That morning-after feeling is the curse of the holiday season. In addition to the tried-and-tested rules of social drinking -- pace yourself with a glass of water between cocktails, don’t drink on an empty stomach -- here are a few products that will help mitigate that dreaded hangover:
Sip super water
Dehydration from the ethanol in alcohol is what causes the nausea and headaches associated with a typical hangover. Liquid IV’s Hydration Multiplier is a lemon-flavored potassium, sodium and glucose powder that is added to water, making it at least twice as hydrating as plain water. In addition to warding off the effects of over-indulging, the product is used by athletes, and also to combat the effects of jet lag and to eliminate fatigue. Priced at $2.99 a packet, which makes 16 ounces.
Prepare in advance
The idea behind the Never Too Hungover Boost is to take it before heading to that party. Ingredients like potassium, electrolytes, milk thistle, vitamin B-12 and green tea and caffeine extracts process the toxins inherent in alcohol. According to the company, a 3.4-ounce serving is enough to fend off the effect of seven drinks.
Overdoing it with alcohol depletes the body of oxygen. Water brand Oxigen infuses its water with stabilized oxygen and a bit of sea salt, which helps the body recover more quickly from undue stresses such as jet lag and hangovers. The idea is to drink a bottle of the water (each 20-ounce bottle has 1,000 parts per million of bio-available oxygen, compared to between 5 and 40 parts in other bottled water) on an empty stomach. The company also makes oxygen shots you can slip into a pocket or purse to down after that last drink of the night.