Digestive health isn’t the first thing most people think of when it comes to the potential health benefits CBD may offer. Researchers in the 80’s and 90’s discovered a few notable details that revealed just how closely our digestive system and CBD work together.
Every organ system in the human body contains CB1 and CB2, cannabinoid receptors.
Our bodies naturally create and cannabinoids and enzymes that work together making up what’s known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).
Flash forward to the present day and researchers have proved the Endocannabinoid system is involved in many common bodily processes.
- Supporting a healthy inflammation response
- Reproductive function
- Immune function
While there’s no research that currently shows us the specific ways in which the digestive functioning is regulated by the ECS, there’s plenty of research proving CBD helps to balance and regulate the ECS.
Researches trying to find connections between CBD and gut health believe the use of CBD could beneficial to digestive health because of its well known anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation from diet and stress within the stomach is the cause of digestive discomfort for many humans and pets. Researchers have also said CBD usage and digestive health could be related because CBD helps to regulate the immune system.