5 Myths About Hangovers
  • Blog
  • Mar 09, 2017
  • By IV LIFT

Hangovers, the dreaded H word that will haunt you the morning after you indulge in too much alcohol. But while many of you may have experienced one or two (or 10) hangovers in your lifetime, what do you really know about them? There are so many myths about hangovers, it can sometimes be hard to tell what is factual and what is not! Which is, of course, why we are here to tell you 5 common myths about hangovers that you probably didn't know was a myth!

A Morning Drink Helps Ease a Hangover

This is probably one of, if not the most, common myths about hangovers. No, having just one alcoholic beverage in the morning is not going to help with your hangover. Hangovers pop up when your blood-alcohol levels fall so having another drink only prolongs the inevitable. So ditch the morning beer for some water or a sports drink to replace lost electrolytes.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Before Bed Can Lessen Hangover Symptoms

There are actually two things wrong with this myth. One, taking acetaminophen is a big no-no when you are drinking alcohol. When alcohol isn't in the mix and you take a Tylenol, most of acetaminophen in the liver is converted to harmless compounds. But when you've been drinking your liver is too occupied with alcohol so it processes the Tylenol in a different pathway where they can become toxic! And two, while a different painkiller like ibuprofen may help with a hangover, taking it before bed is basically useless because it is most effective in four hours (which is probably while you are still sleeping). Instead, take some ibuprofen or aspirin about an hour before starting your day.

Drinking Wine Is a Safer Choice

What a misconception! At the end of the day, alcohol is alcohol! Whether you are drinking wine, beer, or hard liquor, the possibility of a hangover is there. And here's a fun fact: red wine has tannins which can cause severe headaches if you decide to over-indulge!

Eating Food Will Help A Hangover

Yes and no! Food can help a hangover if it is already in your stomach. If your body Is busy digesting burger and fries then the alcohol in your drinks will be delivered to your bloodstream slower. So, sorry to say, making a stop at the local diner after a long night of drinking will only ease your hunger and not your hangover!

Beer Before Liquor Never Sicker

Have you heard the saying, "Beer before liquor, never sicker, and liquor before beer, never fear?" Well, it is definitely just a saying! Whether you drink beer first or liquor first, the end result will be the same. It is the amount of alcohol that you consume (not the order in which you drink them) that matters when it comes to avoiding a hangover.

So don't forget, the best way to avoid a hangover is to moderate your drinking! And luckily for you, IV Lift is here to help you recover from a night of partying too hard. Our Morning After IV drip is the perfect liquid hydration combination to get you back on your feet for your day-to-day activities!

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