A hangover is a combination of symptoms with a variety of causes, so there’s no single cure that will make you feel instantly better. There are, however, some over-the-counter hangover remedies that will give you relief from that pounding headache, sour stomach, and cottonmouth.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly.
1. Alka Seltzer Morning Relief
Already a trusted brand, Alka Seltzer’s effervescent hangover formula includes a maximum strength pain reliever with caffeine to combat headaches, fatigue, dehydration, and sour stomach.
2. Blowfish for Hangovers
Similar to the Alka Seltzer relief, Blowfish tablets combine aspirin, caffeine, and an antacid. Their lemon flavor definitely tastes better though, and a large glass of this gives you a little pick-me-up while helping your head, your stomach, and your dehydration.
Supposedly developed by the KGB as a spy “tool” for their secret agents, the ingredients in RU-21 help the body process the toxins from the alcohol faster. It breaks down acetaldehyde, the toxic alcohol byproduct, and replenishes lost vitamins like vitamin C, B-vitamins, amino acids, dextrose, and glucose. RU-21 has gotten some good press for focusing on aiding the body in detox rather than just curing hangover symptoms.
Another interesting formula with a few ingredients that have proved successful in hangover studies, Mercy Hangover Prevention comes in drink and chewable form. It contains a variety of things including: B-vitamins, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, amino acids, and milk thistle.
Another fizzy tablet, Berocca is not specifically marketed for hangovers. It’s sold as a supplement for mental sharpness, but its ingredients also aid in giving your poor, hungover self an energy boost. Berocca is made of: B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, calcium, magnesium, guarana extract, and caffeine.