Diabetes affects 29 million Americans. This serious condition is most common among people over 65 years old, but it also affects younger people. Children as young as 10 years of age are now being diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders that are associated with an insulin production defect that leads to the inability of the body to regulate sugar levels in the blood. With type 1 diabetes, a person is unable to produce their own insulin and is dependent on medication. People with type 2 diabetes produce insufficient insulin, and their bodies can’t maintain a healthy insulin level. If either type is left untreated, it can lead to kidney failure, amputation, blindness and death. Fortunately, studies have shown that cannabidiol may help with or mitigate symptoms of diabetes.

Chronic inflammation has long been known to play a key role in the development of insulin resistance and therefore type 2 diabetes. Research has found that the anti-inflammatory properties of Hemp Extract could treat this inflammation and therefore improve metabolism.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam found that the therapeutic effects of Hemp Extract could be tailored to different endocannabinoid receptors in the body, including those in the pancreas. The pancreas regulates blood glucose levels, releasing insulin to combat high levels of blood glucose.

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Research has shown the many modes of action by which Hemp Extract can help people with diabetes, including the following:

  • Stabilizing blood sugars
  • Arterial anti-inflammatory properties
  • Neuroprotective effects that help prevent inflammation of
  • nerves and reduce the pain of neuropathy
  • “Anti-spasmodic agents” help relieve muscle cramps and the
  • Decreasing pain of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
  • Acting as a vasodilator to help keep blood vessels open and
  • Improving circulation
  • Lowering blood pressure — which is vital for diabetics
  • Helping calm diabetic restless leg syndrome (RLS)


Thank you for taking your time to become educated on the science and technologies behind the best health supplements.

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My best wishes for your best health.

Frank Davis,
Founder and CEO of Optivida Health

[For more science-based evidence for the use of hemp extract read "Hemp Health Revolution: The A to Z Health Benefits of Hemp Extract"] 


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