These are my top natural hangover remedies taking into account not only the effect they have on alleviating the disagreeable symptoms of being hungover, but also on your health.
Of course, everybody’s different and there are natural hangover remedies and cures that work much better for some people than for others.
Some of the below remedies are more effective if taken the night before.
However, if you forgot because you’re a bit simple and were too drunk, that’s a pity. Why?
Because it means you’re now waking up with breath that makes your friends pass out from eggy gas poisoning.
Hmmmm. Well good luck, may the force be with you my friend.
For you, the best natural remedies are a combination of the following:
1. Vitamin replenishment & detox
The natural vitamin detox and replenishment method. The most effective way to prevent the shakes, headaches, bad stomach, sweats and the rest all in one clean, clinical pre-emptive sweep.
It replaces all that you lost during your night of drunken antics, rehydrates you and picks you up again.
And all this happens while you sleep!
This is far more effective if taken right after a night out and before sleeping of course.
It still has some effect if taken the next morning though, but you’ll already feel like someone jumped on your head repeatedly all night by then.
So be a decent chap and get into the habit of taking it the night before won’t you?
It’s good for your health and detoxes your liver, enough to propel it to the number one spot.
What is it? A vitamin drink or capsule with cysteine and/or milk thistle, or the equivalent.
There are some pretty good all in one vitamin solutions.
With plenty of electrolytes to replace all the nutrients that high quantities of alcohol made you lose, you’ll be able to wake up with a clear head in the morning.
2. Liquids for curing hangovers
If you have no vitamin drink left, liquids will have to suffice.
Whatever you peed out on your 58 visits to the toilet during your evening of fun and frolics you feel the lack of the next day.
It needs to be replaced for you to start to feel better.
I’ve got a chart of favourite drinks for when you’re hungover.
Read on to learn some more hangover remedies and tips
Hangover remedy myths. Fake cures that don’t work!
Here are some more natural hangover cures and remedies if you’re needing some hangover relief
Food is great, mmmm. Some foods can cure a hangover too.
Hangover food can be combined with vitamin drinks, if you’re hungry.
Having toast and bananas, fruit for the fructose or even simple pasta can settle your stomach.
Avoid milk or cream, unless you want to run to the toilet and blow out your pizza all over the bathrooom of course!
Is food a hangover cure on its own?
Go slowly to start with on starch foods as you may feel slow and bloated if you have too many.
A bacon sandwich can also put you back on track; it was even studied in the UK and considered officially beneficial to hangover recovery.
Eggs are also helpful as they contain cysteine, which cleans up toxins from your liver.
Soup is yet another good one if it contains salts and minerals you lost during the night, and rehydrates you.
Wise old men may tell you to put Marmite or Vegemite on your toast as it contains vitamin B12, which is depleted when you are out on a bender.
Wise old ladies will tell you to put honey on your toast or in your tea as honey contains the beneficial fructose.
For a complete list of good for hangovers, go here.
4. Sweat it out
When you wake up soaked in alcohol feeling like a chihwawa slept in your mouth and someone sneaked into your bedromm and put tipp-ex on your teeth, if you can manage it, go to gym and jump on the exercise bike or step machine and sweat as much as possible.
Do at least 30 minutes hard if your health lets you. If you can’t manage this or you feel weak, then don’t do it.
This hangover remedy is only for fit and healthy people.
Have a shower afterward doing sport and you’ll feel like a new man or new girl, depending if you’re a man or a girl.
If you can’t go to a gym because your hangover is too bad, go for a run or a bike ride.
Even a brisk stroll in the country can be very beneficial, and golf players claim a game of golf is the best remedy nature can offer.
What To Do Now
Of course, the best is that you combine hangover vitamin drinks with all of the above.
They all work and are good for your body and help you recover fully, leaving you alert, operational and with a smile on your face. You’ll live longer.
The best hangover cure is a combination of several of these remedies.
If your pain is too evil and vicious to let you move and it has its poisonous claws firmly embedded in your head, take a really hot bath, or a hot shower.
This will have the same effect but without you having to move. You’ll sweat out some of the bad stuff and feel way better
You need hangover cures right now. You have the worst hangover imaginable and forgot to take measures to for preventing a hangover.
If you really forgot to drink the vitamin drink the night before and cannot move from your bed the next day, then you must be feeling pretty nasty.
Not only did you get extremely drunk, but you cleverly mixed red table wine with cheap, supermarket home brand white wine followed by dark beer, then rum, then tequila, finishing up with port and beer mix right before bed, then you may classify yourself as having a severely bad hangover.
What’s the best cure for hangovers that works fast?
This is the work of the dark lord of headaches himself and will be hard to manage. Just remember to drink your vitamin drink before sleeping next time.
If you don’t have any and it’s too late and you’re stuck in bed, then you have little choice but to take ibuprofen pain killer(s) or the equivalent.
These seem to be more effective when taken with a can of Coke or Pepsi, quite possible because a sugar laden drink will raise your blood sugar level.
Stagger to your cabinet, down the pill(s) with some water or other drink, go back to sleep and in an hour or two you may be able to get out of bed, gulp down some vitamins and eat some food and start feeling human again.
Like in that song by Human League, you’ll be able to sing out loud ‘I’m only human, of flesh and blood I’m made’, only if you’re a good singer though and you’re sure you’ve found your hangover cure.
Otherwise, don’t bother, you’ll just annoy everyone else, especially if they’re feeling bad too.
Of course, taking pills (especially Acetaminophen based ones like Paracetomol) is NOT recommended unless you really have to, as painkillers are metabolised in your liver and your liver will already be busy filtering the poison from your body.
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