I love my wine, but wine doesn’t always love me! Especially the day after. I feel like everyone but me can wake up the next day and be fine. My hangover struggle inspired (pushed) me to research products until I could narrow it down to my top 2 hangover helpers that really work. These products will help your body bounce back from the inevitable pain when you’ve had one too many the night before.
I’ve been there done that with natural remedies. They can definitely help ease the pain, but usually don’t kill the lingering effects dehydration. Coconut water is a good option, but can be the last thing you feel like drinking the next day. Greasy food works seems to work if you can live with the regret and guilt. And most hangover products out there seem to be harsh on your system or just don’t really work. Until I came across these two products.
The Day After Helper
Life should be enjoyed and sometimes it’s easy to drink a little more than we should while in the moment. It can happen without even realizing you’re doing it. Or theres’ always the issue of being a light weight ending up hungover easier than most (isn’t it annoying when everyone is fine the next day, but you?). Obviously in both cases trying to stay hydrated WHILE drinking is advised, but doesn’t always seem to work out. Either you forget to drink water or you drink water and it’s not enough to counter balance the alcohol.
Since this can be a problem and take away from enjoying the moment for fear of the pain ahead, I decided to do some research and try various products until I could narrow them down to my top 2 hangover helpers that actually work and don’t cause harm to your body just to get the job done.
Generally speaking, there’s two time slots to help fix the hangover pain, before you sleep and the morning after. For the morning after (because it’s easy to fall asleep feeling great and forgetting to hydrate) I’ve fallen in love with Liquid I.V.
I’ve been using it for about a month now and I can confirm it definitely helps! It’s a badass company whose mission is to defeat dehydration globally (#goals). For every order you place, they donate one serving of Liquid I.V. to someone in need around the world.
How it works
Liquid I.V. mixes mined salt with potassium with cane sugar to create “Cellular Transport Technology”. A ratio of electrolytes that allow water to be absorbed more quickly and effectively. It doesn’t hurt that it tastes great too.
My favorite part about this product, it doesn’t make me hyper. It simply makes me feel better and hydrated! One packet is equivalent to drinking 2-3 bottles of water. I use them throughout the week just because I like them so much and they’re affordable. If you purchase Liquid I.V. on Amazon, it ends up being around $1.50 a packet. Plus, you’re helping someone in need just by hydrating yourself!
The (responsible) Night Before Helper
Where has this been all my life?
Thrive+ has it’s own saying: “sunscreen, but for Alcohol.” How cool is that? They don’t consider themselves a hangover cure, but more of an aid in hangover prevention and it’s designed to reduce alcohol’s negative effects.
This product was actually featured on Shark Tank and although it didn’t walk away with a deal, it’s out there and on the shelves. Thrive is a patented formula invented by a team of PhDs as an after-alcohol aid.
How it Works
They recommend taking 2-4 tablets after your last drink or before bed with a scoop of Oral Rehydration Solution (it tastes great). For me, being on the smaller size, two pills seem with the the ORS powder seem to be enough. I also take another scoop of the ORS in the morning and I’m good to go!
Seriously, it’s crazy good. I was shocked the first time I tried it. I didn’t realize how run down my body could be compared to how great I could feel just using these two products. It’s great for moderate drinking or pushing the envelope. Not that I’m recommending irresponsible drinking in any way.
It’s on Amazon for around $55 bucks for the pills and powder. It’s so worth it. I’m planning on taking it with me for my next vacation, it seems like it would help with the jet lag and drinking combo.
Why these products
I narrowed in down to my top two hangover helpers because I like the stories behind these two companies and they are high quality products. Not to mention both of these products have really helped my system recover and bounce back. I get to have fun and my body doesn’t hate me anymore.
Enjoy and please drink responsibly.