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Is Hemp Oil Good For Diabetes?

September 11, 2019


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
hemp oil good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Now I know that there are some of you when
you saw the word “hemp” in the description clicked on this video hoping I would say,
“Yes! Hemp is awesome for diabetes!” Well, I may yet say that, but there is something
you need to know right up front, there is a big difference between hemp and marijuana. They are in the same plant family, cannabis,
but they are totally different. The ingredient in cannabis that makes you
“high” is THC. In hemp oil, the THC content is about 0.3%,
hardly enough for you to get a buzz. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s
look at hempseed oil or hemp oil. Hemp seed oil is produced by cold pressing
the seeds and then extracting the oil. Cold pressing means the temperature of the
seeds never 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This keeps the oil extracted from losing nutritional
value and flavor. I found numerous articles claiming that hemp
oil can cure anything from cancer to diabetes. But, the articles were found on sites like,
healthyhempoil.com or rolloneup.com, cannajournal.com. I am not saying these websites are bad, but
they lack the scientific data that my research needs in order to be satisfied. Not to say it isn’t out there, but I was
not able to find a definitive scientific research study to say that hemp oil could cure any
diseases. But I did find that hemp seeds are a great
source of protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, omega 6, omega 3 and insoluble fiber. They’re loaded with minerals such as potassium,
magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, and phosphorus. However, hemp oil is also loaded with alpha-linolenic
acid or ALA, an omega 3 fatty acid. If you saw our video on fish oil, you may
know that those of us with diabetes can have trouble converting ALA which can lead to an
increase in triglycerides. This is not good for our heart. NOTE: There are 2 “ALA’s” fatty acids. Do not get confused if you google ALA. The type that those with diabetes have trouble
breaking down is alpha-linolenic acid, not alpha lipoic acid, they are not the same. So, is hemp oil good for diabetes? Well, I will say it can be bad simply because
each individual cannot know how their body will react to the ALA. Other than that, it has some great stuff for
your body. I will have to refer you to your health care
provider on this one. There are some factors that need to be taken
into account, especially your triglyceride levels. I hope this answered your question is hemp
oil good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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4 Comments

  • Reply Beat Your Diabetes May 8, 2017 at 11:53 pm

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  • Reply Erahn Martin July 18, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Kannaway makes amazing CBD Hemp Oil products!

  • Reply Ed Horton September 5, 2017 at 2:24 am

    there is a huge difference between extracting cbd oil from hemp seeds and using the total hemp plant. this guy knows nothing.

  • Reply Patricia Roberts December 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    You need to do a bit more research. There is a sharp distinction between hempseed oil and CBD extracts. The sources you cite are talking about medicinal oils. Medicinal oils containing cannabinoids are extractions of the trichomes on the flowers. Hempseed oils are a totally different genre of products.

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