The holiday season is in full swing. Champagne corks are popping, and the wine is flowing like water.
Overindulging during the holiday season is common. So common in fact that the day before Thanksgiving is sometimes referred to as “Blackout Wednesday.”
Family gatherings, company work parties, and holiday celebrations with friends can lead to drinking more than you typically might…which can make you feel like death the following day.
Have a holiday hangover? CBD could be just what you need.
Can CBD Help Your Hangover?
Ahhhh, the hangover. The more you drink (which is easy to do during the holidays), the worse you’re liable to feel. And if you don’t normally drink, even 2-3 drinks can make you feel like terrible the next day.
Headaches, nausea (perhaps accompanied by vomiting), anxiety, irritability, depression, difficulty concentrating, muscle aches, fatigue, shaking, and spinning are just some of the symptoms of a hangover.
Let’s not forget that alcohol is basically poison. Not to knock a fun night of drinking or getting your drink on during the holidays, but alcohol consumption can do some serious damage to the brain and body…especially if you’re a heavy drinker.
If you’ve tied one on this holiday season (or plan on it at some point), CBD could be exactly what you need to ease symptoms of a nasty hangover.
Is CBD a Good Hangover Cure?
So far, there haven’t been any big studies to see exactly how well CBD may or may not work for a hangover.
There is, however, plenty of anecdotal evidence floating around the web that indicates that CBD might just be what you need to ease that holiday hangover. As far as being a “cure”, that could be pushing it.
As one Reddit user put it: “It will tackle the headaches and the nausea, but you’ll still feel like you’re walking on a moving boat.”
A reply in the same thread states: “CBD has the ability to remove toxins in your body and help assist your overall body functions. When you drink alcohol, you are essentially poisoning yourself and that is why you feel like complete ass in the morning. CBD is not a magic bullet but it will assist you in recovering. My favorite drink is 100% cacao, chaga (mushroom extract), CBD raw, CBD honey, Cajun pepper (speed up the process) and if I’m feeling real ballsy, I’ll put in a raw egg. Drink this and take some vitamins and you will be on your feet again in 2 hours.”
Don’t want to go that far? We can’t say that we blame you.
Seriously, one of the best things you can do to get rid of a hangover is to keep yourself as hydrated as possible. Water is the best thing you can employ and taking CBD on top of keeping yourself well hydrated can a provide a nasty 2 punch combo against that hangover.
CBD has the power to get rid of the nausea and vomiting you might experience, offer relief for your pounding headache, ease your anxiety, and provide the antioxidant protection to your brain you need.
Will it make you feel like you didn’t drink the night before? Probably not. But it might help an awful lot.
We’d love to say that taking CBD will cure your hangover and make you feel completely on top of your game, but there isn’t enough evidence to say that with absolute certainty.
Can it help? Sure. Can it cure? Likely not.
Next time you’re hungover this holiday season, try some CBD a couple times a day and make sure you keep yourself hydrated!