The endocannabinoid system and the gut microbiome!

Another week has passed us by, and I hope that you are all well and loving the benefits of your Canna Oils BCP.

I came across a great article about how the condition of our Endocannabinoid System affects our gut microbiome and potentially our mood.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a major system within the body that helps to regulate mood, emotions, pain, appetite, and responses to stress. Composed of cannabinoids that naturally occur in the body—called endocannabinoids—cannabinoid receptors, and enzymes, the ECS extends throughout the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, immune cells, and gut. 

The endocannabinoid system plays a central role in maintaining a balanced gut microbiome and also regulates vital gut functions. “Endocannabinoid receptors in the gut help to regulate and support homeostasis (balance) with functions such as motility [movement of food through the gut], digestion, inflammatory response, and even immunological responses,”…..

The gut microbiome can also affect the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Dustin Sulak… said there’s evidence that poor gut microbial health can detrimentally affect the endocannabinoid system: A 2020 mouse study found that a dysbiotic gut microbiome threw the endocannabinoid system out of balance, triggering depressive behaviors in mice. 

How can gut dysbiosis affect the endocannabinoid system and lead to depression? The endocannabinoid system also plays a role in regulating the brain-gut axis (see previous Blog) and helps communicate changes in the gut to the brain. An imbalanced community of gut microbes can affect the function of the endocannabinoid system and lead to dips in mood. 

Similarly, a balanced gut microbiome may contribute to healthy endocannabinoid function and a positive mood.

Wow, this definitely seems to be a catch 22 situation, the ECS affects the gut and the condition of the gut affects the ECS.  My takeaway from today’s article and from what we already know about beta caryophyllene is that if you suffer from gut issues and / or depression, a good quality probiotic along with daily use of Canna Oils BCP could be the answer to better gut and mental health. 

Don’t forget to check at past BLOGS on our website – there are heaps of fascinating information about the benefits of BCP that you may have missed.

Sources https://www.leafly.com/news/health/how-does-cannabis-affect-gut-microbiome


The above information is for educational purposes only – not intended as medical advice.

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