Hangover Bowl 2016 – Your Guide to Surviving Super Bowl Monday

 

How to Win the “Hangover Bowl”

It’s that time of year again – the SUPER BOWL. One of America’s most notorious beer-drinking traditions. And as if out of a sadistic need to punish fun, the Super Bowl always falls on a SUNDAY! So how do we address the misery of Super Bowl Monday? Read on and I’ll give you a few tips for avoiding the big H-bomb (hangover) and offer you a chance to get a free sample of Intox-Detox or purchase a Party Pack at 40% off…

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As we all know, Super Bowl 50 pits the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. The #1 offense against the #1 defense. Two #1 seeds going head to head. Neither likely to back down one iota, both have something to prove. Peyton Manning looks to solidify the legacy of an amazing career and prove he can still hack it on Football’s greatest stage. Will he retire? Meanwhile Cam Newton is still sculpting the statue of his legacy. Will the student become the teacher?

Of course it’s about so much more than two great quarterbacks. It’s about two hungry teams who have fought hard and are about to put everything on the line to become Super Bowl Champs.

For us, we have passionate, obsessed fans on both sides of the ball. It’s too close to call and we wouldn’t even try. You can get all that in the 6 days of pre-game.

Instead, let’s talk about two bitter rivals vying for supremacy inside you, even as you enjoy watching all the hard hits, great plays and (hopefully) entertaining commercials on TV. There’s a gridiron right inside of your body. Both teams are powerful. One team is your LIVER, bound and determined to detox the toxins from that beer, wine, cocktail or whatever libation you enjoy during the Big Game. On the other side of the pigskin is BOOZE. And there’s more than just bragging rights at stake here. Your health and well-being are in jeopardy. And then there’s the most immediate effects – THE HANGOVER. The vast majority of us have to show up to work on Monday. The question is how will you feel when you get there? Like a half-decomposed zombie straight out of The Walking Dead? Or refreshed, focused, heck even excited to greet the day?

Winning Super Bowl Monday

Here’s how you tip the balance in your favor. And no, it has nothing to do with DEFLATING footballs.

  1. Eat for Detox – Try to get some healthy fats like olive oil, avocado – can you say guacamole – and/or fatty fish like salmon. These fats are good for you and they slow down the absorption of alcohol into your bloodstream. Include some vegetables, especially greens, like spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Eggs, red meat, whey protein, turmeric, garlic and onions also contain glutathione and its precursors – these are potent natural antioxidants to help your body cope with the detox. It also wouldn’t hurt to pop a multivitamin to make sure your body is fully stocked with B vitamins and other nutrients.
  2. Stay Hydrated – This is the easiest one to do, but nobody does it. Grab some water between each alcoholic drink. Chug down some coconut water before bed to begin replacing electrolytes.
  3. Choose Wisely – Avoid the drinks that are your kryptonite. Avoid mixing different kinds of drinks. Avoid sugars like the plague because they make inflammation and hangovers much worse.
  4. Take Intox-Detox – Take 1 pack of Intox-Detox BEFORE you get too far into drinking. Do it immediately prior to your first drink or before your reach your third alcoholic beverage. Intox-Detox contains the only two ingredients proven in human clinical research to both protect your liver from toxins and enhance alcohol detoxification. And no, it won’t keep you from getting a BUZZ. For best results, take another pack before bed.

And that’s it. That is all you need to give TEAM LIVER a leg up on TEAM BOOZE. Your body will thank you on Super Bowl Monday!

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Enjoy the Big Game and here’s to your BETTER TOMORROW,

Team Intox-Detox

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Guilt and Hangover-Free Cocktail Recipes

Looking for Guilt and Hangover-Free Cocktail Recipes?

So, summer is over. It happens. The planet goes around the sun and tilts at different angles. Totally out of your control. What you can control is what you drink and how much it damages your body. That’s where Intox-Detox comes in. We created our product to help you have a good time without destroying your body and waking up feeling like a zombie the next day. You’re welcome.

Hangovers suck! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it probably at least a million times more: a hangover is not caused by DEHYDRATION, SUGARS or CONGENERS. These things make hangovers worse. Think gasoline on the fire. Not the fuel that makes the fire of your own personal hell burn the day after a few too many. If you want to learn what exactly causes a hangover and how to fix it, go here.

Today our focus is singular. Here are 6 awesome low-sugar alcoholic libations that can spare your waistline and keep the sugars down, so that you don’t pour to much extra gasoline on the fire. Thanks to Zevia for being awesome and making incredible calorie-free sodas! Don’t forget to take your Intox-Detox!

