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You may be surprised at the number of people that tell us each week that they suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  IBS is actually quite common.  It’s a gastrointestinal disorder that is usually connected with severe abdominal pain, bloating, cramping, and a significant change in bowel movements. 

Here’s a little of what I discovered:-

While there is no known cure for IBS, researchers are exploring various treatment options, including the use of our beloved beta-caryophyllene (BCP)!!  As we have discussed previously, BCP is known to promote healthy inflammatory processes, which makes it a promising treatment option for conditions like IBS and other chronic inflammatory conditions.

Additionally, beta-caryophyllene has been found to be gastro-protective and ideal for reducing inflammation in the intestines, which is a major cause of IBS. Studies have shown that beta-caryophyllene can interact with the same receptors as certain antidepressant medications, leading to reduced symptoms of stress. This makes it a promising treatment option for those who suffer from IBS as well as migraines and fibromyalgia, as these symptoms are strongly evident in people who have IBS.

Beta-caryophyllene has also been found to inhibit induced colitis as well as regulate the gut microbiota in mice through CB2 receptor activation.  Gotta love that CB2 activation!!!

References:

  1. “Discover How Cannabis is Helping Relieve the Symptoms of IBS” – Veriheal link
  2. “Learn About Beta-Caryophyllene Terpene Benefits for Pets” – Earth Buddy Pet link
  3. “Terpenes and Inflammation” – Cornerstone Collective link
  4. “β-Caryophyllene Inhibits Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis in Mice through CB2 Receptor Activation and PPARγ Pathway” – PMC – NCBI link
  5. “Regulation of the Gut Microbiota and Inflammation by β-Caryophyllene Extracted from Cloves in a Dextran Sulfate Sodium-Induced Colitis Mouse Model” – PubMed link

Disclaimer:  The information in this post is for reference purposes only and not intended to constitute or replace professional medical advice or personal research. Please consult a qualified medical professional before making any changes to your diet, medications or lifestyle. Effects are provided as a guide only.  Statements have not been evaluated by the TGA.

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