Modern Nature's Revived: Combining the Power of CBD and Electrolytes to Combat Hangovers
Modern Nature's doctor-formulated Revived is the very first CBD plus electrolyte concentrate available in the natural fitness market. Since its introduction, Revived has become a favorite pre and post-workout CBD source for athletes and fitness experts,combining the potent therapeutic power of CBD with the replenishing benefits of essential electrolytes to maintain optimized fitness and help both the body and mind recover from intensive workout stresses.
The robust combination of electrolytes and CBD in Revived is also the perfect formula for treating the symptoms of hangovers, on those occasions when the body is depleted of essential vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes by ingesting too much alcohol. For consumers leading active lifestyles, Revived can alleviate the debilitating effects of alcohol and get you up and around, reinvigorating your body when you've had a bit more than "a touch of the grape" and can't afford to ride out the inevitable lingering hangover symptoms by spending a day in bed.
In this article, the naturopathic fitness experts at Modern Nature will take a detailed look at the underlying causes of hangover symptoms and explain how the many beneficial pharmacological actions of all-natural CBD derived from hemp, combined with the essential electrolytes which are lost by imbibing alcohol, make Revived one of the most effective ways to cure a hangover.
What is CBD?
CBD is the popular abbreviation in the health and wellness sector for "cannabidiol", the benevolent, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa L species. CBD from hemp is the only legally obtainable form in the US at the federal level since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD is also present in marijuana, the more notorious member of the Sativa L family, but there it is accompanied by high levels of THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, which is still illegal in many states.
The majority of today's CBD consumers lead active healthy lifestyles and prefer CBD from hemp since it provides the astounding array of cannabidiol's health benefits without getting the user high. The key to CBD's amazing range of beneficial actions is how it acts in natural harmony with the human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, which functions in the critical limbic and paralimbic regions of the brain responsible for regulating important mind and body functions including mood, sleep, memory, immune response, inflammation response, pain management, anxiety, stress response, and more, all combining to fulfill the ECS mission of maintaining the optimized state of well-being which scientists call "homeostasis".
When Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam discovered the ECS after decades of cannabis research in the 1990s, it was revealed that all humans and mammals have important CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout important regions of the body, each evolved specifically for making the best use of the cannabinoids which turned out to be produced naturally by our bodies. Hence the term "endocannabinoids" from the Greek word "endo" which translates as "internal" or "within". This exciting revelation means that we all are pre-wired to make the best therapeutic use of supplemental cannabinoids such as CBD.
Ongoing research continues to unlock the secrets of the other 100 cannabinoids found in the amazing hemp plant, but CBD has emerged as the most pharmacologically active cannabinoid and millions of CBD consumers who have tried it for themselves have happily provided the anecdotal evidence that CBD can be a life-changer for:
- Pain management without the risk of tolerance, overdose, or addiction known asCBD's analgesic action.
- Alleviating anxiety and depression.
- Maintaining brain and nerve health with potent neuroprotective properties to prevent and recover from strokes, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons and Alzheimers.
- Providing a rich source of antioxidants and combat damage caused by free radicals.
- Reducing nausea and vomiting with potent antiemetic action. Cancer patients have reported that CBD is the most effective treatment for fighting nausea caused by strong chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
- Managing stress response naturally via the ECS centers of the brain.
- Managing cortisol levels for muscle development and improved athletic performance.
- Alleviating insomnia without the risks or lingering side-effects of strong sleep medications.
- Improved inflammation response to manage chronic arthritis, cardiovascular health, and inflammatory disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome
- Elevating the overall sense of well-being by increasing levels of anandamide, the natural mood-elevating endocannabinoid which stays in the system longer when proper levels of CBD are present.
A recent Forbes survey revealed that nearly half the people who start using CBD stop taking traditional medications altogether. How can we explain this incredible phenomenon in a society which is saturated in Big Pharma medications, each developed to treat just a single specific symptom? The answer is simple. CBD works, and frequently much better than anticipated for the chronic conditions we listed above. Modern Nature products all build on the naturopathic healing power of CBD with the additional synergistic effects of ancient ayurvedic herbs formulated to suit the individual health goals of our CBD consumers. Rested provides the best sleep ever. Relaxed is specially formulated to alleviate stress and anxiety. Relieved supports healthy inflammation response for natural pain management.
Now, with Revived, essential electrolytes enhance the healing benefits of CBD to provide effective relief from the hangover symptoms inflicted by overindulgence with alcohol.
What is a Hangover?
Unsurprisingly, the hangover features many of the same universal symptoms for which CBD is known to reduce naturally in a wide variety of chronic disorders and ailments, but the debilitating effects of too much alcohol can be even more acute even if they are only temporary. The prime cause of the alcohol-induced hangover is dehydration caused by its strong diuretic action. Alcohol is a toxic diuretic which causes frequent urination, and with that, essential vitamins, minerals, salts, and electrolytes are rapidly flushed from the body. This causes the all-too-familiar symptoms including:
- Dry mouth
- Disrupted sleep
- Severe headache
- Memory loss and decreased concentration
- Shakiness and rapid heartbeat
- Depression often described as "an impending sense of doom"
- Sensitivity to light and sound
According to an informative article at the Mayo Clinic, alcohol also triggers an abnormal inflammatory response from the immune system. These agents are responsible for mood and memory problems as well as decreased appetite, just at the time when the body needs to replenish essential nutrients the most. Alcohol attacks the stomach lining and increases acid production while delaying stomach emptying. This can cause abdominal pain, and nausea and vomiting. Fatigue and even seizures can be brought on when alcohol causes blood sugar to fall to dangerously low levels.
