Is CBD The Ultimate Hangover Cure
Updated: Jun 27, 2019
Let’s get one thing straight, hangovers are best avoided by limiting your alcohol intake and best treated with sleep and hydration. When avoiding alcohol altogether is not an option, people often turn to a a cup of coffee or a cold shower. Coffee or a cold shower can make you feel a little better, however, adding CBD to the equation can make you feel like your normal self. Here are a few effects of CBD that could make it the Ultimate Hangover Cure.
CBD regulates nausea and vomiting
By interacting with serotonin receptors in the brain, CBD alleviates both nausea and vomiting when taken in small doses. Studies have shown have that CBD has been more effective in treating nausea and vomiting than prescribed pharmaceuticals.
A promising new development may be the emergence of CBDA. Early studies of CBDA, the raw, acidic form of CBD, show that it may be an even more potent anti-vomiting treatment.
CBD and headaches
If you wake up hungover and are lucky enough to not have feelings of nausea, you may still suffer from headache. This can make it hard to focus and generally difficult to go about your normal day. A 2017 study outlined that although there is no clinical evidence of CBD being used as a headache treatment, it has proven effective at treating similar conditions. As a result, the report concluded that CBD will likely emerge as potential treatment for headache sufferers.
CBD as an antioxidant
An important measure of good health is how your body reacts to oxidative stress. This natural process occurs at the cellular level and results in waste products known as free radicals. Your body’s response is to use antioxidants to stabilize free radicals. If there are too many free radicals and not enough antioxidants, the free radicals can do damage to your cells, protein, and DNA. This can lead to disease.
Nutritionist Cassandra Barns explains antioxidants “help to counteract the high free radicals production that your liver will release to detoxify the alcohol intake.”
After a night of drinking, your body needs to replenish vitamin and mineral loss. While blueberries and Vitamin C are popular sources of antioxidants, CBD is more powerful! But don’t just take my word for it. While not entirely known by the public, the government has known of its antioxidant properties since a patent was issued to the US Health and Human Services over 15 years ago. The patent states, “cannabinoids have been found to have High antioxidant properties.