It's October and the year-end and New Year holidays are approaching. There will be more opportunities to drink, such as year-end parties. However, if you drink too much, you will get a hangover the next day. Headaches, nausea, you're going to have a tough day. There are various hangover prevention drinks and medicines, but the ingredient that has received the most attention recently is “CBD” .
I can see many articles that CBD may be effective for hangovers, but I couldn't find any verification articles that I actually tried, so this time, I will introduce how CBD can help with hangovers. I would like to introduce it, including my personal impressions.
* There are individual differences in hangovers. Please consider it as a guide only.
It is two men to verify this time.
- Day 1 with CBD
- Day 2 Same Amount No CBD
- Day 3 has more alcohol and CBD
Now let's see for yourself how CBD can help with a hangover.
Before that, let me give you a quick side note.
What happens in your body when you drink alcohol?
What happens to people when they drink alcohol?
The reason why drinking alcohol makes you feel happy is that it stimulates the secretion of a neurotransmitter called "dopamine" that creates emotions such as fun and comfort in the brain . Dopamine is a brain chemical that is secreted when you feel "fun", such as when you are doing something interesting, but alcohol also promotes its secretion.
It also has effects similar to CBD, such as improving blood circulation and metabolism, reducing inhibitions, and promoting relaxation. It is also said to be good for health in moderate amounts.
On the other hand, it is also well known that drinking too much can have adverse effects.
how a hangover works
A hangover is caused by drinking more alcohol than you can decompose. When alcohol is ingested, it is broken down into acetaldehyde in the body.
This ingredient is highly toxic and its toxicity causes hangovers.
Unpleasant symptoms such as headache, nausea, and heartburn the day after drinking too much are caused by acetaldehyde, a toxic substance produced in the process of metabolizing alcohol, remaining in the blood without being sufficiently processed by the liver. Leftover acetaldehyde can make you feel sick, nauseous, and hurt your stomach. In addition, since a large amount of water is consumed when metabolizing alcohol, the person may become dehydrated and may experience headache due to low cerebrospinal fluid pressure syndrome in which the cerebrospinal fluid that protects the brain decreases. Studies have shown that long-term heavy drinking causes brain atrophy.
Maximum Alcohol Consumption Calculation Formula
In fact, it seems that it is possible to calculate the upper limit of the amount of drinking that does not cause a hangover by calculating the weight of the person who drank it, the time from the beginning of drinking to the next morning, and the alcohol content of the alcoholic beverage.
That's the formula here.
"ml = 12 x body weight x time from the start of drinking to the next morning ÷ (alcohol content x 0.8)"
Let's apply the above calculation formula to the verifier this time, assuming that a person weighing 62 kg drinks beer (5% alcohol content) at 8:00 pm and wakes up at 8:00 the next morning.
"12 x 62 x 12 hours ÷ (5 (%) x 0.8) = 2232 ml" .
In other words, it is calculated that there is a possibility of a hangover with more than 5 mugs of beer of about 400 ml at an izakaya.
And the amount of alcohol to drink this time will be verified with 1 beer (medium mug), 2 mega highballs, highball (medium mug) total 2300ml .
Assuming a company drinking party, we will verify with alcohol that can be drunk anywhere in the country.
The CBD used this time is water-soluble CBD "grön".
The biggest feature of grön is that it uses a fine CBD called nano CBD, so even though it is an oil, it blends in with any drink without separating, and has a good absorption efficiency.
As for the timing of taking CBD, I heard rumors that if you take CBD before drinking alcohol, the amount of alcohol absorbed into the bloodstream will decrease and you can prevent hangover symptoms. Then, I heard that it is mainstream to put it directly into alcohol and take it at the same time, so this time I will mix it with alcohol and verify it.
grön is water soluble and has almost no bitterness, so I will drop it in beer.
I'm going to be familiar with beer fantastically. The taste did not change at all. It tastes like regular beer.
There was no change in the taste of the highball as well, and I felt that it was easy to take it by dropping it in alcohol, but it is annoying that it looks a little suspicious.
In Japan, the store staff and customers around you may look at you with suspicion, so I thought it would be easier to use it without sneaking around and professing it as a "hangover relief item".
In about 2 hours, I drank 1 beer (medium mug), 2 mega highballs, and a total of 2300ml of highball (medium mug) .
I dropped 10 drops of grön into alcohol and took it.
On the second day, I drank the same amount of alcohol without CBD.
On the third day, I increased the alcohol intake to 3000ml and verified it.
2 glasses of beer (medium mug) and 2 mega highballs in about 2 hours, totaling 3000ml.
It is a super mega highball with a cup of 1L!
Verifier's next morning impressions
・Day 1 (with CBD)
I didn't wake up in the middle of the day, which is common on days when I drank alcohol, and I was able to sleep soundly until I woke up in the morning.
As for waking up, I woke up quickly and had a comfortable morning.
My head was clearly clearer than usual, and there was no sign of a hangover anywhere.
・Day 2 (without CBD)
When I woke up in the morning, I had a pain in the back of my head and my stomach felt sluggish .
I felt a definite hangover.
In other words, it was clear at this time that I had received the benefits of CBD the day before.
・Day 3 (with CBD)
Just like the first day, I woke up well and had a pleasant morning .
I didn't have any headaches and my head was refreshing, but I felt a little heavy on my stomach. However, there was no sign of a hangover, and within a few hours of waking up my stomach was gone.
・Day 1 (with CBD)
I woke up so refreshed that I didn't think it was the next day after drinking alcohol .
As for hangovers, I'm not the type to drink so much, so I honestly wasn't sure if CBD was effective, but I didn't get a hangover.
Maybe I should have drank some more. . and a little regret.
・Day 2 (without CBD)
I fully realized the effects of CBD on the second day.
I feel something in the center of my head.
It's not that I have a terrible headache, but I definitely felt that there was a little alcohol left .
It might have been easier to understand if I drank more (Is this an expense...?)
・Day 3 (with CBD)
Even though I drank a lot of alcohol, I was convinced of the benefits of CBD when I woke up so refreshed that I couldn't believe it was the day after I drank alcohol.
Does CBD reduce the negative effects of alcohol on the body?
As you know, excessive alcohol consumption causes brain cell destruction, tissue cell damage, and increases the risk of chronic disease.
CBD has been shown to have the effect of suppressing the effects of such alcohol on the body.
Studies in rats have shown that CBD can reduce brain cell damage caused by alcohol overdose by up to 49% . (This is an experiment conducted at the University of Kentucky in the United States.)
In addition, there is data that when CBD is injected into mice , metabolism is activated, tissue is regenerated, and fatty liver disease is alleviated .
Does CBD Lower Blood Levels of Alcohol?
In addition, CBD is said to be effective in lowering alcohol levels in the blood.
An experiment was conducted in 10 subjects comparing CBD and alcohol ingestion with alcohol alone. As a result, it seems that the result that the blood alcohol concentration of the former was significantly lower was obtained.
Based on the above, you might think that CBD has a positive effect on alcohol, but that is not necessarily the case.
Other health effects are less well understood, as human testing is not yet that far.
CBD seems to be effective in reducing hangovers, but there is absolutely no such thing as "It's okay to drink a lot of alcohol just because you have CBD." Let's go!
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