Cannabis has helped many patients break through the symptoms associated with digestive distress.
It seems that THC with combined ratio of CBD can help to regulate imbalances throughout the gut and GI tract. The cannabinoid THCA also seems to be beneficial in reducing nausea and potentially inflammation. Many patients find that a lesser known cannabinoid called THC Delta 8, which is a third less psychoactive than THC Delta 9, seems to help suppress nausea and stimulates appetite.
Specific Conditions and Products We’ve Recommended
Product We’ve Recommended: Rectify Suppositories by Fairwinds
Rectify is a cannabis suppository by Fairwinds Cannabis that has both THC, CBD, and THCA along with a unique terpene blend to enhance these cannabinoid’s effects. Using suppositories provides an increased level of absorption and effectiveness compared to smoking, vaporizing, and oral ingestion. Rectify can be beneficial for reducing inflammation, back pain, and stomach cramping associated with Crohn’s. Patients typically find that there are very little to no psychoactive effects from the THC when using suppositories, making it a great option for daily use.
Product We’ve Recommended: ACDC 2:1:1 Oil by JV Ranch
The ACDC 2:1:1 oil by JV Ranch is a fully extracted cannabis oil with a ratio of CBD, THC, and THC delta 8. This ratio has a greater amount of CBD which may help to reduce the inflammation of the colon and rectum. THC can also assist in reducing the pain and discomfort caused by the ulcers within the colon. A lot of patients also experience nausea and a loss of appetite. This is where the THC delta 8 may be helpful, as it can suppress the nausea and stimulate appetite at the same time. CBD will play a significant role in regulating and rebalancing the immune system.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Product We’ve Recommended: Journey Sativa Tincture by Green Revolution
The Journey Sativa tincture by Green Revolution could be an effective option for patients with IBS. We know that IBS is not considered an inflammatory disease, but rather a disease associated with abnormal contractions in the colon resulting in cramping, nausea, abdominal discomfort, and the constant urge to defecate. This will be a case where high CBD may not be helpful at all, as there is no inflammation to reduce. Micro-dosing THC throughout the day can help to reduce these symptoms and alleviate pain within the gut region, which can be achieved with little to no psychoactive effects. Cannabis has bi-phasic effects, meaning less is more in most cases.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Product We’ve Recommended: Digestify Tincture by Fairwinds
The Digestify tincture is a unique blend of THCA, CBD, and THC and each work synergistically together to target nausea, cramping, loss of appetite, and chronic inflammation of the GI tract. This tincture also provides a terpene profile that is high in caryophyllene and myrcene and can help to boost the effects of the cannabinoids. Caryophyllene acts as a mini CBD compound and may reduce inflammation, while myrcene is helpful in providing muscle relaxation.
It’s important to remember that THC plays a vital role in regulating imbalances throughout the gut region and not just CBD alone, as this may only target inflammation. Relief from the symptoms associated with digestive stress can be achieved by micro-dosing THC without experiencing a psychoactive/euphoric effect.
By Keiana Stiell