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Legal Cannabis Products for IBD and GI Conditions

by Katherine Leo
In honor of awareness week for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, this is a good time to share how cannabidiol or CBD is helping others. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a broad term that describes conditions with chronic or recurring immune response and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The two most common inflammatory bowel diseases are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Experimental evidence suggests that cannabinoids, molecules found in the body’s ECS (Endocannabinoid System) closely resemble compounds found in the cannabis plant, and play a role in limiting intestinal inflammation. IBD patients have been found to have higher levels of CBD (cannabinoids) receptors in their colonic tissue. Several small studies have shown that a significant proportion of patients with IBD report using cannabis to relieve IBD-related symptoms, particularly those patients with a history of abdominal surgery, chronic abdominal pain and/or a low quality of life index.

CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory. Many people with Crohn's disease experience a low-grade fever, likely due to inflammation or infection. It also helps with other symptoms like low energy, abdominal pain and cramping.  CBD helps relax muscle spasms, which means that instead of just masking the pain symptoms, it helps with the causes of the painful contractions in the first place. Using CBD oil can be a tremendous help for those who suffer.

Katherine Leo helps others find full health by using CBD. For more information about CBD or getting into the cannabis space as a business opportunity, call 516-418-7565 or visit

June 2020




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