Can CBD help with IBS / Irritable bowel syndrome?

Yes! CBD is helping people with a number of autoimmune diseases such as the one you are asking about.

Yes! CBD is helping people with a number of autoimmune diseases such as the one you are asking about.

CBD is an anti-inflammatory and unlike the harsh immunosuppressive drugs (which shut down the immune system) CBD alters how the immune system works. If a person has an overactive immune system it appears to slow it down, if a person has an underactive immune system CBD appears to turn on that individual’s immune system. In our immune system there is an abundance of CB2 receptors. In some pre-clinical trials, activation of the CB2 receptors slows down the production of pro-inflammatory chemicals while increasing anti-inflammatory markers. This means that CBD may be able to blunt autoimmune activity.

Even more exciting is that CBD does not appear to fully “turn off” the immune system response (unlike some immunosuppressive therapy), it simply “quiets down” an overactive immune system. For most, less inflammation also means less pain. 

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CBD can turn down the inflammatory processes that cause colitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS and other GI conditions. Some experts also believe CBD increases the function of the endocannabinoid system because the GI tract has many CB2 receptors. Activation of these receptors occurs through indirect effects of CBD. Activation results in decreased inflammation, muscle relaxation, and relief from cramps, diarrhea, constipation, and spasm. 

 

In terms of how much CBD you should take, we recommend starting low and slow. More CBD is not always the answer. Most people will respond between 5mg and 140mg daily. It is not encouraged to consume more than 400mg daily for GI conditions.

Please refer to this video on servings for more information.  Or this video for more about how CBD can help with Gi issues.