What Causes Hangovers? Physiological Factors – Dehydration?

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Dehydration and Hangovers

The reason we started Intox-Detox was to shine a light on a problem that effects millions of Americans, and billions of people worldwide. It’s a problem that has been around since the dawn of modern civilization. Once humans learned how to make alcoholic beverages, hangovers plagued them. Amazingly, very little research and time has been devoted to the problem.

For this reason, folk remedies and “snake oil salesman” have run the show, rather than real, hard science. And the amount of misinformation broadcast across the internet has become mind-boggling. It’s hard to find “the truth”.

That’s why we did 10 years of research, and continue to explore new solutions to  this day. One particular comment that we hear over and over again is that…

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Dehydration Causes a Hangover?

But is this actually true? The best easy answer we can give you is – “Sort of, but not really.”

All forms of alcohol are what’s known as diuretics, meaning they increase the body’s urine output. Let’s put it in simple terms: when you drink about 4 alcohol beverages, your body loses up to 1 quart of water. Most people can easily down 6 to 8 beverages in an evening, so it adds up to losing an immense amount of fluids.

More specifically, alcohol inhibits production of the antidiuretic hormone vasopressin. This prevents your kidneys from conserving water and increases urine production. In practice this leads to the “breaking the seal” phenomenon where you keep having to pee large volumes and often more frequently while drinking alcohol.

Symptoms of Dehydration

Common symptoms of mild dehydration are thirst, weakness, dry mucous membranes and dizziness. Sounds like a hangover to me, right?

So to address all of the people who believe that hangovers are just dehydration, it’s understandable why you might mistakenly think that. All of these symptoms are commonly associated with hangovers. Remember though, a square is a rectangle but a rectangle is not a square.

Moderate dehydration also occurs with going to the beach (sun exposure) and working out. Most of us would agree that those experiences do not feel the same as a hangover. There’s a lot more going on than dehydration. However, it must be acknowledged that dehydration is one physiological factor that contributes to hangovers.

Luckily for us, it’s also one of the easiest things to fix. Just drink water! We recommend increased water intake prior to and during drinking alcohol. One great way to do this is to simply consume 4 to 6 oz. of water between each drink. That will also slow you down, encourage enjoying your drinks and hopefully prevent binge drinking to some extent.

Of course, water is not all that is lost with increased urination. It’s a good idea to replace electrolytes with Gatorade, Pedialyte or by simply eating a banana. We like coconut water because of its healing, hydrating properties and natural mineral content.

You should also drink fluids prior to bedtime and the morning after drinking, as dehydration often persists beyond the alcohol consumption. If you don’t take Intox-Detox (how exactly does it work?) and follow all of our advice, you might wake up with a hangover, which means you might have to deal with increased sweating, vomiting and/or diarrhea. All of these things only make dehydration much worse.

Let’s Review

Dehydration is part of a hangover, but not the whole problem. Fixing it is easy. Drink 4 to 6 oz. of fluids between each alcoholic drink. In addition, drink extra fluids prior to alcohol, before bedtime and the next morning. Preferably drink all natural coconut water to include electrolytes. Other options are Gatorade (or other sports drinks) plain old water, Pedialyte or eating a banana.

The BIGGEST factor involved in the nastiest side effects of alcohol is what’s known as Acetaldehyde toxicity (learn more about that here). This is the one that is most responsible for the stomach upset, nausea, headache and vomiting. As we said, mild dehydration can produce some of these symptoms, but nothing like a really bad hangover.

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Why didn’t we address dehydration with our product? Acetaldehyde toxicity is a WAY more difficult problem to solve. Dehydration is actually very simple. You just have to drink water. Since H2O comes out of your tap for free and electrolytes can be found almost anywhere, why would we charge you for that or add capsules to our formula just to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist?

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What Causes a Hangover? Physiological Factors – Glutamine Rebound

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What Really Causes a Hangover?

Everyone thinks they know what causes hangovers. Let me tell you right now – even if you are a nurse or a medical doctor, you don’t know jack. No offense, but it’s true. I know because I talk to you everywhere I go, traveling across the country to promote Intox-Detox. That doesn’t mean you’re not super smart. I’m sure that I could never do your job. But we spent 10 years researching hangovers and the many physiological factors involved.

The truth is that almost NO ONE understands what’s really behind one of the most common, prevalent and also one of the oldest problems to plague modern man. And like most problems, the internet only makes it worse. There are very few quality sources of information regarding health. And who do you trust? Why, for example, should you trust me? Great question! Don’t. Question everything!

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Moving on, chances are what you think is the cause of a hangover is only one of many physiological factors involved. For example, the vast majority of people think that hangovers are just dehydration. Dehydration is surely a factor, but it is not the only one. That is why we are taking the time to address the major causes of hangovers on our blog. To read our full analysis of all of the factors that contribute to hangovers click here… (COMING SOON)

Glutamine Rebound

Chances are you have probably never heard of this phenomenon. Most people know of glutamine as the amino acid that some athletes and trainees take for recovery. It is considered a conditionally essential amino acid (building blocks of protein) because our bodies can make it. However, during times of rigorous training, alcohol consumption and illness our glutamine levels can be suppressed, causing us to recover more slowly. Glutamine is actually a powerful source of energy for the brain and the immune system.

When you drink alcohol, glutamine is suppressed. Once you stop drinking and retire for the evening your body goes into hyper-mode to replace the shortfall in glutamine. The large amount of glutamine acts as a stimulant to the brain and interferes with another amino acid called GABA, which is involved in sleep. This stimulation in the brain is bad because it keeps you from reaching the deep levels of sleep required to awake rested and recovered.

Some people toss and turn, consciously aware of their restlessness. You might even have some really crazy dreams. If you passed out, you might be dead to the world yet still not getting the deeper REM sleep needed to wake up ready to greet the new day.

Side effects of glutamine rebound can be insomnia, restlessness, low energy, tremors, anxiety and increased blood pressure the day after drinking alcohol.

Bottom line: GLUTAMINE REBOUND is the #1 cause for feeling exhausted the morning after drinking. Low energy is a big part of the problem because it keeps us on the couch in a Netflix coma, rather than getting to the gym and/or being productive.

Addressing Glutamine Rebound

There is some evidence that the ingredients in Intox-Detox might help combat glutamine rebound, allowing you to wake more rested in the morning. While this requires more quality research, anecdotal reports from customers seem to indicate that this is true.

A few other tips for avoiding glutamine rebound’s negative effects…

-Get 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep after drinking alcohol

-Consider supplementing with L-Glutamine – 5 to 10 grams is very safe to take and may replenish the shortfall, preventing a rebound. Some evidence suggests that glutamine can also lessen cravings for alcoholic drinks.

-Take Intox-Detox, which contains Japanese Raisin extract. This Asian superfood is a source of DHM, which has been reported to balance the effects of Glutamine and GABA on the brain

-Avoid other stimulants like caffeine while drinking and prior to bedtime

With these few tips you can mitigate the glutamine rebound and get more restful sleep even when you have a couple drinks.

Don’t forget that Intox-Detox stands by our assertion, backed by the newest research, that the cause of the worst after effects of alcohol consumption – nausea, headache and vomiting – is acetaldehyde (ALD) buildup in the body. Luckily for you, Intox-Detox is formulated to help detox, recover and protect your body from that exact toxin.

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