Let’s celebrate, grab the champagne! It’s Sunday Fun-day, Wine Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday! Had a bad day at work? Time for a bottle of wine. And of course, we can’t forget about the entire holiday we spend with our friends drinking as much as we can.
We put our bodies through a lot or a few hours of fun, and the next thing you know you’re waking up to the torture of a hangover.
So how can we remedy it? People have been trying for centuries to figure that out, but we may finally have a solution. I know, I know… you’re tired of hearing it, but CBD can help with that!
Although CBD can’t exactly cure what you need it to, it may help with some of the symptoms you might be feeling. A common hangover often includes fatigue and weakness, dry mouth, nausea/ vomiting, headache, and a decreased ability to concentrate. Luckily, CBD is already being used to help people with many of these symptoms.
Alcohol consumption can lead to inflammation in the stomach, liver and brain, which causes low blood sugar, fatigue, headaches, even vomiting. Then of course there is the dehydration, which doesn’t help anything.
While CBD can’t help with dehydration, one 2011 study showed that our endocannabinoid system does regulate nausea and the vomit center. CBD lowers the release of serotonin and inhibits the uptake anandamide in the body, helping block the urge to vomit and ease the intensity of headaches.
Wake up feeling spacey and unable to focus after a night of drinking? According to a 2013 study, neurodegeneration caused by alcohol consumption can be decreased by nearly 50% with transdermal application of CBD.
Step one when dealing with a hangover is to hydrate! Water, a drink with electrolytes, or a refreshing tea would do. Check out our CBD-Infused Iced Teas for a delicious home-brewed taste packed with 10mg of CBD that’ll have you feeling like your old self again in no time!
Eating a meal can also help ease an upset stomach and restore some nutrients to your body. Everyone has their favorite hangover comfort food, and adding CBD can help increase the relief from hangover symptoms. We recommend our CBD Boost Drink Powder for an easy additive to your favorite food or drink. Simply sprinkle it in and mix or blend well for quick relief!
People have been looking for a viable hangover cure for forever. CBD can’t cure it either, but it’s interaction with ECS means it could be an important addition to your arsenal of hangover remedies.
Of course, the best remedy is always prevention: Never drink on an empty stomach, and make sure to alternate with plenty of fluids!