- People reported taking CBD for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases
- Prefer not to say
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) was the most common GI condition among participants reporting that they were using CBD for GI diseases.
The majority of participants using CBD for GI disease also reported that they were using CBD for pain (73%), mood issues (66%), and sleep problems (62%).
This group was more likely than average to be taking CBD with or from cannabis (as opposed to hemp-derived CBD), meaning they were more likely to be using some THC with their CBD.
Participants were asked to rate how CBD impacted nine common symptoms of GI diseases (see chart below), indicating whether the symptom was a “much better,” “little better,” “no change,” a “little worse,” or “lot worse.” CBD appeared to be most helpful with relieving abdominal cramps or pain, nausea or vomiting, and indigestion. Many participants also found it helpful for fatigue though a small percentage found CBD made them more tired. CBD appeared to be far less effective at helping people with GI diseases maintain a healthy weight.