Hangover Helper: Bump Up the B Vitamins the Night Before
Science hasn’t invented a magic hangover pill...yet. Until then, take a B-complex supplement -- containing B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), folic acid, B6 and B12 -- before you go out drinking as a preventative measure, suggests Natasha Turner, naturopathic doctor and author of The Hormone Diet and The Carb Sensitivity Program. And then again first thing in the morning. “They’re necessary for the proper breakdown and elimination of alcohol in the body,” says Turner. A supplement or multivitamin “won't make you feel a whole lot better, but it will replenish some of those nutrients you’ve lost,” adds Traci Statler Ph.D., sport science expert, certified nutritionist and Intimina MAB member.