This may come as a surprise to many, but the gut is often regarded as the ‘second brain’. It won’t help you solve complex Sudoku puzzles nor will directly help you get all faces of a Rubik’s cube, the same color- but it does a whole lot more.
Your gut includes your body’s entire intestinal tract and is considered as the interface between your inside and that of the external environment. The stomach lining, which is composed of a single-celled wall of cells, is the only layer of defense which protects your bloodstream from a barrage of toxins and irritants that make their way into the tract. Making sure that is in working order is what is critical for almost all aspects of your health, including your mental one.
The Second Brain
The reason for this is the line of communication that runs directly from one another. Up to 90% of all of the serotonin in the body viz. the feel-good neurotransmitter in your brain, is in fact created in the gut. Another key feature that connects both is that they are both linked by means of the endocannabinoid system.
So whatever happens to your gut, directly affects your brain as well- this is why gut wall health and integrity is essential. For sake of ease in imagination- consider the gut lining as a woven mesh that is keeping the toxins away from the bloodstream.
How CBD Use Can Help In Improving Gut Health
The uses of CBD for the gut, are varied, to say the least. Of them all, the important functions include the interactions with the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which is related to gut health. Here are some of the ways in which CBD helps in boosting gut health:
Helps In Stabilising Gut Motility
Gut motility is simply the movement of the contents of the gut. If the gut motility is too fast, then there is diarrhea. If it is too low, then you have constipation. CBD ensures that the fine balance between the two is just good enough-neither too fast nor too slow.
CBD Helps In Shutting Down TNF- Alpha Production
TNF-Alpha is one of the main inflammatory compounds which are released when the gut’s inflammatory response is not well-balanced. What CBD does is, that it reduces the production of TNF-Alpha which controls undue gut inflammation responses.
Try your hand on CBD products and you will be surprised by the magic that it works on your gut.