Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the lining of the digestive tract. Another form of chronic inflammatory bowel disease is ulcerative colitis (UC). Both of these diseases can be extremely debilitating and can affect the patient’s quality of life. Both of these forms of IBD are classified as autoimmune diseases. This means the body’s immune system essentially attacks itself, causing severe inflammation (in this case, in the GI tract). There is currently no cure for inflammatory bowel disease; treatments are geared towards the resolution or minimization of symptoms. Many prescription drug treatments work by weakening the patient’s immune system to reduce flare-ups. Unfortunately, these medications can cause side effects that include infections that can be life-threatening, since the body’s immune system is being weakened and can’t fight off these infections.
Instead of weakening the immune system, we have seen great success in patients who use CBD oil to help with symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. CBD has great anti-inflammatory properties, and is able to exert these anti-inflammatory effects in the GI tract when CBD oil is taken by mouth. Patients report reduction in the frequency of flare-ups, less severe flare-ups, fewer stools per day, and improvements in weight gain. Because CBD is also used to improve mental health, patients with Crohn’s Disease also report a reduction in depression symptoms associated with their disease.
“I’ve been using CBD oil for over 5 months now. I’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s for 7 years and only been in remission for less than 3 years on and off. The main treatment is pharmaceutical drugs usually mixed in with steroid treatment when things get real bad. I’ve had not only little success in treating it with the drugs, but the side effects have been just as bad as the Crohn’s symptoms. The more research I did, the more I started to come across CBD oil in treatment options for Crohn’s. Within 2 weeks, I noticed significant inflammation reduction in my GI system which has led to higher quality of life and fewer symptoms from Crohn’s/UC that were really limiting my day-to-day life. I have been basically able to return to a “normal life”, increased sleep, no pain, and solid digestion patterns. I would certainly recommend this product for anyone dealing with these issues.” -B.H.
Talk to us today to see if CBD oil is right for your Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis symptoms. We look forward to helping you live healthier through hemp!