In previous blog posts we discussed the many potentials of CBD, including CBD for pain, anxiety, and insomnia. This week we will be talking about how CBD can help with the symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorder.
Gastrointestinal Disorder covers many illnesses that involves abnormal activities in the organs of our digestive tracts, from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) to constipation.
Gastrointestinal Disorder disorders affect many people. 10-15% people worldwide are experiencing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and over 1% of Americans are suffering from Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD), that’s millions of people.
How CBD Works:
Our endocannabinoid system regulates our bodies by keeping critical functions balanced like mood, appetite, body temperature, inflammation, and more. CBD works by boosting our endocannabinoids so when it activates receptors it can do a better job at correcting the imbalance.
CBD and GI: Inflammation
If you are wondering what Gastrointestinal Disorder has to do with CBD, let’s explain.
Most of these diseases involve inflammation in the organs that run through a person’s digestive tract. CBD is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties; therefore by reducing inflammation in the digestive track it helps treat disorders in it.
When intestinal activities in the stomach are not regulated as it should, a number of things like cramping may occur this, in turn, could cause inflammation. An animal study of mice with inflamed intestines shows that because of the abnormality in the turnover of its endocannabinoids, it couldn’t regulate inflammation normally. The study shows that CBD could prevent intestinal cramping of these mice and, as a result, it relieved the inflammation.
CBD and GI: Stress
Another big symptom of G1 disorders is stress.
Stress and anxiety can be the cause and aftermath of digestive issues’ symptoms. Symptoms of disorders like IBS can be triggered by stress. In addition, illnesses like Ulcerative Colitis can cause a lot of anxiety to a person since its symptoms involves urgencies that could cause a lot of embarrassment.
Perhaps one of the most common usage of CBD is to alleviate stress. One of our previous blog posts had explained the benefits of CBD on this particular ailment. Check it out if you want to read more on the effects of CBD on anxiety and stress.
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