Drinking is something we all do for fun; for the excitement of it when we get around with friends and family. Though it’s always advisable to drink responsibly it is not very hard to throw caution to the wind during family gatherings, work parties or holiday celebrations and binge till we black out.
If you drink, the chances are you’ve had your fair share of torrid experiences with alcohol and know what a hangover feels like. It really is a terrible feeling
When it comes to hangovers, the number of drinks you have the day before is directly proportionate to how bad you feel the after. For those who aren’t heavy drinkers, 2 or 3 drinks could do the trick to unveil the miserable version of you the next day. A hangover is usually accompanied by but isn’t limited to headaches, feeling nauseous, anxious, irritable, depressed, unable to concentrate, tired, aches in your muscles, etc.
It’s okay to drink here and there but consuming too much of alcohol could end up poisoning your system and leading to some catastrophic events including damage to your brain and body. This is not to sound like a killjoy but it’s always prudent to be careful. However, if you’re planning to grab a few bottles with your friends in the coming days even though you know the resultant effects of how it feels to have a hangover, then CBD could be just what you need.
How CBD helps with a hangover
CBD has some amazing properties that are likely to help alleviate the symptoms of a hangover. CBD has been shown to reduce inflammation, mitigate chronic pain and ease anxiety in sufferers.
In 2013, a study was conducted on lab rats to know how much of an impact CBD could have in countering the toxic effects of alcohol. Alcohol was introduced to the rats at levels that were enough to cause life-threatening seizures – something that occurs through neurodegeneration. Later on, CBD was topically applied on the skin of the rats given alcohol and it was found that this helped to reduce neurodegeneration by a huge 50%. True, we are not mice but at least this study shows that CBD could have some kind of effect in curbing the effects that ensue as a result of a hangover.
3 ways CBD could help your hangover
Relief to headache
If you’ve ever experienced a hangover, then you know the splitting headache that accompanies a night of binge-drinking. This happens as a result of the ability of alcohol to trigger an inflammatory reaction in our immune system. The headache is just the body’s inflammatory response to the alcohol. CBD has been found to contain anti-inflammatory properties and can drastically help reduce pain by having a positive effect on the body.
Relief from anxiety
After a night of heavy drinking, it is not so uncommon to find one feeling really anxious and somewhat depressed. It is just what it is with alcohol. CBD has again been shown to produce calming effects on the body by helping to ease stress and anxiety. This is because of its anxiolytic properties and its ability to positively interact with many of the body’s receptors that are responsible for the regulation of fear and anxiety.
CBD has been found to be a powerful antioxidant. It has been found to possess even more powerful antioxidant properties than vitamin C and E. Many people clamour for antioxidants to help them get over hangovers as they help boost brain activity. Well, CBD can do that and more without any side effects as compared to the others.
CBD could prove helpful in dealing with symptoms of a hangover like nausea, vomiting