Marijuana CBD/THC cannabinoids and Diabetes 2019
Plus The 10 Best CBD/THC Cannabis Strains For Diabetes
Due to promising new research, which sates THC/CBD compounds from cannabis have potential in lowering blood sugar and inflammation, many diabetes patients are looking into cannabis for treatment. The compounds in marijuana show great promise for medicinal use. Scientists are looking into ways in which the THC/CBD in marijuana might help treat some diabetic conditions.According to the World Health Organization,(WHO) the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has quadrupled in the last 30 years.
Here we will look into the medicinal properties of marijuana and how they might benefit people by alleviating some of the symptoms of diabetes. It also looks at the possible risks of using marijuana to treat diabetes and the legal implications.
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What is medical THC/CBD in marijuana?
Marijuana contains many different compounds, known as cannabinoids. This means they are related to
tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Of all the cannabinoids in marijuana, THC and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most commonly studied. The body also creates some cannabinoids naturally. THC is the primary psychoactive component in cannabis. It produces the "high" that people associate with cannabis. On the other hand CBD is not considered psychoactive, and these components of cannabis have a number of beneficial medicinal uses.
Cannabis benefits for diabetes:
Cannabinoids interact with receptors found in the central nervous system of the body.
These cannabinoid receptors play a role in regulating:
Insulin sensitivity (ref.)
Significantly decreased fasting blood glucose (ref.)
Improved the production of insulin (ref.)
Raised levels of adiponectin (ref.)
Protection against retinopathy (ref.)
Stabilize blood sugar levels (Hypoglycemia) (ref.) , (ref.)
Other Benefits to consider:
Chronic pain management (ref.)
Gastrointestinal pain and cramping (ref.)
Pancreatic cell function (ref.)
Metabolism of lipids (ref.)
Antioxidant properties (ref.)
Anti-inflammatory properties (ref.)
Neuropathy treatment (ref.)
The various cannabinoids all have different properties, and they may be useful for treating a range of health conditions. Since CBD is very effective in treating inflammation, it can help maintain a normal immune system, sugar metabolism, cell growth and heart function.
However, it’s not all about CBD and THC.
Possible risks of using marijuana to treat diabetes:
THC/CBD use for diabetes may have many benefits, but there are can also be disadvantages or side effects. If cannabis affects appetite, insulin sensitivity, and the metabolic system, this could mean that frequent cannabis use might disrupt some of these functions. (ref.) The main disadvantage of using cannabis for diabetes is an increased appetite. This is a common side effect. It may lead people to crave and eat large amounts of carbohydrates. This can be an issue for those with diabetes.
For people who are new to cannabis, a "overdose" may occur if THC/CBD concentrations are too high.
Overdose Symptoms may or may not include:
Faster heart rate
Slower reaction times
Problems with Concentration, Learning, and Memory
How the person uses marijuana will affect their risk of adverse effects. Smoking marijuana will affect a person differently from using a medical preparation that a doctor has recommended.A person cannot be sure of the ingredients or quality of the product they obtain. Even seemingly benign substances, like grapefruit, are known to interact with many prescription drugs. When it comes to cannabis, most potential interactions that have been identified are relatively mild. And, in fact, some drugs seem to work together with cannabis favorably.(ref.)
It is always best to speak to a doctor before using any form of marijuana or other complementary therapy for diabetes.
CBD hemp oil Legal status:
People should know that, until now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have only approved one product, containing an extract of marijuana, and this is CBD (Epidiolex). (ref.)
June 2018, the F.D.A. declared Epidiolex safe and effective for two forms of epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The seizures that occur with these conditions are difficult to control with other medications.(ref.)
Canada, the United Kingdom, and some European countries have also approved the use of Sativex (Nabiximols), a mouth spray incorporating both CBD and THC that can help relieve pain and muscle spasms related to muscular sclerosis (MS) in adults.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), research and trials for other uses of marijuana and its compounds are ongoing.
Marijuana THC Legal status:
In the United States, the use and possession of cannabis THC is illegal under federal law for any purpose, by way of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. Under the CSA, cannabis is classified as a Schedule I substance, determined to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use – thereby prohibiting even medical use of the drug. At the state level, however, policies regarding the medical and recreational use of cannabis vary greatly, and in many states conflict significantly with federal law. (ref.)
