What Can CBD do to help Nausea?
This blog has covered the issue of nausea before in our CBD Nausea Research post in July but the we are very excited by the use of CBD in this area.
Numerous diseases and short-term illnesses have the unfortunate ability to cause severe, sometimes debilitating nausea and/or vomiting. For many, over-the-counter drugs and simple home remedies are sufficient to combat these symptoms. For others, however, either their nausea is a regular occurrence or they are unable (or unwilling) to take the standard medications available. In these cases, one of the most effective naturally-derived options is cannabidiol (CBD).
Cannabis has long been known colloquially to help with nausea, but modern research into the body’s endocannabinoid system has confirmed the scientific basis for cannabinoids’ latent ability to help regulate issues of nausea and vomiting. Relevant studies suggest that by introducing CBD to the body, a neurotransmitter known as 5-hydroxytryptamiine-1A is activated indirectly, thereby reducing a person’s overall sensation of nausea. Although the exact process of how CBD works for nausea is not yet 100% clear, the consensus of recent trials has been that it does, indeed, work.
Treatments like CBD have been considered for use as regular treatments for chemotherapy patients who experience nausea as a side-effect. As a result of its stomach-settling capabilities, CBD treatments can also help to improve appetite in those who are struggling to take in proper nourishment due to a feeling of constant sickness. Even if you don’t have a particular disease and are not afflicted with regularly-occurring episodes of nausea, CBD is still a viable option for those occasional moments of sea-sickness or motion sickness.
Although there has been some concern regarding a condition known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome—in which vomiting and nausea are suspected to have been caused by long-term marijuana use—the specific use of CBD oil for existing nausea is still considered by many researchers and proponents to be a valid and safe long-term treatment (after all, CBD on its own is unique from marijuana as it is usually prepared).
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