Can CBD Edibles Cause Nausea?
Feeling nauseous after taking CBD?
You may be experiencing one of CBD’s side effects. While very few people experience CBD side effects, they do still exist. Keep reading to find out if CBD is really the case of your nausea, and how CBD may actually be able to treat your nausea if it isn’t!
Two of the most common side effects of CBD use are stomach pain and nausea. Although it is rare, some people can experience gastrointestinal issues when consuming CBD.
Alongside nausea, CBD has also been known to cause diarrhea, constipation, or even vomiting.
Why Does My Stomach Hurt After Eating An Edible?
However, most of these symptoms typically occur when using CBD oil, not CBD edibles. It is also believed that these side effects may actually be occurring due to the ingestion of the carrier oils that CBD is infused into, rather than due to CBD itself.
When consumed in large doses, carrier oils such as grapeseed oil, hemp oil, or even olive oil, can irritate the stomach, leading to gastrointestinal issues.
It should be noted that no study or review has ever found CBD edibles to produce more side effects than CBD oils.
There is simply no evidence that ingesting CBD edibles is likely to produce more adverse effects than when CBD is consumed in any other way.
If your stomach hurts after eating a CBD edible it could very well be due to one of the oils contained in your edible, rather than the CBD content itself.
If you believe that you are experiencing gastrointestinal issues due to your CBD use, you should stop using it right away.
CBD’s side effects are temporary and will subside after ceasing the ingestion of the cannabinoid.
It is thought that the more CBD you consume, the more likely you are to experience side effects. Simply lowering your doses or overall intake may also lead to an improvement in symptoms.
CBD’s Side Effects
Like with all of CBD’s side effects, experiencing nausea is quite rare. A scientific review from 2017 confirmed CBD’s “favourable” and minimal side effect profile when used by humans.
The review noted that the most commonly reported side effects of CBD use were tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite and weight. CBD is also believed to cause several other side effects, although with even greater rarity.
In some cases, people may feel drowsy or sleepy after ingesting CBD. This can especially happen when CBD is consumed at large doses which tend to produce sedative effects in humans.
Others may experience temporary lightheadedness which is usually cured with a stimulating warm beverage like a cup of coffee or tea.
CBD has also been shown to cause a drop in blood pressure, which could be problematic for some people, and dry mouth (the most common side effect of CBD use).
However, researchers also took the time to note that when compared to other drugs, CBD’s side effects are minimal and tolerable.
In fact, CBD may even be able to treat some of the side effects caused by other medications, leading many to consume it alongside other medications as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan.
CBD May Actually Help Your Nausea
In most cases, CBD actually works with the body’s inner endocannabinoid system (ECS) to alleviate nausea and stomach pain.
A 2011 study was able to identify the specific pathway by which cannabinoids prevent or induce vomiting.
Agonism of the ECS CB1 cell receptor seems to suppress vomiting, whereas inverse agonism of the CB1 receptor induces vomiting.
Moreover, the study showed that CBD may also help to suppress vomiting by indirectly activating 5-HT1A receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus.
Health Effects of Edibles
What other conditions can CBD edibles help you treat? There are many advantageous health effects of edibles that can improve your overall quality of life.
CBD has been shown to be successful in the treatment of certain kinds of physical pain. For instance, CBD is particularly effective in treating inflammation and inflammation-related pain.
This has led to it being used by people ranging from seniors suffering from arthritis to professional athletes seeking to recover more quickly for painful workouts. Additionally, numerous studies have also confirmed CBD’s ability to treat neuropathic pain (nerve pain) caused by conditions such as HIV and multiple sclerosis.
Moreover, CBD has proven to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of numerous psychological conditions. CBD interacts with cell receptors in the ECS to provide relief from feelings of anxiety, depression, and even from psychological cravings.
Studies show that CBD is capable of treating numerous anxiety disorders including PTSD (post-traumatic anxiety disorder), SAD (social anxiety disorder), and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), as well as certain symptoms of depression.
Recent research shows that CBD edibles and oils may even help to dampen the cravings caused by substance abuse and the symptoms caused by withdrawal. CBD seems to rewire the brain’s reward pathway, making cravings less intense and addicts less impulsive.
Moreover, its ability to treat the anxiety, nausea, and physical pain that are characteristic of withdrawal means that it can help addicts to get clean with less suffering.
Researchers are hopeful that CBD may have a significant future role to play in solving the current opioid epidemic.
People of All Ages Are Using CBD
Because of its safety and efficiency, people of all ages are turning to CBD.
More seniors and older adults are using CBD than ever before. Older people have typically been averse to marijuana use due to its legal status and social stigma. However, surveys indicate that those attitudes have largely changed.
A recent survey by the University of Colorado found that a whopping “60%” of seniors and older adults surveyed “strongly agreed” with the use of medical cannabis. Moreover, according to a recent survey of 1000 adults aged 54 and up, 51% of respondents reported that CBD had improved their quality of life.
CBD allows seniors to treat a lifetime of aches and pains quickly and without the risk of getting ‘high’.
Medical cannabis allows seniors to enjoy physical activities like spending a weekend on the ski hill or even going for a long walk.
Surveys indicate that most seniors use medical cannabis to treat the physical pain that would otherwise be associated with such activities.
For instance, 42% of seniors surveyed used CBD to treat inflammation and another 38% used it to treat arthritis.
CBD Edibles And Oils Can Even Be Safe For Children
Some parents are also turning to CBD in order to better treat their children’s medical conditions. CDB’s ability to treat certain kinds of epilepsy has been absolutely life-changing for some children.
In 2013, Charlotte Figi, an 8-year girl old from Colorado made international headlines by successfully treating Dravet Syndrome, a rare and debilitating epileptic condition, with CBD.
Charlotte’s story was so profound and wide-reaching that the cannabis strain used to treat her (Charlotte’s Web) can now be purchased over-the-counter at many dispensaries in flower or oil form.
Since many other parents have turned to CBD in order to help their children better manage the symptoms of epilepsy.
In some rare cases, CBD has even been shown to treat all symptoms and provide near-total relief from the condition.
Where Can You Buy CBD Edibles?
How can you take advantage of the many health effects of edibles?