CBD ARTICLES: HOW HEMP CBD OIL AFFECTS YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH

CBD ARTICLES: HOW HEMP CBD OIL AFFECTS YOUR DIGESTIVE HEALTH

January 20, 2019

Everything you consume affects your body. What you consume can even affect what and how much you absorb. Your digestive health is also important because food and drink affect your gut, and a healthy gut means a healthy body. The gut is selectively permeable and if inflamed, will not function properly. Fortunately, hemp oil is a supplement with many health benefits which include a decrease in intestinal inflammation. Here's how hemp oil can help you alleviate your symptoms or make the most out of your diet.

WHAT IS HEMP OIL?

Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant. It was initially cultivated for fiber to make paper, clothing, textiles, shoes, and rope, but it can also make bioplastics, insulation, and biofuel. Hemp seeds are edible and can make milk and oil products.

Hemp oil, or hempseed oil, comes from pressing the seeds. It contains cannabidiol, a medicinal substance for pain, inflammation, stress, depression, and metabolic health. While hemp seeds contain fiber, protein, and healthy fats, hempseed oil contains vitamins, omega-3s, and other essential fatty acids.

HOW AN UNHEALTHY GUT AFFECTS YOU

A healthy gut has a lot of beneficial bacterial flora, also known as probiotics. The good bacteria fight the bad and strengthen your immune system. They also help your gut absorb more nutrients. High-sugar diets, processed foods, and antibiotics can cause an imbalance in your gut flora.

Why include antibiotics as a cause? Because they kill not only the bad bacteria but also the good. And when your gut flora is out of balance, the bad bacteria cause gut inflammation leading to issues such as an upset stomach, lethargy, depression, skin irritation, autoimmune conditions, and food intolerances. If you're already sick, you will end up feeling worse. Yikes! What can you do?

Not only can you find foods with probiotics in them, but many also contain vitamins. You can't go wrong with anything fermented: dairy tops the list with yogurt, kefir, and soft cheeses for being the most popular and readily available. Next are sauerkraut, pickled cucumber, and kimchi. Kombucha, tempeh, and miso are also options and can be found at specialty stores and some grocery stores.

HOW HEMP OIL CAN HELP YOUR GUT

Hyperpermeability means the absorption of harmful substances which the gut barrier would normally block. Issues such as leaky gut and irritable bowel syndrome are often the cause. What these issues boil down to is essentially a decrease in immune system function so that the body either weakens or attacks itself, leading to inflammation.

Of course, even healthy people don't have perfect diets, and hemp oil can help them as well, considering that low-level inflammation changes how much people digest and absorb nutrients as well as their gut's barrier function. A 2018 study showed that hemp CBD decreased gut inflammation and hyperpermeability. The best part about hemp oil is that it is non-toxic, has no side effects, and does not interfere with medications.

Interestingly, we have an endocannabinoid system which extends from the brain throughout the peripheral nervous system. It controls several functions including hunger, the sensation of pain, mood, and movement. If you've ever heard of "runner's high," it's associated with the endocannabinoid system. Receptors for endocannabinoids are even greater in number than those for the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, and hence plays an essential role in human health.

HEMP CBD PRODUCTS

How do you take hemp CBD? We offer CBD oil for sale in a variety of products for you to choose from so that it is convenient for you. For example, you would take our extract tincture sublingually. It's great for anxiety and stress, and can even be used for cats and dogs. Simply choose the strength for your needs.

A gut with not enough beneficial flora will cause issues with energy, digestion, and health. Hemp CBD can alleviate your symptoms. And if your gut is already healthy, and you maintain flora balance through diet, you will recover faster from illness or infection and will get sick far less often. To learn more about CBD oil online and how our products can better your life, contact us.