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  1. Fall Brew

For a drink called “Fall Brew” this sure tastes like kissing summer a bittersweet good-bye. Pineapple and cranberry with rum and lemon lime soda rocks. You know the words, so sing… “Captain Jack will get you high tonight, And ake you to your special island…” At 110 calories, you can afford to visit a few of your private archipelagos.

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If that Fall Brew recipe makes you feel like another year is in the bag, this next one might just make you feel like a kid again…

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2. The Grown Up Shirley Temple

We all have to grow up. It doesn’t mean you have to stop putting cherries in your Sprite. The vodka just makes life a little better, doesn’t it? Fans of the Arrested Development show know that stuff goes bad if you don’t drink it fast, so get to it!

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Maybe you want something a little more grownup, but no less sweet and colorful. Try this…

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3. Atomic Cat

You don’t need to be an atom-splitting rocket scientist to make this one. With Zevia’s awesome sugar-free tonic water, a little OJ and vodka, you can throw this together in seconds. We’re also a fan of Tropacana’s Trop 50 to further reduce the sugar content. And since it contains orange juice, I think you can even call this drink breakfast! It is the most important meal of the day…

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Like your drinks a little more tart? This drink looks delicious…

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4. Cranberry Lime Tart

The recipe below is for a pitcher, so this one might just be your new party favorite. The red cranberries and green limes could make a great seasonal punch for those holiday parties. Both are also full of antioxidants that can help ward off the dreaded holiday party hangover. Highly recommend Just Cranberry or another pure, not-from-concentrate cranberry juice.

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Need something a little more “summery”. Just because this next one contains bitters that doesn’t mean it tastes that way…

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5. Blood Orange G&T

This slight variation on a classic G&T adds orange bitters and fresh blood orange juice. Gin lovers unite! Most of today’s drinkers are strangers to bitters; and that’s a darn shame because they are awesome. I recommend you drop the orange slice in with the blood orange juice and bitters and muddle briefly before adding the gin and tonic water. That will really bring out the flavor of the the oranges.

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Not a gin fan? This next one is highly flexible. It works with almost any liquor of your choosing…

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6. Zevia Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule is quickly becoming a new fan favorite everywhere. Sub bourbon for vodka and  you have yourself a Kentucky Mule. Best of all, you save on calories by using half Zevia Ginger Ale and half ginger beer. Barritt’s makes a decent sugar-free ginger beer if you really want to keep the calories low, but it’s not all-natural like Zevia.

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So there you have it – 6 awesome low-calorie and low-sugar drinks to get you through the end of the year. Any bartender worth his or her salt will tell you that quality liquors and fresh ingredients are the path to avoiding hangovers.

We agree, with the exception that we know based on the science that even the highest-grade poison is still poison. Any drink can give you a hangover. Drinks with artificial sweeteners and high sugar content can definitely make your hangover much worse.

Avoid all of that noise by taking your Intox-Detox before you party. It contains clinically proven Japanese raisin and Setria L-Glutathione to help to detox, recover and protect your body from the damaging effects of alcohol.

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Hangovers Suck! Intox-Detox Works! Take Tonight for a Better Tomorrow

It’s no secret that HANGOVERS SUCK!

That’s why we looked at real science and formulated Intox-Detox to address the #1 cause feeling terrible the morning after drinking. That cause is actually a DEADLY POISON. It’s called acetaldehyde; let’s call it simply ALD for short. It’s thought to be as much as 15 times more deadly than the alcohol itself. Where does this nasty little poison come from?

THE LIVER’S 2-STAGE DETOX PROCESS

Some of it is physically present in alcoholic drinks as a byproduct of fermentation. You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. For the most part our OWN LIVERS are to blame. Don’t get me wrong; your liver is a very important organ. It’s called “the liver”; you need it to LIVE!

The problem is that our livers are pretty STUPID when it comes to alcohol.  Here’s the 2-stage process:

Step 1:  Liver takes something mildly poisonous (alcohol) and turn it into something downright deadly (ALD).

Step 2:  Miraculously we turn that awful stuff into something totally harmless (acetate).

Think in terms of Gremlins. Alcohol is like Mogwai – a lot of fun, but requires a certain amount of responsibility (Don’t get them wet!). ALD is more like Gremlins – they will terrorize the city and eventually try to kill you!

