Nausea & CBD Care
Nausea and vomiting are distinct problems although clearly related, but quite different when it comes to cause and treatment. Those who suffer from it know what they are talking about: it is worse to live with nausea than vomiting, because it is a continuous sensation and it is more difficult to manage.
What happens inside our body when we feel the sensation: nausea?
The brain, gastrointestinal system and nervous system are related in the feeling of nausea and vomiting, generating a deep feeling of malaise and pronounced exhaustion. We know more about the physiology of vomiting than about nausea, so we have better specific therapies for the treatment of vomiting.
A key to controlling symptoms appears to be in the receptors located in certain parts of the brain and gastrointestinal tract that produce and bind with serotonin, a neurotransmitter. Zofran, a well-known antiemetic drug (anti-vomiting), acts by blocking the nauseating effects of serotonin release.
Hemp and cannabinoids for nausea management
Non-intoxicating cannabinoid CBD interacts with serotonin-releasing receptors and, when administered in small doses, has been shown to help relieve both nausea and vomiting. CBD can also be effective in relieving anxiety, as well as helping patients manage the anguish of chronic nausea.
For many people THC also works well as an anti-nausea cannabinoid. When THC binds to CB1 receptors in specific parts of the brain, it acts to reduce vomiting. The potentially uplifting side effects of THC can also be therapeutic in this case, if they are not too intense.
Creating a more positive mood is useful for anyone who goes through chemotherapy or for anyone who has chronic nausea that is difficult to treat.
CBDA, the acid and crude form of CBD, is even more active on serotonin receptors and preclinical (animal) studies indicate that CBDA is a potent antiemetic, stronger than CBD or THC. CBDA is the CBD form present in the plant, before being dried or heated. With heating, CBDA becomes CBD, just like THCA decarboxylates become THC. Currently, the best source of CBDA would be fresh CBD juice, but in the future CBD Logistics might be able to offer CBDA products to people with needs.
Nausea resulting from various diseases
Moods during chemotherapy may include the "nocebo" effect - negative treatment expectations - leading to early nausea. Only the thought of inevitable side effects can be overwhelming. This is particularly true if the first cycle of chemo is not treated effectively. Prescription antiemetics are not useful for early nausea, but the Cannabis shows promising results.
Professor Linda Parker, behavioural neuroscientist at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, found that several phytocannabinoids including THC, CBD and CBDA alleviate early nausea in conditioned laboratory animals. Clinical studies in humans are needed to investigate the specific results.
For people who have nausea caused by chemotherapy, radiation or other identifiable reasons, cannabis can provide relief. THC, CBD and CBDA all show promising results in research laboratories and have already proven themselves in the homes of experienced patients.
The use of cannabis for nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy or radiation is accepted by many doctors who otherwise do not recommend it.
It is effective, well tolerated and although we may not understand all the mechanisms of action, we know that it works. Patients need to know where the raw material is grown, where the product is prepared and that only cannabis is used and analysed by certified SAS laboratories.
All the information in this article has been extrapolated from research on the Cannabis theme, with the aim of disseminating information that requires in any case additional insights. All the information in this article is not therapeutic and has no medical or pharmaceutical value. It should be remembered that self-diagnosis is not recommended. For any physical or mental illness, always contact qualified medical personnel.
Hemp and CBD are an aid in fighting pain, anxiety and even nausea.
Contact CBD Logistics for more information and our operators will be able to answer your questions and provide additional information.
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