Most adults have experienced being over served at a party, restaurant, or festive event, and the after effects are no fun. Too much alcohol can make the next morning quite unpleasant. Headache, dry mouth, nausea, lack of sleep, anxiety, and even vomiting are all symptoms of a hangover, and the search for fast relief begins. While CBD is not a hangover cure, it may help alleviate common symptoms. What causes these hangover symptoms, and how can CBD help mediate them, let’s take a closer look.
Adverse Effects of Alcohol
Toxicity– Alcohol is a toxic compound to the body, and when alcoholic drinks are consumed faster than the human body can metabolize or expel the harmful toxins, several critical functioning systems are affected. When an alcoholic beverage is digested, these toxins are absorbed into the blood stream, and they affect and interact with the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for keeping the body in balance and effects serotonin receptors, cognitive function, blood sugar levels, the immune system and more.
Diuretic- Alcohol is also a diuretic, which means it promotes water loss through urination. This is why dehydration and dry mouth are some of the side effects of excessive alcohol consumption.
Inflamatory – Finally, alcohol contains a chemical called histamine, which causes the immune system to increase increases inflammation throughout the body, including in the stomach lining, the joints of the body, and the blood vessels surrounding the brain.
Use of CBD for Hangover Relief
CBD is a natural remedy that works within the bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS) by interacting with the cb1 receptors. These receptors affect many of the areas that are negatively impacted by the toxic effects of alcohol, such as serotonin levels, cortisol levels, and nervous system. Although there is not much research in this area, it is believed that the effects of CBD will help bring these critical bodily functions back to a homeostasis state. CBD is a powerful antioxidant as well, and may help rid the body of the toxic free radicals left behind by the alcohol.
CBD also has anti-inflammatory properties. Hangover headaches and nausea may be improved as CBD works to bring inflammation levels back into check.
One of the health benefits of CBD users is a reduction in anxiety levels, and feeling of calmness. Keeping morning after anxiety levels in check can be another positive effect.
Finding the Best CBD Products
When treating a hangover, CBD oil is the recommended product. CBD tinctures are used sublingually, and thus are absorbed faster into the blood stream than a CBD edible or capsule, which must be absorbed through the digestive system. To find the best products look for the following:
- Reputable Company- Make sure the CBD company is not a scam, or involved in lawsuits. Check out their reviews online, and make sure there is a phone number and email to reach out to them with any questions.
- Ingredients – CBD oil should be pure and simple, consisting of the active ingredient, CBD, a carrier oil, such as MCT oil, and a flavoring, such as mint or orange. Be aware that hemp seed oil is marketed to mimic CBD oil, but it does not contain CBD. Be sure to check the mg of CBD per bottle so that you can take an appropriate, effective dose of CBD.
- Lab Tests- All reputable brands will lab test their products for potency and purity. You should be able to access these results on the website.
Palm Organix CBD
Palm Organix line of CBD oils and products are THC Free, and formulated with industrial hemp, which is sustainably farmed in the USA. All Palm Organix products are lab tested, with results accessible from the website, or the QR code on the bottle. All orders ship for free and come with a 30 day satisfaction, money back guarantee. If you would like to speak to a CBD specialist, they can be reached by phone or email.
Additional tips for Next Day relief
Obviously, the best way to prevent a hangover is to skip the alcoholic beverages or at least limit alcohol consumption. CBD can not help with hydration so drinking plenty of water or a sports drink prior to a night of drinking may help with dehydration. Taking a vitamin supplement may help with Not drinking on an empty stomach may help prevent abdominal pain, low blood sugar, nausea and vomiting. Over the counter pain relief medication may help reduce the inflammatory response triggered by alcohol, thus reducing that pounding headache.
Unfortunately there is no cure for a hangover. However, there are a few preventative measures you can take before a long night out, but if the following morning you’re feeling alcohol’s effects, CBD may help with some of the physical symptoms.
Alcohol Use Disorder
Continuous excessive alcohol intake can lead to alcohol poisoning which can be life threatening, please seek emergency treatment. Heavy drinking does not mix with prescription medications. If you or someone you know may have an issue with alcohol abuse, or alcohol addiction, please contact your health care provider, or local support group.