Here read that again…

OUR LIVERS MAKE ALCOHOL INTO THE DEADLY CHEMICAL THAT DAMAGES THE BODY AND GIVES US HANGOVERS! ET TU BRUTE?!?

There’s no good reason why our livers work this way. They just do. And it’s a good thing they do. As inefficient as they may be, if they didn’t work you could literally DROP DEAD from a couple of drinks. Alcohol would be considered a hard street drug like heroin. And people would be dropping like flies left and right.

That’s precisely the reason that certain ethnic groups get skin flushing, headaches or even violently ill with only a couple of drinks. They were born with a mutated form of the enzyme that breaks down the ALD that comes from alcohol. We’re not being racist; it’s just a fact of life. If anything it’s the ALD that doesn’t like certain people. We want nothing but BETTER TOMORROWS for everyone.

On the other hand, people that can naturally “drink you under the table” probably have very high levels of the liver enzymes that help break down alcohol. That’s not always a good thing because they might just be accumulating more ALD at a faster rate.

Then there’s the UNICORNS. For one reason or another these people just don’t seem to get hangovers at all. Some of us are that way when we are young. Even those blessed individuals tend to experience worse hangovers as they age. However, it’s a pretty good bet that people who “never” get hangovers are blessed with healthy amounts of the two important substances that break down ALD.

So what are those two magical substances that help to break down ALD and keep us from feeling like total sh*t the morning after drinking?

1. ALDH2 – just think of this as the liver enzyme responsible for breaking down ALD. If only there were a way to increase the body’s levels of this enzyme. (Hint – Intox-Detox).

2. Glutathione – this is the body’s master antioxidant and a critical co-factor for breaking down ALD. Our bodies make it, but we run out after only a drink or two. Your liver is a tough som’b*tch and it can hang in there for a while. Eventually it just gets too backed up and ALD lingers in your blood stream and around your crucial organs (brain and heart), damaging everything it touches like Gremlins in a skyscraper in New York City. Click here to read a blog post where we went into mad detail about Glutathione…

Basically, you get TRASHED. Literally. And when you wake up, your body is still trying to fight to eliminate all the ALD.

Hmmm. If only you could speed that process up by, oh, I don’t know…like 65%. Imagine what a difference that would make. If by the time you wake up in the morning, your body has turned all of that deadly ALD into something harmless like acetate. You probably wouldn’t have so much of a “hangover”, now would you?

And that’s the genius of Intox-Detox. You take it BEFORE you drink to protect your body and prevent the misery. It’s the only Alcohol Recovery and Detoxification product on the market that contains the 2 SUBSTANCES proven in human clinical trials to speed up the break down of the ALD poison that comes from alcohol.

Check the label of any other product on the market. If it doesn’t contain both a clinical dosage of Japanese raisin and Setria L-Glutathione, it’s a joke. Period. That doesn’t mean other products won’t help at all. It just means they are not as good. And they haven’t done their science homework. Maybe the Gremlins ate it.

Also, remember to check for CLINICAL DOSAGE. Many companies like to quote research studies on an herb like Japanese raisin. However, they wet the Mogwai when it comes to using the right amount of the ingredient. That’s why Intox-Detox uses the full clinical dose that was used in the most impressive human study done on Japanese raisin and it’s effects on ALD metabolism.

It’s not cheap to do things the right way. We invested in our success and your better tomorrows by having the integrity to do things the way they should be done. Sure, we could make a lot more money by cutting the dosage by 1/3, 1/2 or even 1/9 like one company did. Sorry but that just will not cut it. We didn’t start this company just to make money. We wanted to change the world for the better and help people have a great time without damaging their bodies and feeling like crap in the process.

Next time, we are going to talk about how to take Intox-Detox if you are drinking liquor in larger quantities or just sipping drinks by the pool all damn day. Hint: Intox-Detox is all-natural and you can take up to 3 servings per day. Remember, only you can decide what moderation means to you. That is your right. We only stress that you protect your body, respect the safety of others (don’t drink and drive or be a douchebag) and drink responsibly.

Here’s to a better tomorrow,

Team Intox-Detox

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Intox-Detox Hotter Than a Hoochie-Coochie Down on the Chattahoochee!

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Best. Ribs. Ever. And they pair well with moonshine and Intox-Detox!

Over the weekend Intox-Detox attended the Chattahoochee River Country Music Festival July 24-26 at the VFW Fairgrounds in Carrolton, Georgia. It was a weekend of country music, barbecue, beer (pong) and camping. And according to CEO Andy Bennett (AB): “We finally learned firsthand just how hot a ‘hoochie -coochie’ really is!”

