Raise your hand if you’ve ever had a few too many at a friend’s wedding or birthday party. Or just because it’s Saturday night, damn it, and you deserve it. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. And it’s all good until the dreaded hangover rears its ugly head the next morning. At this point we’re wishing, nay praying, for a cure that’s not complete crap. While nothing’s set in stone, we’ve picked out three natural ingredients that could work together to form the cure you’ve been searching for.
While this pear is actually more of a cactus, it’s really quite edible. Plus, it provides a variety of health benefits, not least of all a possible hangover cure. Studies show that if you consume prickly pear prior to a night of drinking, your morning-after symptoms become much less severe. Praise the gods. Also, those who ate prickly pear exhibited lower levels of C-reactive protein — which is produced by the liver when inflamed. In other words, prickly pear appears to dampen the effects of a hangover by reducing the body’s natural inflammatory response.
Perhaps not quite as straightforward, research on Milk Thistle suggests various beneficial effects on the liver. Many tout it as a natural supplement for liver issues, aiding its connection with the term “hangover cure”.
You’ve probably heard of turmeric and possibly even cooked with it. It’s common in Asian dishes and it’s available around the world. Turmeric adds color and flavor, but has medicinal benefits as well – manly as an anti-inflammatory. This calms the digestive system and strengthens the liver to better process the alcohol. Unfortunately, there aren't any published medical studies regarding turmeric's ability to prevent a hangover specifically, but that hasn't stopped it from being one of the most popular hangover prevention supplements in Japan. Maybe the craze will catch on in the western hemisphere as well.
A company called Nutrovape has created an inhalable vape pen that should aid in helping you avoid that nasty hangover all together. It’s called Recover and it’s a revolutionary new delivery system that allows your body to absorb nutrients many times faster than through regular ingestion. Nutrovape Recover is a natural blend of Prickly Pear, Milk Thistle, Green Tea, L-Theanine, Glutathione, Tumeric Root, and Vitamin B-12 that aids in reducing hangover symptoms.
But you don’t have to remember the ingredients to call it a game changer.