Woke up gasping for water, with a splitting headache, a nauseous feeling in the pit of your stomach and a slight dizzy feeling you can’t shake off?
Happy bank holiday.
What is a hangover? A hangover is the period after the consumption of alcohol, when our blood alcohol concentration is zero but it still has adverse effects.
How long does a hangover last? Sometimes your hangover lasts one day, but other times it lingers for 4, or even 5. What’s the deal with that? Is it an age thing, or a tolerance problem? Whilst alcohol may leave you feeling ‘hungover’ for 24 hours, studies suggest that the impact it has on your brain lasts a lot longer (up to 4 weeks)!
Rather than having your head hanging low, craving endless junk food and feeling sorry for yourself - what if you could conquer the day after a night of boozing?!
Follow these tips and zap your hangover the healthy way.
Step 1: Hydrate
Alcohol causes dehydration. It blocks the release of antidiuretic hormone (ADH), preventing the kidneys from reabsorbing water.
Whilst it is important to drink plenty of water, drinking too much water when you are dehydrated can cause you to lose more electrolytes- further dehydrating you. The best way to fully hydrate is with water and the full spectrum of electrolytes.
Take 1 ampoule of Cellnutrition Quinton before you start drinking alcohol to reduce dehydration and its effects.
Step 2: Replenish lost nutrients
Alcohol consumption can almost double the excretion of some micronutrients, such as magnesium. It is therefore important to replenish them the next day as they are crucial to the health and functioning of your body.
Take 1 ampoule of Cellnutrition Quinton first thing in the morning after drinking alcohol to replenish lost minerals and trace elements.
Choosing a balanced breakfast including a source of protein is also beneficial to replace nutrients and to support your blood sugar levels.
E.g 1. Eggs with avocado and spinach on toast. Eggs are packed full of proteins such as cysteine, (which breaks down the headache-causing chemical that’s left over when the liver breaks down alcohol) and taurine (which boosts liver function). Serving eggs with green veg or a green smoothie provides an additional nutrient boost and helps you rehydrate.
By taking Cellnutrition Quinton prior to your breakfast you are able to absorb more nutrients from your food, replenishing lost nutrients more quickly!
Step 3: Consume Whole Foods and Natural Sugars
Scientists suggest that alcohol switches the brain into starvation mode, increasing hunger and appetite. This was discovered when tests in mice showed that alcohol activated the brain signals that tell the body to eat more food. This may be linked to why you find yourself craving more food than usual the next day.
Alcohol also converts your glycogen into glucose, which exits the body through urine. This leads to feeling weak, tired, and with poor coordination the next morning.
The minerals and trace elements in Cellnutrition Quinton have shown to help stabilise blood glucose levels and therefore taking 1 ampoule in the morning can help your hangover.
Although endless ice cream and junk food may seem more appealing, having a hearty, nutrient rich meal that will sustain your energy levels throughout the day will make you feel much better.
Step 4: Get plenty of sleep
Late nights and alcohol consumption can leave us feeling exhausted. This can increase our cravings even more and therefore our food consumption….
Make sure you catch up on lost sleep as this can impact your mood, energy and concentration over the next few days. Cellnutrition Quinton Isotonic is a gentle, therapeutic solution that can have a calming and relaxing effect on the body when taken in the evening.
Zap your next hangover and replenish your minerals with Cellnutrition Quinton.