Going Dry for January? How CBD Can Help.

Going Dry for January? How CBD Can Help.

January's sobriety challenge can offer a mental and physical reset and the chance to adopt healthier habits. Can CBD help you conquer Dry Jan? Here's what you need to know. 

As the holiday lights dim and the new year approaches, some of us will launch our Dry January journey.

More than a fifth of adults choosing to avoid alcohol for a month by participating in Dry January are replacing booze with CBD and other cannabis products, according to the results of a new survey from CivicScience

So why are so many turning to the non-intoxicating cannabinoid that’s making waves in wellness circles? Let’s dive into how CBD can be your steadfast ally in making January not just dry - but also rejuvenating.

The Rise of Dry January

Dry January has become a cultural phenomenon in recent years, marking a healthy way to start the new year. As health consciousness continues to gain popularity, so does the allure of this month-long detox, making it a staple in annual resolutions for many worldwide. 

However, for many people, quitting alcohol cold turkey is not easy, especially after a boozy December. If you are in search of alcohol alternatives to survive Dry January, here's what the preliminary research says.

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CBD Studies for Sobriety Support

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the cannabis plant known for its therapeutic properties. Unlike its cousin THC, CBD doesn't produce a high but offers a superabundance of benefits that can complement your Dry January goals.

Experimental studies found that CBD reduces the overall level of alcohol drinking in animal models of AUD by reducing ethanol intake, motivation for ethanol, relapse, anxiety, and impulsivity. (It's important to note that even though research demonstrates that CBD can reduce alcohol intake, it is important to keep in mind that it is not FDA-approved to treat alcohol addiction.)

So how does CBD work to help your Dry January efforts? It all lies in the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Your ECS manages cognitive functions like learning and memory, emotional regulation, sleep, pain, and other bodily functions. The ECS network encompasses: 

  • Cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2
  • Endocannabinoids: Cannabinoids produced naturally in the body
  • Enzymes

When our bodies produce endocannabinoids, they bind to a certain cannabinoid receptor to produce a response. For instance, if an endocannabinoid binds to a CB1 receptor, a signal may be sent to relieve pain. Once it has performed its function, enzymes will break down that endocannabinoid.

Consuming alcohol can affect the ECS. One study found that mice that were given alcohol had altered levels of endocannabinoids, and this disrupted the normal balance and functions they performed. 

Like alcohol, CBD can also affect the ECS, but in a positive way. Although research is in its infancy, initial studies demonstrate CBD targets the endocannabinoid system to reduce cravings for substances like alcohol.

Benefits of CBD for Dry January.

Dry January participants testify to how great a month off from alcohol can be; they sleep better, have more energy, some lose weight and save money, and others notice improvements in their skin and hair. But getting booze out of your system can have some nasty side effects that range from mild to serious, depending on how much you usually drink, according to Harvard Health. Mild symptoms include anxiety, shaky hands, headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and insomnia. 

(Severe symptoms can present themselves days after stopping, if you experience hallucinations, delirium, racing heart rate, and/or fever, seek immediate medical attention).

Even if you’ve decided to cut back slightly on the booze for Dry January, or you simply want to be more aware of your drinking habits, give our premium CBD a try and see how it can help.

Here are a few ways CBD can help you out this month:

Incorporating CBD into Your Dry January Routine

If you're looking for products to help you carry out your dry streak, look no further.

  1. CBD Tinctures: Kickstart your day by administering a few drops of CBD tincture under your tongue. 
  2. CBD-Infused Recipes: Replace alcoholic drinks with CBD-infused mocktails or soothing teas. These beverages provide a relaxing experience without the adverse effects of a hangover, making them an ideal choice for your Dry January journey.
  3. CBD Gummies: From CBD gummies to CBD-infused honey, edibles are a tasty way to incorporate CBD into your daily routine. High-potency CBD Gummies offer a tasty and convenient way to experience the potential benefits of CBD, providing sustained relief throughout the day. If you're looking for a nightcap that actually helps you sleep, our CBD and CBN Sleep Gummies are the perfect solution for a sweet and sound slumber.

Whether you're an experienced user or new to CBD, see if incorporating lost range.® CBD into your Dry January routine can get you on the right path toward a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.

 Cheers to a happy and healthy 2024.

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