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!
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)
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.
How does it do that?
Intox-Detox is the only alcohol recovery and liver detox product on the market that uses the 2 ingredients clinically proven in human beings to…
- Protect the liver from ALD with patented and proven Setria L-Glutathione
- Enhance detoxification of alcohol and it’s metabolite ALD
Stay #LIVERSTRONG because #HANGOVERSSUCK!