Gut health can be a touchy subject. Especially for the approximately 15% of the developed world that suffers from some form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and its uncomfortable symptoms.
With no cure for IBS, management of the abdominal pain and gastrointestinal discomfort that it causes is a daily struggle. There are many approaches, including a strict diet and even medications to treat extreme flare ups. Luckily, scientists are pushing for more research into IBS treatment options that are lower in toxicity to avoid unwanted side effects. One of the potential sources for new treatment is CBD.
Nebil Candemir started chewing CBD gum and noticed an improvement in the symptoms for both his gout and the painful cramping and bloating he experienced from IBS. Along with Nebil’s personal experience, there have also been earlier scientific studies showing cannabidiol’s potential to assist in the body’s ability to manage intestinal inflammation, which is one of potential causes of irritation and discomfort in IBS patients. Together, this evidence has led scientists to begin researching CBD’s ability to actively assist our ability to manage conditions associated with IBS.
The study is currently underway in the Netherlands, and results should be available later this year.