Is There Really Such a Thing as a Hangover Cure?
Intox-Detox is always on the lookout for new products and strategies that claim to be a hangover cure. The last one came from Mojo.com and you can check it out here – Discover the Secret – How to Avoid a Hangover
Since we’ve been doing this hangover research for over a decade, you can bet that we’re a little more than skeptical. Everyone claims to know what “works”. The difference is that we really do know. As much as we enjoy the utter nonsense being propagated throughout the internet about hangovers, we feel we have a civic duty to debunk the bunk. We also like to educate and open minds as to what really causes hangovers. We take a scientific approach to help you learn how to have fun tonight and feel great tomorrow. Why? Because hangovers suck.
We’ve all been there. We here at Intox-Detox wouldn’t wish it on our worst enemy. This entertaining (though not necessarily all that helpful) video comes from Tipsy Bartender:
Flamboyant and entertaining performance aside, advising people to drink more water and eat food when drinking gets filed under the following categories: no sh*t, so what, everyone already knows that and maybe even stop wasting my time.
It may sound harsh, but the internet is full of people that claim to “compete” with Intox-Detox. Reality is there is no competition. Very few – NO ONE – is doing real science and delivering quality ingredients that are clinically proven and dosed. Like what?
Here’s an example – the only two ingredients clinically proven to help detox, recover and protect the body from the damaging effects of alcohol consumption:
- Japanese raisin
- Setria L-Glutathione
So, let’s break down the above video just a little further by looking at Tipsy Bartender’s two genius suggestions:
- Drink More Water
Let’s get over the fact that everyone already knows this but nobody does it. Alcohol is a diuretic. It actually tricks your body into making a hormone that forces you to pee out more fluid than you’re taking in. You “break the seal” and your body keeps pumping much needed water out of your system. Drinking water before, during and after alcohol helps to replace what you’re losing.
Dehydration is a key component of a hangover, but dehydration alone is not a hangover. Just like a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle isn’t a square. Dehydration makes a hangover worse. In particular, it can cause headaches, muscle cramping and low energy the day after drinking. Staying hydrated helps your body detox in general and will speed up the elimination of the poisons that come from alcohol. (We’ll revisit the poison issue in a moment and tell you why Intox-Detox is a real solution.)
In summary, stop being lazy and drink more water.
2. Eat Food
Like water, food is essential to life. And yes, it can help avoid a hangover in many ways. Food contains important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help your body detox and restore balance after drinking alcohol. However, we recommend you not rely on eating greasy comfort food the morning after drinking. Who needs all the extra calories? Also, some of us are so nauseous the next morning that the sight of an omelet makes us wanna vomit. A much better option is to eat certain foods that help your body to better process the alcohol. Making the right choices can also slow down the absorption of alcohol to buy more time for your liver to do its job.
Intox-Detox: The Acetaldehyde Avenger
The real problem is that no one really understands the hangover problem. Yes, hangovers are caused by many factors: inflammation, dehydration, free radicals, glutamine rebound, low glutathione levels and acetaldehyde poisoning.
Some of them are easier to remedy than others. We’ll assume that you know how to drink water, eat food and sleep it off. What we offer is a product clinically proven to help your body eliminate the acetaldehyde poison that comes from alcohol faster than you could do otherwise. Clinically proven means that our ingredients have been tested in real humans, with real gold-standard research studies.
Intox-Detox Founder and #1 Guinea Pig