Does CBD Help With Nausea?

Posted on May 15th, 2020 to Health & Wellness

In recent years, we have identified trends of people who have shied away from manufactured, over the counter drugs. We’ve turned away from putting foreign substances in our bodies since we’ve learned that we can treat some conditions using natural substances instead. One of the substances that’s getting a lot of attention is CBD, an extract of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. Why has CBD gained popularity?  In recent years, scientists discovered that cannabis contains many beneficial properties, and consumers around the globe have resonated with positive benefits from consuming CBD, including how it may help with nausea. Yet cannabis plants with THC concentrations higher than 0.3% remain illegal in many parts of the country. And, while some people encourage their State legislatures to move to legalize all cannabis, given its potential health benefits, others choose to explore the hemp plant, and CBD, instead.

You see, the industrial hemp plant is a version of Cannabis which naturally has a THC concentration below the legal limit. And hemp-derived CBD is extracted from hemp version of the Cannabis plant. This means that CBD oil from hemp can help you enjoy cannabis’ known benefits, without legal concerns or the worry of altering your state of mind. 

What does that mean for people with chronic conditions? If nausea is a constant problem, you could keep taking over-the-counter medications, and deal with their potential side effects. Alternatively, you could explore natural supplements such as CBD. We hear all the time that medical experts believe that CBD can help alleviate nausea, but is that really true? In this article, we will look at some of the properties of CBD and highlight how it can help you manage nausea. Just keep reading to help explore the connection between CBD and nausea relief. If you choose to take CBD we hope that you consider our patent-pending University developed hemp-extracted Tanasi formula of cannabidiolic-acid (CBDA) and cannabidiol (CBD) in a one-to-one formula. 

Understanding Nausea

Before we address alleviating nausea, we need to explore why your body develops this condition. After all, nausea is not a disease, it’s just your body’s reaction to any number of conditions. As a pure definition, nausea is what you feel before vomiting, and the two are certainly connected: both nausea and vomiting help protect your body. 

Woman holding stomach on white backgroundHow could that be true, when they feel so awful? While nausea is unpleasant, along with vomiting, it is a short-term solution for ejecting unwanted, or even dangerous, invaders from your body, or your body’s response to its environment (seasickness anyone?). Still, despite its potential benefits, nausea and vomiting feel awful; most people will do just about anything to avoid either experience. 

Now, we mentioned that nausea can be a short-term measure for protecting your body from foreign substances, like bacteria or viral material, which may be harmful. But, in some instances, nausea can be a long term effect of a certain illness or can be your body’s chronic reaction to certain smells and foods. In such cases, you’ll want to seek long term nausea solutions. And that’s when we start talking about CBD.

Keep in mind: the key to diagnosis and treating your nausea will be identifying your trigger point, and this is what a medical practitioner will try to establish. Or, you can figure out on your own. Typically, random instances of nausea should go away within a day or two. But, if your symptoms last longer, it could be the sign of a serious condition. Therefore, you should indeed consult your doctor if nausea or vomiting persists. 

Common Causes of Nausea

Some of the conditions that lead to nausea include:

  • Head injuries
  • Ear diseases
  • Motion sickness
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hepatitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart conditions
  • Pain
  • Medications
  • Migraine
  • Toxins

What you experience as nausea is actually a complicated series of interactions between your brain, nervous system, and gastrointestinal system. In most instances, you feel nausea just before vomiting, and this is why most medications are made to address both issues.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiolic-acid (CBDA) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are naturally-occurring substances within the Cannabis Sativa L. plant. This plant contains many chemical compounds, but the two which get the most attention are CBD and THC. Of course, Cannabis often gets thrown in with the discussion of illicit drug use. This is due to its THC content and psychotropic effects, as this is the Cannabis compound which makes you experience a ‘high’. CBD, on the other hand, has no psychotropic effects. Though research suggests that it will affect your body, potentially addressing chronic conditions, including nausea. While some CBD products contain THC in varying contents, others, like Tanasi’s full-spectrum one-to-one CBDA and CBD oil, have a barely-detectable legal threshold or lower THC content. What does that mean for you, as a CBD user? Even with regular medicinal use, your CBD oil’s negligible THC concentration means it won’t stimulate a euphoric high.

How Does CBD Work?

As we’ve mentioned, CBD and THC work differently in your body. That’s because THC binds to the cannabinoid receptors located in your spinal cord and brain, while CBD works as a cannabinoid reuptake inhibitor. In less confusing terms, this means that CBD helps your body produce more of its natural cannabinoids, such as anandamide. And this is great news for nausea sufferers since anandamide is valued for its nausea relief. 

What Type of CBD Works Best with Nausea?

Like many other products, CBD comes in many different varieties. Some CBD is pure, while some are mixed with other essential oils, medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil, adding to the product’s ability to improve the healing process. And, more importantly, some forms of CBD oil are optimized for alleviating nausea, while others can address a host of conditions such as anxiety, inflammation, and stress, among others.

When it comes to edible forms of CBD for nausea, you can choose between pills and gummies. Some are made with sweeteners, which make them more appetizing. But it’s important to note that edible CBD takes longer to process than other forms of cannabidiol. Dabbing or vaping CBD is immediate and an alternative for people who seek immediate effects from CBD. 