Intox-Detox finds the beer

It truly was “hotter than a hoochie-coochie”.

The lineup featured Stephen Dennis, Lorrie Morgan, the Kentucky Headhunters, Jesse Keith Whitley, Cowboy Troy, Brian Collins, Corey Smith, JJ Lawhorn, Bubba Sparxxx, The Lacs and Deana Carter.

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Intox-Detox meets the one and only Bubba Sparxxx, who seemed anxious to try the product.

All of these incredible acts performed well. The Intox-Detox team especially enjoyed Deana Carter, Brian Collins, JJ Lawhorn and Bubba Sparxxx. We even got the chance to grab a quick photo and share some of our amazing product with some of them. Bubba is a Georgia boy, hailing from not too far down the road from the venue. JJ Lawhorn was a standout as well; he’s from AB’s home state of Virginia, from just outside of Richmond, VA. JJ said it best: “Virginia people gotta stick together.” Amen.

JJ Lawhorn and Intox-Detox

Shaking hands with JJ Lawhorn. Watch out for this guy. He’s a true talent.

Intox-Detox set up shop across from the beer vendors, in the perfect spot to watch adults and children alike battle with gravity while riding the mechanical bull.

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When we weren’t accepting beer pong challenges at the booth, we were chowing down on a few racks of Gilbert’s Rib King BBQ. In the process, we discovered that they are local to Southern Florida, the place where the Intox-Detox revolution all began. It goes without saying that the ribs were washed down with some cold beer and a few healthy pulls of moonshine – not without a pack of Intox-Detox of course.  That’s how we do it!

beer pong and Intox-Detox

Intox-Detox always goes well with beer pong!

Friday and Saturday night there were some pretty bad ass after parties with a few of the performers working over time until 3 am to make sure everyone got their fill of great music, dancing and good times.

As usual, Intox-Detox was met with a healthy dose of skepticism, which is fine with us. It just makes it that much more fun to say “I told you so” the next morning. Our team practices what we preach. Yes, we drink, but we always keep it responsible and take Intox-Detox beforehand to prevent the next day’s misery and protect our bodies in the process. How else do you think we could handle partying like rock stars for three days straight in the hot Georgia sun?

I guess “preach” is the wrong word. There’s no sermon and no sales pitch. The product works. Don’t take our word for it. Go here and read some real testimonials. Or visit here and grab a free sample to find out for yourself. There’s nothing to lose. And you’ll know whether it worked in the morning. We don’t pull any punches. We just created an amazing product to deliver the knock out punch to one of the civilized world’s oldest problems – the painful after effects of drinking.

Already convinced, click here to go save 20% off Intox-Detox, by entering the coupon code “ABID20” at the top of the checkout page.

Why not come hang out with us at the next event? We’ll share some good drinks, awesome times and a whole lot of Intox-Detox.

A Hangover SuX. Intox-Detox WorX!

PS: Thanks to Bankhead Beverage for trying out our Intox-Detox samples and supplying a whole lot of beer and moonshine. It’s a great local place in Carrolton to pick up some liquor, wine or beer. Great selection and prices!

Stephen Dennis and Intox-Detox

Intox-Detox meets Stephen Dennis.

What Freedom Means to Me – Creating a Better Tomorrow for All

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How does one even write about freedom? It’s all been done, right? Our Declaration, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, didn’t they already say it all? Why even talk about freedom anymore? It’s sophomoric. We won freedom and so now we have it, forever. Right? Wrong! Freedom and apathy have never gone hand in hand. Freedom must be defended. Many societies throughout history have toiled, fought and died to win freedom. Few have succeeded in defending and protecting it for long. We would all do well to remember the question posed to Benjamin Franklin by Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia during the Constitutional Convention of 1787: “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin’s response is telling:

“A republic, if you can keep it.”

The cover model for our $100 note, “the Benjamin”, knew something that many of us often forget. Freedom is hard won, but it is much harder kept. So, on this historic holiday, our Independence Day, I say to you defenders of liberty and freedom; keep it. Our Founding Fathers, and all of the others, who carved America from the untamed rock of a new world were intellectual, philosophical and political geniuses. A true mastermind of thinkers who combined their strengths to create something stronger than anyone of them alone could have imagined. They are downright intimidating. How do you follow that?