Cogeners are colored flavorings in many types of dark liquor such as brandy or bourbon, and these can increase the severity of hangover symptoms. Clear gin and vodka are often recommended to avoid hangovers, but this is a myth. The ethanol found in all forms of liquor from beer and wine to whiskey and liqueurs causes blood vessels to expand, along with all the symptoms listed above. This leads to the familiar flushed face of the drinker but it is also the cause for pounding headaches. While alcohol initially acts as a stimulant, it is actually a powerful depressant, though the short-cycle sleep it induces is disrupted, preventing the rejuvenating deeper stages of sleep.
Beware of the Hair of the Dog "Cure" For Hangovers!
One mythical "cure" for the hangover, the infamous "hair of the dog" method that involves drinking more to cure a hangover only delays the symptoms. "Hair of the dog" practices are a sure way to cross the line from occasional heavy drinker to chronic alcoholism and physical dependence. At Modern Nature, we have a much better way to not only cure a hangover but improve overall health and wellbeing with the natural healing power of CBD.
The Benefits of Using CBD For Relief From Hangovers
At this point, the correlation between CBD's many know therapeutic actions and the debilitating symptoms of an alcohol-induced hangover start to become obvious. CBD's natural actions for promoting a healthy inflammation response, optimizing blood sugar and cortisol levels, and regulating mood and anxiety all come into play when it comes to overcoming the lingering effects of a hangover. Cannabidiol's powerful antiemetic property fights nausea and vomiting, and the anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics provide a natural remedy for headaches and dilated blood vessels.
Working in harmony with the ECS depression and anxiety can be alleviated, and sleep can be sounder and invigorating. CBD's neuroprotective effects can protect loss of communication between brain cells which can occur when toxic alcohol damages the ends of neurons known as "dendrites". While the loss of brain cells caused by alcohol is a myth, the damage done is not. CBD can foster the growth of new neurons to overcome this damage with the same neuroprotective action that has shown it to be effective in treating neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's.
Too many drinks can result in the depletion of vitamins A and C, which are vital antioxidants and essential to combating the free radicals which cause oxidative stress. CBD is rich in antioxidants, even more so than the "super vitamins" A and C. Cannabidiol also helps flush damaging toxins from the body, including those ingested from alcohol, cigarette smoke, and caffeine.
The Benefits of Replenishing Electrolytes for Overcoming Hangovers.
Athletes and fitness experts have been aware for some time of the importance of replenishing electrolytes to regulate healthy hydration. Drinkers can also benefit from maintaining optimum levels of sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium to overcome the symptoms of a hangover and get back in action. These essential electrolytes are easily lost through sweat during a workout, or from the intense frequent urination caused by the strong diuretic effect of alcohol. When electrolytes drop, fluid balance in the body is disrupted resulting in muscle cramps, weakness, and confusion. Beverage companies have developed a variety of sports drinks to replace electrolytes but many of these are sugar-filled and loaded with artificial colorings.
At Modern Nature, we have a much better way to maintain and replenish electrolyte levels without any artificial colors, sugar, or additives, in a vegan-friendly formula which combines the optimized hydration benefits of electrolytes with the powerful health-enhancing actions of CBD.
Why Modern Nature's Revived is a Great Hangover Treatment and More
Hangover symptoms are most frequently associated with too much alcohol, but hydration disruptions can also be the result of fighting off the flu, common diarrhea, or even an overly intense workout. Our doctor-endorsed Revived electrolyte drops allow you to add the essential magnesium, potassium, and sodium to any drink with a zero-calorie, sugarless, gluten-free formula to reverse the headaches, nausea, and fatigue experienced after a night of drinking. MoNa's Revived drops incorporate Vitality, Modern Nature's most powerful water-soluble hemp extract, to deliver electrolyte fortified CBD up to 9 times more effectively than oil-based CBD products.
About Modern Nature
At Modern Nature, all of our vegan-friendly CBD products are derived from the highest quality sun-grown hemp from Oregon. At MoNa our Ph.D. formulated products combine the natural healing power of hemp with the time-honored healing properties of other plant-based medicines such as Curcumin, Ashwagandha, and Holy Basil Leaf. By harnessing the synergistic power of CBD and other potent natural healing ingredients, Modern Nature's line of naturopathic products can address a variety of specific needs to suit your individual health and fitness regimen.
From getting a good night's sleep, to dealing with the stress and anxiety which is so common in a busy active lifestyle, and even for curing the occasional hangover when the good times get a little too good, Modern Nature provides the safe, all-natural, legal, hemp-based alternatives to harsh pharmaceuticals and synthetic over-the-counter drugs and their many negative side effects. When you're ready to make Modern Nature an essential part of your personal fitness program please don't hesitate to contact us.