Can CBD Treat Nausea?

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CBD for nausea has been a popular choice and alternative therapy for many people who suffer from the sickness feeling. This article will go through some frequently asked questions about how CBD can treat nausea. 


What Causes Nausea?

There are many reasons you may feel nauseous, including:

Viral Infections

A viral infection can leave you feeling miserable and suffering from aches and headaches. Add nausea into the mix, and it’s a difficult two weeks.

The cause is usually that the virus attacks your immune system and will upset your whole digestive system causing nausea and digestive inflammation. 


Food Poisoning

If you have suffered from food poising, you’ll remember the cramps, sweating, and severe nausea. It can be hard to sip water if you are suffering from bad food poisoning. This is caused by nausea your body is experiencing.



A common side effect of medications is nausea. 



A migraine attack can cause dizziness that leads to nausea. When an attack lasts for a couple of days, it’s very debilitating for the sufferer.



It’s well known that anxiety can cause nausea. Medical science has confirmed the ‘2nd brain’ in our gut. It is understood that gut health is strongly linked to anxiety and depression. If your gut is not healthy, it can lead to disturbed sleep and decreased serotonin levels. Serotonin is one of the vital chemicals to keep your mental health balanced. 


Motion Sickness

Planes, trains, boats, and cars can all cause nausea if you suffer from motion sickness. You will be advised to ‘find the horizon’ on a boat, or take the window seat on a flight. However, once nausea starts, it’s difficult to shake off. 


CBD for Nausea: Chemotherapy Side Effects 

Chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients can cause many side effects. Nausea and a lack of appetite are two common side effects that are caused by treatment.

Oncology doctors have known for decades that their patients have used cannabis to help with chemotherapy’s harsh side effects. While doctors in the US turned a blind eye, doctors in Canada pushed for a tested pharmaceutical drug.

These studies in Canada have resulted in the production of CBD: THC drugs to treat chemotherapy nausea. The THC alone was not sufficient. It was realized early on that you needed the ratio of 1:1 to balance the anti-nausea effects of CBD with the increased appetite effects of THC.

Please Note’: CBD is not a replacement for cancer medication or treatment. It must only be used under medical supervision by your Oncologist team, as it may interact or disrupt your treatment and/or medications. 


CBD for Nausea: What Is CBD? 

Both Hemp and Marijuana originate from the same Cannabis Sativa plant. CBD is the oil extracted from the leaves, flowers, and stem of a Hemp plant. 

  • Hemp classifies as Cannabis Sativa containing less than 0.3% THC.
  • Marijuana classifies as Cannabis Sativa containing more than 0.3%.THC. 
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound that causes intoxication or ‘high.’

The Farm Bill made these classifications legal under US Federal Law. 

Here at BuyCBDProducts, our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about CBD. 


How Can CBD Help Relieve Nausea?

CBD works with the cannabinoid receptors in your body. CB1 and CB2 are cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and the body. These receptors work with the endocannabinoid system to keep your body stress free and healthy. 

The CB2 receptor is thought to be linked to your digestive system through homeostasis. As it’s now known that your gut’s health is linked to the health of your mind, it is thought that CBD can link to the CB2 receptors to increase its activity in the digestive system and relax the ‘stress’ that may cause digestive inflammation. 

Homeostasis is a system of pathways in your body that maintain your health and well-being. It achieves this by maintaining and adjusting the biochemical pathways that connect all the body’s systems and organs. 


What Should I Do If I Suddenly Feel Nauseous?

If you suddenly feel nauseous, you should:

  • Go to a window, or outside, to get some fresh air.
  • Sip cold water, or a clear drink.
  • Stand up or sit up straight, do not hunch over in a chair. 
  • If you feel dizzy, sit down and ask for help. 
  • If you are taking CBD, apply 2 drops under your tongue and rest. 

It is vital that you only buy CBD products from a reputable company. CBD production is currently unregulated, and therefore you might unknowingly consume a product with high THC levels. All our CBD products are organically farmed and independently third-party batch tested. Every package comes with a unique QR-Code to tell you everything you need to know about your CBD product.


Have you tried CBD to help relieve nausea? Comment below and share your story. 

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