L. Acidophilus and the CB2 Receptor

Written by  Thursday, 02 January 2014 15:58

What do these seemingly unrelated things have in common? The answer is in the way your stomach behaves. 

 

The CB2 receptor is a component of the endocannabinoid system and is located throughout the gastrointestinal tract. This receptor is responsible for the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of cannabis. 

 

L. Acidophilus is a type of bacteria that is naturally present in the GI tract and commonly found in dairy products. Research has shown that the expression (production of the receptor) is enhanced in the GI tract when this bacterium is present.

 

The more abundant these receptors are the greater signaling response becomes. So by increasing the amount of CB2 receptors via L. Acidophilus there is a greater pain relieving effect. Patients with Crohn’s disease, IBS, and other GI tract ailments can increase their benefit from cannabis by adding this bacterium to their diet.  

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