CBD and Acid Reflux
The human gastrointestinal system is sensitive and complex. When the system is upset, it can produce acid reflux. That takes the form of mild heartburn or chronic even debilitating GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). People often treat mild heartburn with over-the-counter medications or more serious conditions with prescribed pharmaceuticals. But, more people are using CBD Oil for acid reflux, something worth your consideration.
Here’s what happens
A circle of muscle (sphincter) controls the entrance to the stomach. The Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) automatically closes after allowing food to pass through. If it fails to close or pens too often, the stomach’s natural hydrochloric acid will leak into the esophagus creating a sour taste and burning sensation in the throat.
Unlike the stomach, the esophagus has no protection against the acid. Many people feel this sensation after eating too fast or consuming greasy and acidic foods. Some ten percent of Americans suffer from the more bothersome GERD which will damage the esophagus with its frequent and strong acid regurgitation.
A hiatal hernia may also cause acid reflux. It is a lesion in the diaphragm that lets the acid flow without control when the LES and stomach wind up above the diaphragm as in lying down after a big meal or internal pressures related to pregnancy. It’s also common in those who are obese, smoke, and/or drink alcohol and coffee. And, medications like aspirin, muscle relaxants, and blood pressure regulators can irritate the throat and stomach linings.
According to the Mayo Clinic, GERD may also produce a chronic cough, laryngitis, asthma, and sleep disturbance. And, the chronic condition may create scar tissue in the esophagus causing it to narrow making swallowing difficult. It can eat away at the delicate lining of the esophagus to produce a painful and bleeding ulcer. At worst, it will alter the lining tissue and risk the development of esophageal cancer.
How it is treated
Patients use any number of commonly available medications and prescribed pharmaceuticals. People use antacids like Pepto Bismol, Rolaids, and Tums for fast relief. Even they have side effects like diarrhea or kidney damage.
Doctors may prescribe H-2 reception blockers like Axid AR, Pepcid AC, Tagamet HB, and Zantac. The take effect slower but last longer than antacids. Side effects include constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, fatigue, headache and muscle aches.
Proton pump inhibitors (PPI), including Prevacid 24 HR and Nexium, help heal esophageal tissue. They produce similar short-term side effects, but Harvard Health suggests researchers are concerned with the suppression of natural systems under long-term use. Researchers are looking into the remedies’ suppression of B-12 levels, association with pneumonia frequency, and correlation with the c. difficile infection.
CBD oil could be an option
Humans also have a complex and widespread Endocannabinoid System (ECS). It touches pain perception, memory, emotions, energy, musculature, neural transmission, and much more. Of specific interest is its role in fighting gastric acid, relieving inflammation, and repairing mucosal damage.
Cannabis is known to match with the ECS repairing, rejuvenating, and restoring bodily tissues, muscles, and nerves. The CBD cannabinoid has anti-inflammatory effects to modulate the motility and volatility of intestinal propulsion. In its 2018 report by its Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, “CBD is being actively explored for a range of indications consistent with its potential neuroprotective, antiepileptic, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic and antitumor properties.”
What CBD does is interact with the soft muscle tissue of the gastrointestinal system. It calms and soothes the peristalsis that moves food and waste. And, it modulates the LES to reduce spasms and irregular functions.
CBD also manages the secretion of hydrochloric acid. This decreases the likelihood of fluids sloshing around and splashing back into the esophagus. At the same time, it reduces inflammation and burning of the esophageal lining.
How to use CBD oil
There’s no standard dose of CBD oil. It varies by individual according to age, weight, gender, genetics, and more. Our Sublingual Nano-CBD Oil absorbs more quickly than other hemp oils, so you’ll want to follow its dosing instructions.
Sublingual Nano-CBD is administered under the tongue with a dropper. The one or two drops take effect much more quickly because the capillaries beneath the tongue assure greater bio-availability moving the CBD properties faster to the bloodstream.
The nano production emulsifies the chemistry into even tinier elements than other processes. This innovative isolate removes the plant’s terpenes to purify the CBD, a finer reduction than “full-spectrum” CBD.
Our third-party lab-tested, Nano CBD Oil comes in 18ml to 30ml bottles, each with different levels of potency from 100mg to 2500mg. Completely free of the psychoactive THC cannabinoid, it is legal for purchase and delivery in throughout the U.S.
CBD Oil may fix how your gut feels. It modifies the neurotransmission that sense messages back and forth to the brain. And, it has a history of treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chron’s Disease, and other GI tract conditions. It will reduce acid reflux just as it calms nausea and vomiting—if you give it a chance, watch your diet, and clean up bad habits like smoking and drinking