The Best Hangover Cure & Remedy
Drinking is an activity that most of enjoy in moderation, one that leads many to look for a hangover cure. Whether it be sipping cocktails at the college bar, cracking open a beer while reconnecting with old friends, or enjoying Greek Life, alcohol has acted as a social lubricant for most of our noteworthy events. We all know hangovers well, feelings of anxiety mixed with nausea, upset stomach, headaches, and general malaise. Given this, we reviewed the top best hangover cure & remedies such that hangovers are eliminated.
1. hang/OVER by Second Wind
Second Wind is a trusted supplement company with the top hangover cure called hang/OVER. This remedy is specifically formulated with active dose amounts of ingredients scientifically tested to reduce the most severe hangover symptoms. The only downside is that you need to take four pills before drinking, however, we found that most if not all of our hangover symptoms were cured. We enjoyed that fact that this product contained active amounts of DHM and various antioxidants tested to protect the liver from a heavy night of drinking (Milk Thistle, Ginseng, Prickly Pear, Turmeric). This was a clear winner for us, and utilizes the best botanicals, minerals, and vitamins.
2. DHM by Double Wood Supplements
The main ingredient of this product, Dihydromyricetin(DHM) is manufactured and tested in the USA and third party tested for purity by Colmaric Analyticals. DHM is an ingredient that has been scientifically proven to reduce most hangover symptoms including reduction of severe headaches and nausea. We found that taking four of these capsules was the perfect remedy for headaches from hangovers. The only downside we could find is that since its only DHM, there are no additional liver protestants like Milk Thistle or anti-inflammatory ingredients like Turmeric.
3. Purple Tree
Purple tree made out top five list. It definitely helped reduce some of our hangover symptoms but the inclusion of NAC made us uncomfortable due to the fact that there are some studies that have down increased liver damage when taking NAC when drinking alcoholic beverages.
Dihydromyricetin (DHM), Milk Thistle, Willow Bark, Prickly Pear, L-Cysteine NAC, B Vitamin.
Blowfish made our top five list due to the fact that it has the most tried and true ingredients for a hangover, namely caffeine and aspirin. However, this cure is meant for treating a hangover after it happens which kind of defeats the purpose of not having a hangover in the first place. Additionally, the high cost per use and the fact that Blowfish is just aspirin and caffeine in an effervescent tablet left us feeling a bit ripped off. However, it definitely works to an extent.
Active Ingredients: Aspirin and caffeine.
5. Morning Recovery
Morning Recovery contains most of the same ingredients as Second Wind’s hang/OVER product. However, we found that the DHM content in their drink to be under the amount for an active dose. Additionally, the cost is quite high per use compared to the other options on this list (sometimes five times as high). This being said, Morning Recovery did help with our headaches but it did increase our feelings of nausea. Also, the taste takes some getting used to.