If you’re trying to avoid consequences to your actions, then you came to the right place. The easy solution to prevent hangovers would be to reduce alcohol intake or not drink at all. But it’s 2020…and honestly, who are we kidding in saying that is easy?
Here are a few ways to get rid of those annoying hangovers, fast.
Gwen Stefani was right. Bananas ARE the s–t. Alcohol blocks a hormone that helps the body hold on to water, leading to the loss of electrolytes like potassium. Bananas are especially rich in potassium and can help replenish your body’s stores. If you don’t have any bananas on hand, coconut water supplies potassium as well.
If you have $35 to spare, then Morning Recovery is the way to go. This drink works by helping the liver break down alcohol-induced toxins that build up and put stress on the body. It also helps replenish lost nutrients and boost up liver functions to speed up recovery. You can’t go wrong.
“Sweating out a hangover” is a common tactic used by many of us. Some of us opt for a workout while others (Daniel Craig) swears by the sauna. Saunas help you sweat out the alcohol-induced toxins. It’s important to hydrate during and after your session, and you should probably avoid this route if you’re still feeling tipsy come sunrise. The best types of sauna for a hangover are infrared sauna, dry sauna, and steam baths. If it’s good enough for James Bond, it’s good enough for you.
Like Morning Recovery, if you have $34 and a glass of water, then Mentis is the way to go. Developed by Yale students and professors, Mentis presents itself as a defense for your hangover, so you need to drink it BEFORE you start throwing them back. The drink packet includes Vitamin C, Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12, Magnesium, Zinc, Sodium, Potassium, and L-Glutamine, leaving you SET.
Ok, yes, it’s a little expensive, but is there a price on being a functioning human being, again? I’d say no. IV works much like vitamins but way, way faster. Vitamins and minerals taken orally must pass through and be processed by the stomach, liver, and intestines. Once an infusion starts, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients circulate through your bloodstream and immediately deliver their benefits to your cells. There’s a treatment called “The Hangover Relief” for a reason.
Hangovers are the worst (excluding the 1st movie). Nowadays, everything from conference calls to happy hour happens on the same couch. Most of the time, we’re not counting the amount of coffee we’re drinking, and it’s easier than ever to finish a bottle of wine since the bar is now our apartment. In between the coffee and wine, we probably forget to hydrate, eat, or sip over chug.
Hangovers are the body’s way of reminding us that we overindulged on the drinks, just a bit. The answer to how to get rid of a hangover fast? Stay ahead of the game, and take care of yourself. I know your heart is telling you to order the White Claw, but make sure you have a plan B for your liver.