While clinical studies are just starting to emerge regarding the effectiveness of CBD in treating issues like migraines and stomach pains (limited supply of studies are thanks to the drug's standing as Schedule One), one brave soul outlined their anecdotal experience of taking CBD oil to remedy their hangover.
The read was equal parts entertaining, informative, and unfortunately, as all of us can relate, painful at points (mixing beer, whiskey, and tequila=shaky hands and a gnarly headache).
As some of you may know, we created CBD-Tox because we have firsthand experience in dealing with alcohol and anxiety.
When you suffer from anxiety, particularly social anxiety, alcohol can seem like a great way to ease yourself into social settings. The spike of your blood alcohol content can relax you, give you feelings of excitement, and make conversing far easier than when you're sober.
However, when your BAC crashes, it's important to note that these positive, fleeting feelings can actually spiral into more severe anxious feelings. This article in Healthline does a fantastic job in outlining how alcohol and anxiety are connected and how to be proactive in finding treatment options for yourself.
You've likely heard it making waves in the news, and you may have seen it as an add on (and upcharge) at your local smoothie and coffee shop.
So, what is CBD (cannabidiol) anyway? In short, it is is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients of cannabis, and is directly derived from the hemp plant (cousin to marijuana).
It does NOT cause a psychoactive "high" like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and according to the World Health Organization, "In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD."
CBD continuously proves effective in helping to treat a number of ailments, including childhood epilepsy, chronic pain, and anxiety.
Read more from the geniuses at Harvard, here.