hangover causes

Top 8 Causes of Hangovers

Everyone can agree that #HANGOVERSSUCK – what remains up for debate are two things…

A. What actually causes them?

B. What you should do about them?


There’s so much confusion and misinformation. Even many medical professionals don’t completely understand the true causes of hangovers. The fact is that there is no one cause. There are 8 major physiological factors that contribute. Here is a brief list with some tips for what you can do about it. (Click the image to learn more about each factor)

  1. Inflammation

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Tip: Add anti-inflammatory foods, spices and natural supplements. Take NSAIDs – aspirin, Advil and Aleve – at your own risk. Avoid Tylenol or acetaminophen at all costs while drinking alcohol. Learn more about avoiding inflammation here…

2. Dehydration

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Tip: Drink water! Coconut water is great because it naturally contains antioxidants and electrolytes to hydrate faster. Drink fluids before, during and after drinking alcohol. Learn more about avoiding it here…

3. Sleep Disrupters

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Tip: Get 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep. Learn how Intox-Detox can help you wake up more refreshed…

4. Gastrointestinal Upset

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Tip: Use all-natural antacids like baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) or potassium bicarbonate. OTC antacids can be used in a pinch, but may have side effects. Learn more about the natural way here…

5. Low Blood Sugar

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Tip: Relieve low blood sugar in the short-term naturally with a tablespoon of honey, 4 oz. of juice or a handful of raisins. Follow with a more substantial meal or snack, containing healthy fats, lean proteins and low-glycemic carbohydrates. To learn how to prevent low blood sugar associated with alcohol intake click here…

6. Free Radicals

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Tip: Eat foods high in antioxidants like vegetables – especially the green and cruciferous varities – and fruits. Brightly colored foods like carrots, squash, berries, cherries and pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants. Learn more about the antioxidants found in Intox-Detox here…

7. Vitamin Deficiency

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Tip: Most of the same foods that are high in antioxidants also contain the vitamins and minerals needed to make sure your body has everything it needs to detox alcohol. Include a multivitamin supplement with a meal prior to drinking alcohol to cover all your bases. Learn more about that here…

8. Acetaldehyde Toxicity

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Tip: Eat foods high in the amino acids L-Cysteine and L-Glutathione. Examples include red meat, avocados, onions, garlic, whey protein, greens and eggs. This is where Intox-Detox shines, containing 2 ingredients clinically proven to help detox this nasty chemical. Learn more here…


Hangovers are not completely understood. That doesn’t mean that science can’t help. We know that the 8 factors listed above are intimately involved. With natural approaches to addressing these root causes of hangover symptoms, we can alleviate some of the suffering and help protect our bodies in the process.

That’s why we created a cheat sheet for you called the 7 SIMPLE STEPS TO AVOID A HANGOVER. Download it here…

In less than 5 minutes, you can have a blueprint for avoiding hangovers through diet, lifestyle and, yes, supplements like Intox-Detox.  We spent 10 years researching the problem and turned our findings into this brief and free report.

Grab a sample of Intox-Detox here…