Consuming alcohol is a popular pastime. Whether celebrating, sulking, or unwinding after a long day, there's always a reason to enjoy a drink, or two, or three. It feels good going down, but it certainly doesn’t feel so good when it’s coming up –in the form of clinging to a toilet and waking up the next morning with the dreaded hangover.
There are many suggestions on how to best treat a hangover – from drinking lots of fluids and popping a Tylenol to greasy foods and downing a Bloody Mary with breakfast. Except for drinking water, these other options seem counterproductive to helping our bodies feel better.
There is a healthier, natural solution for curing hangovers - CBD. We already know that CBD provides many health benefits including pain relief, reducing anxiety, treating cancer, reducing seizures and more. Now, let’s take a look at how CBD is good for hangovers.
What is a Hangover?
The definition of a hangover is “a severe headache or other after effects caused by drinking an excess of alcohol.” In understanding how exactly CBD helps with curing hangovers, it's essential to first understand the symptoms and after effects which are caused by drinking too much. These include:
How Can CBD Cure a Hangover?
By far, the best remedy for hangovers is drinking lots of water and replenishing your body with essential nutrients. Full spectrum hemp oil (not CBD) is naturally packed with several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc folate. Hemp’s nutritional content is what links it to several health benefits, many of which can treat the symptoms of a hangover. So, if you find a CBD product that has been supplemented with hemp oil you can expect to receive many of these beneficial nutrients.
While there is no research that currently supports CBD and hangovers, there are several studies which have shown CBD’s success in treating a variety of ailments, some of which are the typical symptoms of a hangover. These studies have shown that CBD relieves nausea and vomiting, CBD offers anti-inflammatory benefits, and CBD can treat migraine headaches. So, while CBD may not be the official hangover cure yet, it’s been proven to alieve the familiar hangover symptoms.
How to Use CBD for Hangovers
It’s always best to plan in advance, therefore, using CBD before a night of drinking is a great idea. This way, you'll be a step ahead of a potential hangover (before it hits you like a ton of bricks). You might not think you're going to get a hangover, but we all know what happens – one drink leads to two, and so on.
The morning after drinking when a hangover is at its worst, you can use CBD oil tinctures, take a CBD capsule, smoke some hemp flower, or put a few drops of CBD oil in your morning coffee.
Gold Standard CBD vape pens offer an easy solution for consuming a higher concentration of CBD oil, so you can feel its effects quicker and for a more extended length of time. We use CBD distillate, which has the THC actively removed so you can achieve more powerful medicinal benefits with none of the worry of psychoactive side effects. Our 0% THC vapes are fully compliant with U.S. federal law, making them legal, safe, and untraceable if being drug tested.