What is Nausea?
Nausea is a very common symptom of a variety of diseases, illnesses, or conditions, affecting virtually every person at some point in their life. It’s that sick feeling in your stomach, often accompanied by vomiting, stomach cramps, or referred pain in the form of headaches. Pregnant women often experience nausea in the form of morning sickness early during their pregnancy. You may have experienced it from food poisoning as your body’s immune system kicks into overdrive to expel foreign invaders and bacteria. Countless people have experienced motion sickness when one’s vestibular system is confused as the body stays still in a car, plane, or train while surroundings move. Symptoms of motion sickness like nausea and vomiting can be so severe it limits people’s daily lives, stopping them from any travel deemed “unnecessary.”
No matter the source of nausea, it’s a deceptively hard thing to treat. Depending on the cause, you may be prescribed Dramamine or its equivalent, essentially an antihistamine. You may have even heard of people using medical marijuana to treat severe nausea, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Then, of course, there are other natural remedies used for nausea relief, such as magnesium sprays or ginger gum. All of these can help, but none are one-size-fits-all remedy… though that’s not what you want to hear when you’re the one suffering from nausea.
Can CBD Relieve Nausea?
CBD oil has entered the conversation when it comes to possible nausea relief, regarded as a safe and natural way to combat stomach pains, vomiting, and seasickness. It has been suggested that CBD could be a promising remedy to utilize the long term, with little to no side effects, unlike other common nausea medications on the market. People in the United States are already using CBD products to treat issues like chronic pain and anxiety, as opposed to resorting to medications that can give you a side effect worse than the original problem.
Cannabinoids, the compounds derived from hemp plants, interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to affect the body in a myriad of different ways, not all of them fully understood. Research on cannabidiol is still in its early stages and ongoing, but it appears to show that by binding to serotonin-releasing receptors in the brain, nausea, and vomiting can be reduced or eliminated entirely. The cannabinoid THC does this when it binds to CB1 & CB2 receptors, which is why it is often prescribed for patients undergoing chemotherapy, but for those who do not want the associated psychoactive effects of THC, CBD appears to be a positive alternative.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does CBD help with motion sickness?
A: It absolutely can. Taking CBD for motion sickness can alleviate nausea and vomiting by working with your endocannabinoid system to bind with serotonin receptors to alleviate symptoms of nausea.
Q: Does CBD prevent vomiting?
A: CBD may prevent vomiting by responding to serotonin-releasing receptor activation in the central nervous system, binding with these receptors to stop nausea and vomiting at their source.
Q: Can I take CBD to help with morning sickness?
A: Many women have reported morning sickness subsiding by dosing with CBD oil. Always speak to your doctor before beginning a new treatment plan.
Q: Can CBD help dogs with motion sickness?
A: Canine car sickness is upsetting to pets and their owners alike, but dosing with CBD oil has appeared to help in many cases. Always speak with a veterinarian before giving medication to your animals.
CBD Dosage Suggestions for Nausea
Everyone’s CBD intake will vary as it depends heavily on the person’s body and unique metabolism. We suggest starting with a low dose at about 5mg per 10 pounds of body weight, divided into three servings. For example, if you are 175 pounds, you should take roughly 87mg a day, or 30mg per dose. Be mindful of your dose so you can adjust as necessary. Always consult a physician before taking CBD if you are on any other medications as the combination could interfere with the medication.
There are several ways to consume CBD, all of which can be effective at treating nausea and vomiting.
Oil: Cannabis oil, or tinctures, are currently the most common way of consuming CBD. These are easy to use and measure out via droppers.
Gummies: Edibles, like Gummies, are a good way to snack on this anti-inflammatory substance, in yummy treats like gummy bears or CBD cookies.
Pills: CBD in pill form is the perfect way to introduce it into your daily life; simply take it when you take your other dietary supplements.
Tea: Tea infused with healing CBD can help wind you down at the end of the day, and is a calming way to consume CBD.
White Coat Hemp Co. is proud to bring our customers quality cannabis products, that can assist in treating a wide range of conditions from nausea, headaches, anxiety, and chronic inflammation. Early stage research is promising, and anecdotal evidence overwhelmingly supports the practice of dosing with CBD oil for nausea.
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Disclaimer: Any therapeutic claims of CBD contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are for information purposes only.