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Consider Replacing Alcohol with CBD
At Dad Grass, we like to say that one of our joints is a lot like a cold beer at the end of a long day. In fact, your joint may have a lot more in common with your pint than you might think. Hemp and hops (beer, to the common man) have been used to wind down or lighten up since way before the founding fathers were gettin’ down. Healthline says that “alcohol is known to reduce inhibitions and promote feelings of relaxation,” (duh). Plus, there’s a growing body of research that CBD can similarly reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and pain. Read more about that here.
If you ask us, one of the best reasons that CBD is a great alcohol replacement is the ritualistic nature of pouring a dram or rolling a joint. The tactile ritual is half the fun, so whether you’re pouring a perfect pint or rolling a joint for the ages - remember that the two are a lot closer than they appear.
CBD Can Keep Stress in Check
Beyond people telling us that Dad Grass helps them manage their stress, along with feelings of anxiety and depression, research also suggests that CBD has proven to reduce generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Our friends and family tell us that Dad Grass CBD and CBG can help ease their symptoms of stress, along with the negative effects of anxiety, pain and inflammation while providing a subtle, naturally calming effect (without the hangover).
CBD for Alcohol Hangovers: Does It Really Help?
“I love hangovers!” said no one, ever. Lucky for everyone, CBD won’t give you a hangover. That’s good. What’s better? Studies have shown that CBD can actually ease the symptoms of a hangover. CBD and THC both do wonders in the body by interacting positively with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates things like sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction and fertility. Turns out, alcohol works on the ECS as well, unfortunately, beer, wine and spirits have a more negative effect. Long-term alcohol abuse can wreak havoc on your ECS, but even an occasional hangover can cause damage. People have used CBD to ease migraines and pain forever, but recent studies have shown that CBD can also reduce nausea and vomiting. If you're trying to cut way back on booze, Dad Grass has got the best CBD gummies to replace alcohol. Talk about a win, win.
Will CBD Make You Gain Weight?
The ugly truth about booze is that it’s been known to bust a belt. That’s because alcohol is the second most calorie-rich nutrient after fat (we know, it’s a huge bummer). Buut buckle up beer lovers, we’re just getting started. On average, beer has as many calories as sodas, and wine actually has twice as many (and all those antioxidants can’t balance that out). Studies have shown that heavy drinking is linked to weight gain, and there’s been no hard evidence to suggest that taking a puff of CBD or ending the day with a few drops of liquid grass has any link to weight gain. In fact, Healthline says that “some studies indicate that CBD may boost metabolism while reducing body fat and appetite, others show an increase in appetite.”
Best CBD Products To Replace Alcohol
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- CBD Joints: Pre rolled joints are still the most effective way to feel the full range of benefits from CBD and have the quickest onset. For those looking to experience immediate chill, try taking a puff (or two) from a high quality pre rolled joint rich in CBD to widen your smile while keeping your head clear.
- CBD Flower: Like joints, consuming loose CBD flower in joints, pipes, bongs, whatever will provide the fastest and purest effects from CBD. By diminishing the stress, anxiety and pain, all the day’s worries will melt away so you can just sit back and let the good times roll (literally).
- CBD Tincture: CBD tinctures may take a little longer, but when consumed daily all those amazing benefits of CBD will build up in your system to have you feelin’ good all day long. If you plan to take your tinctures before bed, try a Nighttime CBD+CBN Tincture to lull you into sleep that dreams are made of.
CBD Oil And Alcohol Withdrawal: Conclusion
Clinical research and FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products are still in the early stages. There is only one FDA approved drug product today that includes marijuana or hemp-derived CBD, which is why we don’t make any medical claims that our products will heal, fix or correct any symptoms or ailments, including aiding withdrawal or encouraging sobriety. But, according to recent studies, “CBD could directly reduce alcohol drinking in subjects with alcohol use disorder (AUD)... By reducing alcohol-related steatosis processes in the liver, and alcohol-related brain damage, CBD could improve both hepatic and neurocognitive outcomes in subjects with AUD, regardless of the individual’s drinking trajectory.” That’s a lot of science, to break that down, CBD is showing promising results to ease the negative effects of alcohol abuse and withdrawal. And as we know, CBD has been proven to reduce symptoms of anxiety, stress and pain.
Is CBD safe for recovering alcoholics?
To date, there has not been significant studies to concretely link CBD with alcohol recovery. As of now, only one FDA approved drug product that includes CBD is currently on the market, which is why Dad Grass never makes any medical claims that our products will heal, fix or correct any symptoms or ailments. That being said, some studies suggest that “CBD reduces alcohol-related steatosis and fibrosis in the liver by reducing lipid accumulation, stimulating autophagy, modulating inflammation, reducing oxidative stress, and by inducing death of activated hepatic stellate cells.” In a nutshell, CBD may be incredibly helpful for curbing symptoms of withdrawal or recovery and have a slew of benefits that may ease negative symptoms and effects of alcohol use disorders.
Does CBD cancel out alcohol?
While CBD is non-intoxicating, combining hemp or marijuana-derived CBD with alcohol in large quantities will actually amplify each other’s effects. Sure, that could mean you’ll dig deeper into the good vibes, but you need to be extra cautious and look out for side effects like increased doziness, sleepiness and sedation. Luckily, combining booze with joints will do a lot more than make you look cool, Healthline tells us that “many human and animal studies show that CBD protects against alcohol-induced cell damage and reduces blood alcohol concentration and addiction and withdrawal symptoms.” We wouldn’t be Dad Grass if we didn’t warn you against operating heavy vehicles while drinking, and to always toke responsibly.
Is CBD a good alternative to alcohol?
You know it. Our friends and family tell us that Dad Grass CBD and CBG can help ease symptoms of stress, anxiety, pain and inflammation while providing a subtle, naturally calming effect (without the hangover). Now, you can’t tell us that that’s not what a pint or stiff class of wine is all about. CBD can help you unwind quickly, and a lot of our daily users tell us that Dad Grass helps to improve their mood and overall sense of wellbeing. Some people report getting a mellow buzz, but usually only after taking a larger dose. The best part, you won’t get a hangover. Turns out the grass is always greener on the other side.
Does CBD help anxiety?
Unfortunately, it’s been a tough few years, and symptoms of depression and anxiety seem to be sky-rocketing. The good news is that CBD has shown a lot of promise as a natural and holistic treatment for mental health disorders. That’s due to hemp-derived CBD’s natural ability to act positively on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates your mood. For more information on how CBD joints and tinctures can ease your anxieties, read more here.