As lockdowns finally eased off in the summer of 2021 I went to my first party (out of the house) in a long time. A good friend was turning 40 and his wife had thrown him a summer garden party complete with a sound rig, mates DJing and a few pop-up hot tubs. It was ace. Unfortunately, at some point in the night I must have got over excited and lost my ‘off’ switch. The next day I was rough – reeling with a vintage hangover for the ages.
At that point I decided I was never going to feel that hungover again and I dived into some research into how to avoid them. Given the festive season I thought I’d share my simple, and for me, effective tips.
There are the obvious things that everyone knows like making sure you’re well hydrated so I won’t go into that here. What I found from a bit of scratching around the internet was that there are two food supplements which are cheap and easily available on Amazon that really seem to help. These are Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (sometimes known as ALCAR). You take them together in the day before heading out for a drink and then again when you get in. I tend to go for the Swiss BioEnergetics ones on Amazon as they’re well reviewed and cheap (about 7p a capsule).
For me I’ll still know that I’ve been out- I won’t feel 100%- but I’ll dodge a headache and any kind of nausea and that’s worth the 40p!
Action Points – Have fun, but pack some supplements.