Pain, anxiety and stress can all generate unpleasant bouts of nausea. For those who have chronic digestive options or are undergoing therapy, these episodes can be highly problematic in attempting to regain full health.
CBD has developed a reputation as a natural option for relieving nausea symptoms, but does science support this? Our helpful guide will break down what you need to know about using CBD for nausea symptoms.
Benefits of CBD
CBD does relieves occasional nausea, among other beneficial effects. However, you should consult a medical professional if you’re experiencing prolonged or ongoing episodes of nausea.
There are numerous research studies which show that CBD can be beneficial in treating nausea symptoms.
The British Journal of Pharmacology has published several studies which support this. A 2011 study from the British Pharmacology Society concluded that “preclinical research indicates that cannabinioids, including CBD, may be effective clinically for treating both nausea and vomiting produced by chemotherapy or other therapeutic treatments.” In March 2013, another project from this organization found that CBD “shows promise as a treatment for nausea and vomiting, including anticipatory nausea for which no specific therapy is currently available.”
A 2016 study, published in Pharmacology, also found that CBD was “maximally effective” in relieving nausea symptoms. However, it’s worth noting that all of these studies were conducted in lab environments. It’s possible that CBD use in normal settings may have yielded different outcomes.
How Much CBD Should I Take?
We are unable to recommend specific serving sizes because every individual reacts differently to CBD. What may be an adequate amount of CBD for one person may not be enough for another and vice-versa. We always recommend starting out with a small serving size and adjusting as needed until the desired benefits are achieved.
Talk With Your Doctor
Before attempting to incorporate CBD into your daily routine for nausea or any medical condition, we always recommend consulting with a medical professional first. They will be able to advise on appropriate serving sizes and whether CBD may interact with any medications you’re currently taking.
*FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.