CBD Quality of Life Improvements

This is a scientific guide.

Based on the latest medical studies.

  • know exactly how CBD affects Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease
  • know the optimal CBD dosage tested and possible adverse effects
  • find out how CBD may benefit your IBD inflammation

Let’s get started.

2020 CBD Research

 

Does CBD really help Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

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New CBD Study Published January 4, 2020

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Study Results:

  • Individuals with inflammatory bowel disease have quality of life improvements after taking CBD.  (1)                                                                 cannabigerol health benefits                    
  • CBD and CBG demonstrate beneficial effects in preclinical models of intestinal inflammation. (2)                                                                                CBG health benefits


Background:  

  • Cannabinoids made by the human body “have shown a regulatory role in inflammation and mucosal permeability of the gastrointestinal tract.”
  • It is believed that endocannabinoids (those made by the human body) likely interact with the gut microbiome to regulate inflammation and mucosal permeability. (3)

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User reports: Cannabis is reported by users to:

  • block the sensation of pain in the gut
  • have anti-inflammatory properties
  • antidiarrheal properties (4)

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Conclusion: While strong evidence of CBD’s beneficial effects on gastrointestinal diseases is still lacking, clinical trials of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease have shown improvement in quality of life even if they haven’t shown evidence of a reduction in inflammation. (5)

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Study Authors:

 

Kienzl M

Division of Pharmacology, Otto Loewi Research Center, Medical University of Graz

 

Storr M

Zentrum für Endoskopie

Department of Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians University

 

Schicho R

Division of Pharmacology, Otto Loewi Research Center, Medical University of Graz

BioTechMed Graz

 

Keywords: Cannabis sativa; abdominal pain; diarrhea; inflammatory bowel diseasecannabidiol; endocannabinoid system;

References

Kienzl M, Storr M, Schicho R. Cannabinoids and Opioids in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2020;11(1):e00120. doi:10.14309/ctg.0000000000000120

2019 CBD Research

CBD for Crohn’s Disease

 

cbd research results

Study Results: After taking CBD, patients had a substantial improvement in their Chrohn’s Disease symptoms.  Patients’ average score on the Harvey-Bradshaw Index (a way of measuring Crohn’s disease symptoms) improved from  14 to 7. (1)

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CBD Dosage:

  • The average dose of CBD consumed by patients to treat inflammatory bowel disease was 31 grams of cannabis per month.
  • This CBD research found that most patients responded well to an inflammatory bowel disease treatment of 21mg/day THC and 170 mg/day CBD.
  • The researchers conclude that “the majority of inflammatory bowel disease patients using cannabis are satisfied with a dose of 30 g/month.” (2)

 

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cbd ibd benefits

 

New CBD Research Published November 13, 2019

Our Summary:  This CBD research assessed the effects of using medical cannabis for treating inflammatory bowel disease. (3)

CBD dose and method of consumption, “adverse events, use of other medications, and long-term effects were evaluated among 127 patients with inflammatory bowel disease using legalized medical cannabis.” (4)

Evaluation: Patients were tested for:

  • Blood count
  • albumin
  • C-reactive protein

Patients were tested within one month of starting cannabidiol treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and at least one year after the therapy was started. (5)

Patients and one significant family member also completed questionnaires on:

  • disease activity
  • patient function
  • signs of addiction (6)

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Additional outcomes:

  • There was a small but statistically significant gain in weight of about 4 lbs. per patient.
  • The use of other medications for inflammatory bowel disease decreased significantly after cannabis treatment was started.
  • The employment of the patients increased from 65% to 74%. (7)

 

Adverse effects: Researchers state they did not observe “negative effects of cannabis use on the patients’ social or occupational status.” (8)

 

 

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Check out this quick video about cannabidiol benefits for Inflammatory Bowel Disaese.

Study Authors:

 

Naftali T

Meir Medical Center Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kfar Saba

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

 

Bar-Lev Schleider L

Soroka University Medical Centre and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

 

Sklerovsky Benjaminov F

Meir Medical Center Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kfar Saba

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

 

Lish I

Meir Medical Center Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kfar Saba

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

 

Konikoff FM

Meir Medical Center Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kfar Saba

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

 

Ringel Y

Meir Medical Center Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Kfar Saba

Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv

 

Keywords: Cannabis sativa; inflammatory bowel disease; colon; abdominal pain; cannabidiol; endocannabinoid system; crohn’s disease

References

Naftali T, Bar-Lev Schleider L, Sklerovsky Benjaminov F, Lish I, Konikoff FM, Ringel Y. Medical cannabis for inflammatory bowel disease: real-life experience of mode of consumption and assessment of side-effects. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;31(11):1376–1381. doi:10.1097/MEG.0000000000001565

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