If you’re like me you’ve been busy day-drinking, while scientists have been busy working on fixing the negative effects of it. That’s right! While we don’t have a cure for coronavirus yet, we just might have the cure for a hangover. Which some would even say is just as important right now.
New research says it’s not a greasy meal or drinking your body weight in Gatorade that relieves throbbing headaches and nausea. It’s actually plant extracts. During the study, a group of drinkers was given a supplement filled with extracts from cherry, prickly pear, ginkgo biloba, willow, ginger root, as well as vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, sodium bicarbonate, zinc, riboflavin, thiamin, and folic acid. Good luck making that in your kitchen. Reportedly, the drinkers that took this pill experienced significantly less severe symptoms than the placebo group.
So while the good news is that science is still working on fixing the day after a night of drinking hard, the bad news is that the plant extract and supplement market is notoriously under-regulated. Even if you wanted to Frankenstein together your own hangover pill, let’s just say you don’t always get what you paid. But with reports of these plant extracts causing 35% less intense headache, and 42% less nausea, it gives us drinkers hope that research is close to cracking the code.