Motion Sickness and CBD

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Do you get car sick or seasick? Does it put a damper on your vacations? Motion sickness is caused when your inner ear and eyes are getting mixed signals. Your eyes will see that there is movement, but your inner ear doesn’t feel it. This annoying phenomenon can be avoided by using CBD oil.

Cannabis interacts with the endocannabinoid system which grants it access to a multitude of bodily functions, one of those functions being the vomiting reflex. By inhibiting certain chemicals from binding to create the reaction, using hemp oil can help reduce the symptoms of motion sickness.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Get Motion Sickness?

Studies have shown that motion sickness is due to impaired endocannabinoid activity. The exact cause of this inactivity is unknown, but the cannabis community has recognized the plant's ability to help with the endocannabinoid system and malfunctions.

How Can CBD Help?

Dopamine and serotonin play substantial roles in the vomiting reflex. Cannabidiol helps by blocking these two chemicals from binding to their receptors which reduces the nausea feeling. This has happened in the lab as well. While testing patients who were undergoing chemotherapy and had symptoms of nausea and vomiting, they gave them different amounts of cannabis oil with varying levels of cannabinoids in each. When they tested the CBD on the patients, they noticed that CBD could reduce nausea but not at all doses.

How To Take CBD For Motion Sickness

Cannabis is a dose-dependent medication, which means that too much or too little won't be effective. When taking CBD for motion sickness, you don’t need to take large amounts. A few tincture drops or e-cig puffs and you can feel better about traveling. If you are going on a cruise and will be in a moving structure for long periods of time, taking CBD pills can help you have that relief for the majority of the day.

Sarah Potts

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