Hangovers typically occur when the body processes alcohol and produces a toxic byproduct called acetaldehyde, which can cause inflammation and other physiological disturbances.
Alcohol can also lead to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and disruption of sleep, all of which can contribute to hangover symptoms.
While the severity and duration of hangover symptoms can vary from person to person, they generally occur within a few hours of stopping drinking and can last up to 24 hours or longer.
The best way to prevent a hangover is to drink alcohol in moderation or avoid it altogether. Drinking water and staying hydrated can also help prevent or alleviate some of the symptoms of a hangover.
Yes. Studies have shown that supplements containing B Vitamins can improve hangover symptoms versus using a placebo.
Vitamin B supplements have gained attention in recent years for their potential benefits to prevent or reduce the severity of hangover symptoms. Several studies have explored vitamin B supplementation as a method to prevent hangovers.
A study published in Advances in Therapy found that taking a combination of vitamins B1, B6, and B12 before and after heavy drinking reduced the severity of hangover symptoms compared to a placebo. Studies from other researchers have backed up these findings over the years that B vitamins, especially Vitamin B12, work to prevent headache and nausea symptoms after drinking alcohol.