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Vitamins For A Hangover Cure

Vitamins For A Hangover Cure
Last Updated: 31/06/2020

No one likes the morning after the night before. Lying in bed, or even worse on the bathroom floor, desperately searching for a hangover cure.  

One of the last things that you might think to try is your daily vitamins. But, a dose of vitamins could be just what the doctor ordered. Vitamins can help to replenish all of the essential nutrients and electrolytes that your body has lost under the influence of alcohol. Want to know more? We’ve put together a list of tips and tricks to help you feel more human the morning after… 


A Natural Hangover Cure: Vitamins for Hangovers

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep  

High amounts of alcohol can disrupt sleep patterns and leave you feeling exhausted in the morning. Fatigue can cause irritability and headaches, making your hangover feel worse.  

5HTP is a source of L-Tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is linked to ‘the happy hormone’, serotonin. 1 Low levels of serotonin can affect sleep, mood and appetite, some of the key factors at play when you’re suffering from a hangover. Myvitamins 5HTP Tablets can support relaxation, (2 ) making the morning after alcohol a little less daunting. 

If you’re looking for an even more cost-effective solution, try our Vitamin B tablets. The energising vitamins in our Vitamin B Plus (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12) can help to reduce feelings of tiredness by boosting energy metabolism. It includes Riboflavin (B2) and Niacin (B3) to help reduce fatigue. It also contains Biotin (B7) which has been shown to support energy levels and cognitive health, (3) helping you to feel more energised after a few drinks. 

Stay Hydrated

Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it increases the production of urine and causes dehydration. The loss of fluids and electrolytes make it difficult for your body to function normally, and this is what causes headaches, dizziness and fatigue 

Our Zinc & Magnesium Tablets contain the perfect duo of minerals to help you feel revitalised. Magnesium can help with dehydration, which is what causes a banging headache. Scientists have also suggested that magnesium can help to break down the alcohol left in your body, helping you to kick that hangover feeling faster.(4) Zinc is useful in supporting your immune system and helping to decrease inflammation in the body. 5

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Although you might not feel like it, eating a healthy breakfast the morning after a big night out can help to alleviate your hangover symptoms. Low blood sugar can add to feelings of fatigue and nausea, so it’s important to eat a nutritious meal to keep you going.

What should you eat? A breakfast rich in Vitamin C can help to combat your hangover symptoms whilst also supporting your general immunity. If you don’t fancy eating your body weight in oranges, taking two Chewable Vitamin C Tablets the morning after can help to protect the body against the oxidative stress caused by alcohol toxins.6

What to Avoid When You Have a Hangover


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After drinking, the body becomes dehydrated. Caffeine can also cause dehydration, so although you might feel the need to reach for a cup of coffee or a caffeine boost, it’s best to avoid it. While it might have a short-term effect on your energy levels, it will probably leave you feeling worse later on.

Greasy Food

While many people swear by a full English fry up as their hangover cure, greasy foods high in saturated fat could be making you feel even worse the morning after. These fatty foods can irritate your stomach, making you feel sicker, particularly if you already woke up with an upset stomach. 

Instead, we would recommend opting for foods that are high in nutrients to help you recover. According to Healthline (7), alcohol prevents your body absorbing amino acids, and can even cause amino acid deficiencies. Adding our protein powder (which your body will break down into amino acids) into a fruity smoothie can be a great way to help you feel fresher after a night of drinking. 

Last Updated: 31/06/2020
  1. L-tryptophane participates in the synthesis of serotonin, which is essential for the maintenance of emotional balance and serenity. 
  2. L-tryptophane helps to support the relaxation, mental and physical wellbeing. 
  3. Biotin, Riboflavin, Niacin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Biotin, Niacin contributes to normal psychological function. 
  5. Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  6. Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress 

Katie Lambert

Katie Lambert

Writer and expert

After studying History at The University of Leeds, Katie moved back to her home town of Manchester to start a career in content writing. Katie has a passion for health and fitness and enjoys running in her spare time. Her favourite topics to write about include healthy recipes, performance strategies and general wellbeing.