Global Vision Biotechnologies Confirm Research On marijuana And The Digestive System.
- Date: 28/11/19
- Author: Daniel Mathers
- Team: Global Vision Biotechnologies - Press Team
James Rollins, Ph.D. - Director of Research at Global Vision Biotech believes in the power of a good gut bacteria and thinks CBD offers benefits not yet completely understood. During a recent interview, he stated, “CBD is an immune modulator and a potent anti-inflammatory agent. In addition, it helps to balance the ECS (endo-cannabinoid system), and, therefore, has tremendous potential to positively impact a variety of digestive complaints.”
Studies back up Dr. Rollins’s claims that looked into the often-misunderstood condition of inflammatory bowel disease and the potential of cannabinoids. Taking it one step further, Dr. . Rollins demonstrated the link between stress, anxiety and the body’s digestive system, citing, “stress exacerbates our gut, and managing stress is crucial to keeping symptoms at bay. CBD has been shown to promote stress resilience and decrease anxiety, adding to its powerful role in gut function.”
Another recent study from the Netherlands reported that drugs once marked safe could pose a risk to the microbiomes that live in the gut, eliminating good bacterial and posing the potential to allow for infections and obesity to occur. In fact, the study published in October and presented at UGE Week in Spain, found that over half of commonly used drugs affected the gut and posed a risk. The list of drugs posing the greatest risk included:
- Metformin, which is used for diabetes.
- Antibiotics often used for bacterial infections.
- Laxatives to treat constipation.
- Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) used for dyspepsia.
With gut health often dictating the wellness of the human body as a whole, there’s an interesting discussion to be had if marijuana or CBD oil could help the body from the effects of other medicines. While more research is needed to understand the role of cannabinoids on the body and its effects on specific medicines, it’s something to certainly talk to your care team about.