The autoimmune disorder Crohn’s affects more than 1,000 Dutch people annually. The lives of people diagnosed with Crohn’s disease will change permanently because of the unpleasant symptoms of the disease. Added to this, unfortunately, Crohn’s is still incurable to this day.
According to multiple studies today, medicinal cannabis has been shown to potentially alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s patients’ quality of life can also improve significantly without any side effects. Want to learn more about CBD oil in Crohn’s disease? Then read on or use the handy layout below to jump to your desired theme very quickly and easily:
- What is Crohn’s disease?
- Symptoms of Crohn’s disease
- Crohn’s disease in the Netherlands
- Causes of Crohn’s
- Medication and treatment
- How does CBD oil work in Crohn’s?
- Research CBD oil in Crohn’s disease
- Additional Support: CBC and Capsules
- Are there any side effects?
- Is CBD oil really safe?
- How do you dose CBD oil?
- Tips to alleviate/prevent symptoms:
- Request guidance: free of charge!
- CBD may be able to help treat infections and diseases of the digestive tract and prevent immune cells from attacking your healthy organs and tissues.
- CBD oil has anti-inflammatory effects that treat and prevent inflammation, mainly in the intestines. The appetite and the immune system are also stimulated .
- CBD oil has analgesic properties, ideal for chronic pain. New cell generation is also stimulated and damage to cells is reduced. Cells are also protected thanks to CBD.
- You can find the dosage by reading the instructions for use. Start slowly and build up the dose little by little.
What is Crohn’s disease?
Crohn’s disease is one of the well-known “inflammatory bowel diseases” or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This is form of the disease that causes (chronic) inflammation throughout the digestive tract, as well as in the lower part of the small or large intestine. This causes the patient to experience severe abdominal pain and (bloody) diarrhea.
The patient will feel tired throughout the day, eat less and feel pain to in body. The inflammation may spread with time and cause scar tissue to form in the intestinal wall.
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease
Symptoms and severity of symptoms can vary considerably from patient to patient. Often, where the inflammation is located plays a major role. The symptoms most commonly seen in patients with Crohn’s disease include thin stools or diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, anemia, weight loss due to decreased appetite, fatigue, fever, lacerations, stomach ulcers, ulcers and abscesses, joint discomfort, blood and mucus in the stool and general malaise. There are even patients who suffer from other symptoms such as joints that are painful and swollen, inflamed eyes and blue-red spots on the skin.
Crohn’s disease in the Netherlands
More than 40,000 Dutch people struggle with Crohn’s disease, or 1 in 100 people. Every year, an average of 1,000 new Crohn’s disease patients arrive in the Netherlands, 300 of whom are young children. Here, women get the condition faster than men and the condition is usually detected between the ages of 15 and 30, but can present at any age.
Causes of Crohn’s
An official cause for Crohn’s disease is unknown. We can name a number of factors that researchers believe may play a role in the development of the disorder. Consider the factors below:
- Bacteria in the gut;
- Excessive smoking;
- Medication use;
- A malfunctioning immune system;
- Little movement;
- Poor/excessive hygiene;
- Disturbed sleep.
Many patients involve a combination of multiple causes. Stress, too much sunlight and improper diet can also trigger or worsen Crohn’s disease.
Medication and treatment
Unfortunately, drug treatment of Crohn’s disease is not possible to date. Certain medications do have the ability to inhibit inflammation, relieve symptoms and prevent surgery. However, it is necessary to start taking such drugs for a long time and these drugs cause unpleasant side effects. Examples of Crohn’s medication include anti-inflammatory bowel agents (Aminosalicylates, including mesalazine and sulfasalazine), corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biologicals or biosimilars.
Research today increasingly shows that the use of CBD oil in Crohn’s is proving effective for several reasons. Always consult your doctor or specialist first so that the extent of the disease can be evaluated and to gain an understanding of how far you can combine your current medication with CBD oil.
How does CBD oil work in Crohn’s?
Every human has its own endocannabinoid system (ECS) composed of endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors, a system that regulates multiple body functions including sleep, emotion, appetite, pain, immune system, memory, but most importantly very important gastrointestinal (GI) motility. If you have Crohn’s, then the ECS is affected. You can support the ECS with complementary cannabinoids by using CBD oil for Crohn’s.
- CBD can potentially help treat infections and diseases of the digestive tract.
- CBD oil has anti-inflammatory effects that treat and prevent inflammation, mainly in the intestines.
- Thanks to CBD’s analgesic properties, patients experience pain relief when it comes to chronic pain.
- CBD can keep immune cells from attacking your healthy organs and tissues.
- CBD together with the ECS can stimulate the ability of new cell generation.
- Cell damage is significantly reduced by CBD. CBD also provides protection against further damage.
- Appetite will return and the patient will sleep better. As a result, the patient feels fresher, more alert and healthier the following day.
- The immune system gets a boost and the body can better handle symptoms such as vomiting, nausea and heartburn.
