You’ve had a bit too much to drink; We’ve all been there at one point. But, is taking CBD a good idea to help you restabilize, or will it only make matters worse? In this article, we’ll get to the boozy bottom of it & see just how CBD can affect a night of drinking.
CBD is generally safe to consume with, or after consuming alcohol. In fact, it can enhance your night along with helping you restore balance & combatting the results you feel that next morning. Next time, try taking CBD before drinking & while you’re recovering the next morning! You may notice a calming, stabilizing, & generally positive result after doing so.
Does CBD Interact With Alcohol?
Cannabis, & therefore CBD has been around for thousands of years. Although in past years it’s been considered illegal until recent years it has a long history of usage among humankind.
Consuming THC & Alcohol is certainly an easy way to quickly feel increasingly intoxicated. In fact, ask the younger crowd & they’ll refer to consuming both as being ‘crossfaded’. Another saying is that ‘1 + 1’ = 3. This is due to the intoxicating nature of both alcohol & THC.
On the other hand, CBD is non-intoxicating & therefore will not add on to the impairment you feel. CBD doesn’t work the same way THC does. THC binds to receptors in your brain & increases their activity. CBD doesn’t bind to these receptors & instead works with your body’s natural chemistry to restore homeostasis & balance to your various systems.
Sounds like a good thing doesn’t it? Alcohol is very good at knocking your systems out-of-whack & causing your equilibrium & balance to be thrown off. This is why the more you drink, the more you lose the ability to balance, talk, & operate normally. Drink enough, & you can end up in the hospital or even worse, 6 feet under. So, being smart about the amount consumed will always be a leading factor in how you feel. But, let’s explore how CBD may be able to make your night out better, safer, & less intense.
How CBD Can Enhance Your Night Out
Studies have shown that CBD can vastly enhance social skills, public speaking, & general mood. Many people notice an increased sense of empathy & the ability to stay calm, cool, & collected. For some of us who get increasingly unstable as we drink, this could be the difference between a bar fight & understanding that the other person is also heavily intoxicated & not in their best light.
For many, social settings can bring on anxiousness. Although Alcohol can help with this it can also have a reverse effect where you become more agitated, one-sided, & negatively affect your judgment skills. This is why we often see bar fights & don’t see fights at Cannabis dispensaries or lounges.
Cannabis has an incredible way of increasing your empathy & understanding. Even when not consuming alcohol, many realize that they’re being kinder & less cut-throat when they consume Cannabis products. This can vastly enhance your night out & help prevent unwanted drama that only leads to negative consequences.
For the socially anxious people, it can really help you to stay loose, enjoy the moment, & not worry about what others think or say of you. Heck, this is the reason I take my CBD Oil every day. I can’t stop my brain from resorting to feeling anxious in a social setting which in turn makes me stay quiet, not sharing my thoughts/opinions, & changing who I am as a person.
CBD & Hangovers: Stabilizing Your System
Ahh, yes the morning after a night of heavy drinking is always the best, isn’t it? Not. We all know what a hangover feels like & honestly, it is one of the worst feelings that you can experience.
What is going on in your body though? Well, you’ve seriously knocked off all of your systems from their normal functions. Your entire equilibrium has been thrown off & is desperately trying to grasp what is going on & how it can get back to normal. Or at least better.
CBD has been shown to help restore homeostasis AKA stability within your body. Not only in your brain but throughout your body. Affecting many of the most important systems such as your central nervous system, immune system, & much more.
So, using CBD the morning after can be an incredibly useful tool in your arsenal to recover quicker & get back on your feet ASAP! It’s certainly no miracle that will instantly take away all your symptoms. But it has shown promise in reducing nausea, headaches, & restoring balance. So, you can start walking, talking, & even eating again. Which is a huge part of feeling down.
CBD can help increase appetite naturally by restoring your body’s natural needs for fuel AKA food. It will be working with your body to help you get back to normal. Try it the next time you’ve had a bit too much to drink & I think you’ll be happily surprised by how much it can help!
Try taking CBD before going out & the morning after to help combat the side effects from a night filled with alcohol-filled fun! You may just find that CBD is your greatest sidekick to enhancing your night & feeling much better, much quicker afterward. We definitely think that more people who enjoy drinking can vastly benefit from using CBD alongside it.
Alcohol can be a great social lubricant, but it can quickly turn into a negative experience in just a few shots or drinks. We all know that the more we drink the less we are inclined to stop. So, it can be a slippery slope of intoxication. CBD can put you in the best position to fare out well throughout the night & the morning after.