CBD as a Hangover-Helper

Story time!

Dusty and I were at an “End of Summer” gathering of friends and family when we first heard about American Shaman. Our friend, Chris was raving about how effective this product was and me, being my usual skeptical self, informed him that I had already tried CBD and it did not work for me. (Sidenote: I have an artificial knee, femur and rods reaching down into my tibia so I deal with a varying degree of chronic pain but that’s a story for another day). Anyhow, Chris persisted in sharing his testimony as well as those of his mom and a couple of friends. The next morning, I went to the closest American Shaman with my mom in mind. Her back pain has worsened over the years leaving her feeling hopeless and home-bound as she can hardly walk. Dusty and I walked into that American Shaman with hangover headaches from our little gathering… the kind of hangover that typically confines you to a couch the first half the day. But we powered through to run our Saturday errands and I just had to see if this CBD would work for my mom (that story coming soon). We walked in and were immediately handed this little dixie cup that would forever change our lives. We bought the water soluble and anti-inflammatory cream for my mom, chatted just few minutes and left. It dawned on me minutes after driving off that my headache and nausea were gone! Here’s why…

When we’re hungover, we are experiencing an onslaught of symptoms bombarding us all at once for the perfect storm. These can include drowsiness, headache, concentration problems, dehydration, dizziness, gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, sweating, heartburn, diarrhea and nausea. Any of these sound familiar? What’s worse, an already tough recovery time for some of us is compounded by the mental disturbances associated with hangovers such as anxiety, regret, shame, embarrassment and even depression.

So, how can CBD Help?

CBD may help reduce some of these symptoms within minutes and here’s why. For starters, CBD can help with nausea thereby making it easier to get that much needed nourishment into our system. We have several customers going through Chemotherapy that use CBD specifically for the anti-nausea effects. Another benefit of CBD as a hangover helper is in that boost in energy and improved focus, which can help us tremendously to get through the day if you don’t have the luxury of Netflix binging on the couch while nursing a gallon of Gatorade. CBD is also excellent for managing pain (like those nasty hangover headaches) which, as you just read, I can attest to. I find that even a small amount of the topical ointment applied to my temples, third eye (center of the forehead from the bridge of the nose to the hairline) and behind my left ear helps to pull the inflammation off my brain for as-needed headache relief being that those are all trigger points where bundles of nerves lay just below the surface. We have CBD infused water for ultimate rehydration. We also have relax gummies that are perfect for those aforementioned mental disturbances. Lastly, an added bonus for our rebounding bodies is the fact that CBD has hand in regulating our blood sugar which may be out of balance from your girls’ night out.

Furthermore, a 2013 study from the University of Kentucky states that CBD can reduce alcohol-related liver damage and neurodegeneration by nearly 50 percent. For this research, lab mice were injected with enough alcohol to cause life-threatening seizures and then received a transdermal injection of CBD, which proved effective. So, protect your brain and your liver from those fun-filled nights of indulgence.

Hey, it’s worth a shot, right?! (pun intended)

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