For as long as we’ve consumed alcohol, we’ve had hangovers!! With the festive season well and truly on our doorstep, party time often means hangover time for many. So if you’ve overindulged, here is some advice on what you can do to help support your body through to 2015.
Hangover prevention and treatmentThere are numerous folk remedies described as preventing, shortening and reducing the severity of hangover symptoms, but few treatments have had proper investigation. Clinical studies support the use of herbal medicine, in conjunction with nutrients, to assist healthy liver function. Supporting your liver on a regular basis is vital for those who regularly consume alcohol or those who are exposed to any sort of environmental toxins ie: hairdressers, miners, painters, mechanics, cleaners, etc.
So what causes a hangover?
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Stomach upset
- Low blood sugar
- Sleep disturbance
- Toxic by-products of alcohol
- Alcohol withdrawal
- Lack of food
- Other drugs eg: nicotine
Minimising hangover effectsAs well as the regular partygoers, those of you who usually only drink a small amount of alcohol, but anticipate a busy festive season, should include some liver support. This means taking supplements before and after social functions to help minimise any hangover effect.
Improving your liver functionTraditional herbs such as St. Mary’s thistle, Dandelion, Schizandra, Bupleurum, Globe artichokeand the nutrient curcumin:
- Aid regeneration of your liver cells
- Support and protect liver function
- Promote bile flow to help break down fats
Fighting hangover fatigueAfter a big night out, your head may be feeling a bit fuzzy, so it’s important to replenish your electrolytes and restore hydration. A comprehensive powdered magnesium supplement(including B vitamins and other nutrients) will be absorbed more rapidly than tablets and will:
- Support your nervous system
- Ease tension in your body
- Provide energy
- Assist with headache relief
Mr Vitamins recommendsHerbs of Gold nutritional supplements for Hangover Prevention and Treatment
- Liver Care
- Muscle Resuscitation