CBD has been popular for its potential to alleviate various symptoms, including hangovers. If you are fortunate enough to have never experienced one, a hangover is a collection of symptoms that can occur after drinking too much alcohol, including headache, nausea, fatigue, and muscle aches. While there is no cure for a hangover, some people have turned to CBD as a natural remedy to help alleviate their symptoms.
One way that CBD may help with a hangover is by reducing inflammation. Alcohol is a known irritant which can cause inflammation in the body, leading to various symptoms like a headache and muscle aches. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce inflammation and, in turn, alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a hangover. Additionally, CBD may also help to reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Hangovers can often be accompanied by feelings of anxiety, and the lack of sleep from the night before can make these feelings worse. CBD has been shown to have anxiety-reducing effects, which may then help to alleviate any anxious feelings accompanied from a night of too much drinking. Furthermore, CBD has been shown to improve sleep quality, which can help with fatigue, another common symptom of a hangover. It may also help with reducing nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can often be severe after drinking too much and they can make a hangover even more difficult to endure. CBD has been shown to have antiemetic effects, which can help to reduce nausea and vomiting.
CBD can be consumed in various forms, including oil, tinctures, capsules, and gummies. Some people prefer to use CBD oil by adding it to their food or drinks, while others prefer to take it sublingually (under the tongue) for a faster onset of effects. The method of consumption may impact how quickly the effects are felt, so it is important to experiment to find what works best for you. It is important to note that CBD is not a cure-all solution for a hangover. While it may help to alleviate some symptoms, it probably will not completely eliminate them. The best way to avoid a hangover would be by minimizing your consumption of alcohol, or by using alternatives such as cannabis. Cannabis can be a great way to still get the buzz without the booze!
At Nurse Wellness, we carry some products from a few different companies that could be great for this upcoming St. Patty’s Day celebration, or any time you are looking for an alcohol alternative. For something that will still give you a buzz, we would suggest trying Cycling Frog’s THC:CBD Seltzer available in Black Currant, Ruby Grapefruit, and Wild Cherry. Each seltzer has 5mg of THC and 10mg CBD and was crafted to feel like having one cocktail. If you were looking for something that was more on the just-CBD side, we would suggest Kalo’s Hemp-Infused Seltzers or Teas! Each Kalo has 15mg of CBD and is perfect to take the edge off, chill out, and feel good. Looking for something with more of an energy boost? Odyssey has 4 different mushroom elixirs (Blackberry Lemon Twist, Dragon Fruit Lemonade, Orange Ginger, and Passion Fruit Orange / Guava) all designed for energy and focus. Each one of these drinks has 1250mg of Lion’s Mane Mushroom, 1250mg of Cordyceps Mushroom, and 85mg of Caffeine from Green Tea Extract. It’s a low-carb, low-calorie, healthy alternative to sugary energy drinks to give you the needed energy and focus without the jitters or the crash.
In conclusion, CBD may help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a hangover, such as inflammation, anxiety, sleep disturbance, and nausea. However, it is not a cure-all solution, and more research is definitely needed to fully understand its effects and potentials. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using CBD, especially if you are taking other medications or have a pre-existing medical condition. Remember, it is important to drink in moderation to avoid hangovers and the health risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption. Stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day!