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Your Hangover Helper for St. Paddy's Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. For many of us, this popular holiday includes celebrating with adult beverages — and lots of them! For those that indulge too much, the next day can be quite rough.

From the dreaded headache and heartburn to dizziness and nausea, some of us have paid the price the morning after. Our bodies aren’t designed to feel so well after binging on bad stuff! But why does alcohol make us feel this way?

There are a few culprits that contribute to those horrible hangover symptoms. First is dehydration. Alcohol is a known diuretic, and the more you drink, the more you’ll need to urinate, which depletes your body’s hydration and electrolyte levels. Dehydration contributes to headache, fatigue, and thirst.

If you experience dizziness or irritability during your hangover, low blood sugar is likely the reason. Excessive drinking can limit your liver’s production of glucose. Bring your blood sugar level back to normal with a light meal of juice and toast.

Some people experience tummy troubles with their hangovers. That’s because alcohol irritates the digestive system and makes your stomach produce more acid. The result? Heartburn, nausea, and vomiting.

Before you head to the pub this weekend, you’ll want to have Nux vomica 30C by your bedside. This homeopathic medicine is well known for its ability to ease hangover symptoms. It targets occasional heartburn, acid indigestion, sour stomach, and upset stomach associated with nausea due to overindulgence in food or drink.* Nux vomica is also available in a value pack that includes three tubes so you can share with your friends.

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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

References

https://www.healthline.com/health/what-causes-a-hangover#Why-does-alcohol-do-this
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/7-steps-to-cure-your-hangover-and-ginkgo-biloba-whats-the-verdict

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