If you’ve dealt with Acid Reflux before then you know how painful and annoying it can be. You can’t eat certain foods, drink certain drinks, or even lay down to sleep in some cases. You sit down to have a nice dinner, a glass of wine, and then just a little while after you finish your meal, that burning sensation starts in the back of your throat. You didn’t realize your food had a tiny bit of garlic in it, Now you’ve got to worry about hours of pain and discomfort. You don’t even know why this happens to you.
So first, what is acid reflux? Acid reflux is when the contents of the stomach enter the esophagus.. Stomach acid, half digested foods, and other digestive enzymes move into the throat, causing pain and damage to the sensitive flesh in the esophagus. There are actually many things that can cause this reaction.
Too little stomach acid in the stomach can cause the lower esophageal sphincter to relax, allowing the back flow of digestive juices. Many times not having enough stomach acid is caused by taking too much anti acid medication. This can also cause slow digestion and a buildup of bad bacteria within the stomach. This can further complicate the ability to digest food efficiently as well as cause complications with the immune system. Stomach issues can be a root cause for many other health issues that arise. Slow digestion can cause food to actually spoil while still within the stomach, helping to breed more bad bacteria.
So, sometimes grabbing those acid pills isn’t really the best solution. While it may provide temporary relief, it might be helping cause more issues in the long run. Before I ever took CBD oil I found that ingesting a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar helped my digestion and limited acid reflux greatly.
CBD has undoubtedly helped my acid reflux more than anything. It has helped improve my digestion and limit my lower esophageal sphincter motility. Going from having to sleep upright every night to laying down at night is one of the best things that happened after taking CBD oil.
If you struggle with acid reflux or “GERD” I believe that taking CBD oil will greatly improve your quality of life. Adding in apple cider vinegar once a day can also greatly improve digestive health and promote adequate acid levels within the stomach. You may read that and think it can’t be true. Try it. Mix a little Apple cider vinegar in a cup of water and see how you feel an hour or so later.
It can be a real struggle getting through life when you have to deal with any digestive related issues. Maybe people don’t understand just how debilitating it can become. If you struggle with acid or any related issues then CBD may be right for you. In my last post I discussed how CBD interacts with the body. I would suggest checking that out. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in the digestive system.