When it comes to fighting off a hangover, most people are willing to try just about anything to get back to feeling like their usual selves. Many people are familiar with the hype of using liquid IV for hangover, but not all have tried an actual Hangover IV Therapy, unless being totally unconscious in a toxicology clinic with their loyal night caretaker sitting beside them.
See why the better option depends totally on your circumstances and how bad you want to get rid of all the tiresome hangover effects.
What is Liquid IV for Hangover and how does it work?
Liquid IVs come in convenient little plastic packets. It’s an electrolyte supplement in powder form that you can mix with water and is used to replenish electrolytes orally. Liquid IV contains a variety of electrolytes, for example, a high sodium content, glucose, potassium, and vitamins such as vitamin C and B vitamins (ex. B3, B6, etc.). This can help with a hangover because a big part of being hungover has to do with the body becoming severely dehydrated and loosing electrolytes, through various natural processes.
The effects of a liquid IV packet are similar as drinking water after drinking alcohol. The bonus is that it makes water more easily absorbed with the help of glucose (a simple sugar – adding a bit of calories), sodium and the “breakthrough science of Cellular Transport Technology (CTT)”. They market some extremely questionable statements such as liquid IV being a “hydration multiplier“, meaning that one cup of liquid IV can replace 2 to 3 bottles of water, resulting in a misguided use and definition of the word “hydration.”
The final powdered form is refined by chemical processes, claiming that it makes it easier on the digestive system. There are various added flavors to make it seem more fun that plain water and most of them have added caffeine for “energy boost”, which is false when combined with alcohol, prolonging the already long break down period of caffeine by your body. To be more exact, caffeine stops you from feeling exhausted by binding and blocking adenosine receptors, resulting in disrupted natural processes such as reduced melatonin production (circadian melatonin rhythms), and reduction of the pineal gland (impairing the quality of sleep) which can make you more exhausted and dependent on caffeine in the long-term.
There are various pros, cons and side-effects that can come with these ingredients. If you are:
- sensitive and allergic to caffeine
- diabetic and like to limit your sugar intake
- having increased possibility of a heart attack and have enough intake of sodium through your diet, which most of us do (usually the 2300 mg daily limit of sodium is easily exceeded),
then our advice is to consume these liquid IV “Hangover” packets wisely and in rare emergency dehydration situations only. It should also be noted that most companies don’t even clearly state this product as a hangover treatment.
What is Hangover IV Therapy and why it’s the most Effective Hungover Resurrection Cure
The most effective treatment for hangovers is IV therapy, because of its 100% bioavailability. Hangover IV therapy works a lot differently than liquid IV after drinking and getting wasted. If you choose to try a Hangover IV drip treatment, your body will be replenished with IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, anti-pain (Toradol) and anti-nausea meds that helps you detoxify and rehydrate your body, plus keep your hands off of your head.
IV infusions work better than fluids taken by mouth because they go directly into the bloodstream and are customized for your body, whereas a liquid IV would have to pass through the digestive system. This forces it to work more, leading to a less effective result and exhaustion, on top of the already sustained alcohol damage. IV therapy can be administered in an IV therapy clinic or in the comfort of your own home if you choose a prompt mobile IV therapy service.
The Final Decision is upon You
As you can see, both options aim to solve seemingly the same goal (hydration) through different approach, time needed, effects and cost. There isn’t one answer that fits all individuals, it all depends on your personal life situations. By fully reading this article and its contents, we hope that you’re now equipped with the knowledge to choose the most effective option for you.
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