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What type and form of cannabis is best to manage acid reflux?


THC rich strains have been shown to act on the lower esophageal sphincter to decrease reflux of stomach acids back up into the esophagus.

GERD symptoms are caused by a malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter which causes stomach acids to reflux back up causing the heartburn symptoms.

I would look for a THC dominant strain. It may be best to use vape, sublingual tincture form for rapid onset of action.

I am quoting from the "Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine": "There is evidence that CB1 receptor stimulation with synthetic cannabinoids or Cannabis sativa extracts rich in Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol inhibit gastric acid secretion in humans and experimental animals."

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1995764516300712

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