What supplements help you heal/stop a flare?

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Hibs06
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   Posted 9/5/2017 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

First time posting here.

I've had a mild to average case of Crohn's disease for the last 13 years and have always struggled to get better without Prednisone. However recently I've added Slippery Elm to my supplements I take when having a flare and for the first time it appears I've been able to stabilize my flare instead of it continuing to get worse. This, all while not on Prednisone.

Here's what I currently take when in a flare:

Turmeric
CBD
Slipper Elm
Multi Vitamin

Now that I've been able to apparently stabilize my situation, I'm curious what supplements people have found that for them was able to not just stabilize a flare but actually reverse it so you got better?

whatdoigotDOC!
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   Posted 9/5/2017 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
CBD alone wont do anything.
What you need is THC, CBD without THC is useless.
So unless you plan on getting high of proper cannabis oil CBD for crohns is not very helpful.

IamCurious
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   Posted 9/6/2017 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
For me supplements don't work well for snuffing out flares, but diet and supplements are crucial for maintaining remission. Check out our signatures to see what supplements we take. Some popular supplements are vitamin D, fish oil, PROBIOTICS, and a soluble fiber such as psyllium. Get your blood levels of vitamin D checked.. There are many threads in this forum explaining why.

Probiotics are an individual thing, everyone is different. They work for most of us but you need to determine for yourself which ones are most effective. You will find many threads discussing VSL#3 which is one of the most popular.

IMO everyone should keep a food diary. Most veterans with this disease, even those who do not believe in diet modification, will admit that certain foods aggravate their symptoms. Two very common food triggers are gluten and dairy. I suggest avoiding gluten for 2-3 weeks to see if your symptoms lessen. Then try the same for dairy. But any food could prove to be problematic for an individual.

From studies published in PubMed:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25830661
The use of herbal therapy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is increasing worldwide. The aim of this study was to review the literature on the efficacy of herbal therapy in IBD patients. Studies on herbal therapy for IBD published in Medline and Embase were reviewed, and response to treatment and remission rates were recorded. Although the number of the relevant clinical studies is relatively small, it can be assumed that the efficacy of herbal therapies in IBD is promising. The most important clinical trials conducted so far refer to the use of mastic gum, tormentil extracts, wormwood herb, aloe vera, triticum aestivum, germinated barley foodstuff, and boswellia serrata.
Male, born 1951, DX IBD Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
When needed VSL#3DS sprinkled over powdered psyllium seed is very helpful.

Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242), Culturelle, Saccharomyces boulardii.
Fish oil, curcumin, extra D3, magnesium, multivitamin, glutamine when gut repair needed.

Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.
Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys

Hibs06
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   Posted 9/6/2017 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
whatdoigotDOC! said...
CBD alone wont do anything.
What you need is THC, CBD without THC is useless.
So unless you plan on getting high of proper cannabis oil CBD for crohns is not very helpful.


I'm taking a 20/1 CBD to THC ratio. Is a 20/1 ratio...with THC being 1 too low to be effective? If yes, what ratio do you find to be effective?

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 9/6/2017 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I used regular pot and i didn't see any improvement to my IBD.
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whatdoigotDOC!
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   Posted 9/7/2017 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hibs06 - to be quite honest I wouldn't know that. I'm in Australia so good quality oil is hard to come by, but I have a good source now but dont know the ratio.

Hibs06
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   Posted 9/7/2017 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, thanks everyone. I'm going to try mastic gum too based on IamCurious's article.

MartaJayne
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   Posted 9/11/2017 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I take supplements daily to help with my CD and use them in addition to the SCD diet. I found the best results when taking individual supplements of 1 Drs Best B Complex, 1 Drs Best C (1000mg), 1 Drs Best D3 (5000 IU), 1 Drs Best K2/MK7 (45mcg), 3 Natures Way Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, 1 Natures Way Selenium (200 mcg) and Nascent Iodine (6 drops). I also drink 8oz of Nancy's Kiefer and a 12oz fruit and vegetable smoothie for breakfast every morning. For dessert I love Welchs Grape juice jello shots (boil juice with gelatin and let set in fridge). I also cleanse every 6 months. So far I haven't had to go back to the poisons they put me on when I was first diagnosed. It's all about giving yourself adequate nutrition and keeping the inflammation under control from my experience.

Post Edited (MartaJayne) : 9/11/2017 8:17:27 PM (GMT-6)

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