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How To Cure A Hangover

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ah man this hangover science where are

you now that I need you most Anthony

here for dnews and there is no real cure

for a hangover

seriously there is not but scientists

are arguing and it's about time to find

one see hangovers are estimated to cost

us companies over one hundred and forty

eight billion dollars every year how

well people taking sick days making dumb

mistakes cuz they're not feeling well

that's sort of thing we know a ton of

stuff about the effects of alcohol on

the body but we've never looked much

into the hangover scientifically anyway

we know what it is about them that makes

us feel awful alcohol dehydrates us it

increased the production of stomach acid

which makes us nauseous it makes your

blood sugar fall which is where all that

weakness and shakiness comes from it

also makes your blood vessels expand

which turns into that pounding headache

we even know what the main ingredient in

alcohol is that causes all of these

nasty symptoms congeners congeners are

what give different alcohols their

flavor and there are more of them in

dark liquors like bourbon and whiskey

and dark fears but so far all the cures

we have for hangovers are either

folklore or con artistry or water so

eating a greasy or fatty meal in the

morning seems to be what most people do

which makes sense because alcohol saps

your body of needed salts and proteins

drinking fruit juice will give you back

a bunch of your missing sugars and

electrolytes and vitamins eggs are

phenomenal for replacing cysteine which

is this super awesome chemical that your

body uses to clean out toxins so all

this stuff puts a bunch of missing

things back into your body but you'll

probably just feel bad again in 15 to 20

minutes because the damage is already

done so why don't we have a hangover

pill and no the ones at the drugstore

don't count because they're basically

glorified multivitamins Allison Mitchell

a professor at UC Davis thinks that

science shiz away from curing the

hangover because no one wants to promote

out-of-control drinking but she also

says that a hangover is this interesting

metabolic perfect storm of systems

failing and that if we studied it it

would improve our understanding of the

immune system the metabolism and our

gastrointestinal system curing hangovers


just be the most important thing that

science can do ok I'm over-exaggerating

there is one major scientific

advancement towards eliminating the

hangover researchers at UCLA and USC

basically got a bunch of mice drunk and

then injected them with nano capsules

full of enzymes that the body uses to

metabolize alcohol the blood alcohol

content in the mice began to fall super


the thought is that in the future you'd

be able to have a few drinks then take a

pill that breaks down the alcohol before

your liver has - meaning your body

doesn't have to use a ton of resources

to break it down on its own boom no

hangovers until then the best you can do

is have a fatty meal before you go out

drinking and then have a lot of water

that night well the actual best thing

you can do is not drink but I'm not your

real mom so I'm not going to get all

judgy on you or whatever what's your

favorite home hangover remedy I always

drink about a half a gallon of water

before I go to bed and then eat all of

the eggs in the morning all of them let

me know what you do and subscribe for

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