So, I ask myself, what can I do to protect freedom? Like me, many of you might think it’s above your pay grade, beyond your reach or perhaps even lost already. I’m writing this to tell you that it is not. We keep our freedom by exercising our will to be free in everything we do, every day of our lives, and not just on July 4th. No gesture is too small. No kindness is without merit. Tyrants fear the masses because We the People have power. Everything we say matters. When we speak in unison, we can shake the bowels of the very earth upon which would-be tyrants stand. We are powerful.

When we pursue our happiness and defend that of others, we fuel the fire of this American experiment. We work arm in arm to keep our freedom. For my part, I started a little company called Intox-Detox. I believe that almost nothing celebrates our American freedom more than becoming an entrepreneur to build industry and deliver quality goods and services to our fellow citizens. We defend our liberties by taking an active role in the pursuit of our happiness, and the happiness of those around us.

In my case, this has translated to developing the Intox-Detox product, to help all of you enjoy yourselves with a few drinks, while protecting your liver and preventing the misery of the next day. As color swatches blended into the American mixing pot, we all have traditions and heritage baked into this big old red, white and blue cake. My batter is Irish, among other things. Like so many others, my family enjoys a few drinks, especially during holidays like this one. There is freedom in a drink. With that freedom comes responsibility. We defend all of our liberties by protecting those around us, avoiding drinking and driving and respecting the rights and wishes of others. So, remember to stay safe this July 4th. Exercise your pursuit of happiness and defend that of others. Enjoy your freedom, but also remember to keep it.

They say “freedom isn’t free” and I believe that. But also, freedom is not a zero sum game. Freedom given is freedom returned. There is freedom in giving freedom. When we keep it we don’t keep it for ourselves. We share it with everyone. That’s what freedom means to me. And it’s America’s gift to the world. Defend it and it will defend you.

Here’s to a better tomorrow,

Andy Bennett

The Heist: A Perfect Night Out Drinking With No Hangover

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Ever wondered how to get away with the perfect night out drinking? We did. That’s why we created Intox-Detox, to protect your body from the damaging effects of alcohol while helping you to function the next day and not feel like the gum on the bottom of someone’s shoe. We’ll get to the role Intox-Detox has to play in your heist in a moment.

Why do I call it a heist? Ever noticed how going back to the bar you were at the night before is referred to as “returning to the scene of the crime”? Small glasses of alcohol are “shots”. When you take a pee, you are “breaking” the seal. You often hear people say they were “hammered”, “smashed”, “sh*t-faced” and “slaughtered”. Clearly drinking is a pretty destructive activity. We don’t think it has to be that way though.

If we have one flaw, it is too much passion (bordering on obsession) for the science of getting away with the heist. In the spirit of brevity, and for those who don’t want to read the full dissertation, here are the Cliff’s notes of how to combine Intox-Detox with a few simple tricks to wake up feeling okay after an epic night out.

How to Get Away with the “Heist”

  1. Avoid dehydration – plenty of water before and after drinking. The rule of thumb about having a water between each drink is a good one. Replace electrolytes after with coconut water, Gatorade or any other hydration drink of your choosing.
  2. Slow alcohol absorption – eat plenty of healthy fats at the meal PRIOR to drinking, and not after you’re already drunk at the McDonald’s drive thru or hungover the next day.
  3. Eat greens – asparagus, artichoke, spinach, broccoli, etc… Most greens contain compounds that naturally help detox and protect your body (Knock out 2 & 3 by having a steak salad for dinner before going out)
  4. Choose drinks wisely – skip the ones that your body doesn’t like. For example, champagne gives me headaches, so I don’t drink much of it. Pick one drink for the night and stick to it. Don’t go from carbonated beverages (like beer) to liquor because it speeds up absorption and creates the “never sicker” effect
  5. Take natural anti-inflammatories – mitigate the inflammation caused by alcohol intake with supplements/foods like omega-3, turmeric, ginger, boswellia, berries, cherries, etc… Some people take NSAIDs like aspirin or Advil. Avoid Tylenol and/or acetaminophen at all costs – it will damage your liver!
  6. Take Intox-Detox BEFORE drinking – the only approach that provides the two substances needed to eliminate the acetaldehyde poison from your body faster
  7. Get adequate rest – at least 6 to 7 hours of sleep to avoid dragging the next day
  8. Energize wisely – there’s no caffeine in Intox-Detox because the jolt juice is the most popular drug on the planet and is readily available, like pretty much everywhere. Throw a rock and you’ll probably hit a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. (Technically the green tea in Intox-Detox does contain minute amounts of caffeine, equal to about one cup of DECAF coffee)

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For those who are in for the long haul and want the more in-depth analysis, read on…

When it comes down to it, what you are actually doing when you drink alcohol is acutely poisoning your body. Luckily for us, our bodies were built with the ability to break down the poison from alcohol, also known as ethanol. If this were not the case, one or two drinks could kill you. Or at the very least, cause you to be violently ill and vomit immediately. That’s exactly what happens with some unfortunate ethnic groups who have a deficient liver enzyme for breaking down the poison. Forgive the brief science lesson, but it’s essential to understand what is happening in your body when you drink. And thus, what you can do to get away with it.

