Crohn’s disease – could CBG be the compound to help?

Crohn’s disease – could CBG be the compound to help?
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Some studies suggest CBG may be a potent therapeutic compound – especially when it comes to Crohn’s and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s is a bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting about one in 700 people in the UK.  Crohn’s belongs to a wider group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD – a blanket term for inflammation found in the digestive tracts. It includes Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease primarily. UC affects the large intestine while Crohn’s can affect any part of the digestive system.   Although primarily a digestive related condition, the effects of IBD can spread across the whole body and be a debilitating disease to live with both physically and mentally.  As with most things in the medical world, Crohn’s (and wider IBD) can affect different patients differently, however some of the most common symptoms are: Pain – Mild to severe pain in the abdomen, joints, lower abdomen, or rectum. Gastrointestinal – Bloating, bowel obstruction, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, or flatulence Total Body Effects – Fatigue, fever, or loss of appetite Anal – Fissures or bleeding Other common symptoms can include: Cramping, depression, anxiety flare, mouth ulcer, slow growth, or weight loss While there’s no known cure for Crohn’s disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission and healing of inflammation. With treatment, many people with Crohn’s disease are able to function well and live fulfilling lives.  There are numerous studies showing that cannabis has a positive impact on inflammation, so it would make sense that it could be helpful for this condition, but if you explore the evidence further, CBD may not be the best cannabinoid to choose. So where does CBG come in? Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of the cannabinoids found in…

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