We were asked in store yesterday:
"What are the best supplements to detox over the holidays?"
Ahh, Christmas. The time of year when it's more than acceptable to have a drink (or five). Let's face it, you're likely to overdo it, like we overdo everything else (food and spending) at Christmas.
There's so many different opinions on how best to cure your holiday hangover, from hair of the dog to Vitamin B. A lot the "Hangover cures" we found ranged from burying yourself in river sand to drinking pickle juice. (It turns out Pickle juice may actually work, sort of.)
We've sorted the wheat from the chaff for you.
You don't have us fooled with that "Hot Chocolate" Egg Nog.
Top 3 Hangover Cure Supplements
1. Activated Charcoal
Activated charcoal is the latest trend when it comes to fighting off a hangover. The popular supplement is sourced from Coconut shells and is said to trap toxins and chemicals in its millions of tiny pores. This can prevent them from being carried through the body and flushes them out instead. Plus, Kim Kardashian swears by it, so it must be good. Right?
2. Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle is a popular herbal remedy for a hangover due to its long history of having been taken to help protect the liver from damage. The key ingredient in Milk Thistle is it’s component ‘Silymarin’. Peak Supps Milk Thistle Supplement ensures a high concentration of this herbal extract which can be taken as tablets both before and after your big night out.
Acetyl-L Carnitine reduces the production of harmful oxidants and preserves cellular energy throughout the body after drinking alcohol. This pretty much makes it great for detoxing in general, especially hangovers.
If you find yourself hungover over the Holiday season, these supplements certainly won't hurt. However, hangovers are mostly due to dehydration, despite how much you drank the night before.
Nothing will fully "cure" your hangover with a 100% success rate. A fool-proof way to stave off dehydration is to drink a glass of water for every glass of alcohol you consume throughout the night.
If you can't do this, at least pour yourself a tall glass of water before you go to sleep. These supplements, plus water, and you've got yourself a winning formula for slaying that holidays hangover faster than ever.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Peak Supps!