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CHLOE: They have little store fronts with CBD flower. It’s kind of ridiculous.

CHLOE: There are none established, really. As an herbalist in Chinese herbs, we always tell people to take your herbs before you eat, so I do the same when I’m taking my CBD or when I’m recommending it to my patients. That seems to work well. It really doesn’t cause any gastric discomfort unless you’re taking the capsules and have something going on. I haven’t had anybody have a problem with that. However, that being said, if you are taking the capsules or if your gut’s impaired, and that’s sort of iffy, then you can always take it with or after food. I think some of the research I saw a couple years ago stated that it normally just decreases the efficacy of the herbs by like 5%, so it’s really not that big of a deal.

PHOEBE: I know that when my husband and I occasionally have edibles, we get hit like hours apart.

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CHLOE: I mean, not as an isolate. I don’t think that the isolates are nearly as effective, and I think that that’s show in a lot of research across the board when we’re looking at pharmaceutical isolates of chemical compounds, as opposed to the plants they’re derived from. Most often, the research shows that the plant is more effective; the whole is greater than the parts. I think I would almost always want there to be some level of THC. Remy’s on CBD – he’s on a really high amount of CBD – to control his seizures and to help with his tremors and development, so that he can now walk.

CBD has become a big buzz word in the wellness world, as a salve for everything from anxiety to gut issues to period pain. But what is it and how does it actually work? In today’s episode, I’m joined by Chloe Weber, a trained herbalist, acupuncturist and founder of Radical Roots, which combines the power of Chinese herbs with full spectrum hemp.

While I was sort of doing a little bit of studying up on the gut and CBD, I would be like, okay, CBD in the guy microbiome, CBD in leaky gut, and it was just research paper after research paper saying, yes, it help this, yes, it helps this, so that was pretty fun.

CHLOE: No, it’s not normally like an immediate thing. You’re normally going to see a response, feel the effects, over the next hour or two. Whether or not you feel the effects is super personalized also. My business partner, Bart, is an herbalist and he does a lot of energy work, and he responds to CBD incredibly powerfully and, like, feels the effects immediately. For me, it’s more of, okay, this is part of my health routine and something that I take everyday. But I will say if I stop taking it for a couple weeks and then have a super stressful week, start taking it again, and within a couple days I’m just like, oh, I feel like myself again. I never feel like it’s some drastic thing; I just feel like it sort of keeps the highs from getting to high and the lows from getting to low, again balancing it out.

– Russo EB. Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Reconsidered: Current Research Supports the Theory in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel, and Other Treatment-Resistant Syndromes. Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2016;1(1):154–165. Published 2016 Jul 1. doi:10.1089/can.2016.0009

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R ecent research shows great promise for CBD as a potential treatment for IBS. Some studies indicate that CBD even promotes proper functioning of the brain and body. In this article we look at current IBS treatments and focus on the academic research related to using CBD to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other gut related issues.

Yes I find it very helpful for managing symptoms, it is especially helpful with anxiety induced IBS as well. However I am curious as to any medical implications it has with SIBO. I have read that it has antibacterial properties but I’m not sure if that is helpful or harmful for SIBO

CBD is best absorbed through the lungs so I would suggest getting a vape pen with detachable cartridges. Smoking is bad and will make SIBO worse via increased biofilms.

The overall absorption rate for inhaled CBD inhaled is 7% ingested it's only around 5%. Given that the rates are so low it's important to boost them anyway you can.

One issue with CBD is that it might slow down motility. Which is what is believed to cause SIBO

I am about 3 months into SIBO treatment (did the antibiotics, herbals, low FODMAP, now introducing foods & still doing supps to address root case). However, still getting some burning pains and RUQ pain.