Natural Hangover Cures: How to detoxify your Liver

By Mary Choi

Oooohhhh the dreaded day after a night of too much: too much drinking, too much food, too much table dancing!  Hangovers seem to be a normal part of the holidays reminding us the morning after of our adventures into overindulgence from the night before.

Our body physiology responds after a night of partying with diarrhea, fatigue, headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound and shaking which are the classic symptoms of our body detoxing.   The symptoms are different for each individual.

The science of the hangover is connected with the decreasing amounts of alcohol in the blood stream in combination with sleep deprivation. Alcohol interferes with the brain activity during sleep which leaves us less rested, despite sleeping enough hours.  Alcohol makes our body urinate more often contributing to a decrease in hydration and electrolytes.

If celebrating is a must, how can you support your body. Let us share with you the best natural hangover cures, ways to support detoxification, and save your liver.

N-Acetyl-cysteine (NAC) – NAC helps your body to manufacture more glutathione,  which is an essential antioxidant detoxification. Supplementation of NAC increases glutathione levels in your cells helping your liver and your body to detoxify.

Milk thistle – The one of the most famous liver herbs there is.  Milk thistle helps your body to clear toxins, decrease liver inflammation and prevents glutathione depletion.

B complex – B vitamins are required for numerous metabolic and cellular processes in the body.  The body’s ability to detox requires adequate levels of B vitamins.

Turmeric or curcumin – Shown to be liver protective with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions. You can take a curcumin supplement or try adding the spice turmeric to your smoothie or vegetable dishes.

Hangover Cure IV – Enjoy a drip hydrating and detoxing drip at Soma and Soul with glutathione, b-vitamins and electrolytes to support your liver and hangover symptoms.  It is best to have this IV the following day.  An initial assessment appointment is required before receiving vitamin drips.

All the above recommendations can be taken before going out and the morning after to help alleviate the pains of a hangover.  With your liver detoxification supports, make sure you stay hydrated the night of partying and the following day. It will help. I promise.

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