CBD and gut health

CBD and gut health

If you’ve read our past blog posts, you know that we like to talk about the many benefits of CBD. What we haven’t dived into is the specific benefits of CBD on your gut microbiome, which is the term for the microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. These microorganisms include bacteria, archaea and fungi.  

Your gut microbiome helps control digestion and aids your immune system. An imbalance in your gut microbiome can lead to weight gain, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and other disorders. There is also evidence that an imbalance in your gut microbiome can influence your mood. So, how can CBD impact your gut health?  

  1. Regulates digestion 

CBD regulates the CB1 receptor in the body. The CB1 receptor calms nausea, helps slow tumor growth, slows the process of stomach emptying, enhances nutrient absorption and helps reduce stomach acid. This means nutrients have enough time to be absorbed in the body before digestion takes place, so your body is able to use those nutrients in the most effective way. 

  1. Moderates inflammation  

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role in protecting the gut from inflammation. There is often a correlation between inflammation in the gut microbiome and inflammation in the brain, which can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. This means, calming inflammation in the gut can help improve mental stamina and nutrient absorption in other parts of the body.  

  1. Lowers cortisol levels 

The cortisol lowering benefits of CBD can help prevent “leaky gut,” a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal walls. Cortisol breaks down tissue in the body and can have destructive effects on intestinal walls. This is why keeping cortisol levels in check with CBD can have many benefits on the digestive system. 

Purchase a pack of Niota CBD prerolls today and start your journey to a happier, healthier you. Always speak with your doctor first if you are taking other medications. 


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