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Magnesium and hangovers
Everyone knows the feeling. There is a price paid for drinking too much alcohol: A serious hangover (in medical terms: alcohol intoxication) with nausea, pounding headaches and extreme thirst. Help needs to be fast. Unfortunately – as most of us know – it’s not that easy. The first step for most of those affected is to reach for the headache tablets. But that’s not always necessary. Because what’s to blame for the hangover and its unpleasant aftereffects is often a lack of water and electrolytes.
Restoring electrolyte levels can alleviate hangoversAs strange as it sounds: Water is primarily what the body loses when exposed to excessive alcohol. This is because alcohol washes fluids and thus mineral nutrients out of the body through urine. This loss of fluid disrupts electrolyte levels, which can then lead to the typical hangover symptoms such as headaches, nausea and raging thirst.
In order to direct these lost elements back into your body, you could take magnesium to help restore the balance of mineral nutrients in your body. Magnesium supplements from the pharmacy can be a convenient way to do this. With a variety of dosage forms, the Biolectra® product line offers a way to customize one’s magnesium intake: The range includes micro pellets and drinking granules as well as effervescent tablets and capsules.
How can you prevent a hangover?
“Drink a glass of water after every glass of alcohol”, is the rule of thumb to avoid waking up with a hangover the day after a celebration. Mineral water rich in nutrients can improve fluid levels and help retain the body’s electrolyte balance.
In addition to fluids, the right food can also have a preventative effect for hangovers: mineral-rich foods such as rollmop herring, cheese, fruit and nuts are a good starting point. Fatty foods can also help prevent a hangover. When consumed before or while drinking, they can slow down the resorption of alcohol.
Heavy alcohol use can be harmful
To avoid the need to fight off a hangover in the first place, it is best to keep your alcohol consumption within limits. And that’s not the only reason for putting the brakes on alcohol use: Alcohol is a neurotoxin that can damage the central nervous system and affect numerous metabolic functions. The body can handle small amounts of the toxin. But if the organism is regularly subjected to larger amounts of alcohol, a hangover the next day is the least of worries; long-term irreparable harm can be done. This includes liver diseases, lung diseases, heart problems and dementia. In order to maintain a healthy mind and body, therefore, drinking alcohol too often or too much should be avoided. Despite this, it is not necessary to abstain completely when enjoying an occasional cocktail evening with friends.