Is CBD the new hangover cure?!
Well it very well could be. Let’s look at what a hangover actually is first… we’ve all been there, a great night out with friends and at this time of the year if its not the works Christmas party its the social groups night out, then its the gym night out!
…are we out out, or just out?
Alcohol affects the body in many ways, and the more we drink the worse these effects are. The outward symptoms we experience can be headaches, dehydration, nausea and depression many others. These symptoms are just what’s happening on the surface, the inner problems alcohol causes are much more serious.
Too much alcohol can cause permanent damage to your brain and liver. Your liver’s job is to filter out the poison from your bloodstream, and if you’re drinking heavily your liver is working in overdrive. This can cause your blood sugar to drop, making you feel tired and sick
The Endocannabinoid System influences the mechanisms responsible for cell damage and the inflammatory response during acute injury.
Thus, molecules targeting the CB1 and CB2 receptors may represent potential therapeutic agents for the treatment of a hangover.