Hangovers. We've all experienced them. We regret them. And now that we're celebrating and having parties again in our post-Covid world, there is a possibility of overdoing it. Good news is there are some things we can do to avoid them. Obviously, we advocate drinking in a responsible manner. Should you overindulge, here are our tips.
Let's start with the basics:
Dehydration is one of the main causes of hangover symptoms such as thirst, headache, fatigue and dry mouth. A good general rule is to have a glass of water between drinks or minimum a big glass of water before bed.
Hangovers can sometimes be worse if you have low levels of blood sugar. Eating a late night snack or good breakfast the next day might help cure your symptoms a little quicker. A nutritious meal can help get rid of weakness and headache.
One of the major causes of typical hangover symptoms is inflammation. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be effective in helping cure hangovers but certain medicinal herbs can also help. Red ginseng, ginger, and prickly pear help fight inflammation naturally.
Prickly pear has been proven very successful in reducing the risk of a severe hangover by 62% if taken 5 hours before drinking. You might not want to run a marathon after a night of drinking but it sure might help.
Ginger can also help with the nausea and upset stomach that can accompany a bad hangover.
Drink High Quality
Fermentation, the process that produces alcohol, also creates congeners. Congeners are impurities such as methanol, tannins, fusel oils, and furfural. These can all cause headaches, nausea and other headache symptoms.
Distillation removes these impurities from the alcohol, therefore highly distilled alcohols (higher quality spirits) contain less congeners. If you stick to higher quality spirits you might be feeling a little better the morning after. Also, clear liquors (vodka and gin) and those with less or no sugar contain less congeners than darker liquors. Spring44 spirits contain pure, high quality pharmaceutical grade alcohol. And you get the benefit of our pure, magical spring water. Your bottle is 60% water. Enjoy safely.