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May 20, 2019 4 min read
You did it again, you got caught up in the moment and had a little too much fun last night. Your friend warned you to slow down, but at the time you felt a few more really was the right move. It is now the next morning and you're paying the price; and its not the bar tab. We're talking about a bill that comes due the next morning in the form of headaches, nausea, dehydration, and overall misfortune. This bill is a world-shattering hangover that threatens to ruin your entire day (and sometimes multiple days).
You have three choices on how to move forward. Option 1: You lay there and wait for it to go away on its own (Most painful). Option 2: You pop an Ibuprofen and have your misfortune go away in a couple hours (Most painful later on in life). Option 3: You check out an alternative form of wellness, CBD.
Believe it or not, the root causes of hangovers stem from dehydration and inflammation of the body as it consumes and excess of the toxic substance - alcohol. CBD's involvement in its management of the hangover starts with how the cannabinoid reacts with the endocannabinoid system.
We mentioned in previous articles that CBD and the endocannabinoid system works with organs in our bodies to regulate many aspects from your health, ranging from pain management, to stress relief. This is precisely why CBD is your best bet for managing the dreaded hangover!
Have you woken up from a night after drinking, not due to your circadian rhythm waking you up, but rather, through the sheer dehydration as your body tries to look for the nearest drinkable source? First of all, alcohol is a diuretic, meaning that it increases the excretion of water from your body. It's a vicious cycle; the more you drink, the more you're leaving for the bathroom to urinate, and the more you urinate, the more dehydrated you get.
The morning after the big night out, and you're drier than a saltine cracker. You know you're far too nauseous to hold down that Pedialyte, and this is exactly where CBD comes in to save the day. The Endocannabinoid System has long been though to suppress nausea and vomiting, as well as encourage overall digestive health. As dose of CBD should eliminate nausea within a matter of minutes. Once the CBD goes to work, fluids should start going down much easier; and once your stomach is able to accept water and electrolytes, you'll be on your way to a full recovery.
Now that the CBD has your stomach back in business, we need to address your blood sugar. A common experience hangovers deliver is a miserable dose of the shakes. If you're feeling dizzy and overall weak, your blood sugar is the cause of it. The usual de-facto solution to increasing your blood sugar levels back to normalcy is the tried-and-true carbs and grease. Thanks to the CBD's anti-nausea effects, you should have zero trouble scarfing down that breakfast burrito smothered in salsa.
Your stomach is feeling better, you're hydrating, and your blood sugar is up; but why does your head still hurt? Besides dehydration and low blood sugar, the other major factor that hangovers are incredibly great at delivering is the headache. Alcohol is fundamentally a carcinogen and when taken in excess can cause huge toxicological effects to your body both in the short and long terms.
People try to battle this part of the hangover through the use of over-the-counter drugs, such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen. It's a sweet deal really, pop 1-2 of these and watch the magic happen. While this may be the most convenient solution to your throbbing head woes, the long-term damage imposed by OTC drugs will prove problematic to your liver, kidneys, and respiratory system.
All of our Full Spectrum CBD products are all-natural, anti-inflammatory agents which have shown to be very effective at alleviating inflammation. Studies have shown that there are no negative, long-term effects at consuming CBD either; and thanks to our Full-Plant Extraction methods, the Entourage Effect is put into good use as your body now has multiple beneficial aspects it can call upon to remove this nasty headache once and for all.
Drinking to excess will always lead to a hangover - there's no real way around it. You can, however, help mitigate the intensity of the morning after ordeal with the help of our Premium, Full Spectrum CBD products. Incorporating the use of CBD before, during, and after drinking can help activate your body's Endocannabinoid System to minimize the nausea, inflammation, dehydration, and blood sugar levels caused by the toxins in the alcohol.
If your primary interest in CBD is as a homemade Hangover Remedy, we highly recommend consuming it as a Tincture, and especially so seeing that we just released our zesty Orange Tincture. With the help of our CBD Tinctures, or any form of Full Spectrum CBD for that matter, you can head out for another round of parties full equipped to handle the consequences!
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