Ever woken up one morning after having a few too many and wished you could turn back time and just say no to that last vodka soda? There is a lot of information on the internet to suggest that CBD can help hangovers- is this wishful thinking or have we found the holy grail to hangovers?
What causes Hangovers?
According to Mayo Clinic, hangovers are caused by dehydration, due to the toxicity from a chemical present in alcohol called ethanol. Even though a standard hangover doesn’t last more than 24 hours, most of us know how hard it is to bounce back. Aside from dreaded hangovers, alcohol can trigger your body’s inflammatory response through the immune system. Chronic Inflammation is thought to be a leading cause and catalyst for a number of ailments ranging from everyday issues like joint swelling all the way to more serious autoimmune conditions.
How CBD can help?
Whether you’re a CBD veteran or still a skeptic, CBD has shown a wide range of therapeutic benefits for symptoms of hangovers such as nausea, headaches, inflammation.
In a study by the British Journal of Pharmacology, it was discovered that manipulation of the Endocannabinoid System in your body could mitigate nausea in humans and other animals. Further evidence from the study suggests that it could even assist in aiding recovery from more chronic and severe forms of nausea, such as a result of chemotherapy.
It’s important to note that not all CBD, just like hangovers, are equal. The lack of extensive research for CBD as a treatment form for many ailments means it’s important to choose a pure and unadulterated oil to achieve desired results.
Our favorite way to use CBD for hangovers is to take one dropper of the Full spectrum Drop 01, Tincture before consuming alcohol and an additional one when you wake the next day in a glass of water. Rehydrating is important to both overcoming a hangover and healing the body but CBD might just help expedite this process.