If you drink, chances are good that at some point in your life you’ve experienced a hangover, and probably spent some time looking for the best hangover cure and best hangover remedies. A hangover is a term used to describe the symptoms you feel after consuming an excess of alcohol. Hangovers can range from mild to severe in terms of discomfort and may show up as different symptoms in different people. People typically experience headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or any combination thereof when experiencing a hangover. If you’re looking for hangover treatment, look no further than IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles.
Our Beverly Hills medical vitamin clinic provides remedies for hangovers in our office as well as in your home or desired location, throughout the Los Angeles area.
While there is technically no cure for the hangover – or even a definitive answer on exactly why alcohol consumption can trigger hangover symptoms – we do know that there are certain vitamins and minerals that can serve as the best hangover cure and help the body reduce the severity of symptoms. Also, if taken on a regular basis, these nutrients may actually help prevent certain hangover symptoms from developing in the first place. Two of the reasons why these vitamins are selected to fight against hangovers are because of how they respond to alcohol in the body. Alcohol, as a diuretic, is known to deplete levels of certain nutrients as well as water in the body. This means that some of the symptoms you feel from a hangover may actually be due in part to a vitamin deficiency.
Fluid loss or water loss
Deficiencies of magnesium
Deficiencies in potassium
Deficiencies in zinc
Deficiencies in the B complex vitamins
Deficiencies in water soluble vitamins such as vitamin C
Deficiencies in micronutrients
A well-known cocktail that includes many of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients lost with alcohol use and can be replaced with one IV cocktail. The Myers cocktail with added fluids replenishes and restores your body. Patients usually state that they feel much better after receiving this hangover remedy.
B complex vitamins are essential for the body to work and function like a finely tuned machine and are therefore considered essential for hangover remedies. B complex vitamins are essential for the metabolizing of alcohol from the body, but the more you drink, and the more you urinate, the more you lose. In other words, the more you drink, the harder it is for your body to process and expel the alcohol consumed. Replenishing and keeping high your levels of B complex vitamins can drastically improve your body’s ability to stave off hangover symptoms. It is well documented that alcohol burns through the B complex vitamins and many people who drink regularly are low in these important vitamins.
Ever since it was prescribed to pirates on the high seas as a cure for scurvy, vitamin C has enjoyed near “miracle drug” status and considered a common vitamin for hangover treatment. Vitamin C has become a sort of super nutrient that’s completely safe and beneficial to a number of bodily systems and functions. It has been shown to contribute to heart health, blood health, and a strong immune system. In terms of a hangover, vitamin C has been shown to help the liver metabolize alcohol and restore lost vitamin C caused by alcohol consumption. As mentioned earlier alcohol use depletes water-soluble vitamins such as vitamin C and replenishing such vitamins helps improve hangover symptoms.
Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that protects healthy cells from harmful free radicals, is actually present inside cells, protecting them and making them stronger from the inside out. This nutrient also plays a major role in alcohol detoxification – binding to toxins in the liver so they may be excreted as waste. When you drink in excess, you run the risk of depleting your stores of glutathione and making it harder for your body to get the alcohol out of your system. Glutathione also helps detoxify the liver and take pressure off the liver.
Magnesium and other minerals are also depleted with alcohol consumption and lead to some of the symptoms experienced with a hangover. These minerals can be added to IV hangover therapy to help improve the after-effects of a night out drinking.
It is very well known that alcohol being a diuretic causes you to also become dehydrated. Our IV therapies will replace the lost water from your body quickly and safely. IV hydration therapy is usually administered with vitamins to replace lost electrolyte’s, nutrients and minerals.
All of the nutrients described above can be consumed in the form of food you eat or oral vitamins you take, but oral consumption is known to be less effective than the direct injection of nutrients into the bloodstream through a procedure known as IV vitamin therapy.
When we eat food or take vitamin supplements, we direct any nutrients consumed through the digestive system, where the enzymes and acids intended to break down food actually degrade nutrients to make them less potent and less effective. By the time those nutrients pass through the stomach and liver, the actual amount of nutrients which the body benefits from is a fraction of the amount that was actually consumed.
IV vitamin therapy introduces vitamins and minerals directly into the bloodstream so they can be delivered to the various bodily systems and organs with full potency and at a much quicker pace.
IV Vitamin Therapy Los Angeles is an upscale medical boutique offering IV vitamin therapy injections made from some of the highest quality ingredients in the industry. Our experienced and accomplished medical staff can administer IV vitamin therapy sessions right in our modern and calm medical office or – if you choose our concierge house call service – in the comfort and privacy of your home or office.