Does IV therapy really cure hangovers?

Have you heard of the colloquialism “hair of the dog that bit you?” This phrase refers to drinking more alcohol the next morning to relieve the symptoms of a hangover. It has an equivalent in almost every language; for example, in Korean you use “haejangsul” to indicate a “drink of wine the morning after.”

Hair of the dog is not the solution we advise.

What if there was a way to greatly alleviate hangovers? We’re talking about the IV therapy hangover cure.

You probably don’t want to be stuck in an endless cycle of getting drunk and then getting hungover. It’s not healthy, and it’s not fun, and it can be dangerous if you are doing activities that require your full attention, like driving.

Read on to find out how IV therapy for hangovers works, and where you might be able to find this service.

Hangovers, Explained

What is a hangover? According to the NIAAA, a hangover is a set of painful symptoms that occur after a night of drinking too much. You’ve probably experienced it. The symptoms might include a pounding headache, light sensitivity, excessive thirst, muscle aches, nausea, anxiety, and stomach pains.

These symptoms are debilitating, for sure. But why does it happen?

Experts believe there are a couple of reasons why you may experience the onset of a hangover.

  • Mild dehydration
  • Poor sleep
  • Stomach irritation
  • General inflammation
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Withdrawal symptoms

Any of the above are convincing reasons for why your body is in such pain. There’s inflammation in several organs, you’re dehydrated, and you may have had an absolutely awful night of rest.

So what do you do about it?

Common Hangover Cures

When we say “cures”, we really mean something like a remedy in terms of how to treat hangovers. 

The following are common remedies we see people employ, with ambiguous results:

  • Hair of the dog (is just adding more toxins to your body and prolonging recovery time even if it provides temporary relief)
  • Taking a supplement marketed for hangover relief, like red ginseng or prickly pear cactus
  • Eating a big greasy breakfast (not optimal because you don’t want to stress your stomach further)

Please do not take painkillers such as acetaminophen when you potentially have alcohol in your system. It could pose a danger to your liver.

IV Therapy Hangover Cure

What is IV therapy?

According to hangover IV therapists, you will receive an injection of vitamins and minerals straight into your veins, along with any necessary fluids.

Celebrities are also endorsing this treatment as a favorite hangover cure.

The fluids contain anything from electrolytes, prescription-strength medication, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin C, to things like glutathione.

The treatments are expensive but perhaps convenient and worth the price for those that can afford them. IV-drip companies also report that the effects are preventative: you don’t have to get them while hungover, you can get them to prevent hangovers.

Reaching Out

You don’t have to make a trip to the hospital for this kind of home remedy. There are now hangover clinics and mobile IV medics that are available to you if you’re seeking out an IV injection.

If you’re really feeling awful, you can even receive the treatment in the comfort of your own home.

Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the best wellness plan for you, and whether or not IV therapy hangover cures might be worth it!

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