The Goal: Alleviate hangover symptoms by rehydrating the body, restoring electrolytes and replacing depleted vitamins and minerals.
The Plan: 30-minute session, as needed.
The Goods: Glutathione, Magnesium Sulfate Hexahydrate, Selenium, Zinc, Cupric Sulfate, Mangenese, Chromium, Ondansetron, B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12.
The Science: A hangover is associated with a variety of symptoms that may include drowsiness, headache, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, gastrointestinal complaints, fatigue, sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability, anxiety, and a feeling of general discomfort caused by the consumption of alcohol. There are several factors that contribute to hangover symptoms, including acetaldehyde accumulation, changes in the immune system, glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, disturbed prostaglandin syntheses, increased cardiac output, vasodilation, sleep deprivation and malnutrition.
The Deal: Ringer's lactate solution, a mixture of sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride, and calcium chloride in water, provides hydration and restores electrolytes. Glutathione neutralizes acetaldehyde (the toxin that alcohol is broken down into during alcohol metabolism) and helps the body get rid of it by supporting the body's natural detoxification pathways. Magnesium, the anti-stress mineral, restores the balance of minerals in the body which are lost at an alarming rate during alcohol consumption. Magnesium boosts energy and reduces fatigue. Magnesium also prevents platelet aggregation, which helps to avoid the thickened blood and tiny clots that can cause blood vessel spasms and the pain of a tension headache and hangover. Selenium acts as an antioxidant and binds to and breaks down the toxins in the body. Zinc supports the immune system and fights fatigue. Cupric Sulfate provides energy and boosts the immune system. Mangenese is an electrolyte that balances fluids in the bloodstream. Chromium protects the nervous system and increases energy production. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12 boost energy metabolism and reduce feelings of tiredness and fatigue. B vitamins also help the body get rid of alcohol by-products, the cause of hangover symptoms. Ondansetron alleviates nausea and vomiting.