More than 34 million Americans suffer from digestive disorders in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These disorders include 40 chronic and acute conditions, citing Crohn’s and irritable bowel movement as the most mentioned by those who seek help from medical professionals. When not treated immediately, these disorders can cripple an individual. As a matter of fact, an estimate of 400,000 patients have been disabled and 1.2 cannot perform well at work because of the issues in their GI tract. The combination of discomfort and pain has negative impacts such as financial ruin, job loss, and in some cases premature death.
Pharmaceutical companies came up with different medicines for these GI tract issues but they also have the tendency to weaken the immune system, promote bone loss and weight gain. More than the side effects however, the sad truth is that these medicines cannot even treat the illness, which makes the healing process very counterproductive.
A Better Alternative
For years, scientists have been doing their research on the benefits of Cannabidoil (CBD) oil. One of their discoveries from these years of research is that CBD oil has healthy effects on the gut. Among the people to experience these healthy benefits are patients suffering from gluten sensitivity, celiac disease, IBS, Crohn’s, leaky gut, and other digestive orders. It is common knowledge that cannabis has the capacity to boost the appetite, and this is the reason why scientists are taking a deeper look at the complex relationship between the body’s digestion and marijuana’s endocannabinoid system.
The contraction process in digestions pushes food down the stomach all the way to the GI tract. This is also the process that has direct relations to problems in the gut. A person suffering from any of the digestive disorders experiences severe pain and the fact that it has something to do with the contraction process only intensifies everything. Moreover, it’s also difficult to diagnose digestive disorders and will take several attempts or even years of trial and error to pinpoint what the real problem is and what the best treatment plan is.
While the research for CBD oil as an alternative for treating digestive disorders is still in the incubator stage, the results are showing that it is one of the most powerful and highly effective remedies. This is because of the interaction between the CBD oil and the cannabinoid receptros that are located inside the brain, intestines, and stomach, plus the CB-1, CB-2, and serotonin receptors. The CB-1 receptor has been identified as the one responsible for protecting the stomach, easing nausea, and protecting the stomach.
A Promising Future
As of writing, there are already so many self-medicating patients are already using CBD oil to treat the issues in their stomach. While this is already a good thing, the long term goal is to have it legitimized and that can only be done with more research. There are still no specific diseases that CBD oil can provide relief for, but improving the motility in the intestines for people with leaky gut and relief from pain caused by Crohn’s are coming up as possible issues that it can fix. Another possibility is decreasing the inflammation, especially for people who have IBS or other similar disorders. This presents another possibility as to how the CBD oil can help. A lot of studies, albeit small, have already proven that analgesic relief is something that CBD oil can provide and this is because it has the capacity to lessen the inflammation.