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Hemp Is An Excellent Way To Alleviate Nausea, Here Is Some Of The Science Which Explains Why

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Anyone who has smoked Cannabis, whether it be Marijuana or Hemp, knows that Cannabis has powerful anti-nausea properties. Indeed, back in college one of the main reasons I smoked Cannabis was to get rid of nausea from Alcohol hangovers, and I also smoked Cannabis whenever I was sick, and it got rid of the nausea 100% of the time.

A peer-reviewed study from the University of Guelph in Ontario titled ‘Regulation of nausea and vomiting by cannabinoids‘ explains some of the reasons why Hemp is such an excellent nausea remedy.

There is strong evidence that the body’s Endocannabinoid system regulates nausea and vomiting in humans and other animals, and indeed the Cannabinoids contained within Cannabis interact with the Endocannabinoid system. Specifically, CB1 receptor agonists suppress vomiting and nausea, and THC as well as CBD are CB1 agonists.

This broadly explains why Cannabis, whether it be Marijuana or Hemp, alleviates nausea. Diving deeper, CBD indirectly activates the somatodendritic 5-HT1A receptors, which is one of the Serotonin receptors. This reduces the release of Serotonin in the terminal forebrain regions, which apparently relieves nausea and suppresses vomiting.

The science may be complex, but the scientists who performed this study definitively conclude “Preclinical research indicates that cannabinioids, including CBD, may be effective clinically for treating both nausea and vomiting produced by chemotherapy or other therapeutic treatments.”

Indeed, although curing nausea/vomiting from an Alcohol hangover, a cold, or the flu provides critical relief for many people, the fact that Cannabis can alleviate nausea/vomiting is even more crucial for patients going through chemotherapy. Chemotherapy causes severe nausea, to the point that someone can become malnourished and much sicker, and the fact that they can suppress the nausea and get their appetite back with Cannabis can be lifesaving.

Expanding beyond chemotherapy patients, there are multitudes of diseases and pharmaceutical medicines which cause nausea, and Cannabis can greatly improve the life of anyone who is dealing with nausea/vomiting, whatever the exact reason for the sickness may be.

On a final note, the excellent thing about Hemp in comparison to Marijuana is that Hemp has less than 0.3% THC and does not cause any intoxication or overwhelming feelings, and people who ingest Hemp and CBD products can function at full capacity. Therefore, Hemp is one of the best nausea remedies on the planet, since it can suppress nausea/vomiting without causing any intoxication or cognitive deficits.