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Can CBD aid in relieving vertigo and dizziness?

  • CBD has anti-nausea, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties according to an review from 2012. study conducted by medical professionals from Hannover, Germany ( 1 ).
  • An article published in British Journal of Pharmacology has demonstrated the fact that Cannabidiol (CBD) reduces nausea and vomiting that are caused by chemotherapy as well as various treatments(2).
  • The Journal of Frontiers in Neurology,a 2018 study discovered that consistent and continuous dosages of CBD oil, taken over a long period of time, help decrease the feeling of dizziness ( 3 ). However, the findings don’t provide any direct evidence of CBD oil’s effect on vertigo.
  • CBD isn’t an effective treatment for vertigo by itself however it can aid in relieving the symptoms. Consultation with a doctor is the most effective option before you start making use of CBD to treat vertigo-related symptoms.

How to Choose The Right CBD for Vertigo

Pure CBD oil, tinctures, as well as concentrates, are CBD products that are designed to work with the sublingual application method that is perfect when you are taking CBD to treat vertigo-related symptoms.

CBD products that come in these forms are able to be easily held in the mouth to allow enough time to allow the ingredients to be absorbed into the capillaries of the mouth prior to being taken in ( 33 ).

But regardless of the type of CBD product you choose it is important to take care when used when selecting the most effective CBD oil to treat vertigo symptoms.

The following elements are crucial to assure the safety and security of CBD products purchased: CBD products you purchase:

  1. Study the specific legal requirements that apply for CBD in the region in which it is purchased and utilized.
  2. Buy only from reputable and trustworthy large brands. The majority of the companies that make the top CBD oil products buy hemp from farms that reside within California, Texas, Europe, and Colorado.
  3. If you purchase at an online retailer look up product reviews. If you purchase at a physical shop or dispensary, verify that the shop is licensed from the federal government offer CBD.
  4. The most important thing to look out for when purchasing CBD product is the certification code. Certain certification bodies accept certain CBD products only after a thorough screening test.
  5. Compare the claims of companies about the effectiveness of their products against the third-party lab tests.
  6. Consultation with a reputable medical professional with experience in CBD usage is a good idea prior to purchasing the initial bottle of CBD.

CBD Dosage For Vertigo

There is no standards for CBD dosages for vertigo that are prescribed. Therefore, it is recommended to begin with a dose that is suggested and is listed on the label of the product.

Noting any changes or adverse effects that might be encountered during therapy could be helpful.

How to Take CBD Oil for Vertigo

When vertigo symptoms appear abruptly and suddenly, sublingual methods of CBD CBD could be the best option.

In this method, CBD oil can be held beneath the tongue for as long as 90 seconds, allowing enough time to the mucous membranes of your mouths to take in the active ingredients of the oil before it is swallowed.

The advantage of this sublingual procedure can be that CBD oil does not interfere with digestion system and liver metabolism, allowing the compound to enter the bloodstream and connect with the ECS faster (3 4 ).

Pure CBD oil, tinctures, as well as concentrates, are CBD products that work well for sublingual application.

However, consulting with a doctor is a great idea prior to taking CBD supplements. CBD supplements to make sure there aren’t any adverse reactions to medications already in use.

Understanding Vertigo

The data taken from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that around 35% percent of Americans older than 40 were suffering from some kind of vestibular dysfunction. The most frequent of which is vertigo ( 35 ).

Researchers from a study that was that was published in JAMA Internal Medicine Journal found that, while vertigo and dizziness are both common however the reason for this condition is often not understood. ( 36 ).

The authors further stated, “The underestimation of dizziness and vertigo symptoms with regard to their effect on personal and health care is reflected in the fact that large percentages of the underlying disorders remain underdiagnosed and, therefore, are presumed to be insufficiently treated.”

What Causes Vertigo?

Vertigo can be caused by a variety of causes, such as internal ear infections as well as migraines. It can also be caused through certain medications, such as those that combat anxiety, hypertension as well as anxiety(37).

But, one of the most frequent causes is an inner-ear disorder known as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) ( 38 ).

BPPV is thought that it is caused due to the calcium carbonate crystals (otoconia) falling loose in the canals of the ears. BPPV could be caused by a head injury, or damage due to an inner ear disorder, or the degeneration in the vestibular system within the inner ear as a result of the aging process.

While there is an connection with BPPV and osteoporosis, in the majority of cases there is no established reason (39 ).

Meniere’s disease is an ear disorder that can cause an ear feeling full or congestion in the ear, extreme dizziness (vertigo) and ringing in the ear (tinnitus) and loss of hearing. Most often, the disease is only affecting one ear.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that over 600,000 individuals across the United States are currently diagnosed with Meniere’s disease . in 2017, there are 45,500 cases being diagnosed every annually ( 40 ).

Labyrinthitis refers to the inflammation and swelling of the ear’s inner part that can lead to vertigo and loss.

Labyrinthitis can be due to a viral infection, and occasionally, it is caused by bacteria. A cold or flu can cause the condition. Other reasons include allergies or medications which can cause damage to the ear’s inner.

Smoking or drinking large quantities of alcohol, or stress can increase a person’s likelihood of contracting Labyrinthitis ( 41 ).

There are instances where vertigo is a side effect of medical conditions, there are times where doctors are puzzled by the cause of vertigo in certain people.

Understanding CBD

Medical marijuana can be described as a non-toxic remedy that comes that comes from the Cannabis Sativa or Cannabis indica plant family. Cannabis and hemp are both the primary species of Cannabis Sativa.

The term “medical cannabis” is used to describe that refers to any medicine derived from cannabis, and it is frequently used in conjunction with medical marijuana.

Of the many active compounds found in a Cannabis sativa plant, two are of interest for medical purposes: THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).

THC produces psychoactive effects such as nausea and dizziness when consumed in large amounts. CBD is a cannabinoid that is primarily made by hemp is best recognized for its healing properties without the euphoric buzz.

The medicines made of Cannabis indica plants contain higher CBD as well as lower THC count. In contrast, the medicines derived from Cannabis sativa are lower in CBD and have more THC levels.

CBD oil comes from the flowers, stalks, and leaves of hemp plants. Hemp oil, also known as hemp seed oil is derived of hemp seeds that have a low or no CBD content.

According to U.S. federal law, the use of the whole plant Cannabis sativa and its derivatives for any purpose is prohibited. However, CBD derived from the hemp plant, which contains less than 0.3 percent THC is legally consumed ( 42 ).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved or recognized the marijuana plant as a medicine.

For more information on studies related to cannabis, go to https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.


There’s a lot of complexity when the use of CBD oil to treat vertigo in a direct manner. Vertigo is a complex condition, and it’s difficult to determine whether or not the intense and sudden dizziness is a sign of an underlying medical condition.

While CBD oil can be an option for treating conditions that cause vertigo, it isn’t always a cure for vertigo by itself.

However, CBD’s anti-nausea, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties, as demonstrated in a few studies, could be a solution for vertigo-related symptoms that sufferers are experiencing.

But, prior to beginning the CBD program, it will be beneficial for those who wish to incorporate CBD in their treatment to conduct some thorough research and be cautious when deciding the CBD products to utilize.

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