We received a great message this morning from one of our clients, stating that she awoke in the middle of the night with heartburn. She explained that her HHOutlet Lavender Oil CDBpen helps her relax and sleep so she thought she’d try it for heartburn too. She stated that within 5 minutes she was not in pain any longer and went right back to sleep. We live in such an exciting time with new discoveries every day. Here are some facts about the digestive system and benefits of CDB. If you struggle with Heartburn/Gerd or IBS read on for relief and visit us online to discover all the healthy CBD products available to you!
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CBD and Acid Reflux Disease
The most common symptom of acid reflux disease, also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a painful or burning sensation in the chest that is normally referred to as “heartburn.” The cause of acid reflux related symptoms is firmly rooted in the stomach. At the entrance to our stomach is a valve consisting of a ring of muscle, called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). Ordinarily, the LES opens long enough to allow food to pass through it, and then closes securely. If the sphincter fails to properly close, or if it stays open too often, then digestive acid can escape from the stomach and move up into the esophagus. This inflicts damage and irritation, resulting in symptoms heartburn that at times can be quite painful.
Complications associated with acid reflux disease are commonly treated with over-the-counter medications like antacids that are designed to neutralize stomach acid. Brands like Rolaids, Mylanta, and Tums are capable of providing quick relief for acid reflux sufferers, though they do nothing to address the damage inflicted upon the esophagus by harmful stomach acid. Adversely, chronic use of antacids could possibly cause adverse side-effects like diarrhea and sometimes even kidney problems. In cases of sever GERD, prescription strength medication may be recommended by your healthcare provider. Drugs like Omeprazole are designed to treat heartburn, the damaged esophagus, and stomach ulcers. These types of medication, like most pharmaceuticals, come with a host of potential adverse side-effects. These symptoms could be as mild as headaches, mild diarrhea, and/or stomach pain – but have the capability of being quite sever in some cases:
Nausea, vomiting, or weight loss
Seizures, dizziness, muscle cramps, uneven heartbeat, or twitching
Blistering or peeling of the skin or rash on your cheeks or arms that worsen in the sun
Fever, joint pain, unusual weight gain, swelling in the body, or a change in the frequency or amount of urination
It is no wonder why so many people are veering away from pharmaceutical medications and are instead seeking a healthier and more natural remedy to their condition.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of sixty-six different compounds, or cannabinoids, that are unique to the cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – which is known for its intoxicating effect – CBD is much more therapeutic in nature. Its ability to treat neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, cancer, epilepsy, and many other disorders has earned it the reputation of being a “medical compound” in the scientific community. Current research conducted by Swedish scientists at AstraZeneca R&D MöIndal, suggests that “activation of cannabinoid receptors CB (1), CB (2), and GPR (55) produces analgesic [or pain relieving] effects in several experimental pain models, including visceral pain arising from the gastrointestinal tract.” This suggests that cannabinoids found in medicinal marijuana like CBD may have a place in the treatment for acid reflux disease.
Cannabidiol is a miraculously effective treatment for many diseases and disorders. Years of politically driven cannabis prohibition has drastically hindered the scientific community in its pursuit for knowledge regarding the therapeutic and medicinal value of CBD. With the legalization of industrial hemp (and cannabidiol as a byproduct), medical scientists have finally been given the opportunity to study CBD for its medical application. The possibilities of cannabidiol, and medical cannabis as a whole commodity could know no bounds. It is a unanimous fact in the scientific community that more CBD studies are drastically needed.
Written by Joshua Willard
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