The deficient enzyme in these poor individuals is known as ALDH2. It breaks down a chemical called ALD, or acetaldehyde, which is far more nefarious than the ethanol itself. In fact, some say that ALD is 12 to 15 times more poisonous. And, it accounts for most of the nastier side effects of the “hangover”, for example nausea, headaches and vomiting. A lot of people think that a hangover is just dehydration; that is part of the problem, but it is a significant oversimplification of what is really going on in your body.

Our ability to break down ALD is limited, due to a couple of things that I will revisit in a moment. As the ALD builds up faster than our livers can break it down, it causes all sorts of problems. Acetaldehyde is similar to formaldehyde, another similar and deadly chemical. ALD bounces around and damages tissues of the brain, heart, liver and pretty much anything else it touches. The longer it is in your system the more potential it has for doing damage to your body, and the more terrible you will inevitably feel the next day.

So, to briefly summarize the cumulative issues plaguing your body during a hangover, there is dehydration, cellular inflammation, free radicals, glutamine rebound and ALD buildup (we’ll come back to these and provide specific solutions for each). Some of these issues are easier dealt with than others. Okay, so we know what the problems are; let’s talk about solutions. How exactly do we address these issues to “get away with the crime in progress”? Hint: one of the biggest secrets is planning ahead a bit.

  1. Avoid Dehydration

Hydration is just a matter of drinking water. You can get fancy and use Pedialyte, Gatorade, coconut water or whatever electrolyte cocktail du jour appeals most to you. You should also drink plenty of water before, during and after drinking. Alcohol tricks your body into pumping out more fluid than it is taking in, also known as a diuretic. And, it is probably true that dehydration contributes to fatigue, poor muscle function and even headache. However, this is one of the easiest aspects of the “hangover” to remedy. Just drink plenty of H2O!

  1. Slow Down Alcohol Absorption

Everyone always talks about eating greasy comfort food after the damage has already been done, the next day when the hangover is already in progress. This might make you feel better psychologically; and it can help replace nutrients and vitamins to recover. But, a far better option is to eat fatty foods prior to going out drinking. Rather than a plate of cheese fries, your best bet would be to have a steak salad. Let’s not get into the “bad” vs. “good” fat debate here; as it’s beyond the scope of this article. For us, the combination of some saturated fat from the steak, healthier fats from olive oil dressing and/or avocado and greens is the perfect combination. The fat slows down absorption of alcohol in the stomach, which helps to give your liver a better chance to keep up with breaking down both alcohol and ALD, the poisonous metabolite of ethanol mentioned above. While we’re on the subject of greens…

  1. Eat Asparagus, Artichoke and/or Greens etc…

These things contain phytonutrients, antioxidants and amino acids that help the body to upregulate the breakdown of the poison from the toxins. More specifically, many greens contain something called cytochrome P-450, which plays a role in breaking down the poison. In addition, greens, whey protein, curcumin and whole eggs can provide glutathione and its precursors to further boost the process. We’ll tell you a little more about L-Glutathione in just a moment as it’s a key ingredient in Intox-Detox.

  1. Choose Drinks Wisely

It’s true that not all alcoholic drinks are created equally. Whether it’s sulfites in wine, congeners in dark liquors like whiskey and rum or just mixing a number of different kinds of drinks together, there are many ways to go wrong. Your best bet is to pick a drink and stick with it for the night. Some people just have issues with one particular type of alcohol or another. For example, if wine or champagne is your kryptonite, just toast half a glass and move on to something that sits better with your body. Also, “beer before liquor, never sicker” is a real thing. Drinking beer first, followed by liquor can make you “sicker” because of the carbonation, which expedites inebriation. Over-drinking in general is another big problem. There’s a point at which any number of natural hangover remedies will just do nothing for you. If you are drinking to the point where you need medical intervention, you already have a problem. Slow it down and enjoy yourself. Someone once gave me a great piece of advice and it went like this: tomorrow all the beer breweries, wineries and liquor distilleries will be back to work. The alcohol will still be there tomorrow or next week. Drink moderately and enjoy yourself; there’s no need to conquer the world in one night. Live to drink another day.

