CBD Oil May Eliminate The Need For Insulin Shots

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CBD Oil May Eliminate The Need For Insulin Shots


The federal government claims there are more than 100 million Americans either living with diabetes or are on the verge of becoming full-blown diabetic. This means millions more people will be diagnosed with this condition within the next five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who have this disease are unable to produce insulin in the same way as a healthy individual, as the pancreas either ceases insulin production, or no longer provides the body with optimal output.

The treatment program for diabetics can range from modest changes, to regimented treatment. Some can get away with changing their diets and incorporating exercise into their daily routine, while others must lean on regular prescription insulin shots to stay healthy. Anyone who has self-administered insulin will tell you — it’s no picnic.

But there is now evidence suggesting that medical marijuana, specifically its non-intoxicating compound cannabidiol (CBD), may eventually eliminate the need for insulin shots and help patients maintain healthy glucose levels.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says CBD receptors, which are found all over the human body, are highly prevalent in the pancreas – where insulin is made. His preliminary studies have suggested that feeding these receptors with high doses of CBD may stimulate insulin production without prescription drugs. There is also evidence that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could help treat underlying medical conditions associated with diabetes. The compound is beneficial in improving metabolic function and repairing nerve damage – both of which can have a nasty effect on diabetics.
 

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam in his lab at Hebrew U


 

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CBD Oil May Eliminate The Need For Insulin Shots

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