Sufferers with inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, have continuously reported that their symptoms were eased due to cannabis use. But there was never a clear explanation as to why this occurred.
Now the mystery has been uncovered by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Bath.
Researchers revealed that intestinal inflammation was controlled and prevented in mice, and that there are two important processes for regulating gut inflammation.
In previous research, it was identified that gut inflammation was regulated through a process where the immune system performs an aggressive response to destroy the pathogen in the gut. Unfortunately, this process allows the immune cells to blindly damage the lining of the intestine.
The current research describes a second pathway that removes toxins from the intestine cavity and turns off the inflammation response through molecules transported across the epithelial cells lining the gut.
But this second