Natural solutions for hangovers, digestion or re-energizing after parties and events
It's the time for events, parties, gathering, socializing and that may include heavy eating or having a couple of alcoholic drinks for some of you. Although these events are fun, we can all do without the next day feels.
Fret not, you can feel your best all holiday season long with some natural solutions for feeling great and regaining that much-needed holiday energy.
And yes, it goes beyond just having some water... because let’s be honest that alone won’t always do it.
Drinking water is essential, so are essential nutrients that facilitate and accelerate your hydration. There actually needs to be electrolytes in order to give you the benefits of proper hydration.
Choose electrolytes, which are essential minerals that are necessary to keep your body functioning optimally and retain water where you need it. In fact, when you are dehydrated, the balance of these nutrients is affected. It’s important to always replenish with water plus electrolytes to ensure your body has the optimal balance of salts, this is especially true for hangovers or when unwell.
- Sodium - helps promote water retention to help with rehydration
- Potassium - helps alleviate cramps and headaches
- Magnesium – helps with muscle relaxation and overall nerve functions.
If you have been drinking, do your liver a favour and get some Milk Thistle. Historically, people have used milk thistle for liver support.
When your liver is exposed to toxins (including alcohol) it can produce free radicals that promote damage (if consumed in excess). Milk thistle will prevent that damage and reduce liver inflammation. It also raises glutathione levels – which helps with detoxification. When the liver is stressed or exposed to liver-damaging agents, such as alcohol, milk thistle works to protect it from damage.
So, if you are drinking alcohol and enjoying more cocktails than usual, it’s a good idea to serve your liver some love and remove the hangover while you're at it.
Of course, with the holidays comes additional meals and eating a git more treats than you normally would.
There are two amazing digestive support supplements that everyone should keep in their arsenal...
Digest Relief Ginger with Activated Charcoal is formulated with 25 mg of Ginger 20:1 Extract and contains 250 mg of Activated Charcoal for quick and effective relief of digestive upset, including lack of appetite, nausea, digestive spasms, and indigestion. Ginger has a long history of use in various forms of traditional and alternative medicine to aid digestion and reduce nausea. Activated charcoal has traditionally been used as an acute remedy for indigestion, and even flatulence.
Full Spectrum Plant Enzymes
When eating a full spectrum of fats, protein, and carbohydrates, give your digestive system some support with enzymes. Taking plant enzymes with meals can support your digestive capacity, increase absorption, and decrease digestive symptoms. Organika’s Full Spectrum Plant Enzymes contain amylase (to break down carbohydrates), protease (to break down proteins into amino acids), lipase (to break down fats), lactase (to break down sugars in dairy), and cellulase and hemicellulose (to break down fibre).
When considering detox after too much sugar, alcohol and processed food, activated charcoal is a MUST.
This is charcoal that has been treated to make it more porous and increase the surface area in the molecule. This allows it to bind to certain substances, like toxins, to carry it out of the body. Doing so prevents the body from absorbing toxic substances.
The best uses include mixing it into beverages to be ingested, but also using it topically as an enhanced skin cleanser, as we know toxins also come out through the pores of the skin.
These are the best natural ways to celebrate and handle recovery while STILL very much enjoying the holidays.