Prevent a New Year's Hangover
Ah the thrill of a New Year's Eve party. There are few better times than ringing in the New Year with friends, food and, more than likely, a bit of alcohol.
A lot of us go to parties with the intention of just having one drink or two to be social. But even the best intentions fail. One drink becomes two, two becomes three with the pattern continuing until you hit drink one too many. Something most tend to forget about while they’re out having a fun time is their alarm clock is still going to go off the next morning. They wake up and hope the reason they feel so awful is because the Mayans were actually right and the world is ending.
From sports drinks to that one secret recipe your friend swears works, there are an astronomical number of supposed hangover "cures." Here’s our roundup of the top hangover relief formulas available so you can make it through New Year's Day feeling alive and well:
1. The Basic: RU-21 from Spirit Sciences USA – 20 Tabs for $4.13
RU-21 is an all-natural supplement that’s been clinically proven to regulate the metabolism of alcohol, protecting the body from the damage caused by acetaldehyde, a toxic byproduct of alcohol metabolism. RU-21 neutralizes the effects of acetaldehyde by regulating the metabolic process of alcohol in the body thus decreasing the risk of a hangover. RU-21 is most effective when taken while drinking.
2. The Savior: Alcohol X from Bhelliom Industries -- 30 Caps for $34.99
OK so you made a bit of a mistake. You thought you followed all of the steps necessary to prevent a hangover. Somewhere along the line you probably missed something since you just woke up with a splitting headache with your stomach doing its best Titanic impression. While Alcohol X is most effective when taken after your last drink, it doesn't mean the end of the world if you forget. If you wake up with a hangover the next morning, simply take two capsules of Alcohol X and you’ll start to feel the effects of that hangover leave your body within 30 minutes. Alcohol X possesses a blend of vitamins and herbs such as cayenne pepper, feverfew and passion flower to help you wake up the next morning feeling great.
3. The Convert: Feel Better the Next Day by Drinkin' Mate Hangover Defense – Tabs for $8.95
Feel Better the Next Day works by converting excess alcohol into by-products that the body naturally products. It contains 1,000 mg of wild guava leaf extract in each tablet. Wild guava leaf extract helps hydrate your body, reduces stomach queasiness and boosts the effectiveness of antioxidants. Feel Better the Next Day doesn’t have to be taken before or during alcohol consumption, but has proven to be most effective when taken before bed.
4. The Do it All: Hangover Formula from Source Naturals – 60 Tabs for $10.25
Hangover Formula's potent nutritional combination of antioxidants and herbs has been specially designed to replenish nutrients that may be lost due to excessive alcohol consumption. By replenishing all that you have lost due to alcohol, your body is better prepared to fight the hangover that’s to come.
5. The Protector: Silymarin from Twinlab -- 50 Caps for $5.80
While not exactly deemed a hangover cure, silymarin (also known as milk thistle) helps promote healthy liver function. It works in your body by releasing the toxic buildup that tends to occur in the liver. Damage caused by alcohol has the ability to taint and pollute your liver. Silymarin helps build up your liver's defenses, increasing the rate at which alcohol can be metabolized. The faster the alcohol is metabolized, the less likely a hangover is to occur.
Keep in mind while these products may help keep you functional the next morning, there’s still a thing called alcohol poisoning. Have fun as you bring in the New Year, but also remember to drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive!
If you plan on going out on New Year's Eve, stock up on these hangover relief products available from eVitamins and have fun!