There is some evidence to suggest that certain cannabinoids and terpenes may be helpful for managing symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, which could be beneficial for individuals with IBS. However, it is important to note that the research in this area is still limited and more studies are needed to fully understand the effects of cannabinoids on IBS.
Terpenes are aromatic compounds found in many plants, including cannabis. Some terpenes have been shown to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, which could potentially help with IBS symptoms. For example, beta-caryophyllene has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects and myrcene has been shown to have pain-relieving properties.
As for strains, some individuals with IBS have reported that certain strains of cannabis have helped to alleviate their symptoms. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing a strain for IBS, as everyone's experience with cannabis is unique. Some strains that have been reported to be helpful for IBS include:
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It is important to note that if you are considering using cannabis to manage your IBS symptoms, it is important to speak with someone knowledgeable about cannabis! Grass roots offers guidance for those seeking more info on cannabis use. Book a discovery call today!