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 deplete.
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.