We’ve all had too much to drink at one point in our lives. Unfortunately though, the older we get, the heavier the aftermath. Hangovers are the souvenirs you wish you had left at the party. And with the party of the year (NYE) coming up, we thought it’d be a good time to explain how you could cure your hangover. Not with raw eggs or another ibuprofen, but with CBD!
What’s the harm in having a drink or two? You’d think not much… Although you might be surprised by the consequences alcohol consumption may have on the human body. Liver damage, nerve damage, brain damage – summarizing: a lot of damage. Regular or excessive alcohol use obviously increases the risks of problems like liver or nerve-damage. Though a few drinks too many on your NYE party could already have some negative effects.
Even if ‘you’re not really a drinker’, December is often the month where people go all out and have a few drinks too many. From Christmas parties to the event of the year, New Years Eve, plenty of occasions to go at it. Where you’d probably have another ibuprofen or eat raw eggs to battle your hangover, we’d like to introduce a better cure: CBD.
1. CBD Works As An Anti-Inflammatory
As it appears, CBD works wonders when it comes to combatting pain, stress and inflammation. Therefor it could very well help counter the infectious effects alcohol has on the human body. After all, alcohol breaks down into real poison when it is processed by the liver.
Furthermore, large amounts of alcohol are known to have neurodegenerative effects on the body. Meaning alcohol simply destroys nerve-cells, leading to all kinds of terrible diseases. Including – but not limited to – ALS, Huntington, Parkinson, Alzheimer and Liver Cirrhosis.
Though scientific research shows that CBD administered through the skin – using products like our CBD Salve and CBD Cream – could decrease neurodegeneration up to 50 percent. And despite the preconception that cannabis would kill brain cells – it actually appears to be quite the opposite. Cannabinoids like CBD protect brain cells from damage and help them recover faster.
2. CBD Is A Strong Antioxidant
CBD could be a more potent antioxidant than Vitamines C and E, according to research. This means cannabidiol could potentially help decrease the damage done by free radicals; by filtering all toxins from the body brought in by alcohol.
Besides that, CBD helps to manage your cortisol levels when they’ve risen sky-high after a night of partying. The stress-hormone cortisol was needed back in the stone-age, so we could know when to fight or flee when attacked by a tiger or fellow caveman. Though nowadays it only causes unnecessarily high stresslevels, grumpiness and anxiety, as we have less of a need for the ‘fight or flight’ reaction. With CBD, you can say goodbye to the grumpiness from a hangover!
3. CBD Kills Headaches
In 2017, researchers discovered that CBD could be used to treat headaches. ‘Although placebo-controlled clinical trials are needed to determine the efficacy, it seems plausible that cannabis is developing into an effective treatment for some headache-patients’ they write.
Meanwhile, recent studies show that CBD’s positive effects intensify when the substance is consumed in combination with a fatty meal. So no reason to skip your bacon and eggs at breakfast after a night out. Better yet, how about a double portion?
4. CBD Can Counter Addiction
The fact that cannabis does such wonders in the human body, is because of a complex signaling system known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). All mammals have this system, which uses signaling cells to enable communication between different processes in the body. This is essential for our survival, as it controls processes like pain, hunger, memory and sleep.
Some researchers now believe that a lack of our body’s own cannabinoids might be a cause for addiction behavior. In that case, CBD could be extremely effective in battling alcoholism and other addictions. As CBD lessens the need for alcohol and decreases the damage the substance does to the body.
5. CBD Helps Calm The Stomach
We all know the rollercoaster-feeling; getting sick after a good night out. Excessive alcohol consumption or mixing drinks might result in nausea and cause you to throw up. Though luckily, cannabis can help with this as well. As cannabinoids like CBD and THC are known to battle nausea and stabilize the stomach. It is also used by patients undergoing chemotherapy, to battle nausea and stimulate a healthy appetite.
With this information, you now know how to battle your New Years-hangover – or any other hangover, for that matter. Though you’d be better off consuming less alcohol or no alcohol at all. After all, cannabis is twice the fun and leaves no negative souvenirs for the day after.