The digestive system is made up of the stomach, gastrointestinal tract (GI), liver, pancreas, and gallbladder – all of which help the body to digest food. Healthy digestion is a vital function for wellbeing. It’s important for breaking down food into nutrients, which your body uses for energy, growth and cell repair.
Some digestive diseases are acute, lasting only a short time, while others are chronic or long-lasting. Their causes are multiple. Sometimes a GI condition is restricted to the digestive system and other times it is a symptom of a wider, systemic problem. Some may have more than one cause, as well as multiple symptoms, and affect more than one section of the digestive system.
Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections and overgrowths contribute to an unbalanced “microbiome”, almost certainly playing a role in the development of many digestive diseases. Genetic predisposition is an important factor too. Dietary factors include overeating, overindulging in sugar, eating too much fatty food, not consuming enough fibre and consuming too much alcohol. Smoking can also contribute to digestive diseases, including ulcers and gastric reflux.
Some other common causes include inflammation, food allergies and intolerances, lactase and other enzyme deficiencies, poor circulation, ruptures or perforated organs, muscle dysfunction, gallstones, stress, antibiotic overuse and anti-inflammatory drug side-effects.
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Our clients have consistently chosen MCDSA-endorsed cannabis oil over conventional medicines that have let them down. We only advocate highly-concentrated medical-grade products, derived from marijuana plant flowers, which are far superior to over-the-counter, hemp-derived supplements.
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Always speak to your doctor when considering cannabis as a treatment aid. Take great care to safely store products and not expose children or pets unintentionally.
THC products are psychoactive, causing one to become “high”. These are to be used with special caution in children, pets and persons prone to anxiety or stress. Depending on the unique situation, it may be appropriate to substitute THC with non-psychoactive THCA. CBN and 1:1 oils may also cause mild psychoactive effects.
However, if products are used correctly, it may be possible to avoid the psychoactive effect entirely. Should you feel uncomfortable or have any questions at any time, our trained team of staff are on standby to attend to your concerns.
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