With the rise of cannabidiol (CBD) use, many have questioned the potential benefits and risks of using CBD in combination with alcohol.
The Effects of Alcohol and CBD Use
Alcohol is intoxicating and can cause brain and liver damage. When under the influence, users may experience impairment, fatigue, mood swings, and other symptoms.
CBD may support relaxation, which leads many to believe that in combination with alcohol, it may yield greater impairments. Studies show, however, that CBD will not lessen or amplify the intoxicating effects of alcohol. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, as it contains less than .3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound shown to have intoxicating effects on users.
Though CBD is non-interactive, research suggests that the compound may support functions that are harmed by excessive alcohol consumption.
Blood alcohol levels measure the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream. Higher concentrations of alcohol in the bloodstream may cause impairment, unconsciousness, alcohol poisoning, or death. Studies show that CBD may support lower blood alcohol levels.
Excessive alcohol use can be detrimental to the brain and overall cognitive functions, as it can cause short-term memory loss and cell degeneration. However, CBD may support neuroprotection.
Our liver’s main function is detoxification, which excessive alcohol use can disrupt. Research shows that CBD may support inflammation control and regenerative action in the liver.
Though there is limited research on the effects of alcohol and CBD, studies have shown that the two are not unsafe to use together.
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Using alcohol in combination with most medications is not recommended, so consult with your physician before using CBD with alcohol.
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