West Bend, WI – In 2015, 30.3 million – 9.4 percent of the American population was diagnosed with diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million of those people are living with type 1 diabetes. Each year 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes and being the seventh leading cause of death in the US in 2015, we began to look into how CBD may be beneficial.
Those diagnosed with type two diabetes often are effected by insulin resistance and high fasting insulin levels.
A five year study published in 2013 show a link between regular users of cannabis or hemp having 16% lower fasting insulin levels compared to those who have never used cannabis.
Those in the study who previously used cannabis or hemp but weren’t current users also showed better fasting insulin, cholesterol and insulin resistance levels when compared to those who have never. But the results were not as good as current users.
Treating Insulin Resistance
When you experience insulin resistance your body is rejecting insulin. Insulin is produced by your pancreas and helps in regulating blood sugar. When the insulin is rejected your cells are unable to absorb glucose (sugar), which is used for fast energy. When this happens glucose builds up in your bloodstream and leads to high blood sugar.
Research isn’t showing exactly how CBD works in treating insulin resistance but it’s believed to be linked with CBD’s anti-inflammatory benefits.
There are may studies that show a link between insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. Once inflammation is reduced both your immune and cardiovascular systems are able to function better. With the lack of inflammation sugar metabolism and cell growth improve.
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