- 1 Introduction to The Best Hangover Supplements – The Natural Nootropic Way
- 2 The Morning After
- 3 How Nootropics Reduce The Hangover Effect?
- 4 My List of Naturals Nootropic Supplements for Hangovers
- 5 Other Methods to Help Hangover Recovery
- 6 To Wrap it Up
Introduction to The Best Hangover Supplements – The Natural Nootropic Way
Hey, too many of us have been there. Waking up in the morning feeling like we’ve been hit by a truck. My article today is supposed to make you feel more positive about your morning after as I discuss the best hangover supplements you should be using. The supplements on my list also fall into the category of natural nootropics.
Let’s not ignore this little thing. To get the wonderfully happy, joyous, nothing can stop me, nothing can worry my feelings, you need to accept you will have a hangover as the alcohol you have so willingly consumed in large amounts wears off.
A headache as you open your eyes. It sounds so much you don’t want to open your eyes. Nausea resulting in you running quickly with that pounding head to the toilet where you will spend some time you can never get back. You’re whole day after can be completely ruined by the consequences of your party night.
Hey lots of us have done it, been there done that sort of thing, but there is the help and it is out there for you to grab before you go to that next party and it’s the best hangover supplements. Let’s get into it.
We are not entirely sure exactly what causes a hangover. Ya, we know drinking does, but what does drinking alcohol do that cause a hangover?
The Morning After
There are a lot of theories out there and I have done my due diligence and yes it’s true. One that struck me concerns acetaldehyde. When alcohol gets metabolized in the liver into a compound that is more toxic than ethanol acetaldehyde, it can only handle a small amount of the acetaldehyde by breaking it down. The problem occurs when there is too much of acetaldehyde from too many drinks and your body can ‘t handle the amount, you are in a spot of bother for a while with these:
- A headache
- Loss of Appetite
How Nootropics Reduce The Hangover Effect?
Even though nootropics have been around for quite a few years, many don’t know about them or hear things that scare them away from them. They benefit our brains effectively and safely. They are used daily to improve our brains by maximizing our mental output and to improve our cognitive performance.
Nootropics can also be a solution to the process brought on by alcohol consumption. They decrease cellular damage and improve our processing abilities.
Nootropics can help to repair cellular repair and improve our brain and our bodies protection against the effects and damage of alcohol consumption.
My List of Naturals Nootropic Supplements for Hangovers
L-Theanine + Caffeine
I put these two together into a stack of two. L-theanine and caffeine are naturally in green tea and are great together for our cognition and are why so many people around the world drinking it with great success.
Caffeine is a stimulant and stimulates our mental focus and awareness, but with irritating side effects such as the jitters. it is naturally found in coffee and tea
L-theanine is a component that promotes a positive health effect on the mood swings and reduces brain fog. L-Theanine also counteracts the jitters caffeine gives you. It also promotes relaxing the alpha brain waves that allow for our free-flowing thinking.
Some people mix l-theanine in with their alcoholic drinks to reduce the effects of alcohol in real time and minimize the possibility of a hangover. I’m not sure how effective this is so cannot vouch for it.
Having a coffee is the first thing some look for when suffering from a hangover. It awakens your mind and stimulates us. By taking caffeine + L-theanine together instead, you will get the best of both worlds.
Rhodiola Rosea has been used as very effective as an anti-fatigue fighter not only for our bodies but our brains too. Long ago it was used in traditional medicine as a restorative agent and still is used as a great supplement for fatigue.
There has been plenty of research on this supplement that does prove the physical and mental benefits. It has been shown to prevent all the negative effects of stress ie. hangover.
More studies show Rhodiola Rosea also restores energy, improves our mood and enhances our cognition. Another great benefit for a hangover.
If you find yourself having too much to drink too often because you are suffering from mild depression. Regularly supplementing Rhodiola Rosea may be of help.
Rhodiola may have potential as a safe and effective treatment for mild depression. Although this benefit won’t cure a hangover, it may just prevent you drinking enough to get one.
