CBD and the dreaded hangover
Waking up after overindulging in alcohol can be nightmarish. Thankfully, CBD has clinically demonstrated therapeutic potential to attenuate the effects of excess alcohol consumption. Though not quite a ”get out of jail free” card, CBD can help alleviate hangover symptoms in the following ways:
- Inflammation: This is a part of the body’s complex biological response to harm and is a key contributing component to the symptoms of a hangover. CBD is a proven anti-inflammatory.
- Neuroprotection: Trading brain cells for drinks is a calculated risk, but CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective activity.
- Migraines: The throbbing headache characteristic of a hangover is one of the worst symptoms associated with alcohol overindulgence. CBD has demonstrated marked potential in the treatment of migraines, and it is also has demonstrated analgesic activity, meaning that it can reduce pain.
- Nausea and vomiting: CBD is a proven antiemetic, reducing both nausea and vomiting.
The best rule of thumb is to drink in moderation to avoid a hangover entirely. However, if you do overdo it, a high-potency, high quality CBD may be just what’s needed to limit your downtime and get you back to feeling more like yourself. That, and as Mom always says, drink lots of water.
Why does this matter: CBD is anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, analgesic, and anti-nausea, and has demonstrated potential in fighting migraines.