Hangover cures may include virility laced beers, drinking raw eggs, Rocky-style, sweating it out in a sauna, running laps and mega-dosing on vitamins, are all examples of things people do to beat back a hangover but are they really so helpful?
Hangovers have a variety of symptoms, that may include dehydration, fatigue, headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, weakness, elevated body temperature and heart rate, hyper salivation, difficulty concentrating, sweating, anxiety, dysphoria, irritability, sensitivity to light and noise, erratic motor functions (including tremor), trouble sleeping, severe hunger, halitosis, and lack of depth perception. Many people will also be repulsed by the thought, taste or smell of alcohol during a hangover. The symptoms vary from person to person, and how hard you have partied.
Hang over cures FACT OR FICTION
Virility laced beer: A UK company has designed a beer laced with viagra. Downing just three bottles is equivalent to taking one pill of Viagra, which will distract you from your hangover, for some time.
The new brew is called Royal Virility Performance, and was specially created to mark the Royal Wedding.
A fried breakfast or Greasy Takeaway: like Mc Donalds, or eating bacon, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes may provide salts and vitamins that have been lost, it wont stop you from feeling like crap.
Hair of the Dog: Unfortunately for you it’s completely ineffective.
Drinking when you’re suffering from a hangover makes you feel better simply because alcohol dulls your senses. You could just as easily prescribe a double-shot of Tequila as a “remedy” for a cracked skull that you smashed on a urinal. You will get temporary relief from your hangover. but you’ll just prolong the agony.
Honey: (a significant fructose and glucose source) is often suggested as a way to reduce the effect of hangovers, and has been noted in many ancient manuscripts to be a hangover cure.
Multi-vitamins: While dehydration may mean that your body is low on vitamin B and C, there is minimal evidence to show that supplements such as vitamin B will help. But it will make your wee smell for days.
Coffee: While the caffeine in tea and coffee may make you feel more awake, too much caffeine will dehydrate you further,making you feel like your head was being squeezed in a sweaty sumo's arm pit.
Exercise: For the brave, exercise will actually speed up the detoxification process and take your mind off feeling terrible. It is important that you drink plenty of water before, during and after exercising, and don't exercise if you're feeling too groggy, as it may increase your risk of an accident, like riding your bike into a creek. ( Believe me I have done this before)
Water: Even better than just drinking a lot of water after the fact is drinking water throughout the prior night.
My unofficial never-have-hangovers routine is to drink a tall glass of water for every unit of alcohol I consume — a unit being one of the equivalency portions they teach in you in health class.
1 shot = 1 glass of wine = 1 beer.
Lets be honest though, would anyone do 20 shots in an evening, if they had to drink around seven litres of water to go with them?
Sleep: It won't end your hangover any quick but at least you'll be asleep while you wait it out."
Remeber your liver can only process a certain amount of alcohol within an hour and nothing you do can increase the speed with which the liver can process the alcohol.