Ginkgo Biloba is often a regular part of commercial supplement formulas (stacks) for a lot of reasons. It stimulates digestion and metabolism so it facilitates the quick removal of the alcohol causing your hangover giving you relief.
Dizziness and weakness are both part of hangover symptoms and Ginkgo can help too.
Better digestion, better metabolism gets rid of toxins causing the headaches will get rid of brain fog and headache. Ginkgo Biloba promotes better blood circulation that results in more oxygen and nutrients getting to our brains allowing for better concentration.
When alcohol binds to acetylcholine, serotonin receptors, and GABA, it alters the brains signal transmission and processing. It’s a result of a buildup of extracellular glutamate in the brain causing damage to our brain cells by allowing calcium to enter the brain cells and cause damage to the neurons.
What Huperzine A does is prevent the glutamate buildup giving acetylcholine the ability to increase neural connectivity and cognitive processing.
huperzine also helps with memory recall so when asked what you did last night you may actually remember.
Cat’s Claw diminishes fever symptoms which makes it another great help for a hangover. It is a very good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that greatly reduces the inflammation caused by alcohol. It’s also included in the Perfect Keto Nootropic.
Magnesium and Zinc
Magnesium and zinc are similar to B vitamins in that their levels are affected by alcohol. Taking supplements on an empty stomach after that night out can counteract the magnesium and zinc imbalance.
The compound 5-HTP has effects on both our sleep and mood, that impacts our ability to feel good during the day and sleep restfully at night. Let’s take a closer look at what this mood-boosting, sleep-promoting compound does in our body.
5-Hydroxytryptophan, or 5-HTP for short, is another naturally-occurring amino acid metabolite that is known mostly for its role in the production of Serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a huge role in regulating our moods and our social behaviours. When we have a healthy supply of serotonin in our brain we can be happy and have a feeling of well-being.
The better you sleep, the better you recover and better recovery leads to a milder hangover.
Vitamin B6 is a primary component for concentration and memory. A hangover not only dehydrates your body, but it also lowers your vitamin B level as well.
If you casually binge drink, the effect of low Vitamin B can brain fog, poor mood and attention
Some say and I can attest to it that taking Vitamin B before drinking and then after drinking will lower the hangover symptoms you will feel the next day. This one is a good one!
There was a study performed a long time ago (30 years) that showed that people who were given 1200mg of Vitamin B6 before they went out drinking had fewer hangovers than those who didn’t take it.
Fact is, Vitamin B6 can and does help your recovery from that night of heavy drinking. by increasing your energy production and fighting cellular damage brought by alcohol.
One of the processes that happen when we drink is that alcohol dries out the fluid protecting connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. If you are an energetic person or athletic, or just a high energy person, you are at a greater risk of injury as a result of this effect on your body.
If we increase our levels of Collagen in our body we reduce the chances of connective tissue injury.
Collagen also minimizes the inflammation in our bodies caused by alcohol and speeds up our hangover recovery letting us get up and going sooner.
Other Methods to Help Hangover Recovery
Drinking water for a hangover is the most natural thing to do. If you can stomach a glass, you certainly will want to run to the sink and get yourself one. This is because of the dehydrating effect the alcohol has on your body.
The best remedy is actually prevention. Drink a glass or two of water before going out drinking and you can lessen the effects of dehydration.
Drink Green Tea, Not Coffee
A cup of coffee has the benefit of giving you the caffeine for a burst of energy and the L-theanine to keep you calm and zen as well as keeping the side effects of coffee at bay.
Ginger is great for nausea and has been proven to be over and over. Just boil ginger and add some honey and you have a very powerful elixir. Hey, it helps.
Your body needs these for energy. Drinking alcohol you lower your blood sugar and that could be one reason for your pounding headache and fatigue. Low carbs, low fuel.
To Wrap it Up
There you have it and don’t get scared of the word nootropics.
There are many natural supplements that are nootropics and they are the ones we need to alleviate a hangover. Apart from nausea you may feel, there is a lot going on in your brain that causes your hangover. This is where the word nootropic comes in.
Hangovers are going to happen and we can’t get rid of them 100%. All we can do is alleviate the symptoms and get you up off the bed so you can function for the day.