The gut microbiome is SO important as it affects your immune system, weight, mental and emotional health!
Essentially who we are and how we show up in the world is controlled at least in part by the gut.
Today we are chatting about the MAJOR connection between the mind-body, in particular, why you want your gut to be functioning a-ok.
What happens when the gut is out of balance?
Ever feel like you pick up every cold, flu or virus that comes around?
Do you eat well but still find yourself lacking energy?
Maybe you suffer from an unusual amount of bloating or gas?
Physical symptoms aside when our gut is out of balance we can also easily lose our connection to our innate self and that intuitive gut sense.
We all know about the things that are good for our gut microbiome:
Loading up on fermented foods
Maybe adding a prebiotic fiber supplement
But what if the problem is a missing LINK between the Mind-Body
New research shows that the Endo-Cannabinoid system (ECS) is a major link between the gut and the brain, enabling them to communicate with each other.
ECS’s receptors are highly concentrated in our brain, gut, and pelvis, all working together to maintain homeostasis throughout the body (keeping us in balance!)
One of the best ways to support the functioning of the ECS is with cannabinoids from hemp, such as Full Spectrum CBD.
Anything else these cannabinoids can do for my gut health?
Yes! The ECS is involved in regulating digestion — especially fat intake — reducing intestinal inflammation and complex interactions with probiotic bacteria of the intestines.
Want to know how can we can support our gut-brain connection via our endocannabinoid system? Check out our Lifestyle Tips for Gut & ECS Balance