Forbes just tackled the topic of can cannabis treat or possibly prevent diabetes? Medical cannabis acceptance has increased and improved over the years. Earlier in 2018, a prescription drug that is derived from the cannabis plant was approved by the FDA to help treat epilepsy. This approval by the FDA marks the beginning of cannabis being accepted as medicine. In addition, it opens doors for medical advancements in cannabinoid therapy. One medical condition that cannabis could be helping with considerably is diabetes.
The Staggering Statistics
The Center for Disease Control estimates more than 100,000,000 adults in America are diabetic. Diabetes contributes to heart attacks, strokes, lower limb amputations, kidney failure, and blindness. It also leads to premature death. In 2017 the American Diabetes Association placed an estimate for the total cost of diagnosed diabetes at $327 billion. A staggering statistic is that 1 of every 4 healthcare dollars in America is for individuals with diabetes.
There are many cannabis research papers with supporting evidence that cannabis helps to stabilize blood sugar, works as an anti-inflammatory, a neuroprotective, antispasmodic, and a vasodilator. In addition, it can even help in lowering blood pressure. These are all areas of concern with anyone affected by diabetes. With cannabis legalization happening in more places across the United States than ever before and more countries around the world medical studies and research is sure to advance in the coming years.
Black Beauty Could Lead the Way
Recently, the discovery of a specific strain occurred that contains a rather high concentration of a particular cannabinoid that has been shown to be great for diabetic treatment. The strain is known as Black Beauty. The cannabinoid is called THCv. THCv has shown to be very effective against the symptoms of diabetes.
This nonpsychoactive cannabinoid is found in very high concentrations within the Black Beauty strain. This strain contains no CBD and very little THC. Many different biotech companies are currently working on implanting the genes of THCv into industrial hemp cultivars. This is just in time as hemp may soon be legal across the U.S. and also officially taken off the Controlled Substances Act.
Would you utilize THCv products for treatment if you have diabetes? Do you know someone who could benefit from a natural treatment option against diabetes? If so, let us know in the comments below!