A modern hangover cure

29 May 2019

Guy very hung over in a messy room

Could CBD Cure Your Hangover?

Have you ever experienced a hangover and been totally flawed by it’s debilitating powers? The headaches, nausea, stomach upset, and dizziness all making you wishing that the world would just swallow you up?

Tried all the normal remedies from greasy food to hair of the dog and nothing works? Well CBD could be the answer to your prayers. At its core a hangover is the results of two main factors: One, alcohol makes the drinker dehydrated and second, alcohol has toxic effects on different systems of the body.

So how does CBD help? Well before you get carried away the first thing you need to remember is that isn’t that much scientific evidence on the topic but….  what there is shows signs of promise. Consider, for example, CBD is a known neuroprotectant and antioxidant, consuming cannabidiol in the morning might add some much-needed vitamins back into your body and help flush out those hangover-inducing toxins like acetaldehyde.

Another potential bright spot? Headache relief. CBD is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties and researchers are optimistic in its ability to help treat conditions like joint inflammation and arthritis pain. Scientists have so far focused more intently on the role of cannabis in treating headaches, finding “sufficient anecdotal and preliminary results,” but similar pain relief effects might be possible from other cannabinoids such as CBD.

Finally, there just might be hope for that dreaded, never-ending wave of nausea. Cannabinoids are known to have anti-emetic effects, meaning there’s potential to help ease that upset stomach and other undesirable symptoms. For example, a 2011 review of pre-clinical and clinical trials found that CBD effectively treated nausea and vomiting, particularly in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

So if you are prepared to down a raw egg or copious amounts of black coffee and bacon sandwiches then we think taking CBD capsules could be worth a try. If you are at all concerned about what effects this might have on you then please seek medical advice first, we are not doctors and this article is intended to be light-hearted.

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