Ever had that throbbing headache the night after a wild party or crazy drinking session? Yup, you know the one where you hugged the toilet for most of the night and morning and woke up next to an empty bottle of aspirin by your bedside? That’s what a hangover feels like. Instead of lying in bed all day with the curtains tightly shut, we thought we would give you a bit of a nudge and wake you up! Don’t hate us just yet.
We have the perfect remedy for those nasties, right here in this article, so open those shades and read on.
CBD the Natural Cure to Most Things…And Hangovers
Did you know that CBD i.e. Cannabidiol is great for headaches and nausea caused by hangovers?
Nausea, something we have all gone through at least once in our lifetime, is that unpleasant feeling you get when you are about to throw up. It could be due to excessive drinking, an allergic reaction to certain foods, or an underlying medical condition. Nausea is a good thing – because it is your body’s way of telling you, the gate is closed, no entry. In other words, it expels what is toxic to it, by way of vomiting, and to stop this from happening is not a good idea.
Sometimes, either the body malfunctions or the need to throw up doesn’t arise, but the sensation of it is there. You feel like chugging, but nothing comes out. This in itself is a pretty bad feeling. Several people have been treating this condition themselves by taking concentrated doses of CBD nutrients, one such has added their account of it online and her comment is here, where she reported positive feelings from taking these supplements and oral tinctures regularly. It did not compare to any other superfoods they consumed.
Antiemetics are the drugs that our medical professionals give us when this feeling persists, to stop it from happening. They are usually given to patients who suffer from motion sickness. But not all of us are for taking these drugs because they do have some side effects.
So, the alternative to this is Cannabinoid, which has also been used in the medical spectrum on patients who suffer from cytotoxic nausea, vomiting, and cachexia. Cannabis itself is referred to as medical marijuana in these cases and has been labeled as a schedule 1 drug.
Using CBD oil for queasiness is a practical alternative to traditional medications. The plus point about it is that it is natural and safe and is a lot less harsh on the body than other medications and it has fewer side effects too. It’s a total winner in our books!
But there’s that burning question we want to get out of the way first…
Is It Legal?
Here’s a fun fact for you regarding this marvelous natural substance. Apparently, the first American Flag to ever be made was created on Hemp fabric, by someone called Betsy Ross.
In any case, the legality of cannabis depends on the country. Many a patriot has fought with lawmakers and legislators to try and legalize this substance decades ago, but nothing happened until recently when a bill was passed to legalize it, but only for medicinal purposes.
The possession, use, and manufacture of it can be determined by the individual country it is from because as a recreational drug, most country prohibits it, except for a hand full that have made it legal for leisure use. This list of countries can be found on this online source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis
How Does It Work to Cure Us?
Now that we have seen where it is legal and where it isn’t, we can get back to vomiting…not in the literal sense of course.
To hone-in the idea further we need to explain how this works. Turns out, there is a particularly special place in our brains that plays the role of controlling feelings of dizziness. This area is known as the postrema of the dorsal vagal complex (DVC), and certain types of receptors have been found in this region, these are called CB1 and CB2 which connect. The latter belongs to the gut. So, the link between the DVC and CB1 and 2, is how taking CBD helps us.
The CBD muddles with these receptors and blocks the activity of transmission from happening. In other words, it shuts the gate before the feeling can pass through. A lot of abbreviations, but we hope that made sense to most of you. Also, it’s a good thing to note that if you’re wondering whether taking something that makes you ‘high’ to stop the feeling of throwing up will help and not hinder, then we can assure you that CBD is not the guy responsible for making you high in the first place, its THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary psychoactive component of cannabis.
We hope this information has provided a good idea of why taking this natural product is a lot better for you than pumping your guts with chemicals like aspirin and pain killers.