  1. Inflammation Intervention

Drinking alcohol causes cellular inflammation. The free radicals from its poisons attack your body at the cellular level. Inflammation is implicated in many chronic diseases, and in just not feeling so well in general. For this reason many people advocate taking an NSAID like aspirin or ibuprofen before bed, after a night of drinking. We are going to recommend that you NOT do this. Some of these can actually exasperate the damage to your liver. In particular, DO NOT EVER take acetaminophen for this purpose. This drug, more widely branded and known as Tylenol, can damage your liver all by itself in large quantities. Add alcohol to the mix and you are creating a perfect storm for liver disease. The least harmful of these is probably aspirin, but do recall that aspirin is still a powerful drug that kills a lot of people, for one reason or another, each year. Proceed with caution. Another option is to take natural anti-inflammatories before bed, like omega-3, berries – strawberry, blueberry, raspberry – cherries, and spices/supplements such as turmeric, boswellia extract and ginger.

  1. Detox, Recover, Protect with Intox-Detox

This is where Intox-Detox comes in and really takes the “heist” to the next level. Everything up to this point has been pretty much common sense, mixed with a little bit of folk remedy and basic science. Intox-Detox takes the science to a whole new level. The combination of Japanese raisin, Setria L-Glutathione, Green Tea and Panax Ginseng specifically targets ALD for breakdown, as much as 65% faster than usual. L-Glutathione neutralizes ALD in the bloodstream, marking it for detoxification in the liver. Japanese raisin increases the amount of the ALDH2 enzyme in the liver, to break down the poison and get it out of Dodge before it does too much damage. Green tea and Panax ginseng provide antioxidants and help to detox the liver, specifically further targeting ALD for elimination from the body.

  1. Adequate Rest

The Glutamine-rebound phenomenon we referred to above is a little complicated. Let’s simplify and give you the very basic explanation. Poisoning yourself with alcohol (drinking heavily) uses up the amino acid Glutamine (different than Glutathione, but equally important). To catch up, your body proceeds to over produce glutamine to make up for it. Glutamine excites the brain and disrupts GABA receptors in your noggin that allow you to get deep sleep. The result is that intoxicated sleep never achieves the deep REM cycles of normal rest. You either toss and turn or “pass out”; both result in low-quality sleep, which leaves you tired and poorly rested the next day. Intox-Detox actually helps to prevent the GABA disruption, allowing for better quality sleep. Don’t get us wrong; if you stay up all night drinking and only get 3 or 4 hours sleep, you will feel tired. Intox-Detox will help you sleep deeper, just make sure to get at least 6 or 7 hours, so that you are adequately rested when you wake up.

  1. Energize

Coffee or tea can help you get going the next day. We didn’t add any stimulants to Intox-Detox because they are very easy to find all around you. You probably have coffee in your house right now; and unless you live in a shack in the middle of the desert, odds are there’s a Starbucks within a mile or two. Every gas station has at least 5 different energy drinks that will get you going. A lot of people think we put ginseng and green tea in Intox-Detox for energy, which is not entirely untrue. However, this misses the point. The amount of green tea in the product provides amounts of caffeine equivalent to a cup of decaf coffee. It’s true that ginseng contains natural energy promoting chemicals and acts as an adaptogen to normalize body functions. Still, the primary reason for choosing these ingredients was to detox, recover and protect.

Conclusion:

So, there you have it. Your best bet for getting away with the heist are the tips listed above. Hell, you might feel so good that you want to return to the scene of the crime tomorrow. Combine the above with a serving or two of Intox-Detox and you can HAVE FUN TONIGHT and FEEL GREAT TOMORROW.

Did I say “a serving or two”? Yes I did. Intox-Detox is all natural and safe to take in larger amounts than one package. While we would never recommend drinking excessively, we also understand that moderation is a relative term. What’s moderate to me may not be your definition of MODERATION. Also, for better or worse, some of us get carried away at a wedding or catching up with old friends and lose track of time and drinks, resulting in less moderation than we had planned for. For example, on a bourbon night, CEO Andy Bennett will often take a package of Intox-Detox prior to drinking, and then another before bed. That strategy combined with the tips above will go a long way toward “getting away with it”!

