Overactive bladders are inconvenient, but is there a way to put that overactive bladder at ease when natural remedies such as pelvic floor exercises, medication and nerve simulations don’t work? Research seems to point to cannabis as a plausible solution.
In a study published in the journal, Natural Product Communications,> scientists administered cannabis compounds to mice and examined and reported the effects. Researchers used various cannabinoids including cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidivarin (CBDV), Δ9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and cannabichromene (CBC) on mouse bladder contractility in vitro (inside a controlled environment, but outside of an organism).
<p>The scientists noted thaan>t the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, cannabigerol (CBG) was extremely effective at decreasing the amount of contractions of the bladder. It was actually the <em< span=””>>most </em<></peffective of all the cannabinoids.
Involuntary and uncontrollable contractions of the bladder are the main components of OAB. The bladder is made up of muscle and is responsible for storing urine. Everyone produces varying amounts of urine depending on how much you sweat, eat and drink.
Usually, messages are sent between the brain, the bladder and pelvic floor, communicating when it’s time for the bladder to contract and release urine. However, for people suffering from OAB they’re dealing with a neural communication system where the messaging is disrupted.
Luckily, studies like the one published in Natural Product Communication further reveal cannabis’ medicinal qualities, even for the most unexplainable and untimely disorders.
Another study from 2013 conducted by researchers at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists showed that cannabis’ intoxicating ingredient, THC, reduced incontinence by 25 percent in patients suffering from the disorder.