So for this blog I asked on Facebook for a topic, and the first response I got was “remedies for a hangover cure”, so that's what it's going to be today!
I am going to start this by answering a different question, what is a hangover exactly? I think that most people know that dehydration is involved, and it is, but that is just the start.
Alcohol triggers an inflammatory response from the immune system, increases the production of stomach acids, and slows stomach emptying. This leads to a lot of digestive issues and gut irritation. Nutrient depletion, low blood sugar, dilated blood vessels, and POOR SLEEP QUALITY are all things that also contribute to and cause hangovers. When the body breaks down alcohol, it creates toxic byproducts.
There are many other things that go into the making of a hangover, but I think we all just want to get into how to prevent it. I am not condoning drinking, but if you do, here are things to do to help a hangover. And the best way to cure one, is to prevent it before you even start drinking.
Make sure you have a solid healthy food base like veggies or healthy slow digesting carbs like oatmeal (I never condone bread, but i guess you're already drinking, so bread).
Before you drink, take Vitamin C and Magnesium because they help break down the alcohol and eliminate it.
While you are drinking, I know we have all heard it before, drink one glass of water for every drink you have. Admittedly, even I have not accomplished this task, ever….but if you can, it will only help!
When you are done drinking, take 3-4 activated charcoal pills, and water. Activated charcoal basically acts as a magnet for toxins in the intestine and gut, it pulls out the toxins and helps them bypass though the body.
In the morning, take a few more activated charcoal pills with water, wait 10-20 minutes (because the charcoal will sponge up anything in its path, including needed vitamins)
Then take vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and magnesium.
Then drink some electrolytes. NOT GATORADE OR POWERADE. These are all sugar and will do way more damage than good. There is a brand named Ultima that I buy for myself and my family. It’s sugar-free (the healthy sugar-free), all natural, and tastes great. Not that I condone this, but heck, you could even use it as a mixer with your drink. Ninety servings are about $30-40 depending on the flavor you want, a very affordable price for the quality. (Here is the amazon link: (here is the amazon link: Ultima Mix )
So there you have it. How to feel not so horrible after a night of horrible decisions :)
Also, this was not intended to be a business plug, but opportunity is here, so might as well…..
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