Does CBD Help with Cancer Related Nausea?

One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is nausea. Nausea is nausea and the reasons for nausea are plentiful, cancer treatments create nausea too. Over 80% of chemo patients suffer from chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. And, if you can’t control this symptom, many cancer sufferers choose to abandon this life-saving therapy. In some areas, synthetic THC (nabilone) is recommended to help fight nausea, but not every patient is comfortable with the stimulating effects of synthetic THC.

On the flip side, CBD may help alleviate nausea without producing a ‘high.’  How does this work? CBD can inhibit serotonin from combining with your serotonin receptors, which are highly responsible for nausea and motion sickness. Cancer patients may benefit from regular CBD, since many report nausea relief without other worrying side effects.

Man holding Tanasi 350mg CBD tinctureWhat is the Recommended CBD milligram (mg) Dosage Guide for Nausea?

When it comes to CBD, there is no one-fits-all dosage for people who suffer from nausea — or for any other ailments. That’s because proper CBD dosing must consider several factors. Some of these factors include your height, weight, and your desired effect: mild, moderate, or strong.  There are established ways to find out what dosage is good for you, and it is prudent to do this for CBD to be effective.

Research suggests that users experience a bell-shaped dose-response curve with CBD. This means that the benefits and effects work at varying doses for different people. The good news is that CBD is non-toxic, and there is no lethal dose, so it’s not technically possible to take too much CBD. However the body can only process so much CBD at a time, and will send the overage to waste. This is why taking too much CBD can cause diarrhea or bowel discomfort. Still, for optimal benefits, we recommend starting your CBD intake with a low dose, and slowly increasing that dose until you achieve your desired effect. This is why you may hear the Tanasi Care Team mention, “low and slow” when starting out with Tanasi CBD products. 

What is the size of that low dose?

To help you determine your perfect dose, we contain the size and effect-based guidelines in each of our Tanasi product packages. But let’s take a closer look at this issue.

Looking at the effects of CBD and what fits many people, plenty of consumers will notice an effect using a 30mg dose. For others, however, this might not be enough. Still, others could achieve their desired effect with a smaller 10mg dose. That’s why we always go back to our initial dosing guide: the best way to address CBD supplementation is to start small and work your way up to a larger milligram dosage. If you do this and monitor how your body reacts, it becomes easy to establish your optimal dose. And once you get there? Just stick with what’s working, making sure to continue regular check-ins with your own experience. This is why starting a journal of your experience might be helpful for you. 

Again, as we’ve mentioned, your CBD dosage depends on your body height and weight, your tolerance to CBD, the condition which is causing your nausea, and the strength of the CBD oil you consume. If you’re using CBD to address nausea, we recommend taking the CBD early in the morning and/or late at night. You should also try to consume CBD with high-fat foods to enhance your absorption rate. The Tanasi patent-pending University developed formula of CBDA and CBD is as close as you can have to natural plant extract as the CBDA is pre-processed CBD. 

And if you just can’t seem to nail down your preferred CBD dosage? Don’t struggle alone: simply consult a healthcare provider for help and guidance. 

Does CBD Oil Make You Feel Sick?

The last thing you want when you’re nauseous is to ingest something that makes you feel sick. But rest assured: CBD has been connected to nausea relief. It’s also tied to reductions in gastric acid secretion, and may even heal your digestive tract. There is no evidence to suggest that taking CBD will make you feel worse. However, our bodies are complex, and although we do not know of any experiences where taking CBD makes someone feel worse, you might want to listen to your body and stop taking anything that is making you feel worse when you are seeking relief in the first place. 

What Are the Other Benefits of CBD Oil?

In addition to addressing your nausea, CBD oil may also help relieve several other conditions. Full or broad-spectrum CBD can naturally address a variety of ailments, with early research and anecdotal evidence pointing to their effectiveness. 

Many people report pain relief with CBD use. Why is that the case? CBD appears to work with your endocannabinoid receptor activity, thus inhibiting inflammation. This is important if you suffer from conditions such as arthritis and multiple sclerosis. These conditions are known to cause a lot of inflammation, so using CBD oil may provide relief. We say “may” provide relief as we have identified that our patent-pending University developed formula is a great natural anti-inflammatory solution.  

Anxiety and depression are common mental disorders affecting a huge percentage of the population. Why should you treat these conditions with pharmaceutical drugs when you can go for the natural remedies? Optimal doses of CBD oil may help relax your mind, and effectively reduce anxiety and depression.

Acne affects over 9% of the United States population. Several factors cause you to develop acne, and these include sebum overproduction, inflammation, genetics, and bacteria. Many people report that CBD oil is an effective natural acne treatment, owing to its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to reduce your sebum production.

Key Take-Aways

Nausea is a bad feeling that affects; when nausea results from your chronic condition, it can even discourage you from taking crucial medication. Given the risks of leaving nausea untreated, you should work to control nausea. And one effective and natural way to do so may be through the use of CBD products. Many people report nausea relief with this natural alternative to synthetic, over-the-counter drugs, which also have additional side effects on your body. Plus, we’ve seen evidence that CBD has other effects on your body, many of which can be beneficial in your recovery journey. The key is to find your optimal CBD dose and to choose a high-quality product like Tanasi. When you accomplish both, your road to nausea relief will be much smoother. 

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