CBD and Diabetes
With new exciting research into the benefits of CBD, people are turning to this healthy alternative as a new way to manage the conditions they live with.
In the UK alone over 4 Million people live with Diabetes. Within this, Type 2 has particularly grown and is now one of the world’s most common long term health conditions.
With diagnosis, those that live with Diabetes are offered ongoing treatment and adaptations to their lives so the condition can become more manageable.
Alongside this people are seeking new alternative methods, where they can be more in control of their body with this difficult condition.
The wide variety of CBD oil and CBD products on the market gives people this opportunity. Read on to find out the benefits of CBD for Diabetes.
What is Diabetes?
Before considering CBD for Diabetes, whether it is you living with the condition, or a friend it is important to know what the disease is, and how it affects the body.
Diabetes is a disease where the body is unable to produce the hormone, insulin. Insulin is an important hormone which is present to help regulate the amount of sugar levels in the blood.
When understanding Diabetes it is important to recognise there are two recognised types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 is when your blood sugar level is too high because your body can’t make the hormone insulin. This happens because your body attacks cells in your pancreas, where insulin is usually produced. It is unknown what actually causes Type 1 Diabetes and whilst adaptations can be made to live with it, there is no known cure.
Differently, Type 2 is often a result of poor diet and exercise. The Pancreas still makes insulin, but it does not create enough insulin to work to regulate the blood sugar levels, when left untreated this can seriously impair many bodily functions.
Of the people who live with Diabetes across the planet, almost 90% of them have Type 2 Diabetes.
What is CBD?
The cannabis plant produces a resin that contains different substances. These substances are called cannabinoids. Cannabidiol or ‘CBD’ is a type of cannabinoid chemical found naturally in the cannabis plants. Most UK, CBD does not contain ‘THC’ that cause the ‘high’ feeling associated with marijuana, so is safe for new users.
Some research has shown the core substances in CBD interact with the body’s natural Endocannabinoid system, which contains the receptors for your brain, immune and pain responses.
The bodies receptors are tiny proteins attached to cells. The receptors receive chemical signals from different body stimuli, causing the cell to respond. This response creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects.
Can CBD help Diabetes?
Those that have turned to CBD to manage the side effects of their Diabetes have reported reduced inflammation and improved blood glucose control.
CBD has been proven to improve concentration because of its chemical interaction with the neurons in the brain.
This improves the likelihood of the body staying at homeostasis or what we like to call its’ ‘happy-medium’. This is when the body’s functions are all at their optimum, when hopefully, you are at your healthiest!
Aside from the physical relief CBD can bring for people with Diabetes, CBD can also have therapeutic benefits, with its interaction with pain and hormone neurons in the brain.
What CBD products are good for Diabetes?
For those living with Diabetes, what you eat and when you eat is may often be meticulously tracked and recorded.
We understand that adding CBD to your diet or routine will be not different. That is why we believe our products are the best.
We are in direct contact with our suppliers requiring them to have the most up to date information with each and every product, to give you peace of mind in your purchase. The product information on the CBD product will allow you to judge if it is suitable for your diet and lifestyle.
So, here are some of our product suggestion for taking CBD for Diabetes
CBD capsules/CBD drops - We offer a wide variety of CBD capsules and CBD drops with varying percentages of CBD in. We recommend for first time users to go for lower percentage levels and adjust according to how your body receives the CBD. CBD capsules come in easy to swallow pre-measured amounts, this is beneficial if you are watching your intake of sugars.
Alternatively taking CBD drops under the tongue is one of the fastest ways the body can absorb the healing and wellness benefits of CBD. You can also get flavoured drops.
CBD Oil creams/balms/CBD Bath bombs - These offer varied levels of potency and can ease bedtime routines, allowing a relaxing few minutes time-out. A hot bath is a great stress-reliever as well as a CBD based hand cream for an on-the go boost. These are best if you are looking for muscle pain and strain release.
CBD Oil/CBD Oil Spray - another easy method to receive CBD oils benefits. Applying ‘sublingually’ or under the tongue is the bodies faster method of absorption, meaning you will receive the benefits in the shortest amount of time. A spray is particularly good for anxiety suffers as it is easily administered and carried round.
CBD Vape - CBD oil can be purchased as an e-liquid. Vaping, in recent years has become a popular and healthier alternative to smoking. Inhaling means it is in your lungs and quickly reaches your bloodstream more quickly. Vaping, more than ingesting may work well for those with Diabetes and diet management.