cbd for metabolic support
"the brain and the gut speak the same language" - ethan b. russo m.d.
it's time to support your gut
If you follow the latest health trends, odds are you've heard a thing or two about the importance of maintaining a flourishing gut microbiome to achieve optimal health. It's no surprise that this also rings true in the maintenance of metabolic support.
The gut is directly connected to the metabolic system, and any distress brought onto the metabolic system can be addressed by healing the gut through supporting a healthy microbiome. One of the most effective ways to do this comes from the help of CBD.
CBD works in the body through the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is a system made up of CB1 & CB2 receptor sites located throughout all of the body's major systems - the immune, nervous, metabolic system, and more - to nurture a balance between them all.
The gut is plentiful in these receptor sites, making it exceptional at modulating inflammatory responses, regulating digestive action, communicating these actions with the brain.
black pepper + turmeric
While black pepper and turmeric each have their own health benefits, they work together seamlessly alongside CBD to promote a healthy gut microbiome.
The staple spice black pepper can do more for your body than it does for your tastebuds. Within the shell of the peppercorn is an active compound known as piperine - the compound responsible for pepper's sharp, pungent aroma and flavors.
Along with its ability to enhance the flavors of your meal, black pepper enhances the bioavailability of turmeric by up to 4,000%.
This ability to increase bioavailability of turmeric is where it's true strength lies. It has also been shown to enhance cognitive function which could lead to improved attention and reasoning skills.
Another active compound found in black pepper is a terpene called beta-caryophyllene (BCP). BCP is one of the most notable terpenes discovered by scientists because unlike any other terpenes, it has the ability to bind and activate CB2 receptors located on immune cells throughout the body - the receptors shown to regulate inflammation.
Another common spice with a long history, turmeric dates back over 4,000 years in medicinal use and religious ceremonies throughout Southeast Asia. It's the bright orange root of a flowering perennial, containing a golden spice that has soared in popularity within the natural health and wellness space over the last decade. But what exactly does it have to offer?
One trait specifically piquing the interest of researchers worldwide is turmeric’s significant levels of a compound known as curcumin.
However, as we said, curcumin needs a little push to get going. It isn’t easily absorbed by the body and must be paired with piperine in order to perform at its optimal level.