About Morbus Crohn’s Disease and CBD

A lot of attention has been placed on CBD products to fight Morbus Crohn disease. This is because of Cannabidiol’s (CBD) anti-inflammatory properties. Morbus Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A disease which is both painful and debilitating for people who suffer from it. Characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract, it often spreads to the deep layers of the bowel tissue. Furthermore, it can sometimes lead to life-threatening complications. Currently, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease. The available treatments focus mostly on relieving symptoms to improve quality of life. In rare cases, this can also lead to remission.

Morbus Crohn Disease Treatment with CBD Products
Morbus Crohn Disease Treatment with CBD Products

Common Symptoms of Morbus Crohn or simply called Chron's Disease Include

  • Abdominal pain and cramping

  • Diarrhea

  • Fever

  • Fatigue

  • Blood in your stool

  • Mouth sores

  • Reduced appetite and weight loss

  • Pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from fistula

  • Inflammation of skin, eyes, and joints

  • Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts

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How CBD Works for Morbus Crohn Disease

We discussed already the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD in another article. Furthermore, cannabinoid receptors (part of the endocannabinoid system) are located in both the intestinal system as well as the immune system. This is why cannabinoids (such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or CBD) show great potential as a safe and effective therapeutic medium.  As a matter of fact, CBD has great potential to treat inflammatory bowel diseases. This includes Morbus Crohn’s. Scientists hypothesize that CBD can help manage the symptoms of Crohn’s disease because of:

1. It’s ability to reduce gut inflammation

Inflammation is the main underlying cause of IBD related diseases such as Morbus Crohn. Cannabidiol has been shown to reduce intestinal inflammation by targeting enteric reactive gliosis. Those are responsible for the intestinal damage and inflammation associated with Crohn’s. 

2.Cannabidiols ability to reduce pain

Cannabidiol has been shown to significantly reduce chronic pain by activating the α3 GlyRs receptors. Those, play an important role in the sensation of pain.

3. CBD has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety

Stress and anxiety can make the symptoms of Crohn’s disease worse. This is why, for many sufferers, managing stress, as well as anxiety, is an important part of their treatment regime. Read more about how Cannabidiol helps to reduce stress and anxiety.

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Recommended CBD Product Types and Dosage for Morbus Crohn Disease

CBD Product Types

When using CBD for a condition such as Morbus Crohn disease, it is important to use a high-quality product. Equally important is do so regularly, over a few weeks of treatment at least. Especially, when using CBD for a condition such as Morbus Crohn disease.

Sublingual Treatments & Ingestibles

For daily prevention and maintenance, we recommend using a CBD oil, tincture, or capsules. This will allow for a slow onset of action that lasts throughout the day. Perfect to fight Morbus Chron, or inflammatory bowel disease.

Vaping & Smoking

For acute flare-ups of inflammation, abdominal pain, and cramping, vaping CBD or smoking Cannabidiol Cannabis can provide almost immediate relief due to its fast onset of action.

CBD Dosage

The use of CBD for Morbus Crohn disease is very individual. Dosages are also dependent on the type and severity of symptoms. The general rule of thumb for CBD dosage is 25 mg of CBD, taken twice daily. If results from this amount are not felt, the serving size can be increased by another 25 mg. Your should do so every 3-4 weeks, until the optimal dosage is found.

25 mg CBD 2x/day

To help you figure out the right dose for you, head over to our CBD usage and dosage page.

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