Everyone needs food to survive. It brings in all the nutrients we need to have energy throughout the body, but unfortunately, it could cause a twist of events when our gut doesn’t agree with what we put in our bodies.
Digestive problems account for the most common disorders that occur around the world, affecting a large range of individuals. In other words, whatever disorder or issue someone has usually started with our gut because of what we put in our bodies.
Gut health plays a magnificent role in mental health, sleep patterns, energy levels, and even the complexion of the skin, making the saying “You are what you eat” finally stick after years of hearing it as a child.
Inside our gut, we have the gut microbiome, which is responsible for living sites such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and of course cells. When our gut microbiome is unbalanced, it’s called dysbiosis, which usually leads to significant health problems.
How CBD Can Help
You’re probably wondering where CBD comes in when discussing gut health, and it lies within the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). CBD interacts with the ECS system, which is found throughout the body including your gut. The ECS system in your gut helps with the contraction or relaxation of your intestinal muscles to move food along, gastric acid secretion, regulates your appetite, maintains a leaky barrier to prevent a “leaky gut”, decreases inflammation, and helps with food intake.
Chronic inflammation in our gut can lead to serious issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease. The plus side is your ECS helps combat these issues within the gut.
Now going back to a leaky gut syndrome, that’s when the lining of your intestine is inflamed and damaged and lets harmful substances into your bloodstream and the rest of your body. This can cause bloating, stomach aches, facial acne, food sensitivities, brain fog, memory issues, or joint pain. CBD might help with decreasing the inflammation in your intestine and heal your intestinal lining to not let the harmful substances into your bloodstream. CBD has the potential to help correct imbalances in the gut by strengthening and protecting the gut barrier, bringing better health to your body.
Be the Best You
We need to give our gut more credit for all that it does and its importance in our overall health. Consider adding an oral CBD supplement such as our tincture or capsule to help with your gut health!