Birthdays, vacations, summer barbecues, and celebrations of all kinds often have one element in common—alcohol. From the simplest bottle of beer to a classy glass of wine or a fancy Blueberry Ginger Bellini, there are countless adult beverages out there to explore.
Maybe you even enjoy creating your own cocktail recipes. It warms your heart and gives you a shot of pride when guests enjoy them. What is not so enjoyable is the hangover that fun with a few drinks can cause. Don’t worry, though, alcohol’s effects on the human body are not the mixologist’s fault—it’s simply the way your body deals with overindulgence.
After wowing everyone with your creations, you can be a hero a second time around by telling them about a savvy method to quickly cure any hangover – IV (intravenous) Hangover Therapy.
How IV Hangover Therapy Works
Micronutrient IV Therapy is a quick way to infuse your body with the essentials it needs to get rid of hangover symptoms. It bypasses your digestive tract altogether, unlike other treatments that need to be ingested and digested before they are absorbed into your bloodstream. This allows for an instant delivery of nutrients and soothing medication, right to your body’s organs and cells.
Maybe you enjoyed shots with friends, splurged on your favorite frozen cocktails, or sensitivity to the tannins in your favorite red wine got the better of you. There is a host of common hangover symptoms, and IV hangover therapy targets them all, including:
- Sensitivity to light
- Brain fog
- Trouble sleeping
- Dry mucous membranes
How Alcohol Affects Your Body
Alcohol is very dehydrating. Not only does it inhibit the production of hormones that your body needs to reabsorb the water that’s filtered through your kidneys, it also forces you to urinate more often. This is because every alcoholic drink you consume can create twice its volume in urine.
Even if you are determined to drink lots of water during your night of fun, your body will still detect the alcohol as a toxin that needs to be flushed from your system, triggering the elimination of fluids.
IV hangover therapy is a safe and minimally invasive way to give your body the fluids, electrolytes, and antioxidants that it requires during a hangover. It also has the added benefit of boosting your essential nutrient intake while your gut biome heals from the influx of alcohol.
Alcohol and Inflammation
Another unfortunate side effect of alcohol consumption is increased systemic inflammation. According to the National Institute of Health, an influx of alcohol impairs the liver’s detoxification processes and can slow down brain function, preventing it from properly regulating the inflammatory response.
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to an overabundance of cytokines—substances produced by the immune system that trigger inflammation in defense against perceived bodily threats.
Alcohol and Gut Health
Excessive alcohol consumption can obliterate the good bacteria that keeps your gut microbiome in balance. When your gut is out of balance, it does not digest food well or absorb nutrients properly, leaving you nutrient deficient.
This can become an even bigger problem if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The antacids that you regularly take to treat GERD work by neutralizing stomach acid to give you instant relief from symptoms. However, antacids do not address the underlying cause of your GERD—an unbalanced gut biome.
As antacids increase your stomach’s pH levels, your body is less able to absorb nutrients like magnesium, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B12, all of which are essential for nutrient absorption.
The more alcohol or antacids you consume, the more susceptible you become to certain health problems:
- Increased risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures due to poor calcium absorption
- Yeast overgrowth resulting in muscle and joint pain, chronic fatigue, brain fog, abdominal discomfort, and rashes
- Decreased immune function and increased risk of upper respiratory infections
- Risk of intestinal infections from bacteria in food
Try a New Type of Cocktail
After you’ve enjoyed your favorite drinks, consider another cocktail that you infuse, not ingest. The fast-acting ingredients in an effective IV hangover cocktail include:
- Saline fluid solution. This aids in water retention, which counteracts the body’s tendency to release fluids through urine.
- Pyridoxine. Another name for vitamin B6, Pyridoxine makes it easier for your cells to absorb nutrients from food. It helps in the conversion of carbohydrates into fuel.
- B-Complex vitamins. These constitute a group of eight essential nutrients. They help your body to convert food into energy and assist with red blood cell production.
- Vitamin C. It is believed that the antioxidant properties of vitamin C help to offset the symptoms of hangovers.
Get a Fast Hangover Cure in NYC
When nightlife in New York City leaves you with a whopper hangover, contact InVita Wellness. We offer a range of micronutrient IV therapy cocktails, including an IV hangover Cure, to get rid of your hangover fast.
Relax in our spa-like clinic as powerful micronutrients are infused, making you feel better, drip by drip. While you visit, ask about cryotherapy and other menu items designed to make you look and feel your best.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Verster, J., et. al., “Dietary Nutrient Intake, Alcohol Metabolism, and Hangover Severity”, National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2019 Sep; 8(9): 1316.
Coppersmith, V., “The use of N-acetylcysteine in the prevention of hangover: a randomized trial”, National Institute of Health Science Reports, 2021; 11: 13397.