Best Ways To Prevent/Cure a Hangover?!!?!?

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  1. Quote Originally Posted by OrganicShadow View Post
    Don't drink is the obvious answer BUT you're looking for alternatives.
    First of all let's understand a hangover:
    A hangover is caused by ethanol (alcohol or C2H5OH) acting a diuretic in the body to result in dehydration of the body. This also causes an imbalance of electrolytes because sodium (Na+) and chloride (Cl-) ions get flushed out to maintain osmotic balance in the nephrons of the kidney. The pain exhibited in the cranium is due to an imbalance in fluid pressure between the meninges. So keep hydrated!!!
    Unless of course you're on the ground puking yourself - then water can actually cause further alcohol poisoning. Common misconception.

    Monosaccharides, primarily glucose, are also a factor in what makes you bedridden the next day. As many alcoholic beverages have a high sugar concentration to balance the bitterness of our love for the poison of ethanol, it's important to know that they contribute a lot to that as well. Since you won't be using them for heavy lifting anytime soon, those monosaccharides that went straight to your bloodstream will be absorbed by cellular tissue and stored as glycogen by glycogenesis. This process requires water molecules to break down those simple sugars causing further - yup, you guessed it - dehydration.

    Stick to things like vodka instead of whisky which has no sugar content compared to a scotch which is ALL sugar. Avoid energy drinks, shouldn't have to explain that one. Keep drinking water. And if you're really worried about going a bit overboard then throw back two tablespoons of olive oil to coat the lining of your stomach. Ethanol is a polar molecule and won't absorb well with cells coated in something non-polar.
    This is incorrect.

    A hangover is caused when ethenol in the body is metabolised into acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase which is then metabolised with acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and glutathion.

    The problem is that glutathion stores in the liver deplete very quickly and cannot process the acetaldehyde fast enough, acetaldehyde being the more toxic alcohol. It is the acetaldehyde present in the blood that produces most of the symptoms and the rest can be attributed to glutamine rebound.

    Here we go... How Stuff Works is better than me at explaining Glutamine Rebound and the reason.
    After a night of alcohol consumption, a drinker won't sleep as soundly as normal because the body is rebounding from alcohol's depressive effect on the system. When someone is drinking, alcohol inhibits glutamine, one of the body's natural stimulants. When the drinker stops drinking, the body tries to make up for lost time by producing more glutamine than it needs.

    The increase in glutamine levels stimulates the brain while the drinker is trying to sleep, keeping them from reaching the deepest, most healing levels of slumber. This is a large contributor to the fatigue felt with a hangover. Severe glutamine rebound during a hangover also may be responsible for tremors, anxiety, restlessness and increased blood pressure.
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  2. Oh, one funny anecdote is that a few things are found to help a hangover.

    1) Eggs because of the level of cyestine, it leads to produce glutathion faster and thus metabolize the acetaldehyde.

    and:
    2) BACON Sammich... we knew it all along. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04...hangover_cure/
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  3. The higher the quality of Vodka, the clearer and more tasteless it will be. Right now the "best" is Chopin which is a potato vodka, I believe.
    WRT hangover cures, water/aspirin/and charcoal caps (if you have them) never let me down but then I rarely drink and even more rarely to excess. Click here!

  4. There comes a point, its diferent for everyone, where you just drank too much and you are gonna be hungover.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Pleonastic View Post
    There comes a point, its diferent for everyone, where you just drank too much and you are gonna be hungover.
    -falls to kneews-


    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Bionic View Post
    The higher the quality of Vodka, the clearer and more tasteless it will be. Right now the "best" is Chopin which is a potato vodka, I believe.
    WRT hangover cures, water/aspirin/and charcoal caps (if you have them) never let me down but then I rarely drink and even more rarely to excess. Click here!
    Isn't all vodka made from potatoes?

  7. Never tried Chopin, what's the price range for it?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Z28Luver7777 View Post
    Isn't all vodka made from potatoes?
    It can be made from potatoes, grain, grapes, and probably a couple other things that I can't think of right now.

  9. water pre mid and post drinking and eat before

  10. Eat before you start drinking alcohol to prevent a hang over. Or, drink lots of water right after. You need to rehydrate.

  11. My surefire method is to chug at least 16 oz of water and take to Advil before I hit the sack. Then chug another 16 oz again when I wake up.

    It also helps if you are properly hydrated before starting to drink

  12. drink again...It is tested and proven effective!

  13. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    This is incorrect.

    A hangover is caused when ethenol in the body is metabolised into acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase which is then metabolised with acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and glutathion.

    The problem is that glutathion stores in the liver deplete very quickly and cannot process the acetaldehyde fast enough, acetaldehyde being the more toxic alcohol. It is the acetaldehyde present in the blood that produces most of the symptoms and the rest can be attributed to glutamine rebound.

    Here we go... How Stuff Works is better than me at explaining Glutamine Rebound and the reason.
    I did now about the enzyme cascade - thanks for the refresher. I did not now about about the glutamine bit, nice.
    By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
    Franz Kafka

  14. All u need is a couple good quality vitamin B50 caps before and after u party.. No hangover. Keeps CNS straight ;-)

  15. Quote Originally Posted by PumpDogg View Post
    All u need is a couple good quality vitamin B50 caps before and after u party.. No hangover. Keeps CNS straight ;-)
    cool, would you suggest any other vitamins?

  16. Also, does it matter what i mix the alcohol with? cuz a lot of people keep saying the sugar is one of the causes behind the Hangover

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Z28Luver7777 View Post
    Also, does it matter what i mix the alcohol with? cuz a lot of people keep saying the sugar is one of the causes behind the Hangover
    Refer to my earlier posts. Sugar is of no consequence in this scenario, the metabolization of ethenol is the reason. Dehydration plays into making things worse, but not the cause of a hangover.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Refer to my earlier posts. Sugar is of no consequence in this scenario, the metabolization of ethenol is the reason. Dehydration plays into making things worse, but not the cause of a hangover.
    Awesome! Thank You

  19. Other than posieden, are their any other supplements that work for hangovers?

  20. Also, almost everyone on here agrees that you should stay hydrated and chug as much water as you can before going to bed after drinking. What would be better purified water or distilled water?

  21. WHO CARES WHAT KIND OF WATER OP YOU GOT PLENTY SUGGESTIONS!! lol... let this thread burn already. The dream is over.

  22. Distill the water yourself imo, and add some raspberry juice to it Home made lab crystal light

  23. Quote Originally Posted by chocolatemilk View Post
    WHO CARES WHAT KIND OF WATER OP YOU GOT PLENTY SUGGESTIONS!! lol... let this thread burn already. The dream is over.
    lol

  24. Quote Originally Posted by sluggy View Post
    Don't drink
    I agree... don't drink. Eat, train, and grow.
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