Can CBD help lower my blood sugar?

Diabetic Living (USA) - - Doctor’s Orders -

Cannabid­iol (CBD) is a chem­i­cal in mar­i­juana and hemp with anti-in­flam­ma­tory and an­tiox­i­dant prop­er­ties. Un­like the whole plant, which con­tains the psy­choac­tive com­pound THC, iso­lated CBD won’t make you high. Cur­rently, CBD has only been ap­proved by the FDA to treat spe­cific forms of epilepsy. While stud­ies in mice sug­gest CBD may re­duce high blood sugar and pro­mote good choles­terol, there isn’t con­vinc­ing ev­i­dence in hu­mans just yet, ex­plains Sudipa Sarkar, M.D., who spe­cial­izes in di­a­betes at

Johns Hop­kins Bayview Med­i­cal Cen­ter. A small 2016 study where PWDs type 2 took 200 mg CBD daily for 13 weeks found no sig­nif­i­cant change in fast­ing blood sugar. And buyer be­ware: CBD prod­ucts aren’t reg­u­lated, so the amount of CBD in a prod­uct may be dif­fer­ent than what’s stated on the la­bel, or it could be con­tam­i­nated.

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