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Vitamins For A Hangover Cure

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Most of us are familiar with that dreaded hangover feeling. Headaches, sickness and fatigue can leave us desperately searching for a cure. 

One of the last things you might think to try is daily vitamins. But, research suggests they could be exactly what the doctor ordered. (1) Supplements can help to replenish all of the essential nutrients and electrolytes that your body has lost under the influence of alcohol. Want to know more? Here are our top tips for feeling your best the morning after.  

A Natural Hangover Cure: Vitamins For Hangovers

1. Get A Good Night’s Sleep  

High amounts of alcohol can disrupt sleeping patters and leave you feeling exhausted in the morning. Fatigue can cause irritability and headaches, making your hangover even worse.  

5HTP is a source of L-Tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is linked to ‘the happy hormone’ serotonin. Our serotonin levels can impact our sleep, mood and appetite, three key factors in your typical hangover. 

If you struggle to feel well rested after a night out, you might want to increase your levels of energising nutrients the next day. Myvitamins Energy Capsules are a convenient source of magnesium to fight fatigue, (2) biotin to support normal energy-yielding metabolism (3) and zinc to support cognitive health, (4) letting you focus on your goals all day long.  

2. Stay Hydrated

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Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it increases the production of urine and causes dehydration. The loss of fluids and electrolytes can make it difficult for your body to function normally, and this is what causes headaches, dizziness and fatigue.  

To support hydration and daily vitamin intake, try our Focus Sparkling Vitamin Water. This Tropical flavour drink is formulated with magnesium to support normal electrolyte balance, (5) vitamin A to maintain eye health (6) and pantothenic acid to boost mental performance. (7) This refreshing drink contains zero sugar, zero calories and is vegan friendly, making it a perfect addition to your daily routine.  

Along with replenishing electrolyte levels, magnesium helps to breakdown alcohol left in the body, helping you to kick that hangover faster. (5) Zinc is another essential everyday mineral, important for immune function and decreasing inflammation in the body. (8) For a high-quality source of both of these nutrients, try our Zinc & Magnesium Capsules.  

3. Eat A Healthy Breakfast

Although you might not feel like it, eating a healthy breakfast the morning after alcohol is a good idea. Low blood sugar can add to feelings of fatigue and nausea, so it’s important to eat a nutritious meal to keep you going. 

What should you eat? A breakfast rich in Vitamin C can help to combat your hangover symptoms, whilst also reducing fatigue. (9) Taking two Chewable Vitamin C Tablets the morning after can help to protect the body against the oxidative stress caused by alcohol toxins. 10 

What To Avoid When You Have A Hangover

Greasy Food

While many people swear by a full English fry up as their hangover cure, greasy foods high in saturated fat can make a hangover worse. These fatty foods can irritate your stomach, making you feel nauseous. 

Instead, we would recommend opting for foods that are high in nutrients to help you recover. According to Healthline, (1) alcohol prevents your body absorbing amino acids, and can even cause amino acid deficiencies. Protein is an essential nutrient which is broken down into amino acids. Support your levels with our Collagen Pancakes – a low sugar blend with 25g of protein per serving.

If sickness remains an issue, small snacks throughout the day can help. Try our Peanut Butter flavour Energy Bites. These high protein, high fibre snacks are enriched with vitamin B6 to maintain energy levels, (11) as well as natural extracts maca and guarana.

Coffee

After drinking, the body becomes dehydrated. Caffeine can also cause dehydration, so although you might feel the need to reach for a cup of coffee or a caffeine boost, it’s best to avoid it. While it might have a short-term effect on your energy levels, it will probably leave you feeling worse later on. Instead, try a natural energy booster like vitamin B. (11) Find out more about this essential nutrient in our blog: 

What Is Vitamin B: The Complete Guide

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2020-08-13 09:08:41By Katie Lambert


  1. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/best-hangover-foods#section5
  2. Magnesium contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.  
  3. Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. 
  4. Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function. 
  5. Magnesium contributes to normal electrolyte balance. 
  6. Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. 
  7. Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance. 
  8. Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system. 
  9. Vitamin C contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue. 
  10. Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. 
  11. Vitamin B contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.


Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

Writer and expert

After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.