful antioxidant effects reduce oxidative stress in the system.
- Faster Healing for Skin Problems
Skin sensitivity and irritation can be another inconvenient side effect of diabetes. From sores to rashes and other issues, it’s an unwanted complication that just makes living with your diabetes that much tougher.
But researchers believe that CBD’s natural anti-inflammatory benefits can help speed up natural healing processes to reduce skin irritation and help you get back to living life the way you want to live it …