CBD Oil is derived from the hemp (cannabis) plant. This Oil called as CBD oil because it contains cannabinoids. CBD Oil is completely non-psychoactive and non-toxic in nature. It means that CBD Oil will not alter your senses and don't cause "high" effects. CBD Oil produces all its effects by interacting with the body's Endocannabinoid System. Endocannabinoid System is an additional immune system responsible for many important body functions such as memory, pain, inflammation, and emotions. Endocannabinoid System works through its receptors. There are two major types of Endocannabinoid Receptors, CB1 receptors, and CB2 receptors. When we talk in the context of Vomiting and Nausea, CB2 receptors are more important. CBD Oil reacts interacts with CB2 receptors to produce its significant biological and therapeutic effects.
Recent research studies have reported that CBD oil may be very beneficial in the alleviation of vomiting and nausea. In this article, we will try to elaborate on some benefits of using CBD Oil for vomiting and nausea and the different methods of using it. Apart from nausea and vomiting, it has been shown to exhibit analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
What is Nausea?
Nausea is described as a physiological condition in which the patient feels uncomfortable and urge to vomit. Nausea and vomiting are inter-related with each other. In fact, vomiting is the symptom of nausea. There are several causes which can lead to nausea such as,
- Certain smells, sights are feeling can induce nausea. For example, some people start feeling nausea condition after seeing blood.
- In some patients, the side effects of drugs can induce nausea. Chemotherapy of cancer is one of the major causes of nausea.
- Other causes of Nausea are related to physiological conditions such as motion sickness, infection, or food poisoning.
- A common cause of nausea is the state of pregnancy in women. This type of nausea is known as NVP.
Benefits of using CBD Oil for reducing Nausea and Vomiting
CBD Oil is very beneficial in reducing Nausea and Vomiting caused by Motion Sickness, depression/anxiety, and chemotherapy.
Benefits ofCBD Oil for Nausea caused by Motion Sickness:
Nausea caused by Motion Sickness is mainly due to the activation of chemoreceptors. Two main receptors are involving in this type of nausea named as Dopamine D2 and Serotonin 5-HT3. We have already discussed the ability of CBD Oil to interact with Endocannabinoid system receptors. In the same way, CBD Oil reacts with Serotonin 5-HT3 receptors and inhibit the binding capacity of the serotonin hormone. As a result of this mechanism, the Serotonin can't bind to its receptors and hence cannot produce the feelings of nausea.
CBD Oil indirectly activates the secretion of the 5-HT1A (5-hydroxytryptamine) neurotransmitter to significantly reduce feelings of vomiting and nausea. According to some research studies. The feeling of nausea and vomiting is also associated with an impaired Endocannabinoid System. CBD Oil interacts with Endocannabinoid System and removes its impairment hence reduce vomiting and nausea.
Benefits of CBD Oil for Nausea caused by anxiety and depression:
According to medical research studies, a strong relationship has been found between anxiety/depression and Nausea/Vomiting. CBD Oil may be effective in relieving anxiety and depression according to some research studies. In this case, CBD Oil reacts with CB1 receptors of the Endocannabinoid system and activates adenosine receptors which lowers anxiety and depression. CBD Oil produces strong anti-depressant properties when reacts with certain neuro-receptors.
Benefits of CBD Oil for Nausea caused from the side effects of chemotherapy:
Chemotherapy is the treatment of Cancer disease to destroy Cancerous cells. High doses of drugs used in chemotherapy can induce nausea while receiving treatment or after treatment. Sometimes the cancer patient starts feeling nausea due to the worry and anticipation of chemotherapy. As CBD oil has the ability to reduce anxiety and depression so it can directly help in alleviating the nausea associated with chemotherapy.
According to research done with rats injected with Cisplatin (A common chemotherapy drug), the CBD could prevent and reduce nausea and vomiting in rats.
There is another possible mechanism of CBD Oil working in the reduction of nausea feelings. Anandamide is regarded as a "happy chemical" present in the human body. CBD Oil inhibits the enzyme working responsible for Anandamide breakdown. Hence, Anandamide stays for a long time in the body and prevent nausea and vomiting. CBD Oil does so by interacting with CB1 receptors of the Endocannabinoid system.
How to use CBD Oil for Vomiting and Nausea?
Taking CBD oil orally is the best method of using CBD Oil for Nausea and Vomiting. This method is very easy and straightforward. You just have to place 4-5 drops under your tongue and swirled it in the mouth for a couple of minutes. CBD Oil is also available in the form of capsules. Taking the CBD Oil capsule is best for those people who don't want to taste it. You can mix CBD Oil with your drinks or sprinkle it on your food also. CBD Oil sprays are also available for this person.
There is no fixed dose of CBD Oil because it is not recognized medically but some researchers reported that 25 mg is the recommended dose of CBD Oil used for Vomiting and Nausea. Although it safe and non-toxic but you should consult with your doctor before using it. If you want to start using it now, you should start with a lower dose like 10-15 mg. If this dose is beneficial for you without any side effects, you can increase the dose thoroughly.
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