Treating the Dreaded Hangover

May 23, 2019

Treating the Dreaded Hangover

Memorial Day is a time to remember our fallen service members and spend time with friends and family. The unofficial kick off of grilling season usually accompanied by a drink or two, or three.

With too much celebration on a Monday, going to work on Tuesday can be downright painful. Especially if you are recovering from a hangover. Despite all the over the counter hangover “cures” out there, experts really don’t completely understand what causes a hangover or what will cure one.

We know dehydration often accompanies excess drinking, especially if drinking leads to vomiting. Alcohol as a beverage is low in the electrolytes sodium and potassium. Sodium helps you retain fluids. Alcohol as a “chemical” lowers ADH or anti-diuretic hormone. ADH causes your body to reabsorb fluids, so by lowering ADH and without sodium to hold onto the fluids, you urinate more. The headache common in hangovers is your body telling you that you are dehydrated.

What and how much you ate that day will also make a difference. Alcohol lowers blood sugar and impairs sleep, worsening your headache and that zombie like feeling the next day.

The type of alcohol you are drinking plays a role. It takes more beer and a lot less brandy or whiskey to produce a hangover.

Lack of sleep, low blood sugar, dehydration, the type of alcohol you choose and even body composition all contribute to the severity of a hangover.

Cerasport EX1 to the Rescue

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EX1 has enough carbohydrate to maintain blood sugar and higher amount of sodium, chloride and potassium to facilitate rapid rehydration.


Treating Your Hangover

So how can you treat a hangover? Since a hangover is largely related to dehydration and low blood sugar, the most sensible remedy is rehydrate with a beverage containing electrolytes (sodium, chloride, and potassium) to put fluids back into your system and some carbohydrate to get your blood sugar back to normal.

This is the precise mission of Cerasport EX1®. EX1 has enough carbohydrate to maintain blood sugar and higher amount of sodium, chloride and potassium to facilitate rapid rehydration. Cerasport EX1 is designed to keep you hydrated in the most extreme environments, even if that environment is living in your head after one too many.

Your Holiday Safety Brief

Your friends here at Cera Products absolutely do not condone or recommend excessive drinking.

Consider this your safety briefing for this Memorial Day weekend (unlike the ones you are used to, our safety briefings are awesome and comes with a coupon).

Know your limits with alcohol.

Do not drink and drive.

The only thing that will sober you up is time.

Do not to drink on an empty stomach.

Start the party hydrated, drink a Cerasport on the way!

If you do have one too many, have a Cerasport EX1 ready to drink when your designated driver, cab, Lyft or Uber driver brings you home at the end of the night.

Drink another Cerasport EX1 the next morning before you go to the gym to purify yourself.

Have fun this weekend, stay safe, and stay hydrated with Cera!

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