Can CBD help with Hangovers?
As life starts to return to normal we are all probably enjoying the feeling of being back at the pub, enjoying a nice glass of wine with our dinner. All these good feelings change the next morning when you wake up with a sore head and aching limbs.
Nothing can truly cure an extreme hangover, however research has shown that CBD is effective in helping with many of the common and most severe symptoms of hangovers.
Alcohol and the endocannabinoid system
CBD interacts with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system (ECS), which contains the key receptors for your brain, immune system, pain, nervous systems, appetite and sleep regulation.
Long-term alcohol use has been shown to lead to serious imbalances in the endocannabinoid system. These effects mostly happen in the brain regions associated with emotion and appetite responses, which can lead to addiction
In the body’s endocannabinoid there are tiny receptors. These receptors receive chemical signals from different body stimuli, including the CBD1 receptor, causing the cell receptors to respond. It is the fact that both CBD and alcohol interact with the ECS that research has claimed that CBD can help reduce hangover systems.
Dehydration - The characteristic hangover headache is a result of the body being severely dehydrated by the morning. Dehydration causes an imbalance in our ECS which CBD can help regulate and bring back the needed balance.
Nausea - This occurs because alcohol consumption increases acidity levels in our stomach and can inflame the stomach lining resulting in vomiting. The hormone that causes vomiting is in the bodies ECS and CBD can lower the release of this hormone by interacting with the bodies ECS stopping the need to vomit.
Inflammation - A study conducted in 2010 alongside many others since showed that there was increased inflammatory hormones being produced in people that had consumed alcohol. CBD’s interaction with the ECS system means it acts as a natural anti-inflammatory effect.
Toxin Flush - Our bodies need a boost when we are feeling hungover. Certain CBD oils can act as a powerful antioxidant. CBD introduces vital and restorative vitamins lost with large amounts of alcohol consumption.
How to take it
When taking CBD for a hangover there is no wrong way to take it, and there are a variety of choices at that, making it more fun. CBD comes in a variety of products such as; CBD oil tinctures, CBD edibles, CBD capsules, CBD vapes and CBD balms.
Why not try our recipe for a CBD Green Smoothie, to restore your body after a rough night?
The rule for first time users is start small and gradually adjust the amount to suit your needs, always keeping within the recommended amount on the product information.
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