Cannabis v. Diabetes

The magic in cannabis is in the cannabinoids.  The cannabinoid THC gives the herb its’ uplifting nature.  There are lots of cannabinoids — 113 of them at least — and most of them we know nothing about.  Thanks Harry J. Anslinger.  Here’s one, THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, that seems to work against diabetes.  Do you know anyone who has diabetes?  Bet you do.  Go learn something:


The administration of THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is positively associated with glycemic control in type 2 diabetics, according to the randomized, placebo-controlled data published in the journal Diabetes Care.

Investigators from the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine assessed the twice daily administration of various cannabinoids (CBD or THCV or CBD and THCV in combination) versus placebo over a period of 13 weeks in 62 non-insulin dependent subjects with type 2 diabetes.

Authors reported that the administration of THCV alone “significantly decreased fasting plasma glucose” levels and improved pancreatic cell function. By contrast, other treatment therapies failed to show detectable metabolic effects.

There is more to this story at the complete original post which is HERE.


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Author: DavidB

a heathen, but hopefully not an unenlightened one

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