Alcohol and drinking is a part of having a social life and enjoying major events and celebrations in life. A cheers among friends and family is synonymous with achievement, happiness and laughter. But as everyone knows, unfortunate, sometimes a nasty hangover can outweigh the short-lived euphoria of the drinking the night before. And, worst of all, there's no real cure for a hangover. But we have found something that gives real gut and liver support, assisting your body in overcoming the dreaded hangover.
OUCH, MY HEAD!
The main cause of a hangover is the effect of ethanol – the alcohol in your drinks. It's a toxic chemical that works in the body as a diuretic causing dehydration and an electrolyte imbalance. The symptoms of these things include increased urine production, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst, weakness, dizziness, and lightheadedness.
IT’S ALL IN THE GUT
Alcohol increases the production of stomach acid and delays stomach emptying. Any of these factors can cause abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Alcohol can cause your blood sugar to fall. If your blood sugar dips too low, you may experience fatigue, weakness, shakiness and mood disturbances. Alcohol also inhibits the production of digestive enzymes and juices, meaning it becomes more difficult for your body to digest, and absorb nutrients from your food. Partially digested food can cause excessive fermentation in your gut which leads to the dreaded bloating, gas and even loose stools.
Klean has created Revive - a potent blend blend of essential vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that supports your body from inside out. It’s powerful blend of natural ingredients support the liver in detoxing the body of alcohol and improves digestion - allowing your gut to find balance after being disrupted. These super-food ingredients include:
Cure your hangover with kelp! This sea vegetable is rich in minerals and vitamins but additionally has the highest known content of natural iodine, which credits its ability to support a healthy endocrine and thyroid. Seaweeds are also great for a full body detox but did you know seaweeds are also brilliant for liver detoxification. Seaweeds contain sodium alginate which absorbs toxins from the digestive tract.
Irish Moss, otherwise known as sea moss, is a super-food packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Sea moss contains a great amount of iron so it can help refuel your body with this mineral since it is depleted when dehydrated a.k.a hungover. It’s also a great impurity binder that collects toxins in the gut and allows your body to quickly expel them!
Did you know that studies have shown that drinking green tea can help lessen the long-term damage that alcohol has on the body, such as liver diseases? Evidence suggests that green tea can help reduce common hangover symptoms, including nausea, hangover headaches, and reduced ability to focus and concentrate.
Yerba Mate is a traditional South American beverage, that is brewed from the plants leaves and stems. It is a common ingredient in healthy energy drinks and herbal tea infusions. This caffeine containing plant provides more than caffeine induced energy but is also rich in powerful phytocompounds that increase energy, boost mental focus and cognition, reduce fatigue and depression from the next day’s ‘bottle-ache’.
We’re not saying we’ve found a hangover cure, but Revive comes damn close! If celebrations are on the way, make sure you’ve got a tub handy.