We can all relate to the oh-too-familiar feeling of waking up with a fuzzy head and flashbacks of going large on the chilli margs. Beyond drinking water, sleeping it off, and remembering that nothing good happens after 1am, Beatrice Thorne of Eve Wellness has some all-natural tips to add to your hangover toolbelt and put a bit of pep back in your step.
Look out for products containing two amazing herbal medicine supports: Rhodiola Rosea and Panax Ginseng. Rhodiola has been widely studied for its liver-protecting benefits and it also helps regulate cortisol, one of our main stress hormones. It has been studied for its ability to support fatigue, exhaustion, concentration, and short-term memory - all of which sound like the result of a night on the G&Ts. Studies have shown that Panax Ginseng may speed up how quickly your body processes alcohol, and research shows it may even work to reduce hangover symptoms. You can find both Rhodiola Rosea and Panax Ginseng in Morning Person, an energy support supplement from Eve Wellness.
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No tequila here, just turmeric. Blend fresh turmeric with some chopped ginger root, the juice from a lemon, an orange, and some black pepper and you’ll have made one killer hangover tonic. Sounds (and tastes) intense, but in the very best cell-nourishing way. Those hangover signs like headaches and aches and pains? They’re caused by inflammation which turmeric is widely known to support. Turmeric also has lovely liver supporting properties, making it the perfect day-after buddy, while ginger is a classic nausea remedy, aids digestion and is loaded with antioxidants.
As you’ve probably noticed, alcohol isn’t that kind to your gut. Alcohol irritates the gut (hello bloating), and can lead to microbiome imbalances that can cause trouble for your digestion and gut health. Probiotics are a must for each and every one of us, but if you’re a good time drinker, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing your bit to look after your tum. Think of your probiotic as your own little team of 5 billion. Food sources of probiotics include sauerkraut, kimchi, coconut yoghurt and kefir. Or, hit it hard with the probiotic strains in Eve Wellness’s Queen V. These were specifically chosen for their incredible performance in studies around supporting a healthy gut. And your vaginal microbiome will also love them - a fab bonus as you’re more likely to get thrush when you’ve been on the vino.