CBD For Hangovers
What might be the most god-awful physical, mind-numbing feeling in the world? You're probably on the right track if you guessed a hangover.
For those of us who consumed way more than the recommended amount of alcohol, we know the morning after can be awful.
Leading experts have confirmed CBD's effectiveness in counteracting the effects of alcohol. If you've got a hangover and need relief, read this and develop the best strategy for dealing with your morning from hell.
Does CBD Work for Hangovers?
CBD is gaining momentum in the health community because of its therapeutic potential in several areas. Many people wonder if hangovers could be the latest thing to be relieved by CBD. The good news is that studies are showing that CBD may help ease hangover-related symptoms. Below is a list of hangover symptoms that may show improvement after taking CBD.
Fatigue: One of the characteristics of hangovers is tiredness or sluggishness. An NIH study looked at the effects of CBD and found good evidence of its effectiveness as a wake-promoting agent. To reduce this feeling using CBD for fatigue is highly recommended.
Nausea: CBD might be a great addition to quieting your hangover. It has also shown to be effective in a clinical setting for nausea and vomiting. Although gaps remain in studies, CBD might calm your nerves and help you get through the day.
Inflammation: Inflammation is one of the major causes of weakened immune systems as well as potential lng-term health conditions. Hangovers are no exception. When the body is flooded with ethanol, the body responds in ways that lead to the hangover effect. CBD has been shown to counteract inflammation and aid the body's immune response.
CBD's Effect on the ECS
The ECS, or endocannabinoid system regulates mood, appetite, memory, and anxiety. Severe imbalances in this system arise when ingesting alcohol. In a study from 2007, rats were given alcohol for 24 hours and showed considerable adverse effects on their ECS.
On the other hand, CBD is shown to mitigate the effects of alcohol, while potentially restoring balance to the ECS.
CBD's Effects on Alcohol
Hangovers from alcohol can be very uncomfortable. Long-term consumption can lead to an entire host of problems, including the following.
Wet Brain: Wet brain is related to an acute vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency. Poor nutrition combined with heavy drinking can lead to irreversible brain damage.
Symptoms include difficulty with muscle coordination, confusion, and hallucinations. It is important to know about effects on CBD and the brain.
Fatty Liver Disease: This disease, caused by drinking large amounts of alcohol, is the first sign of advanced liver disease. It's a good indicator you're drinking way too much.
Cirrhosis: Late-stage scarring, known as fibrosis, causes permanent damage to the liver from too much alcohol consumption. Often, a liver transplant is the only treatment.
Dependency: Long-term alcohol use can also lead to dependence. It can be dangerous to stop drinking cold turkey unless under supervision of a doctor.
How CBD Helps Fight the Effects of Alcohol
CBD is just now being studied for its effects on alcohol consumption. Most know that alcohol gives a sense of euphoria and calmness, which is one reason people drink.
CBD is also being studied for its ability to produce calmness and lead to less irritability.
Here are a few ways in which CBD helps to fight the effects of alcohol:
Reduce Blood Alcohol Levels: In one study, scientists found that "CBD may be associated with decreased alcohol consumption."
In another study, the results found "The combination of alcohol plus CBD resulted in significantly lower blood alcohol levels compared to alcohol given alone."
Reducing Alcohol Dependency: Studies showed that CBD reduces alcohol dependence and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Rats addicted to alcohol were found to crave less alcohol after being given CBD significantly. Better yet, they also showed less motivation to drink alcohol and relapse.
Helps Reduce Cell Damage: Drinking large amounts of alcohol, even for a short time, causes damage to the body's cells. Liver diseases such as fatty liver and cirrhosis, and certain types of cancer can all be the by-product.
CBD has been shown as an effective protector against cell damage in several animal studies. One study showed rats had decreased brain-cell damage from excessive alcohol consumption. Another study found CBD helps protect against fatty liver disease.
Customize Your CBD Hangover Strategy
Customizing your hangover remedy with CBD is a simple and healthy way to relieve your symptoms. There are several ways to receive the benefits of CBD, but not all are equal.
CBD Tinctures: One of the best ways to incorporate CBD for a hangover cure is CBD oil. The bioavailability makes this sublingual method the fastest and most effective. Make sure and invest in a full-spectrum CBD oil for maximum effectiveness.
CBD Isolate: If you want the benefits of 100% CBD, CBD Isolate is a good choice. The advantage of CBD isolate is that it's easily absorbed by the body. Especially when mixed in a rehydration shake with coconut water and soluble fat like chia seeds.
CBD Creams: While not practical for some hangover symptoms, such as migraines, creams can be a good option for pains and aches associated with hangovers. Just apply a little to your sore spot to experience relief.
CBD Gummies: Delicious and practical, CBD gummies are great as a quick, on-the-go option for hangovers. If you don't like the flavor of CBD oil, these handy snacks can be a great way of incorporating CBD into your morning routine.
Supplements: Don't forget to take a good multi-vitamin and supplement with Vitamin D-3 with K-2, as your body is depleted from vital minerals after a night of drinking.
If you've had a few too many drinks and don't want to experience the effects the next day, CBD is a great option. Take a dose before you fall asleep and upon awakening the following day. You can also take it before you head out for the bar, although the CBD may counteract the effects of the alcohol.
*These statements have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness. Medical advice should be taken from a medical professional.
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Individuals should learn the risks and side effects prior to taking CBD. Make sure to always check with a medical professional before starting any new CBD treatment or medication that is not FDA approved.