So you’ve just come off a late night of heavy drinking and you’re feeling that gross feeling you know too well. This naturally leads to the question you’ve asked yourself before: is there any way to cure a hangover? You may have heard of some people taking cold showers, greasy food, many glasses of water, or even CBD for hangovers but do any of them work?

Below, we break down the answer to that last one specifically and what you need to know about taking CBD to treat a hangover and whether it’s a good idea or not.

How Do Hangovers Happen and Would Taking CBD for a Hangover Help?

Firstly, hangovers are a direct product of how alcohol affects your body. Mainly, your body treats alcohol as a poison which is why you’re often having to go to the bathroom throughout a night of drinking. Your body is trying to get rid of it.

As a result, you can get dehydrated if you don’t drink enough water throughout the night which leads to classic hangover symptoms of:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue

In truth, CBD may only be able to help with one of these. Due to how CBD interacts with the brain, it can prevent you from vomiting when taken in the right quantity.

That being said, we recommend many glasses of water, easy food to digest in the morning, and a good night’s sleep to generally recover from a hangover as fast as possible.

Once you’ve recovered and would like to relax, we recommend taking CBD isolate tinctures, CBD gummies, or CBD isolate to help you wind down after a long day.

Woman preventing getting a hangover by eating the proper food

How to Prevent Hangovers

As we alluded to before, preventing hangovers often comes down to drinking enough water throughout the night. It’s best to drink a glass of water for every drink you consume. An easy way to do this if you’re drinking from cans is to simply fill your empty can with water when you finished the drink in it.

Eating a good meal that can absorb alcohol before you start drinking will also help. These include foods like:

  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Salmon
  • Berries
  • Asparagus
  • Melon
  • Avocadoes
  • Sweet potatoes

Eating these foods throughout the evening will also help and reduce your chances of getting a hangover.

While CBD may not be able to save you from a hangover as of right now, there is still plenty of promising research being done to explore the potential of it in many other health aspects.

 

 

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