- CBD oil prevents diarrhea and rectal bleeding.
Almost all of our clients notice a significant improvement in overall quality of life and constitution. There are even clients who claim that the disease went into complete remission thanks to medicinal cannabis. Going into remission means that the patient has the symptoms of the condition under control for an extended period of time.
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Research CBD oil in Crohn’s disease
During a 2017 study, Israeli scientists discovered that CBD oil in Crohn’s can be very effective, especially for moderate to severe symptoms. 90% of participants were able to sleep better, appetite returned, and in some participants, 100% of symptoms disappeared.
A 2013 study concluded that in at least 50% of all participating Crohn’s patients, the disease was put into complete remission. These patients used CBD oil regularly and consistently. According to the researchers, the anti-inflammatory characteristics of medicinal cannabis are responsible for reducing (or curing) symptoms.
Years ago in 2016, a study was done in mice using a high dose of CBD to see the effects on mucosal inflammation and hypermotility in patients suffering from intestinal inflammation. According to the study, intestinal damage was significantly reduced and intestinal overactivity was minimized.
Additional Support: CBC and Capsules
We can extract hundreds of other cannabinoids from the hemp plant in addition to CBD. Each of these cannabinoids has a different healing effect. For example, you can think of THC oil, CBG, CBN, as well as CBC oil. In most Crohn’s patients, especially those with moderate to severe symptoms, results appear to be many times more effective when CBD oil intake is supplemented with CBC oil and with CBD capsules.
Want to learn more about how the combination of CBD oil, CBD capsules and CBC oil might work out for you? We are always approachable and ready to answer all your questions.
Are there any side effects?
No way, don’t worry. We provide you with the instructions for use, in multiple languages, so you should not expect any side effects at the recommended dosage. Side effects of CBD oil in Crohn’s are very rare and only if you take CBD in excessive doses. You can think of mild symptoms such as nausea, insomnia, dry mouth, irritability and abdominal pain. If you are currently taking other medications for Crohn’s, make an appointment with your doctor or specialist to discuss whether CBD can counteract the effects of your medication or enhance the side effects.
Is CBD oil really safe?
Rest assured that long-term and regular use of CBD oil for Crohn’s is completely safe for several reasons:
- You don’t get a “high” or “stoned” feeling from the oil. CBD, in fact, is not psychoactive.
- CBD oil is not addictive and there are no side effects.
- CBD oil is also suitable for children and pets.
- The lab reports are always at your disposal and the oil is legal.
- The ingredients are 100% pure.
- There are no GMOs, pesticides or chemicals in the oil.
- A free consultation for expert advice is offered with every purchase.
We put human health and well-being first and believe it should be possible for everyone to be able to live with a healthier body and an even happier mind. You can additionally read more about how CBD oil works.
How do you dose CBD oil?
Are you curious about the dosage for Crohn’s patients? This one is different for everyone, as each body reacts differently to CBD. For this reason, the recommended dosage varies by product, by person and by percentage of CBD oil.
To find out what your ideal dosage is, request a free consultation. We will look at your symptoms together to determine which product is best for you and your ideal dosage. The dosage used by most persons taking CBD oil for Crohn’s is as follows:
- Start with a low dose of 2 to 3 drops, three times a day.
- After 2 weeks, increase the number of drops as desired and felt.
- Reduce the dosage again when the desired results are achieved.
Tip: Do not exceed the maximum dosage stated on the product’s package and read the instructions carefully before use.
Tips to alleviate/prevent symptoms:
Crohn’s disease can be unpredictable. One moment the patient has no or hardly any symptoms, while at another moment the symptoms may be very extreme. In addition to using CBD oil for Crohn’s, there are measures you can take yourself to keep your life balanced:,
- Avoid foods that have a negative effect on intestines. Especially avoid coffee, alcohol, sugars, milk and the like. You should also avoid peppers, nuts, kiwi, asparagus and gas-forming foods such as garlic, Brussels sprouts, onion and leeks.
- Drink plenty of water, eat varied, regular and healthy meals. This keeps digestion in balance. Consider combining vegetables, fruits and fiber such as orange, blackberries, pineapple, fish, chicken, turkey or meat substitutes. Also add light brown bread, yogurt and oatmeal.
- Avoid stressful situations by providing relaxation.
- Take a deeper breath and massage the bowel.
- Quit smoking. Smoking can cause a flare-up.
- Get plenty of daily exercise such as walking, biking, jogging or going to the gym.
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Crohn’s disease may be difficult to treat and incurable, but that doesn’t mean you have to remain shackled to those unpleasant symptoms of the disease for life. Find out today if CBD oil works well for you and brings improvement to your symptoms by requesting a free consultation.
During this consultation, you will receive personalized, customized guidance from one of our experts, and you can ask all your questions about CBD oil in Crohn’s. We have already been able to help untold clients with Crohn’s disease to a healthier body and a happier life thanks to the miraculous power of cannabis.
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