Being Blunt: The Effects of Cannabis on your Gut and Butt
Like a magical dragon, 4/20 has descended upon this land in a cloud of celebratory aromatic smoke. In cities around the world, people are baking in the beauty and versatility of cannabis. Why? Well, because there are many reasons to celebrate our bff Mary Jane and her ever-growing list of benefits.
Good health starts with your gut, and many people use cannabis as their go-to quick-fix for upset stomachs or gastrointestinal discomfort. A growing number of people are consuming cannabis less as a drug and more as a dietary supplement. For example, when your body experiences hypermotility, where the food moves through you too fast (here’s looking at you Chipotle), cannabis provides therapeutic relief to your small intestines. Cannabis contains compounds called cannabinoids, of which the best known is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in our tums, which has been proven to relax digestive muscles and improve intestinal motility.
For people who suffer from irritable bowels diseases (IBD) or celiac disease, cannabis improves their nutrient status by promoting weight gain. THC helps to stimulate appetite by generating the “munchies.” People suffering from anorexia or any condition that lowers the appetite could potentially benefit from marijuana.
The wellness community has been abuzz with talk of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the other cannabinoids found in cannabis, for its qualities as an adaptogen that reduces stresses to the body. More specifically, CBD has been shown to decrease intestinal inflammation, cramping, spasms, and irritating chemical secretions that can occur in gastrointestinal disorders like celiac disease or IBD.
Whether you enjoy a J with every meal or you only pack a bowl on major holidays, there is no denying that cannabis may be better for us than the powers-that-be care to admit. If you want to learn more about the benefits of cannabis or find awesome cannabis-based products, visit Say Hi for an online stash of marijuana goodies and treats.
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