In recent years, gut health has received heaps of attention in the health and wellness field. Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.
If the gut’s health is so important, then it seems important to pay attention to the health of the gut. Many foods and diets seem to be effective, especially probiotic foods and cultured foods, which act as receptacles for friendly and beneficial bacteria.
Cannabinoids, such as CBD, also play an important role in maintaining gut health. Medical cannabis can interact with the endogenous cannabinoid system to alleviate nausea, vomiting, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, secretory diarrhea, paralytic bowel obstruction, and gastroesophageal reflux disease.
The results indicate that the endogenous cannabinoid system provides a therapeutic perspective for treating intestinal disorders characterized by excessive inflammatory responses. Cannabis is an adaptive immunomodulator that can enhance or diminish the immune function of the system so that it always contributes to a healthy outcome.
Medical cannabis to treat digestive disorders is a proven system and is usually a safer procedure than the use of drugs or surgery.
Hemp can help with the spasms associated with many digestive disorders because the cannabinoids relax the breaks in the smooth muscles of the intestines. Studies have shown that cannabinoids in the body, the so-called anandamides, affect the nervous system and control the function of the digestive tract.
Studies have shown that cannabinoids from cannabis bind to cannabinoid receptors in the digestive tract, especially in the small and large intestines, causing muscle relaxation, reduced inflammation, pain relief, improved neuromuscular coordination, and comfort of spasms that can cause diarrhea.
Recent studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major therapeutic compounds found in cannabis, reduces the debilitating symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease are two leading diseases where CBD has grouse potential. CBD has been found to improve the symptoms of IBD and shows surprising hope as a potential treatment.
The GI (Canadian Bowel Society) is just one of the studies leading to CBD use for IBD. They report on a study that used CBD oil for colitis and found that “adding CBD after inflammation started reduced inflammation, and adding CBD before inflammation started caused no inflammation at all.”
Dr. Jordan Tischler, a physician at the Harvard Medical Institute at Inhale University MD Health and Wellness, also uses this ancient cannabis plant to treat many ailments, including inflammatory bowel disease. He says that cannabis is far less harmful than conventional medicine and claims that he can count on the fingers of one hand the patients who have been adversely affected by cannabis.
Dr. Tishler has found that when he prescribes CBD to patients with forms of IBD, they feel much better on CBD without the excessive side effects of conventional medicine.
CBD is a bloody powerful substance that affects overall healthy digestion without the serious side effects of conventional drugs. Clinical studies have shown that CBD and other cannabinoids appear to temporarily relieve irritated bowel movements, gas, abdominal discomfort, restless stomach, and loss of appetite.