Gastrointestinal disorders have become more prevalent in recent times. As per a recent study, over 40% of people worldwide suffer from different functional gastrointestinal disorders, such as diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, etc. These conditions lead to numerous unpleasant health consequences and severely impact their quality of life.
Numerous factors cause the digestive system not to work properly and lead to gut disorders, such as improper dietary habits, excess stress, or consumption of harmful medicines.
Today modern medical experts are acknowledging Vijaya’s immense potential in providing relief to patients from their gut disorders. Here are the top five reasons why this vital Ayurvedic herb works for gastrointestinal disorders.
Provides Effective Relief from Stomach Pain
Severe stomach pain is a major defining factor and symptom of gastrointestinal disorders. Furthermore, pain in any part of the body can affect the gastrointestinal system. That is because the gut and the brain are connected through numerous nerve pathways.
There are over 500 million nerve cells in the gut that are connected to the brain through numerous nerves of the CNS, which send signals in both directions. This connection leads to the two-way communication between the two, called the gut-brain axis.
In the case of chronic or neuropathic pain, the brain’s pain processing pathways can influence the work of the gut bacteria, leading to gut issues. One of the prominent reasons people consider Vijaya to effectively alleviate gut disorders is its robust pain-relieving characteristic.
The body contains ECS, or the Endocannabinoid system, consisting of crucial cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. A vast majority of CB1 receptors are concentrated in the central nervous system (CNS), i.e., the brain and the spinal cord.
Vijaya contains several active chemical compounds called cannabinoids. When people consume the herb, these cannabinoids bind with these receptors in the brain areas responsible for regulating pain and activating them. It gives the herb direct control over the body’s pain processing pathways to effectively reduce pain signaling and perception in the gut.
Inflammation plays a crucial role in developing some of the most common gut disorders, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
When the body’s immune system accidentally attacks the food in the gut, or a harmless bacteria or virus, then it produces inflammatory cells such as cytokines and chemokines. It causes inflammation in the gut, which leads to conditions like IBD, IBS, nausea, vomiting, pain, etc.
Furthermore, this also inflames the mucous membrane of the gut, damaging the intestine’s ability to absorb water from the food. Due to this, the food remains more liquid and leaves the gut without being properly digested, causing diarrhea.
Among the cannabinoid receptors of the ECS, the CB2 receptors have a high concentration in the body’s immune system. By stimulating these receptors, Vijaya’s cannabinoids enable the herb to regulate the body’s immune response.
As a result, Vijaya prevents the excess production of inflammatory cytokine immune cells and decreases unnecessary cell division. Thus, it reduces inflammation and alleviates such gut disorders.
Stress increases the breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and muscle tension in the body. Due to the gut-brain connection, these physiological changes can lead to spasms in the gastric tract, excess acidity, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
In cases of excess stress, the supply of oxygen and blood to the stomach can decrease too. It leads to gut inflammation and imbalance of its bacteria, resulting in irritable bowel syndrome, IBD, ulcers, acid reflux, etc.
Because of its direct influence on the brain, Vijaya effectively helps in reducing stress. One of its prominent cannabinoids, THC, exhibits strong psychoactive effects. When consumed in low doses, it eases mental health conditions like stress, anxiety, and depression and relaxes the system.
Influences the Gut Microbiome
The gut microbiome refers to the trillions of fungi, bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms living in the gut. They work with the immune system to regulate effective digestive function. When conditions like stress or improper dietary habits cause an imbalance in the gut microbiome, it leads to various harmful gut disorders and health conditions.
The ECS is responsible for maintaining a healthy gut microbiome and regulating its function. It also plays a vital role in communicating the signals to and from one another in the gut-brain axis, owing to the vast presence of its cannabinoid receptors throughout the gut and the brain.
When Vijaya’s cannabinoids interact with receptors in the gut, the herb enhances the ECS’s function in the gut and helps it maintain balance in the gut microbiome. It hence improves gut health and reduces the risk of gastrointestinal disorders and their symptoms.
Provides a More Holistic Treatment Approach
To help patients manage their gut disorders, doctors mostly use traditional prescription drugs like antibiotics, strong painkillers, NSAIDs, antidepressants, opioids/narcotics, etc. These medications primarily focus only on alleviating the pain and discomfort in the gut and not its root cause.
Furthermore, their effects wear off soon, compelling the patients to increase the consumption of these medications. It causes numerous unpleasant and adverse side effects such as diarrhea, constipation, anxiety, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, increased pain, muscle spasms, etc.
Such drugs also have a high risk of generating physical dependency due to their addictive nature. On the other hand, Vijaya provides a holistic approach to alleviating gut disorders by activating the ECS and enhancing its regulation of the body’s vital functions. It also helps establish homeostasis, the state of balance, in the body.
Not only does it not show any unfavorable side effects, but it also alleviates the side effects faced by patients due to their earlier consumption of traditional drugs, if any. Moreover, it also reduces the patients’ dependency on such medications.
No wonder modern medicine is acknowledging Vijaya as a safer, more effective, and holistic alternative to conventional drugs. To know more about how you can leverage Vijaya to alleviate your gastrointestinal disorders, contact Hempstreet Medicare.