⚕️ » CBD For Your Gut: How It Could Help Maintain A Healthy Gut

When it comes to maintaining our gut health, there has been a lot of new research on the complex microbiome. Much more scientific than a growing beer gut, we are talking real gut health – which can impact various other parts or functions of the body from the immune system to skin conditions even to mental health. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, has the ability to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Specifically, the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which can be found throughout the gut and whole intestinal tract. CBD may have the ability to boost your gut health, which could in turn lead to other health advantages. Considering adding CBD to your daily health routine for a boost in gut health? Here are just a few reasons we at CBD Seniors say yes:

The Gut:

Let’s begin with the gut itself, because what exactly is it? The human gut has been nicknamed “The Second Brain” by some. This fitting nickname is because of the high amount of the body’s serotonin being produced in the gut. The relationship between the two organs, as well as the link to the endocannabinoid system, means that one can impact the other and vice versa. The gut and entire digestive system were thought to be a fairly simple bodily system for quite some time. With the amount of new research centered around the human gut and the gut’s “microbiome” or the microorganisms living within the intestine, this notion of simplicity is rapidly changing. 

Any given individual has between 300 and 500 varying species of bacteria in the digestive tract. Some of these microorganisms can be harmful to the body’s health, but many are highly beneficial and needed for proper bodily function. According to one study, a wide variety of “good” bacteria in the gut can mean an improved immune system, lessening of depression symptoms, and even appetite and weight control. Because of CBD’s direct interaction with the endocannabinoid system, gut health could be improved by regularly utilizing CBD in conjunction with its other potentially therapeutic properties. 

Related: Are you a senior citizen seeking weight loss? Click here to find out if CBD could help. 

CBD For The Gut:

  • Gut Motility – Gut motility is the contracting and stretching of the gastrointestinal tract, which is responsible for the movement of food through the digestive system. Gut motility can be impacted by a variety of measures, including diet (think fiber), which can lead to rapid motility or slowed motility. In other words, diarrhea or constipation. CBD can help to support a healthy gut and regular motility by interacting with receptors in the endocannabinoid system that prompt healthy motility and movement in the gut through inflammation control. Adding CBD and a probiotic to your diet, as well as foods that high in fiber and, are un-processed, like fruits and veggies, whole grains, and nuts. 
  • CBD, the Endocannabinoid System, and Gut Microbiomes – The endocannabinoid system is responsible for many bodily regulations including food intake and the complex interaction of probiotic bacteria and the gut. By using CBD to support the ESC with added phytocannabinoids, the health of the gut microbiome and other systems or conditions can be potentially improved and balanced. Though research is still needed, there are connections between the ESC and microbial balance, that point to an overall stabilizing effect for both gut health, mood, and mental well-being

Takeaways: CBD For Your Gut

Nourishing our gut while supporting our endocannabinoid system jointly could have a high impact on a balance to both the body and the mind. Gut health can play a large role in overall health so maintaining a healthy gut function is vital. CBD has the potential to promote gut health through its direct interactions and connections to the human body and its many systems. Consult your doctor or a physician if you are experiencing severe or worsening symptoms of a gut-related ailment or condition, CBD may be a natural alternative to consider for your everyday health as well as your gut. 

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Richard Cowan

CBDSeniors.com co-founder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of marijuana prohibition and was described as opening a new front in the drug war.

In The December 6, 1986 issue of National Review, Cowan’s cover article, How the Narcs Created Crack, is credited with introducing “the Iron Law of Prohibition” and became the subject of a book on the economics of contraband, the stronger the drugs.
From August 1992 to August 1995 Cowan served as executive director of NORML. Cowan decided to help found CBDSeniors.com because the remnants of marijuana prohibition continue to block access to CBD in many areas, and prohibition makes standardized testing more difficult. He also wants to de-stigmatize the cannabis plant to senior citizens who were fed lies and misinformation throughout their entire life. Cowan now lives in Europe where he works with marijuana legalization activists.

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Richard Cowan

CBDSeniors.com co-founder is long-time marijuana legalization advocate, Richard Cowan. Cowan’s December 1973 cover-article in the late William F. Buckley’s National Review magazine, calling for American Conservatives to support marijuana legalization drew international attention the absurdity of...