Today we will take a look at some so-called DIY “hangover cures”. This quick video demonstrates how to use each of these novel strategies. Take a quick look and then we will break down each and analyze how it compares to Intox-Detox.
First of all, we want to thank Yahoo for this content. Anyone who goes out of their way to make a video to help people overcome a hangover is all right with us. After all, that is the whole reason we are in this business.
However, for us this is just more of the same. The tips are somewhat novel but they still operate on the flawed premise that we should “cure” a hangover after the damage is already done. Let’s take a quick look at each of these “cures”.
This is our favorite of the bunch. We love things all-natural, which is why we created Intox-Detox that way – FYI it’s also gluten-free, non-GMO, preservative-free and vegan. No big deal. Anyway, I like putting a natural spin on electrolyte drinks, which can often be loaded with a lot of unnecessary chemicals from dyes and preservatives. We suggest getting organic coconut water and cranberry juice not from concentrate with no added sugars. An even better idea would be a juice cocktail including any of the following, lemon, lime, blueberry, strawberry, acai, pomegranate, tart or sweet cherry, goji, macqui, pineapple and/or aloe vera juice. All of these have unique benefits and are loaded with antioxidants. One more crucial tip: drink this mix before you start drinking, between beverages, prior to bedtime and when you awake the next morning. The best way to fix dehydration is to avoid it all together.
Electrolyte Ice Cubes
While novel, this solution is more of the same. It’s not a bad idea, but why would you go to the trouble of making this ahead of time and then wait until after you feel terrible to use them? You certainly would not wake up early, after a night of drinking, to throw this together and then wait a few hours for the ice cubes to freeze. A more interesting solution might be to use flavors for these frozen electrolytes that will go well with the drink you are enjoying. For example, imagine freezing coconut water with orange slices and then placing them in your Malibu and pineapple juice cocktail. Now that’s synergy; and you would be hydrating as you go, rather than waiting until the damage is done. We also suggest replacing the Gatorade or Powerade with a natural alternative.
Pickle Juice “Cure”
Some people love drinking pickle juice, but for others it’s a disgusting suggestion. Our tip is to avoid it if you don’t like drinking vinegar. For that matter, you might as well just use one of the solutions above. Or add a little pickle juice and a gherkin to your dirty martini.
Eggs are a legitimate suggestion because of the many nutrients they bring to the table for detoxifying alcohol. High in B vitamins and the amino acid L-cysteine, eggs are a natural powerhouse for helping to break down the toxins from booze. The amino acid cysteine is a precursor to L-glutathione, known as the body’s master antioxidant and an important part of neutralizing alcohol’s poisons and eliminating them from the body. The very reason that Intox-Detox uses Setria L-Glutathione in our product. What we dislike about this tip is that you are waiting until the morning after when the misery has arrived and the damage is done. A better suggestion would be to eat this meal prior to drinking alcohol. The fats from the yolk and butter will help to slow down the uptake of alcohol into the bloodstream. That means you can rage longer and give your body more time to break down the toxins.
Not to beat a hungover horse, but our preference is for mitigating hangover symptoms with preemptive strikes. If you really overdo it, there’s probably almost no way to avoid feeling a little under the weather the next day. However, you might be able to turn what could be a 48 hour hangover into a manageable few hours of just feeling a little off or low-energy.
The other more critical problem with these solutions is that three out of the four are focused only on dehydration. Despite what so many people believe, a hangover is not just dehydration. It is merely one of the physiological factors involved; and not the most important by far. While poor hydration can give you headaches, the primary culprit for the nastiest hangover symptoms – nausea, vomiting, headache and general malaise – is alcohol’s more evil twin (and natural metabolite in the liver) ACETALDEHYDE.
What makes Intox-Detox different from all the other so-called “hangover cures” is that we combined 2 clinically proven ingredients to be taken BEFORE you drink in order to both protect your liver and help avoid the misery of the next morning. Some of our competitors, the more progressive ones, know about the acetaldehyde connection. They use the science to justify their ingredients. We salute them for understanding the primary cause of hangovers.
However, that is where our praise begins and ends. No other product on the market uses the 2 clinically proven ingredients in the exact clinical dosage used in human studies.
Yes, we have all seen John Oliver’s recent rant about scientific studies (if you haven’t go watch it now!). We agree that people are not mice or rats. That is why Intox-Detox was based on quality human research. Because as cute as mice are, they don’t often get drunk outside of laboratories; and they certainly don’t buy hangover pills. To learn more about the causes of hangovers and what you can do about it to enjoy your drinks without feeling terrible the next day, click here… (COMING SOON).
Until next time…cheers to a BETTER TOMORROW!