hangover

A hangover is the withdrawal symptoms from excessive alcohol consumption.

Symptoms

The most common symptoms are:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • lack of appetite
  • dehydration
  • shakiness
  • stomach irritation
  • fatigue

Causes

The most common cause of a hangover is dehydration from excessive alcohol consumption.

If you drink more alcohol than your body can metabolize efficiently, you will develop a hangover. The toxins in alcohol build up in your body and make you feel sick. The main chemical in alcohol that causes a hangover is a chemical called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is an alcohol by-product that research suggests may cause the worst of your hangover symptoms.

Dehydration is both a cause and a symptom of hangovers. Alcohol increases urination. The more alcohol you drink, the more water your body loses. Your liver and kidneys need water to process the alcohol, so when you lose water, your body struggles to rid itself of toxins.

How do drinks like Morning Recovery and DrinkAde work?

The drink Morning Recovery is designed to lessen the effects of next-day symptoms experienced after “a fun night’ out. It will not prevent intoxication nor enhance sobriety.

DrinkAde is formulated to support the body in neutralizing toxins, restoring vital nutrients, and rehydrating the body after a ‘night out celebrating’. Similar to Morning Recovery, this drink will not prevent intoxication nor enhance sobriety.

Can a Hangover be Prevented?

Yes. A hangover can be prevented by abstaining from drinking alcohol. However, if you do drink alcohol, a hangover can be prevented by not drinking too much, not mixing different types of alcoholic drinks, and drinking plenty of water afterwards.

Eating a meal before you drink will also help you avoid the day after effects of drinking to much alcohol. When you have food in your stomach it slows the absorption of alcohol by your body.

Recovering from a hangover

Studies show that eating a light, nutritionally balanced breakfast and drinking plenty of water will lessen the effects of a hangover. Electrolytes in food help replenish a dehydrated system and get calories back into your body. Resting is also beneficial. A lack of sleep will worsen the effects of a hangover.  Sleep helps the body’s way of healing itself.

Hangovers can be very unpleasant. Please celebrate and recover responsibly.