How to Cure a Hangover
Raised a few glasses and regretted it? Here are tips for the morning after—and the night of—to help you revel without (as many) repercussions.
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Try Prickly-Pear Extract
Why it works: Derived from the skin of the prickly-pear cactus, this supplement may reduce the morning-after sting. According to a study
published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2004, tipplers’ symptoms were 18 percent less severe with the extract than with a placebo. The compound may diminish the
inflammation associated with classic hangover signs. These capsules can also help replace the B vitamins that drinking can
Plan of attack: Two hours before your first drink, take Hangover Prevention Formula ($6 for two capsules, hangoverprevention.com). It’s made with the same prickly-pear extract used in the study.
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So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.