CBD and its effects on diabetes


Diabetes and CBD are correlated, and through several studies, it is evident that CBD is effective in managing the blood sugar levels in a human body. CBD products like CBD gummies can treat diabetes efficiently. CBD is extracted from some plants, such as hemp plants or marijuana plants. The CBD extracted from the marijuana plant can cause intoxication, whereas the cannabis plant does not cause drowsiness. CBD and hemp oil both are effective in maintaining blood sugar levels, reducing chronic pain, and inflammation. 

According to studies

Scientists have been experimenting to see the effects CBD on several animals, such as mice and rats, to see the effects of CBD in them. To finalize the effects and use of CBD on humans, scientists need to conduct several more kinds of research. The following were the outcomes of a study.

  • Treatment of hyperglycemia
  • Increased insulin production
  • Reduction of harmful cholesterol levels

Possible outcomes of CBD in rats

The possible outcomes of using CBD in rats are as follows.

1.    Promoting good fats

CBD improves the production of good cholesterol.

2.    Anti-inflammation effects

It decreases inflammation and chronic pain.

3.    Risks of diabetes 

It lowers the blood sugar levels in mice.

THC and diabetes

The effects of CBD and THC are different. In some cases, THC works efficiently in the cases when CBD is ineffective, such as CBD is ineffective in treating type 2 diabetes, so in this case, THC is great. CBD is effective in lowering insulin resistance and is effective in managing gut hormones.

According to researches 

CBD extracted from marijuana can cause intoxication, whereas CBD from hemp plant lacks intoxication properties. Some recently introduced drugs such as Epidiolex is effective in the treatment of epilepsy. It can cause two major forms of epilepsy, such as Dravet syndrome and Gastaut syndrome. 

It is estimated that the sale of over-the-counter CBD medicines and other non-prescribed CBD products has been significantly increased up to 626 million by 2022. 

The use of CBD can also be seen in cosmetics such as mascara and lip balms.

Other health situations such as headache, heart-related disorders, seizures, bipolar depression, Crohn’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease can also be treated by CBD.

Diabetes is not a single focus

Out of multiple studies conducted to see the outcomes of CBD in treating diabetes, one study was unsuccessful. The people had disturbed blood sugar and insulin levels. CBD was ineffective in those people. The other component extracted along with the extraction of CBD is THCV. They can together reduce insulin sensitivity and improve blood sugar levels.CBD also has beneficial effects in reducing bad cholesterol from the body.

A study was conducted on 62 people having Type II diabetes. The people were given CBD dose continuously for thirteen days. In this case, THC was more effective in reducing blood sugar levels rather than CBD. However, CBD showed alteration in the resistin protein, which is involved in causing inflammation. These studies showed the combined effect of CBD and THC in managing blood sugar levels and increasing insulin resistance in the human body.