I like a drink. I mean, I REALLY like a drink. Very little makes me happier than rugby and beers with my friends or wine with a Sunday roast.
But recently I told a doctor what my alcohol intake is and was promptly sent for a liver test and scan (don’t drink heavily for more than 20 years, kids).
I was fortunately given the all-clear – but told to cut down. I decided to take it as a bit of a wake-up call and reduce my boozing.
That said, I still enjoy drinking and decided to see how well CBD could tackle the dreaded hangover.
My hangovers have always been quite vicious, even as a younger man. In my 20s my friends seemed fine after a bite to eat and a few cups of tea, while I was wrapped in a sweaty duvet watching Murder She Wrote repeats.
I think using CBD the morning after gave me the most tangible benefit yet. I took a few drops after an unexpectedly and bizarrely boisterous charity quiz night and the effect was quickly noticeable.
The widely-reported anti-anxiety effect seemed to help counteract the dreaded ‘booze blues’, while my lurching stomach seemed to calm down thanks to the anti-nausea properties cannabidiol is reputed to have.
My headache wasn’t severe – I always gulp down water before I go to bed – but CBD seemed to help with that too.
I must also point out the first 10ml bottle I had ran out (lasted about a month) and I moved onto a more expensive, seemingly higher quality brand.