Cannabis Research: gastrointestinal disorders Posted on 15 Jan 13:35
Cannabis Research: gastrointestinal disorders
A gastrointestinal disorder is a disorder in which the bowel appears normal, but is not functioning properly. Common examples of such a disorder are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and constipation.
Studies in this area:
1) Cannabinoids and the gastrointestinal tract (gastrointestinal tract and the Cannabinoids - 2001)
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of cannabinoids on the digestive system. It was found that the activation of CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system inhibits the production of stomach acid, suggesting that it could be used by patients for whom too much is produced and who have irritable bowel symptoms. It has also been found that there appears to be no adverse effects or withdrawal symptoms were, which can be associated with the use of cannabinoids. Published in the journal "Good."
2) Differential expression of cannabinoid receptors in the human colon: Cannabinoids promote epithelial wound healing (Differential Expression of Cannabinoid Receptors in the Human Colon: Cannabinoids Promote Epithelial Wound Healing - 2005)
In this study it was attempted to find the position of the cannabinoid receptors in the large intestine and to determine their function. It was found that the cannabinoid receptors are distributed throughout the colon to find and that they play a role in alleviating IBD. Published in the journal "Gastroenterology."
3) Endocannabinoids and the gastrointestinal tract (gastrointestinal tract and the endocannabinoid - 2006)
This research was designed to explore the historical use of cannabis as a medicine in the treatment of gastrointestinal problems and whether cannabis really has an effect. It was found that the endocannabinoid system serves to protect the Verdauuungssystem against anomalies, which means that cannabis may be an effective way to treat those who suffer from such diseases. Published in the "U.S. National Library of Medicine."
4) Cannabis use in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Cannabis use amongst patients with inflammatory bowel disease - 2011)
Previous studies suggest that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in preventing and protecting against inflammation in the colon. Through questionnaires, which assessed the habits of cannabis use of patients with related disorders, it was found that the use of cannabis seemed to have a positive therapeutic benefit and further research should be carried out in this direction. Published in the "U.S. National Library of Medicine."