People are increasingly realising the incredible benefits of adding CBD oil into their lives. As the compound in cannabis that does not create a mind-altering high, and is therefore legal in the UK, CBD allows for many health benefits without loss of mental or physical capacity. This means you can easily add CBD oil into your daily routine, if necessary, without worrying about having to plan your day around it. There are several ailments that people claim to have been aided by CBD oil ranging from anxiety to muscle pains. One of the areas that few people realise can be improved with the help of CBD oil is gut health.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
It seems more and more people are being affected by poor gut health, whether it is because we are eating more processed food or just being more aware of having a healthy gut. According to Bupa, around two in ten people in the UK are affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This can be an extremely uncomfortable condition which is often very difficult to talk about. Although there is no cure for the condition, there are several things that can ease the symptoms.
One way in which CBD oil can help IBS is through its ability to relax the body. Often IBS symptoms such as constipation are made worse by stress. Using CBD oil to relax can therefore ease this stress and in turn relieve constipation. There are also claims that the oil can help to prevent spasms in the gut which will improve intestinal mobility. At present there have been no clinical studies into how CBD oil can improve IBS so the best course of action would be to start with small doses and see if it eases your symptoms.
Leaky Gut Syndrome
Leaky Gut Syndrome is another ailment of gut health that can be very hard to treat. It is a condition in which the barrier inside of the bowel, that absorbs nutrients and stops germs moving into the bloodstream, is broken down. Although this doesn’t cause major problems on its own, it has been thought to lead to more symptoms elsewhere in the body. Due to the fact that CBD oil is thought to reduce gut permeability, it stands to reason that this would ease the causes of Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Moreover, CBD seems to facilitate good gut health by killing off bad bacteria and pathogens. This means that the further impacts of Leaky Gut will be reduced by ensuring less of the bad bacteria enters the bloodstream. In the same way, CBD aids the reduction of inflammation in the gut which can also help with other conditions such as gastritis.
The benefits of CBD oil on gut health are still being explored by scientific studies but there are several cases which seem to suggest there are advantages to be gained. It is important to start off with small dosages and build up (if necessary) in order to see how it affects you.