Do you sometimes have trouble digesting, or heartburn? Fortunately, there is a solution for intestinal problems: CBD. About 40% of people have at least one symptom of a digestive problem at some point.
So how can CBD help with digestion? What is the best way to consume it to enjoy good digestive comfort? Discover the benefits of CBD oil and herbal tea.
Digestive disorders are often caused by the dysfunction of our endocannabinoid system or by psychological problems or by a bad eating habit. Thanks to the active ingredient contained in CBD, it has the ability to activate CB2 receptors and opioid receptors to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract and decrease muscle contractions in the gastrointestinal tract. To consume CBD, you can opt for a hemp-based herbal tea or you can mix CBD oil with your dishes. Know that to ease your digestive troubles, you can also drink a tea with ginger or rosemary in addition to CBD.
There is a growing trend of using CBD for a variety of digestive issues. This cannabinoid influences human health by interacting with what is called the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system includes chemicals called endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors such as CB1 and CB2. They trigger various responses that help maintain a state of balance throughout the body, and CBD influences the activity of the endocannabinoid system and other various receptors.
Why choose CBD for digestive problems?
There is a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors in the digestive system. Therefore, CBD could have a significant impact on digestive health. One of the main ways it does this is by reducing inflammation. It does this by preventing the production of interleukins and cytokines. These are proteins that give our immune system the signal to trigger an inflammatory response.
CBD may also reduce cortisol, which is a catabolic hormone. Cortisol breaks down tissues in the body and has a destructive impact on the lining of our gastrointestinal tract. Keeping cortisol levels in check is a key factor in maintaining a properly functioning digestive system.
Now, let's take a look at the studies that show CBD has a positive effect on stomach problems.
An Israeli study published in 2012 looked at 292 patients receiving treatment for IBD. About half of them had used cannabis in the past or were using it at the time of the study. Overall, 32% of users reported trying it for lack of appetite, diarrhea and nausea. The researchers found that current CBD cannabis users reported significant improvement in these symptoms.
A 2016 review of studies examined the role of cannabinoids in inflammation and defense of the gastrointestinal mucosa. The researchers wrote that direct activation of CB1 receptors by cannabinoids helped reduce gastric acid secretion and gastric motor activity. The process also decreased the formation of alcohol-, stress-, and alcohol-induced lesions in the gastric mucosa.
These endocannabinoid receptors also exist in the digestive tract. They can be activated by endogenous ligands, leading to a very specific biological effect.
Now, CBD offers different beneficial properties to the digestion:
- It is soothing ;
- It is anti-vomiting;
- It reduces the sensation of pain or prevents it.
Good to know: in addition to facilitating a good digestion, hemp can relieve your cramps or heartburn. It also avoids certain inconveniences related to the digestive system (constipation, acid reflux ...).
How to consume CBD for a better digestion?
There are different ways to consume CBD products to relieve digestion-related ailments. Among these ways of consuming CBD, is the herbal tea.
Hemp-based herbal tea is known by its property of easing the digestive system. You can drink CBD infusions at any time of the day and on a regular basis. You can find these hemp-based herbal teas in our CBD store. However, if you don't have the time to travel, you can also resort to an online CBD sale. Currently, on our site, we offer a wide selection of CBD herbal tea.
To prepare your hemp herbal tea, simply steep one to two spoons of CBD infusion in simmering water for three minutes.
CBD sublingual oils are also very successful in treating digestive disorders. Most stores specializing in CBD in France sell them. If you have opted for CBD essential oil to relieve your abdominal pain, put a few drops of essential oil under your tongue. But, it is also possible to incorporate it in your dishes. The advantage of this technique is that the oil can add flavor to your food.
CBD oil can also be used in cooking, it can be used as a seasoning or as an addition to fat, in a salad dressing for example.
To keep all the properties of cannabidiol, it is important to respect some rules:
We advise you to prepare your infusion in water, and to add a fat like milk, butter, coconut oil etc. It will reinforce its assimilation to keep all its benefits.
Do not heat the CBD oil too much, the temperature not to exceed is 120°, but it is better to use it outside of cooking.
Start with a small dose of CBD before gradually increasing.
Use an oil that uses a full spectrum CBD extract.
Worth noting: The taste of CBD oil can be peculiar, however there are oils with other flavors (mint, lemon, ect ) so it is important to make your own culinary experiments.