If you’re like most people, you’ve experienced the dreaded hangover after a night a too much partying. And again, if you’re like most people, you’ve probably searched for ways to get rid of your symptoms as fast as possible.
What exactly is a hangover? It’s essentially just a collection of symptoms that occur after consuming too many alcoholic beverages. A hangover can happen during any time of the day, but they’re most common the morning following a night of heavy drinking. Can we just use CBD for hangovers?
Whole body symptoms can include drowsiness, headache, concentration problems, dehydration, dizziness, gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, sweating, heartburn, diarrhea and nausea. In addition to the physical symptoms, people can experience certain mental disturbances such as anxiety, regret, shame, embarrassment, and even depression.
There’s no way to determine how much alcohol will cause a hangover, it varies from person to person. However, the severity of the hangover can depend on many factors such as whether the person ate anything before drinking, how they slept the night before, or if they were dehydrated before consuming any alcohol.
How CBD Can Help
Cannabidiol can help reduce symptoms within minutes, and there are many reasons for that. For starters, CBD reduces nausea, which makes it easier to drink water and eat food; both of which are beneficial when suffering from a hangover. It can also boost energy and improve focus, which can help tremendously to get someone through a busy day. CBD is also excellent for managing pain (like those nasty hangover headaches) and regulating blood sugar.
Furthermore, a 2013 study from the University of Kentucky states that CBD can reduce alcohol-related liver damage and neurodegeneration by nearly 50 percent. For this research, lab mice were injected with enough alcohol to cause life-threatening seizures and then received a transdermal injection of CBD, which proved effective.
CBD For Hangovers, What Else Can You Do?
Aside from CBD, there are a few things you can do to help manage your hangovers. If you can remember, it would be a good idea to drink some water here and there WHILE you’re drinking alcohol. If that doesn’t work out, then make sure to drink plenty of water the next day. Also, try to get some carbs in you while you are drinking, or again, the following morning.
We have asked Dr. Leah Zachar, CBD Testers’ medical adviser, about CBD For Hangovers and which delivery system is the best one. This is her answer:
Often when one has a hangover, there is nausea and it is impossible to take in anything orally. In these cases, the best delivery system is vaping CBD. Once the nausea is controlled, either continue to vape, or use CBD water which will hydrate you (key to the treatment of a hangover) and continue to supply you with the requisite CBD you need.
(Dr. Leah Zachar)