5 Supplements to get you through the Christmas period.
1. Digestive enzymes
Excessive eating and drinking at Christmas put our digestive system under serious strain. This can cause constipation, bloating, indigestion, heartburn to name but a few. Digestive Enzymes may help with the following:
✅ Improve digestion
✅ Absorb more nutrients
✅ Reduce stress on the digestive system
✅ Reduce food allergies
✅ Improve energy levels
✅ Reduce gut inflammation
✅ Digesting the Turkey & Ham
Our bestselling Digestive Enzymes are Udos Choice Digestive Enzymes. Simply take 1-2 caps with the biggest meal of the day.
Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. It plays several important roles in the health of your body and brain. It is also involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body.
One study suggests that around 75% of us are not meeting the recommended intake. Drinking alcohol depletes your body of magnesium. If you add that to the mix, there’s a good chance you’re going to be deficient and this can have a detrimental effect on the body.
A lot of our customers also report sleeping better when taking magnesium. We’d recommend taking magnesium before bed and the following morning. Here are some of our top selling Magnesium supplements.
One of the main causes of a bad hangover is the dehydration caused by drinking too much. Key salts like sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are lost during dehydration. Taking a good quality electrolyte drink helps replace some of these important salts.
We’d recommend taking an electrolyte drink before bed and first thing in the morning. Most electrolyte drinks don’t have enough magnesium so we’d recommend taking this also. Click here our bestselling electrolytes.
4. B vitamins
B vitamins play an important role in maintaining good health and well-being. B vitamins have a direct impact on your energy levels, brain function, and cell metabolism. B Vitamins can also help prevent infections and helps support cellular health.
As we know drinking alcohol depletes your body of vitamins, salts and nutrients. The most important of which are vitamins B and C. A lot of people swear by taking these vitamins to combat hangovers.
Our bestselling B Vitamins is Solgar B Complex.
5. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning it can’t be produced by the body. It has many roles in your body, its a strong antioxidant and has many other health benefits. Several studies have indicated that Vitamin C can help protect the liver and help your body detoxify alcohol.
We’d recommend taking 1000mg of Vitamin C before drinking. Our bestselling Vitamin C is Natures Aid Time Release Vitamin C
Other Supplements That May Help
Milk thistle is a herbal remedy derived from the milk thistle plant. It is antioxidant and helps protect the liver. We’d recommend taking it before and after drinking alcohol. Our bestselling milk thistle is Scitec Liver Support.
ADF Neutralize reduces the toxicity of alcohol which may help ease the hangover. It also reduces acetaldehyde, which is the main carcinogenic metabolite resulting from alcohol consumption.
Other tips to avoid a hangover
Stay hydrated – aim to drink a glass of water with every drink or every second drink. Drink a glass of water at bedtime ideally with Electrolytes. Have another glass of electrolytes first thing in the morning.
Stay full – eat plenty of good food before, during and after alcohol consumption.
Clear alcohol – clear spirits like Gin or Vodka seem to give less of a hangover. Ideally use low sugar mixers like soda water, slimline tonic or diet 7up.
Know when to stop – this one speaks for itself although it can be easier said than done!