CAN CBD HELP WITH TRAVEL SICKNESS?
We, personally, can’t say for sure, but there’s scientific research that suggests so.
To help what I’m about to say make a little more sense, ‘phytocannabinoids’ are produced by the plant and are present in CBD (cannabinoid) oil , ‘endocannabinoids’ are produced naturally by our own bodies, by the Endocannabinoid System. There are many phytocannabinoids like those you’ll see on the bottles of CBD, like, well CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBC, CBN etc.. and many endocannabinoids like our favourite ‘anandamide’. It’s our favourite for 2 reasons; ananda means bliss in the ancient language sanscrit (if you’re into yoga you’ll have heard it) and as it’s name suggests, it really is the blissful endocannabinoid. It’s the one that keeps us feeling bouyant.
“A substantial number of individuals are at risk for the development of motion sickness induced nausea and vomiting (N&V) during road, air or sea travel. Motion sickness can be extremely stressful but the neurobiologic mechanisms leading to motion sickness are not clear. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) represents an important neuromodulator of stress and N&V” (source)
Published scientific research papers published here prove the Endocannabinoid System is negatively affected by flight/motion. It is apparent there is a drastic drop in the endocannabinoids that make us feel boyant, one of which being Anandamide.
“Volunteers who developed acute motion sickness showed significantly higher stress scores but lower endocannabinoid levels…blood anandamide levels had dropped significantly in volunteers with motion sickness”
This certainly explains the stress that comes with travel. The impairment of the endocannabinoid system may be the cause of the nausea too. There’s more research elsewhere about that and it’s very scientific and uses long latin words, so to save from that, in short, boosting the dimished levels of endocannabinoids with the phytocannabinoids from the cannabis plant (via CBD oil) should in theory aleviate these feelings of sickness.
How about giving it a go and let us know how you get on. We’d love to share the outcome and experience with our tribe. You never know, you may inspire someone else who struggles with motion sickness and the stresses of travel.
Published scientific research can be viewed and downloaded from here