Tips & Tricks: 6 Ways To Fix Your Digestive Problems
Digestive problems can be a major hindrance to daily life, causing discomfort, bloating and reduced quality of life. While traditional treatments may offer relief, there is growing interest in using cannabidiol (CBD) as a natural remedy for digestive issues. CBD, a non-psychoactive compound derived from the cannabis plant, has shown potential in addressing various health concerns, including those related to digestion.
In this blog, we’ll explore the top six tips and tricks to help your digestive system, focusing on how to use CBD oil for digestive issues, improving digestion and how to promote overall digestive health.
Understanding How CBD Can Help Digestive Issues
CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body by binding to cannabinoid receptors. This interaction influences various physiological processes, including pain perception, inflammation, mood, immune response and those related to digestion. The ECS is responsible for maintaining balance, or homeostasis, in the body. By modulating the ECS, CBD may promote balance and support overall wellbeing.
By interacting with ECS receptors, CBD may influence digestive processes and offer potential benefits. Below we’ll examine these benefits.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties may help alleviate inflammation in the digestive tract, which can be beneficial for conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
CBD’s analgesic properties may provide relief from abdominal pain and discomfort associated with digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Modulating Gut Motility
CBD can interact with receptors in the digestive system, potentially regulating gut motility (the contraction of the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract) and helping with issues like diarrhoea or constipation.
Types Of CBD
There are three types of CBD and it’s important to understand the difference so you can buy the type that’s right for you.
Broad-spectrum CBD oil contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant, except for THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound that causes the psychoactive or “high” effects. Broad-spectrum CBD oil can be a great option for people who can’t have any THC in their system but want to experience all the beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant.
Full-spectrum CBD oil includes trace amounts of THC as well as all of the other beneficial cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in the hemp plant. The amount of THC present in full-spectrum CBD oil is too low to produce psychoactive effects.
CBD isolate oil is pure CBD, isolated from all other compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD isolate oil is often preferred by those who are sensitive to other cannabinoids or terpenes found in full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oils.
Tips And Tricks To Prevent Digestive Problems And Improve Digestion With CBD
Below are six tips and tricks to help you get the most out of using CBD oil or other CBD products to assist with preventing or alleviating digestive issues.
1. Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water is essential for maintaining proper digestive function. CBD oil can also be infused in beverages – an innovative way to stay hydrated while benefiting from CBD.
2. Choose The Right CBD Product
When using CBD to improve digestion, select products that best suit your needs. At Down To Earth, we have a range of CBD products such as CBD oils, lotions/topicals, or edibles such as chocolate, gummies or honey.
3. Manage Stress And Anxiety
Stress can adversely affect digestion, therefore you should try and reduce stress as much as possible, such as through meditation, yoga or however you get your stress relief. Stress reduction strategies can be coupled with CBD’s anxiety reducing properties to help reduce stress and promote a calmer state of mind, benefiting digestion.
4. Maintain A Balanced Diet
A diet rich in fibre, whole grains, fruits and vegetables supports healthy digestion. Combining CBD with a balanced diet can further enhance digestive wellbeing. Why not pair your balanced diet with our OG Kush Gummies? Our OG Kush Gummies are 100% vegan, THC free, gluten and lactose free, and come in a range of delectable fruity and all-natural flavours.
5. Use Oils Under The Tongue
For individuals with localised digestive issues like bloating or abdominal discomfort, CBD oils can be absorbed under the tongue. Two of our great oils to try for digestive health are Full Defence 3000 (FD3000), our strongest full-spectrum oil. Or, for those who prefer not THC in their CBD, try our Broad Spectrum 3000 (BS3000).
6. Practice Mindful Eating
Eating slowly and mindfully can support a healthy digestion. Consider taking CBD before meals to potentially enhance the digestive process.
CBD shows great promise as a potential natural support for digestive problem prevention and treatment, with its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anxiety-reducing properties. By incorporating CBD into your daily routine and following these top tips and tricks, you can promote digestive health, prevent issues, and potentially find relief from existing digestive problems.
As with any new supplement, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using CBD for digestive health, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medications.
With the right approach and quality CBD products, you can improve your digestive well-being and enhance your overall quality of life.
If you have any questions or need any help, get in touch with one of our friendly Down To Earth team who will be happy to assist you in finding the right CBD product for you.