CBD for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States.
Interestingly approximately 2/3 of Americans who suffer from IBS are female. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can cause you to be extremely uncomfortable and is often accompanied by pain. While there is not a full understanding of what causes IBS there are things you can do to help. Most of the time doctors will prescribe anti-diarrheal or laxatives but they can be very hard on the gastrointestinal system and should not be used for long periods of time. This is why many people look for natural remedies for treating IBS symptoms. IBS can be triggered by many things, such as foods high in fiber, especially insoluble types of fiber like the skins of vegetables and fruits. Large meals, fried fatty foods, and chocolate are also foods to watch out for. Drinks high in caffeine, alcohol, and fructose are potential triggers as well.
How CBD Works To Relieve IBS Symptoms
CBD is a natural supplement that has become very popular in recent years, mainly because of the discovery of the ECS or Endocannabinoid system. The ECS is an internal messenger; the two main receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 communicates mostly with neurological functions, while CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take CBD, it stimulates the ECS which brings it to homeostasis so it can properly function. One of the thought processes on why people get IBS is that the person affected by it has a disruption in the neurological communication between the brain and the gastrointestinal system. When CBD communicates with the CB1 receptor, it may cause the brain to better communicate.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for IBS, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.
Medical Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.