What is the best strain or product to use for anxiety and IBS-D?


Here is an article you may want to check out, as digestive health and stress/anxiety are often times linked to one another: https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/59c96bc5e79bb936e12ce02e/marijuana-gut-health-and-the-brain

Also this article to find out what the best products for your symptoms would be: https://www.hellomd.com/answers/5740dacf6980af000c0000fa/can-cannabis-be-used-for-constipation-and-bloating-related-to-ibs

nsavelli


Hello,
Activating cannabinoid receptors has been demonstrated to inhibit gastrointestinal fluid secretion and inflammation in animal models. Several studies indicate that cannabinoids in marijuana bind with cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, especially the small and large intestine.

Furthermore, both CBD and THC have been shown to reduce the inflammatory response in patients with autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and celiac disease; both CBD and THC have also been shown to help alleviate pain. However, it is mainly THC, rather than CBD, that helps alleviate nausea and stimulate the appetite.

"CBD may interact at extra-cannabinoid system receptor sites, such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma. This strategic interaction makes CBD as a potential candidate for the development of a new class of anti-IBD drugs."
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22815234

"CBD targets enteric reactive gliosis, counteracts the inflammatory environment … in human colonic cultures derived from UC patients. These actions lead to a reduction of intestinal damage. Our results therefore indicate that CBD indeed unravels a new therapeutic strategy to treat inflammatory bowel diseases."
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0028159

drkim


With the above knowledge, I would recommend a highCBD/lowTHC product to use throughout the day, such as
https://www.cbd.org/products/drops/18-1-drops
And a vaporizer pen or portable vaporizer with a high concentration (if no objections) of THC to alleviate symptoms, such as nausea, anorexia and pain.
http://dosist.com/pen-calm/ would be a great choice for the GI symptoms as well as anxiety — which should also reduce the chances of a flareup.
As far as strains go, any high CBD strain should help with both issues. Here are a few popular high CBD strains for you to consider: – Harlequin is one of the most popular high CBD strains available. It is a sativa strain known to boost alertness,and is probably the most mood enhanding high CBD strain available.

  • ACDC is probably the most popular high CBD strain. It is a hybrid strain known to relieve tension, pain and anxiety with an imperceptible amount of THC, making it very popular for daytime use and/or for those averse to psychoactive effects.
    – Harle-Tsu is a hybrid known for it’s anxiety relieving and mood boosting properties. And like ACDC, it would be a great strain for daytime use and/or for those averse to psychoactive effects.
  • Sweet and Sour Widow is a indica strain known to for it’s sedative effects. Sweet and Sour Widow would be an excellent choice for insomnia. Here is a very high quality portable vaporizer to consider:
    https://www.hellomd.com/products/5af9bdcf1bf83e0007fddb2b/pax-3

drkim


With the above knowledge, I would recommend a highCBD/lowTHC product to use throughout the day, such as
https://www.cbd.org/products/drops/18-1-drops
And a vaporizer pen or portable vaporizer with a high concentration (if no objections) of THC to alleviate symptoms, such as nausea, anorexia and pain.
http://dosist.com/pen-calm/ would be a great choice for the GI symptoms as well as anxiety — which should also reduce the chances of a flareup.
As far as strains go, any high CBD strain should help with both issues. Here are a few popular high CBD strains for you to consider: – Harlequin is one of the most popular high CBD strains available. It is a sativa strain known to boost alertness,and is probably the most mood enhanding high CBD strain available.

  • ACDC is probably the most popular high CBD strain. It is a hybrid strain known to relieve tension, pain and anxiety with an imperceptible amount of THC, making it very popular for daytime use and/or for those averse to psychoactive effects.
    – Harle-Tsu is a hybrid known for it’s anxiety relieving and mood boosting properties. And like ACDC, it would be a great strain for daytime use and/or for those averse to psychoactive effects.
  • Sweet and Sour Widow is a indica strain known to for it’s sedative effects. 
    Here is a very high quality portable vaporizer to consider:
    https://www.hellomd.com/products/5af9bdcf1bf83e0007fddb2b/pax-3

drkim

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