Updated: Jan 25
With holiday gatherings starting early and lasting through the night, getting tipsy or drunk is not uncommon. While it is all fun and games when you are drinking, the following days can be a bit rough when the hangover takes over. Unfortunately, you lose a lot of vitamins, nutrients, and body fluids while consuming alcohol regardless of the amount consumed.
These are some of the effective ways that you can follow to restore the lost vitamins and body fluids:
Since you lose a lot of vitamins (mainly vitamin B12) and nutrients during alcohol consumption, taking a group of vitamin B supplementations can help restore the lost vitamins and it also helps with fatigue, dizziness, and brain fog. Particularly taking vitamin C and Zinc rich food plays an important role in restoring lost nutrients.
Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it promotes water loss through urine. One of the best things you can do to restore lost body fluid is to stay hydrated. You can consume a lot of water, fresh juice, and broth, and try IV hydration therapy to keep yourself hydrated.
Vomiting and excessive urination can cause your body to lose electrolytes. At this state, your body will not be able to balance hydration levels, maintain muscle function, and balance pH levels. Restoring electrolytes can significantly reduce these symptoms. Bananas, coconut water, and pickle juice are some of the natural sources of electrolytes and you can also consume an electrolyte drink.
Bland foods containing complex carbohydrates, such as toast or crackers, can counter low blood sugar levels subject to hypoglycemia. These foods are easy to digest and provide your body with a quick source of energy. Avoid salty or oily carbohydrate foods as they can cause stomach upset.
IV Hydration Therapy
IV hydration or infusion therapy is one of the most effective ways to battle against a hangover as it restores the lost nutrients and body fluids instantly and helps you fight against dehydration, fatigue, weakness, nausea, vomiting, etc. You will be back to normal and ready for the day or work within a short period as they are infused intravenously, which gives you almost 100% absorption and restoration.