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Healing the Gut Naturally: CBD & Probiotics

How Probiotics are Great for you Health.

The function of the digestive tract is turning whole food into nutrients and energy for the body. These nutrients allow the body to grow, function and repair itself. The body removes indigestible foods and toxins from the body through excretion. When there is an imbalance in the digestive system, the body can develop issues like heartburn, irregular bowel movements and ulcers, to name a few. Approximately 80% of immune function occurs within the gut, so overall health can be effected by issues. Many people are looking for a natural way to improve their bodies while trying to avoid the side effects of prescription or over the counter medication. Probiotics, kombucha and CBD are all drawing attention for their healing effects on the gut and body.

Probiotics are microorganisms that promote a healthy balance of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal system. Many people use daily probiotic supplements, but they can also be found in fermented foods and certain kinds of dairy products. Kombucha is a fermented sweet tea with yeast and bacteria. Kombucha is rich in probiotics, packed with vitamins and works to detoxify the body.

CBD is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that does not have psychoactive effects, or won’t get the user high. CBD works to balance and support immune health, reduces inflammation in the gut and fights infections through its antimicrobial properties. CBD fuels a system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and creates internal balance throughout the body.

While many love the taste of Kombucha, it’s not for everyone. Ingesting probiotics in supplements or food is an easy alternative. In another example of the “entourage effect”, combining probiotics and CBD is a great way to give your body all of the fuel it needs to support the following:

Inflammation & Antioxidants

CBD works to reduce inflammation in the body by inhibiting overactive immune system responses to injury or infection. Kombucha is rich in antioxidants which help to reduce inflammation. It also works to repair leaky gut, which would further increase inflammation. CBD is also packed with antioxidants, fighting oxidative stress and promoting healthy cells.

Relieving Anxiety and Depression

The ECS uses CBD to create a balanced mood, relieving the effects of anxiety and depression. Serotonin and dopamine increase in the body to achieve uplifted and driven moods. Kombucha has tons of B vitamins, including high levels of B12, which have been shown to boost mood and motivation.

Antibacterial

CBD is a powerful antimicrobial that fights viral, bacterial and fungal infections. It is proving to exceptionally beneficial in the treatment of antibiotic resistant bacterial infections. Live cultures in Kombucha fight bacteria to kill infections.

Cardiovascular

CBD works to lower blood pressure, dilate blood vessels to improve blood flow and and the ability to reduce heart rates. Kombucha has been shown to lower triglyceride levels and regulate cholesterol.

Digestive Disorders

 CBD has shown efficiency in supporting those with Crohn’s, colitis and IBS by reducing inflammation, fighting infections and allergic reactions within the digestive system. Probiotics show promise in reducing the symptoms in those with mild ulcerative colitis. (3) They also reduce the risk of a fatal bowel conditions in infants by 50%.

Allergies and Skin Conditions

CBD works by stopping the release of histamines into the body so that allergy symptoms are kept at bay. It helps the skin by promoting healthy cell life and reducing inflammation from conditions. Probiotics can help reduce the effects and development of skin conditions in infants that consume probiotic rich breast milk. People will dairy allergies also see a reduction in inflammatory responses.