**All content is informational and should not be considered medical advice.**
10 best cannabis strains for diabetes
When it comes to choosing the best cannabis strain for diabetes, you should stick to high CBD and THCV strains. However, there are also some strains with higher THC levels that can help you manage your insulin levels. Also, keep in mind that smoking weed is not the only way to get those substances into your system.
In fact, smoking can be very dangerous if you have diabetes. In this case, edibles are always a good choice, as they are a much healthier way to get the best from cannabis as there’s no smoke or carbon dioxide. For example, you could put decarbed weed and put it in cannabis butter.
Just be careful when it comes to dosing. At first, it may seem it’s not working, but because of the digestion process which takes a while, you’ll feel the effects after about an hour.(ref.)
Use these 10 strains to get a head start:
#1 Doug’s Varin:
Doug’s Varin should be your first choice when choosing a strain for diabetes.
The reason being is that this strain is known for its high levels of THCV, which is supposedly very effective in lowering blood sugar levels and improving fasting insulin levels. It will make you talkative and energized while taking away stress and depression.
One of the favorite strains among diabetes patients, because of its higher CBD levels. In general, low THC strains like Harlequin are always good for daytime use since they don’t make you high, but rather keep you clear headed. And anti-inflammatory effects of CBD are very strong, which is crucial for diabetes type II.
This is a strain with high CBD content, but still with up to 7% THC. Cannatonic will not make you super high since CBD diminishes the psychoactive effects of THC. Besides inflammation, it’s great for treating pain, stress, and depression.
#4 Pineapple Purps:
New users should be very careful with this strain since it contains high levels of both THC and THCV, making it very psychoactive and potent. However, it’s also hard to find and is very promising for diabetes patients. Pineapple Purps keeps the inflammation down and will help you feel relaxed at the same time.
Pennywise is a popular medical strain, with 1:1 THC to CBD ratio, which has been proven as the most therapeutically effective. It’s perfect for beginners since it’s mild and relaxing but do not be fooled by it — it's very effective in reducing stress, pain, and inflammation. Also, Pennywise is a good remedy for sleepless nights.
#6 Master Kush:
Cannabis is packed full of beneficial compounds, one of which are terpenes, compounds that give cannabis its unique smell and taste. Master Kush is high in terpene called humulene, well known to suppress appetite, which is a plus for patients with diabetes.
#7 Black Beauty:
Black Beauty is one of the strongest strains known, with a unique cannabinoid profile. It contains 2:1 THC to THCV ratio and provides clear-headed cerebral high and an uplifting boost of energy. Since it contains THCV, it has great potential for treating diabetes.
#8 Green Crack:
Although it’s a high THC strain, it’s still a good choice for daytime medication since it brings forth to focus, energy and an uplifting head buzz. Green Crack is also great for treating depression and relieving everyday stress, as well as pain related to inflammations.
With a balanced THC to CBD ratio, Zen has been known for its depression smashing properties. Its CBD content is great for keeping the insulin levels down, but keep in mind that it can boost your appetite as well. When you consume it, be extra responsible and watch what you are eating.
#10 Blue Diesel:
One more strain that’s perfect for daytime use since it does not increase appetite but provides more than enough energy. There is no sedative effect with Blue Diesel, which makes it a good choice for those who need to reduce insulin resistance. (ref.)
As you can see, diabetics can benefit from cannabis on many levels. Remember to avoid smoking and stick to edibles The research and the experiences of many patients have both shown us just how much marijuana can help in maintaining normal insulin and blood sugar levels.
However, you should remember to avoid smoking and use high CBD and THCV strains in edible form.
Q: How about CBD and Metformin?
A: I have found nothing but good things about CBD, in eliminating the need for Metformin. With other beneficial effects, CBD looks like a great alternative for treating diabetes. (ref.) (ref.)
Q: What is the best CBD oil for diabetes type 1&2?
A: The most standard method that you can use to find the perfect CBD oil is just by trying different varieties so that you can find which one is working best for your needs. more here..(ref.)
Q: What is project cbd diabetes?
A: Project CBD is a web-site dedicated to diabetes, and Information concerning CBD and cannabis in relation to Diabetes and related conditions. (ref.)
Q: can a diabetic get a medical marijuana card?
A: It depends on where you live, and if your doctor thinks it is a good alternative medication for you- make sure to ask your doctor about CBD. In some states you no longer need a prescription or recommendation.