CBD has a much more balanced and healthy influence; it impacts our Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in a positive way, promoting homeostasis. Your body knows how much CBD you need, and where to execute it, it only uses what it needs to create that balanced wellbeing. Of course the alcohol you drink is all absorbed by your body, which is what creates so much pressure on our livers and other vital organs.
Typical questions from our customers include;
Small amounts of alcohol (such as a small glass of wine) have been reported to promote a range of health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure. However, in general, alcohol is considered a substance that negatively impacts our health & wellbeing. Low, moderate or high use of alcohol causes a range of side effects, with the hangover being the top complaint for many.
Can I drink Alcohol and take CBD Oil at the same time?
CBD is a supplement for cannabinoids already present in our bodies, as such in theory, alcohol should not impact these cannabinoids any more than if you were not taking CBD Oil. We should state at this point, that some studies have found that if you take an excess of Alcohol and CBD together, it may exacerbate symptoms such as sleepiness.
Additionally, the more alcohol you consume or the higher the percentage of the alcohol, the greater the effects are going to be.
CBD does not give you a “high” because it only contains trace amounts of THC – It is extracted from hemp plants. It is THC (through cannabis plants) that people use recreationally, and potentially as an alternative way to relax than drinking alcohol or using other substances.
The two substances are incomparable from a health or lifestyle perspective – they are completely different ingredients, but of course both are part of people’s everyday lifestyles and diets, so it is natural to ask about the impact of drinking alcohol and taking CBD at the same time.
However, the effects of too much alcohol in a short timespan results in hangovers, severe mental impairment, and the potential for nausea. If a CBD-infused drink can help relax the mind, and also reduce the urge to drink large quantities of alcohol, the combination could have a significant effect on one’s physical and mental well-being.
You can enjoy a social drink without the impulse to have one – or several – too many. The net benefit is that you can avoid the worst effects of a hangover because you’ll feel less desire to overdrink during your night out.
Recovering from a serious problem with alcohol is one of the greatest challenges faced by those who choose to get help for their condition. According to many recovering alcoholics, it’s not uncommon to adopt an abstinence mindset, prohibiting yourself from taking any type of substance as treatment for recovery.
CBD lessens the urge for heavy drinking
We’ve all been there at least once before. You have a great night out with friends or loved ones over several drinks. In the morning, you find that the memory is a little blurry, your stomach is nauseous, and your head is pounding from the effects of a bad hangover.
In addition to the physical pain of a hangover, many people find themselves overwhelmed with hangover anxiety, or “hangxiety” the morning after a night of drinking. This is partly due to the impact on your memory as you naturally begin to worry about the result of your actions the night before. As you succumb to an inner sense of panic, your body reacts to these negative feelings with stronger sensations of nausea.
Studies are still in preliminary stages, but the preclinical results show that CBD could help lessen the desire for copious amounts of alcohol. Both CBD and alcohol are known to lower inhibitions and, particularly in social situations, relax the mind.
However, as perceptions towards marijuana have become more progressive, some recovering alcoholics have embraced CBD as a viable treatment for their recovery. In these instances, CBD has helped mitigate the effects of depression that are associated with recovery. CBD oils have helped patients cope with depression, and there is hope that it can also benefit alcoholics on their own road to more peaceful lifestyles and mental well-beings.