If you are a partier, then you know the importance of avoiding a massively painful hangover. Entire companies have large teams dedicated to researching and producing various spinoffs of the modern hangover pill. Although there are a large variety of these pills, they have yet to become mainstream accepted products. Due to misconceptions and unanswered questions, there remain a number of concerns regarding each variety of hangover pill. From questions like, will the pill prevent normal intoxication, what are the side effects, are there safety concerns, will a drug test be affected and will pain killers achieve the same result. This article will aim to give some basic suggestions for preventing and curing a hangover as well as address these questions.
There are some simple guidelines that will help anyone in curing a hangover. If you have overindulged in alcohol the night before you should take into consideration the following suggestions. Don’t have another drink of alcohol first thing in the morning, it won’t make things better and only helps to increase the time required for recovery. Most of the common remedies such as drinking coffee, eating taco bell, fast food and taking a cold shower do practically nothing to help your body metabolize the extra alcohol. Eating food can help, but only if it is a moderate amount, and not enough to make you feel stuffed or sleepy. Sleep will help as your body can focus on the cleansing process and drinking water is absolutely essential. Since dehydration is the main cause of the pain, many people opt to take a hangover pill before starting a night of heavy drinking.
While researching the various available hangover pill products I noticed that there is one question that all people seem to be asking. Will taking a hangover pill before drinking prevent the effect of intoxication? Will you still feel drunk as you have drinks all night? The simple answer is no. Herbal supplements cause your body to hold onto water that as you drink through the night, you eliminate alcohol but stay hydrated. However this brings up the second most common question.
If the hangover pill is a supplement, then does it have any side effects? With alcohol, the main side effect is dehydration and eventually a hangover. With the majority of the hangover pill products a person will experience no side effects at all. The herbal extracts within them will counteract the dehydrating effect of alcohol automatically. This causes many people to believe that a hangover pill must be purchased with a prescription.
For some time now, many people have assumed this to be true. However it turns out that all hangover pill products are sold over the counter. Some of the various products we researched did require FDA approval as they contained ginseng and green tea additives. However the majority of them did not even require FDA approval since they contained only simple extracted and carbon compounds. The thing is, if they work, don’t they require drugs to quell a painful hangover?
Many people have asked the question, will a hangover pill affect a drug test? With many employers requiring drug tests today, many partiers only drink alcohol to be certain they will pass. In the same way that alcohol passes through the system at an alarmingly fast rate, the hangover pill is cycled through the body’s systems and organs in just over 12 hours. This also holds true with most foods. Painkillers on the other hand, will not pass through your system quite as quickly.
Many people have become accustomed to taking painkillers as a way to deal with a hangover. People even ask if painkillers will do the same thing as a hangover pill. The truth is that a painkiller is far worse for you then nothing at all since they only prevent your body from sending its message. It should also be noted that you should never take Tylenol (also known as acetaminophen) to help with your hangover as there is evidence showing that it causes liver damage when combined with alcohol. Unlike a painkiller, and hangover pill is simply a herbal remedy.
People who party hard learn that drinking water and staying hydrated is the most important thing to do if you want to function the next day. After a long night of drinking it can really be rewarding to know that you took a hangover pill before you even started your night. Make sure to get plenty of sleep, drink water regularly, eat moderate amounts of healthy food and pre-empt the next morning’s pain with a hangover pill. This way you can party like a rock star and never get a hangover.