GI or gastrointestinal pain includes difficulty with food and nutrient absorption, elimination problem (irritable bowel, diarrhea or constipation) and/or a tendency to develop cancer anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract.
While there are plenty of treatments available for GI problem, people are more inclined toward medical marijuana. And even since it has been legalized in many states of the United States, it’s being used by an increasing number of people to get relief. Today, many people obtain their medical marijuana card online to self medicate their gastrointestinal problems.
What is gastrointestinal pain?
Gastrointestinal pain is related to a number of problems in the abdominal area including constipation, diarrhea, gas, and bloating. If you experience one of these problems on a regular basis, you need to see a doctor as it could lead to a more serious issue such as celiac disease, EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency) or Crohn’s disease.
Symptoms of gastrointestinal pain
> High fever with a temp of 101+ degrees Fahrenheit
> Extreme tenderness of the abdomen or swelling
> Bloody stools
> Blood in your vomit
> Problem in breathing
> Stomach cramps
> Yellowing eyes or skin
> Persistent vomiting or nausea
Medical marijuana and Gastrointestinal problems
The gastrointestinal tract plays an intrinsic role in the proper functioning of our body. And since it’s so important, it’s paramount to maintain it. Cannabinoids like CBD help improve the endocannabinoid system present in the gut. Our body’s endocannabinoid system has CB1 and CB2 receptors. And cannabinoids like CBD and THC present in medical marijuana interacts with these receptors to provide relief from pain, and inflammation.
Moreover, cannabis is well-recognized for its anti-nausea properties. According to a 2002 study, THC has the ability to block nausea which also makes it a great treatment option for people who went through chemotherapy.
Best cannabis strains for gut problems
Gigabud is an indica dominant hybrid strain with 60% indica. It’s a cross between Northern lights and big bud and well-recognized for its enormous nugs. This cannabis strain provides you with an energetic and happy feeling for a while before it hits you and relaxes your whole body. Taking it just before bed can really take the GI pain off the edge.
Tutankhamen is also popularly known as ‘King Tut’ and has a 80:20 ratio of sativa and indica. This cannabis strain is highly potent with 27-29% THC content. You might feel hazy immediately after smoking this strain because of its THC content. But after a while, it numbs your body and relaxes your body. This makes it a perfect strain for treating chronic pain and any kind of inflammation in the body.
3. Silver Kush
Silver Kush is yet again a sativa dominant cannabis strain that has 22% THC content. It’s not recommended for newbies and can get your really high and make you giggle. It offers a feeling of lethargy that helps in soothing your inflammation and pain. We recommend taking it in the evening or before bed.
4. Thor’s Hammer
Thor’s Hammer is an apt name for this cannabis strain because it definitely hits you hard in the head. Having 22% THC content, it’s a fast-acting strain that provides a burst of energy to kick start your start. It helps provide relief from any kind of GI pain you might have and helps you focus.
So, if you experience gastrointestinal tract pain and have a valid medical marijuana card, you can buy any of these aforementioned strains and get relief from pain & inflammation. However, if your card is about to expire, we recommend applying for a medical marijuana card renewal to continue enjoying the benefits it comes with.