Can CBD Help With a Hangover?
Over the festive session, the chance of having one too many drinks can increase, and this year will be no exception. We may not be going out, but I, like many do enjoy a drink in the comfort of my own home, and we all know that home measures can often be more generous than the ones in the pub, well, I know mine are.
Okay, so you have indulged just a little bit too much, you wake in the morning with beer fear, your mouth is as dry as the Sahara Desert, you have a banging headache, you feel sick, and to top it all off, your anxiety is peaking.
We all have our tried and trusted methods to help combat the inevitable hangover from hell, my own personal remedies include a pint of electrolytes, a load of carbs, and a shot of CBD. Since using CBD as part of my recovery, I have found that my hangover improves much quicker, so it got me thinking and then researching. Can CBD help with hangover symptoms?
Can CBD help with your headaches?
A headache from too much alcohol can range from a dull ache to a vice like grip, and dehydration is usually one of the main reasons for your headache. Your body is working overtime to flush out the alcohol and this usually leaves you chronically dehydrated. I think everyone knows that feeling of reaching for a glass of water in the morning after a few drinks the night before, but, did you know, that adding in a few drops of water soluble CBD to your drink, it might just provide the perfect combination to rehydrate and help ease that nagging headache.
Many studies have shown the positive effect of CBD on headaches or migraines, this is due to its anti-inflammatory properties, which is useful in helping reduce any kind of pain including head pain, often associated with hangover headaches.
Can CBD help with nausea?
When you consume alcohol, enzymes in your liver break down the alcohol into acetaldehyde, if these levels become too high, your liver will be unable to cope, and can react by making you sick. Alcohol can also irritate the stomach wall causing inflammation which can often make you feel nauseous.
In studies, CBD has shown to help relieve nausea and help reduce inflation which is why it may help your hangover.
Peppermint is well documented in helping settle an upset tummy and our Peppermint CBD oil tincture would be perfect to help ease nausea.
CBD and anxiety.
Have you experienced beer fear? Not just the ‘what did I do last night’ fear but the increase in anxiety the day after a few drinks?
There have been many studies that show strong evidence that CBD can help in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (O.C.D), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D).
Taking CBD can help with your anxiety after a drink, it really could make it a valuable hangover remedy.
I am not suggesting that CBD is the solution to end all hangovers (I wish it was), but it may provide a helping hand in reducing some of the symptoms often associated with a hangover and the speed at which you feel better.
Continue to drink plenty of water, eat nutritious food, and taking a few drops of CBD may just do the trick. So, if this Christmas you overindulge a little, maybe think about adding some CBD to your hangover cure toolbox.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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