Here are some hangover helpers. You’re going to need them
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.
Available at select Whole Foods Markets, GNC and Bed Bath & Beyond. Info: drink.liquid-iv.com
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.
$3.99 at GNC, Vitamin Shoppe and Amazon. Info: nevertoohungover.com
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.
The waters are $49.95 for a pack of 24, and the shots $89.70 for 30 units on Amazon. The waters are available at Vons, Gelson’s and Bristol Farms. Info: drinkoxigen.com
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