Does CBD Help With Nausea?

There are many who claim that CBD helps with nausea. They base their statements on the fact that CBD is a type of Cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound found in cannabis, and in which the CBD has no psychoactive properties.

In the US, CBD is not controlled by the government and is available in different forms including oil and gelcaps. CBD is believed to act on the neurons of the central nervous system and dilate the blood vessels.

The most promising theory about the effect of CBD on nausea is the involvement of the delta-aminobutyric acid (DABA) and the endocannabinoid system in it. The delta-aminobutyric acid (DABA), is known to act on the pleasure center of the brain and causes an increase in dopamine levels. When DHA is present in high concentrations, it helps alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and irritate the LTP (Linear Motor Tissue Pathways) which is involved in the speech process. CBD on the other hand has some DHA as well as another fatty acid called EPA. The CBD and EPA together have the ability to inhibit the trans-synaptic potential of the neurons, thus blocking the activity of the pleasure center and preventing nausea felt during the nausea phase.

CBD and its component, THC, are believed to have distinct anti-viral, anti-convulsant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. CBD has been found to be effective in treating spasticity caused by diseases like cancer and HIV. Inhalation of CBD when inhaled has been found to reduce the spasticity and the frequency of occurrence of the coughing fits associated with the upset stomach. There are also reports of CBD use for alleviating nausea in children.

The patients had experienced major improvements such as less vomiting, less fever, and fewer headaches.

Consistent reports of the positive results obtained from children suffering from cancer or HIV who had stopped using CBD have convinced many researchers that further studies should be conducted on the efficacy of CBD in alleviating nausea and other symptoms. However, it would seem that at this time, the jury is still out. As far as we know, CBD is not yet approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treating nausea, but the European Medicines Agency has approved it for use in Europe. If you want to learn more about the benefits of CBD for nausea then contact us today!