Forgot to take your Intox-Detox last night? It still works in the morning. Wake up and take the full package with water and you can expect to start feeling a bit better in as soon as 45 minutes to an hour. That’s how powerful this product is! Remember however that it’s always better to take Intox-Detox prior to drinking alcohol because then you can benefit from the liver-protective effects of the ingredients.

Haven’t tried Intox-Detox yet? Head over here and grab a free sample. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee (to cover shipping), you can hit the town on a “crime spree” and see the powerful results for yourself!

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Gin Gimlet – Sugar-Free + Intox-Detox = a Healthier Better Tomorrow

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Last week we shared one of our favorite lower-sugar alcoholic drink recipes, the no-sugar added Pina Colada. If you missed it, go check it out at http://intox-detox.com/pina-colada-recipe-intox-detox-fav-alcoholic-mixed-drinks/

Today, we offer another classic with a new twist, this time for all you gin lovers. However, if if you don’t like gin, this one might be worth a go. We have actually made this for people who “don’t drink gin” and they absolutely loved it. As always, we are keeping the sugar to a minimum. In this case it’s virtually zero. Sure, there are minute amounts of sugar in the lime juice, but, for all intents and purposes, it’s about as sugar-free as you can get. And don’t forget all natural too.

When we developed the Intox-Detox product, it had to be all natural; and we wouldn’t accept anything less. Intox-Detox is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free and made in America. Let’s get on with the recipe all ready. These are technically in the family of classic martini cocktails and can be enjoyed day or night. Just be careful because they can sneak up on you.

Gin Gimlet Sugar-Free

What You Need

-1.5 to 2 shots gin

-1 shot of fresh squeezed lime juice

-3-4 packets of Truvia or Monk fruit extract (preferably half and half)

-1/2 teaspoon orange extract

-Lime wedge garnish

What You Do

Pack a shaker full of ice. Add gin, lime juice, optional orange extract and sweetener, 2 packets Truvia + 2 packets Monk fruit extract and 1/2 shot water or lemon/lime flavored soda water. If you like your drinks more “fresh” and not so sweet, use only 3 packets of sweetener. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into a fancy martini glass, or any old cup for that matter. Garnish with a lime, cherry optional. If you absolutely can’t stomach the gin, you can substitute vodka for a milder less “ginny” taste. For a simpler prep, with no shaker, you can make this drink stirred, not shaken. Just put all the ingredients into a glass with ice and stir thoroughly. In for a long night? Make it a double in a 12 to 16 oz glass!

Happy Friday and don’t forget to take Intox-Detox for a better tomorrow.

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What really causes a hangover?

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Our CEO Andy was at Spring Break 2015, Panama City Beach, Florida this month! From the gorgeous beaches of America’s third coast and the country’s largest Spring Break party, Andy offers a scientific explanation of what causes a hangover. Spoiler: it’s not dehydration.

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Spring Break 2015 Panama City Beach

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We came. We Conquered. We Kicked Ass.

Intox-Detox™ made an incredible impact at the country’s largest Spring Break party week.

For a week in March, hundreds of thousands of college students descend on the coastal city of Panama City Beach Florida and take part in what undoubtedly is the biggest Spring Break party in the country. This year, Intox-Detox™ was a corporate sponsor with Club LaVela, the nation’s largest day club outside of Las Vegas. Club LaVela acts as the hub that all Panama City Beach activity surrounds. Mega-stars of Hip Hop & Dance music graced the outdoor pool stage all week as thousands upon thousands of young people had the party of their lives.

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Spring Break 2015 at Club La Vela: Panama City Beach, Florida

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Join us for the largest college party of the year! Intox-Detox™ has partnered with Club La Vela, the largest day-club in America for Spring Break 2015!

We’ll be in Panama City Beach, Florida March 8-14

Club La Vela

We’ll be partying hard at the Vegas of the South, legendary Club La Vela. “Party with Thousands” is their mantra, and they don’t mess around. Headlining the week-long party will be mega stars Lil’ John, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, T-Pain, Juicy J, Shaggy, and many more.

Spring Break 2014 was INSANE and we expect Spring Break 2015 to be even better! Spring Break 2014:

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Where to Find Intox-Detox™

Find us on the beach for giveaways and massive sales. Buy Intox-Detoxat Club La Vela checkout counters. See our banners & signage by Club La Vela’s massive & world-famous club pool!

Club La Vela Pool

 

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Bear Pong!

A special order arrived at our HQ this week. Our very own Bear Pong set! Ever seen these? It’s amazing. Life-sized beer pong.

Intox-Detox Bear Pong

So much fun will be had by all.

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