One of the most discussed topics among men of drinking age is consistently “hangover cures”. Everyone has their own spin on things; from Chinese food, to working out, to a good massage. Yet, to date, nobody has been able to definitively solve the problem of nausea, soreness, dizziness, a pounding headache, and overall feeling like death.
Before being able to solve the problem, it’s important to determine what causes the problem. Your brain is pounding out of your skull, your body feels like it went twelve rounds with Rocky Balboa, and your stomach is so sour that you can’t predict which end it’s all going to come out of… not a pretty sight.
The reason you feel this way has to do with ethanol – the alcohol in your drinks. It’s a toxic chemical that works in the body as a diuretic, which means it makes you pee more and you can become dehydrated as a result. Dehydration is one of the main causes of your hangover symptoms, which forces you to crawl into a ball under your sheets and hate your life for the next eight hours.
Now that you know the cause of the awful feelings you’re having, I present to you the foolproof method of preventing and / or curing them. It’s a two-step approach, any way you look at it. First, let’s start with prevention.
Preventing the hangover requires sound mind at the end of the night, which, for many of us, just isn’t a realistic option. If you’re level-headed enough to avoid passing out fully clothed on your floor, you have a real opportunity to prevent your hangover altogether. This option requires three steps, but one is optional. The first (optional step) is have a slice of bread when you get home. If you can’t manage to find a pizzeria on the way back to your place, bread will do. Next, grab a glass of water and swallow a Vitamin B Complex pill. This vitamin combines essential nutrients that help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day. They also break down the sugars in alcohol, and when you wake up, you’ll feel like a human being again!
Next is the reactive approach a.k.a. Option two, for those of you that don’t make it home in a coherent state. It involves one thing: Pedialyte. This electrolyte drink is literally a miracle, and can rid you of your absolute worst hangovers. It also comes in a powder form. It literally wakes the dead. Drink some Pedialyte, eat something greasy, and you’re on your way to join the living again.
Be safe out there!
-Your Big Bro