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Kick away a Hangover

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

How to Kick away a Hangover

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The cause of a hangover is a component called acetaldehyde.

Alcohol is decomposed in the body in the order.

Alcohol ⇒ Acetaldehyde ⇒ Water, and carbon dioxide.

If you consume too much alcohol, acetaldehyde will not be decomposed into water and carbon dioxide in time, resulting in a hangover.

Ingesting the following ingredients has the effect of preventing a hangover.

- Taking it after alcohol can prevent a hangover.

-Taking it during the taste of alcohol has the effect of avoiding a hangover.

Acetaldehyde is highly toxic and can cause headaches and nausea if left in the body, so a small amount of alcohol can be decomposed into water and carbon dioxide overnight. Still, if a large amount of alcohol is ingested, the decomposition will not be in time.

It promotes gastrointestinal function and stimulates the decomposition of alcohol.

・ Discharge the alcohol is remaining in the blood to the outside of the body as soon as possible.

・ Replenish the necessary hydration for that purpose.


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Autumn Ukon-derived healthy ingredients "curcumin" and "Bisaculone," which have been reported to have liver-protecting, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects, 45 mg of the healthy ingredient "curcumin" and "black pepper extract" that enhances its absorption are combined. In addition to taking it, it is recommended to take the essential nutrients "dietary fiber" and "vitamins" simultaneously.


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"Ornithine" and "alanine" are abundant in clams. Ingredients other than ornithine contained in clams In addition to ornithine and salt, clams contain many good ingredients for the body of a hangover.

・ Taurine = a component that helps the liver work, a type of amino acid

・ Glutamine = a feature that helps break down acetaldehyde

・ Alanine = a function that lowers the concentration of acetaldehyde in the blood

・ Methionine, vitamin 12 = liver function caused by a hangover

To enhance the effect of the ingredients contained in the clams, we also recommend the use of miso soup, as it is delicious to drink and easy for the body to absorb.

Additional Ornithine-rich ingredients other than those found in clams are found in the following mushrooms:

・ Buna shimeji mushroom

・ Enoki mushroom

・ Hon shimeji mushroom

・ Maitake mushroom

・ Nameko mushroom


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Eating ginger is widely known for "promoting blood circulation" and "warming the body".

Ginger's benefits are attracting attention, such as promoting metabolism, antioxidant activity, and antibacterial activity.

It is covered in many works of literature and online articles. However, there are other things as well. Among them, the one that seems to be effective for the symptoms of a hangover is the "stomach-healing effect".

Hangover nausea is attributed to the inability to drain excess gastric juice. Gingerol, which are the spicy ingredients of ginger, improves gastrointestinal digestion and stimulates the vomiting center to suppress nausea.

Regarding nausea, it is said to be effective against motion sickness, and the German Commission E (Medicinal Plant Evaluation Committee) officially approves the effect of motion sickness.

Tomato juice

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Research results have been reported that the ingredients contained in tomatoes enhance the action of alcohol-degrading enzymes. It is said that drinking tomato juice breaks down alcohol faster than when it is not ingested.

Citric acid contained in tomatoes protects the gastrointestinal tract that has been damaged by alcohol and has the effect of improving its function. Lycopene suppresses the action of acetaldehyde.

It is recommended because you can take lycopene simultaneously as hydration even before or after you get a hangover.

Supplements and drinks do not mean that you will never get a hangover. Drinking a proper amount is the best way to enjoy alcohol. However, it is also true that there are days when it becomes fun and you drink too much. In such a case, use supplements and drinks well to help your body not to get drunk.

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