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Monday, January 26, 2015

Hangover Cure

If you have purchased a bottle of our Mag07 (if you haven't, come today to get some), then try it to avoid a hangover.  The oxygen it supplies to the blood is instrumental.  Drink a butt load of water before heading to the party, & for goodness sakes "eat something" quick worrying about that little black dress! www.infinityhealthwellness.com

Hangover Helpers That Work!

DrinksWith more than 61 million Google hits for “hangover” and 2.5 million for “hangover cures”, there’s some real interest in what you can do to prevent or ease the unpleasant symptoms associated with having one too many.
While thousands of studies have been published on the topic of hangover pathophysiology, there’s still little consensus of what you can do to avoid symptoms associated with too much alcohol.
Who Gets Hangovers?
If you drink, you can pretty much plan on getting a hangover at some point. While genetics and body size and gender play a role in how much it takes to trigger one, most women who have more than three  to five drinks will get a hangover and for men, it’s 5-8 drinks, but some people–like me–will get a hangover after 1-2 drinks.
There are a zillion nasty symptoms associated with one, including headache, nausea, diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, dry mouth, fatigue and impaired ability to think clearly or see straight.
DrinksResearchers believe the causes of hangovers are due to one or more of the following:
  • Alcohol withdrawal (explains why some find relief with another drink);
  • An altered immune response;
  • Dehydration;
  • Impaired blood sugar levels;
  • Excessive acetaldehyde, a by-product of alcohol metabolism; or
  • Congeners, the byproducts found in dark wines and liquor that individuals are more likely to react to compared to clear drink like vodka.

The reality is that there are probably several factors that play a role—including individual genetics—so there is probably no one fix for hangover and trying several of the purported remedies below may ease your pain.
  • Enjoy mixed drinks with fruit or vegetables juices rather than straight alcohol or diet sodas because carbohydrates and alcohol together may reduce symptoms.
  • Red wine and dark liquors have the most congeners, so stick with white wines, gin and vodka have minimal congeners.
  • Extract of prickly pear cactus taken before drinking has been shown to reduce hangover symptoms.

Hangover Helper:
  • Drink up: Sports drinks like Gatorade or a veggie juice like V8 will help rehydrate, boost blood sugar levels and provide beneficial electrolytes.
  • Take ibuprofen or aspirin (not acetaminophen) to help alleviate symptoms associated with hangover.
  • Try toast with honey…or Marmite (a British staple) toast.  A piece of toast with honey or Marmite may be beneficial as both are B-vitamin rich and the carbohydrates in toast may help raise blood sugar levels.

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