CBD for Nausea
Nausea is the term used to describe that “queasy” feeling we get when our body feels the need to vomit.
Nausea can be one of the most uncomfortable feelings one might experience, especially when going through procedures like chemotherapy treatments. Other triggers can be heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease, infection or virus, medication, motion or sea sickness, and diet. Even extreme pain such as from a migraine or impact injury can cause it. Nausea can affect your day to day life when it is chronic. Many people go through life not knowing that there are things you can do to help.
How CBD Works To Relieve Nausea
Many people have begun to use CBD for their nausea but, before we talk about CBD we need to understand the ECS or Endocannabinoid system.
The way CBD works is by communicating with the ECS. The ECS or Endocannabinoid system is an internal messenger. The two main receptors are called CB1 and CB2. CB1 communicates mostly with neurological functions, while CB2 receptors deal with circulatory functions. When you take CBD, it stimulates the ECS which brings it to homeostasis, so it can properly function. CBD influences the serotonin receptors to decrease the amount of serotonin released. This can decrease stimulation in the brain where vomiting is triggered.
Research studies have used doses from 15mg to as high as 600mg. Typical CBD supplements provide 20mg to 25mg. When taking CBD for inflammation, dosing can vary widely depending on the severity of the symptoms you are experiencing. One goal to consider is to use CBD to supplement or possibly replace pharmaceuticals you might be taking. CBD is an all-natural alternative that does not build up in your system and cannot be overdosed.
May we suggest trying one of our CUBED Hemp based CBD Tinctures. Available in 1200mg or 3600mg concentrations, mixed with our exclusive Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Italy or NYS-sourced sunflower seed oil. Our Graduated Sprayer makes it simple to dose properly.
It is important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program. Most prescribed medications cannot and should not be stopped all at once.
It has been suggested to start with a dose of 10mg to 15mg of CBD twice a day. After a few days, you may want to reduce prescribed meds incrementally while increasing your CBD dosage the following day. Steps of 10mg are suggested to help monitor changes. Monitor your symptoms; be aware of how you feel. Don’t hurry the process. Wait 2 to 3 days between changes. This will allow you to determine the dosing that your body requires to meet your goals, while documenting how your medications interact.
Medical Disclaimer: The content of this post is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.