CBD Oil for Acid Reflux

There is strong evidence to suggest that taking CBD for acid reflux can provide long-term relief from symptoms and assist with the healing of the digestive tract.

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Acid reflux, also known as indigestion or heartburn, is a common condition in which hydrochloric acid from the stomach flows back up into the esophagus, causing pain, irritation and a characteristic ‘burning’ sensation. Hydrochloric acid is naturally present in the stomach, where it plays the important role of digesting stomach contents. The stomach lining is protected against damage, however the esophagus is not equipped to deal with the potency of the acid. In a normally functioning digestive system, the sphincter muscle between the stomach and esophagus (lower esophageal sphincter) opens when you swallow food, and closes immediately after, containing the acid to the stomach. However, when this is dysfunctional, it allows acid to travel up into the esophagus, causing the symptoms that are commonly experienced with acid reflux.

What is the current research relating to using CBD oil for acid reflux?

Taking CBD oil for acid reflux has been demonstrated to have numerous effects:

  • A 2016 study published in Current neuropharmacology mentions that CBD interacts with receptors in the gastrointestinal tract that modulate gastric acid secretions, inflammation and esophageal function
  • A 2016 review in the Asian Pacific Journal of tropical Medicine describes CBD to not only be modulatory, but inhibitory on gastric acid secretion
  • A 2008 publication in the British Journal of Pharmacology identifies CB2 receptors as being actively engaged in modulating esophageal function
  • Numerous studied have identified that CBD has protective and anti-inflammatory effects, which may be helpful in treating acid reflux.

How does CBD oil for acid reflux work?

A number of studies have been conducted in animals that have a similar biochemical makeup and gastrointestinal tract to that of humans. These studies have shown that CBD oil aids in the healing of the digestive tract. When CBD is ingested, it binds to the CB1 receptors (which are part of the nervous system that is related to the gastrointestinal tract). The resulting effect is a decrease in gastric acid secretion, which is primarily responsible for acid reflux and gastric ulcer formation. CBD has also been demonstrated to promote blood flow to the lining of the stomach, having a healing effect.

Choose Transcending Organics when you’re wanting to try CBD oil for acid reflux.

If you are interested to see whether you may benefit from CBD oil for acid reflux, choose Transcending Organics premium CBD products. We offer all customers peace of mind in their purchase from us. Our CBD oil is full-spectrum (unless, of course, you are choosing the CBD isolate product), and is produced using only the highest quality and carefully selected organic, non-GMO hemp plants. Our products are suitable for vegans. All of our CBD oil products are subject to stringent filtration procedures and quality control measures, so that we can be sure that our final product contains no THC. This means that our customers are able to enjoy the benefits of CBD oil with no psychoactive or addictive properties to the oils, whatsoever. 


Please note that the content that is provided in the above post, entitled “CBD Oil for Acid Reflux” is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Transcending Organics does not intend for this blog to take the place of the opinion from a qualified healthcare professional. This blog is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition or illness, and it should not be taken as general or medical advice. Transcending Organics strongly recommends that you consult with your doctor or other trusted and qualified healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis of your condition.


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