How to Skip the Miserable Morning After Drinking
We’ve all woken up feeling rough after having a couple drinks the night before.
Usually this comes in the form of a painful headache, fatigue and nausea. Just as common, but less talked about is the mental fog, anxiety and irritability that follows us, which can last multiple days after. Most of us have our own ways of getting through this all-too-common experience — whether it be water, painkillers, coffee, food or exercise. But these approaches only help us cope, rather than addressing the issue before it occurs.
True prevention requires an understanding of the body and brain science behind alcohol. And that’s why a Tesla engineer and FDA scientist teamed up to create Morning Recovery.
Here’s how it works:
Headaches and nausea start in the liver:
1. First, the alcohol is broken down into acetaldehyde, a toxin that studies have linked to headaches and nausea after drinking; acetaldehyde is a known carcinogen that is found in tobacco smoke
2. Acetaldehyde is then broken down by the body’s enzymes into a byproduct called acetate
3. Acetate is then converted to water and flushed out of the body
The problem is that as you drink, acetaldehyde builds up in the body faster than it can be flushed out. So while the body will eventually catch up to the alcohol you consume, the longer this toxin is present in your system, the worse your headache and nausea will be the next day.
The breakdown pathway of alcohol in your body
This is where Morning Recovery’s key ingredient, DHM, comes in. It occurs naturally in the Oriental Raisin Tree, and has been used in Asia to treat alcohol-related symptoms for centuries. Studies show that supports key liver enzymes to accelerate the removal of acetaldehyde from your system. This means you can skip the headache and nausea altogether, rather than dealing with it when you wake up.
But alcohol also affects your brain:
When you drink, alcohol binds to the brain’s GABA receptors. This increases the effects of GABA in your brain, and leads to the relaxation we feel. But after the alcohol has been removed from your system, the opposite effect happens. This rebound effect causes the poor sleep quality, mental fog, anxiety and agitation that we experience.
Studies have found that in addition to its liver-boosting benefits, DHM also works on the brain’s GABA receptors to reduce the rebound effect after consuming alcohol. This means that in addition to avoiding the headache and nausea, you get better sleep, experience less fatigue, and are in a better mood the day after drinking.
DHM is truly unique in its benefits for alcohol recovery, but it isn’t the only thing your body needs to recover from a couple drinks. That’s why Morning Recovery combines DHM with Milk Thistle, Vitamin C and B Complex, electrolytes, amino acids, and Prickly Pear Extract. Just drink it before, during, or after you drink alcohol, and you’ll wake up feeling great!