60-70 million Americans are effected by a digestive disorder. Gastroparesis, one of these many digesstive disorders, causes nausea, abdominal pain, lack of appetite, bloating, and heartburn among patients. Cannabis can be a helpful treatment for these symptoms, all while promoting a healthy digestive system in the long run.
Cannabis interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system, a network of cell receptors that help balance and regulate bodily functions like appetite, pain, mood, stress response, and more. New research shows your gut’s level of cannabinoid receptors may directly impact your gut’s health. A healthy digestive system has many cannabinoid receptors. Patients with low levels of cananbinoid receptors in their guts can help supplement with Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
To use cannabis to target specific symptoms of common digestive disorders, read on.
Nausea Relief: for daytime nausea relief, we recommend Blue Dream. Since it’s a sativa-dominant hybrid, Blue Dream delivers swift symptom relief without heavy sedative effects.
Abdominal Cramping: for relief from abdominal cramping, we recommend Black Diesel. This strain is the winner of multiple Cannabis Cups, and is a popular choice among patients.
Appetite Stimulation: for serious appetite stimulation, we recommend Girl Scout Cookies (GSC). It doesn’t take much to do the trick with this hybrid, so we recommend caution to novices. In addition to appetite stimulation, patients turn to this strain for relief from intense pain.
Stomach Spasms and Inflammation: for help with muscle spasms, turn to Cannatonic. Because of it’s high CBD, low THC concentration, this is a good strain to use all day long. Cannatonic can also help reduce inflammation, which is a common symptom for digestive disorders. Inflammation in the body can lead to long-term complications such as heart disease and cancer.
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