We have a second brain that influences our mood and well-being!

Did you know you have a second brain? There’s so much control happening throughout your GI tract, that it’s been called the “second brain,” and when disease, stress, pollutants, or poor nutrition negatively affects that brain, it can have a profound impact on how you operate. You may have noticed this influences are mood, actions, and how we feel overall.

If you suffer from GI issues, you are likely aware of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). Both are autoimmune diseases and can often times cause recurrent abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, colitis and diverticulitis. It’s often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection.“There are cannabinoid receptors in the GI tract that are there to help maintain homeostasis within the body,” says Michelle Weiner, DO, MPH, of the Spine and Wellness Centers of America. “When your gut is out of whack, it can have a ripple effect throughout every system, affecting everything from your immune response to your emotional health. 

CBD can help get you back on track by addressing and correcting imbalances in the gut.”Researchers at Johns Hopkins have noted that there is significant interaction between the body’s immune system and gut bacteria, and that a huge portion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract.With many types of GI imbalance, the immune response goes into overdrive, which is one of the reasons that inflammation is so prevalent. The body attacks what it believes to be invaders, but there are some good guys in there as well, sending the whole GI system off track. 

Joy Organics soft gels are a favorite of many stating to relieve and eliminate GI symptoms. The soft gels are available in 10mg and 25 mg.