Let’s be honest. Drinking is a part of our culture and an important part of connecting with other people personally and at work. Yet, despite the fact that hangover’s cost American’s Millions in lost productivity every year, very little had been done to address hangovers in a serious way.
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Drinking alcohol clearly, has its pros and cons. Of course, the dreaded “morning-after hangover” sits firmly in the “cons” column and brings with it headaches, fatigue, dehydration, dizziness, nausea and a loss of appetite. While the severity of hangover systems may vary, it’s safe to say that everyone agrees that they are no fun. That’s why we created drinkSMART and Hi-Lyte!
With that, we wanted to provide 5 tried and true ways – in addition to drinkSMART and Hi-Lyte -- to avoid the dreaded hangover and increase your productivity when you have important commitments the day after a night out.
1. Drink In Moderation
The severity of your hangover is directly correlated to the quantity of alcohol you consume. Unless you are one of the almost 25% of people who don’t get hangovers no matter how much they drink (lucky you!), the best way to stay sharp and avoid a hangover is to drink in moderation or not all. To do this, you’ll need to know your limits. To avoid a productivity-killing hangover, commit in advance to cutting yourself off or heading home once you hit your predetermined limit.
2. Avoid Dark Colored Alcohol
Ethanol is the ingredient that does the heavy lifting in getting you intoxicated when you’re drinking, but also brings with it some less friendly characters called “cogeners”. When ethanol is created by sugar fermenting yeasts, byproducts known as cogeners are created as well and include methanol, isopentanol and acetone. Alcoholic drinks with a lot of congeners have been shown to increase the frequency and intensity of hangovers, compared to drinks that contain lower amounts.
Drinks that are high in congeners include whiskey, cognac, and tequila, with Bourbon taking the “cogener crown”. By contrast, clear beverages like vodka, gin, and rum, contain fewer congeners, with vodka containing almost none at all. A number of studies have compared the effects of vodka and whiskey directly and show that the frequency and intensity of hangovers were greater with whiskey than vodka.
3. Drink Lots of Water
Alcohol is a diuretic, which makes you urinate more than if you were drinking water alone, and can lead to dehydration. While dehydration isn’t the main cause of hangovers, it does contribute to symptoms such as dry mouth, headache, and fatigue. Fortunately, this can be easily addressed by staying hydrated throughout the night. Consider alternating a glass of water or other non - alcoholic beverage between cocktails throughout the night to keep the hangovers away.
4. Get Some Sleep
We all know that alcohol can interfere with both our sleep schedules and the quality of our sleep, especially if you stay up late. While poor sleep doesn’t play a role in hangover systems directly,
it may contribute to the fatigue and irritability often associated with hangovers. Also, getting plenty of sleep after a night of heavy drinking can help your body recover. If you don’t have time to sleep in, getting drunk may not be your best play.
5. Eat up!
Hangovers can wreak havoc on your blood sugar, leading to low blood sugar and hypoglycemia. In fact, hangovers tend to be worse in people with naturally low blood sugar, and hypoglycemia itself is known to cause headaches. In addition to replenishing vitamins and minerals that are lost through urination, having a late night meal or a nutritious breakfast can help maintain your blood sugar levels and fight back against hangover symptoms.
Of course, the most sure hangover cure is not to drink in the first place (but how fun would that be!)? If you want to enjoy some drinks and have important plans the next day, drinkSMART, Hi- Lyte and these five tips will help you keep the hangovers at bay!
Are you an athlete who’s looking for electrolyte supplementation for rapid recovery and hydration, without synthetic ingredients, sugar or calories? Are you or your family members facing dehydration due to a hangover, stomach flu, morning sickness, food poisoning, travel or heat? Have you had symptoms such as dry skin, constipation, dark colored urine, dry mouth, thirst, tiredness, sore muscles, dizziness, nausea or a headache?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, Hi-Lyte may be able to help. Water alone doesn’t have the electrolytes required to rapidly resolve mild to moderate dehydration. For optimal hydration, you need fluids and electrolytes, as are found in Hi-Lyte, to rehydrate and recover fast.
Electrolytes are minerals that are absolutely essential to human health. They help to carry electrical signals that power your nerves and muscles, maintain your blood’s proper pH, and balance fluids in your body. We lose water daily through our natural body functions, but dehydration occurs when we lose more fluids than we consume. Because we are mostly made of water and electrolytes, we need to maintain the proper balance of both in our system.
Proper hydration improves mood, boosts brain function, and prevents fatigue. It also helps to keep skin moisturized, produce necessary bodily fluids, such as tears and saliva, and removes waste through sweat, urination, and stool. For athletes, support mechanisms include reduced heat stress, cramping, nausea, and fatigue. It also supports improved energy, muscle recovery, muscle gain, and endurance.
Hi-Lyte is a liquid electrolyte concentrate that can be added to water, juice or any other beverage. Its proprietary formulation includes the perfect mix of electrolytes for rapid rehydration and alkalinity*.
In addition, Hi-Lyte is the highest Potassium, Zinc and Magnesium Electrolyte Concentrate available and perfectly balanced for hydration, recovery, and alkalinity. It is made of all-natural sea minerals including sea salt from the Great Salt Lakes in Utah and has no calories, no sugar, no artificial colors or flavors. Further, it’s vegetarian, vegan, Non-GMO, gluten-free and made in the USA in an NSF certified manufacturing facility.
Hi-Lyte was designed for the demanding needs of endurance athletes such as Cyclists, Runners, Swimmers, and Triathletes but has also become a favorite of Cross-fitters, Yogi’s and Collegiate and Professional athletes alike. Hi-Lyte is also used by Firefighters, Police and US Military and Special Forces and is the best-selling rehydration product of its kind for hangover relief and recovery. Hi-Lyte is strong enough for the most extreme fitness applications but gentle enough for families and childhood illness as well.
Livwell Products is so confident that Hi-Lyte will meet your highest expectations that we are offering it at zero risks to you. If Hi-Lyte doesn't help you rehydrate and recover faster, just send us an e-mail within 30 days for a full refund, including shipping costs. No products to return. No forms to fill out. Your 100% satisfaction is our guarantee!
Hi-Lyte™ electrolyte concentrate is an all-natural, trace mineral supplement that provides the perfect balance of fast-acting electrolytes for rapid rehydration - with no calories or sugar
Our natural mineral and electrolyte formula includes Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Sulfates that buffer water ions, increasing PH and reducing acidity for increased natural alkalinity.
Hi-Lyte™ contains no calories, sweeteners or artificial additives. Unlike Sports drinks, which often only include one or two types of electrolytes (usually sodium and/or potassium), Hi-Lyte™ puts a lower emphasis on sodium - which is readily available in the American diet - and emphasizes magnesium, an essential electrolyte which is often omitted from sports drinks because it is more expensive.