How Do Vitamins Help With Hangovers?
Posted on Feb 14, 2024

Vitamins are essential to our overall health and wellness but you may not know they also aid in alleviating hangover symptoms and help the body recover faster after a night of celebration. Let’s find out how vitamins - our hangover heroes - come to the rescue.

According to Dr. Meredith Warner, “Alcohol consumption can lead to the depletion of specific vitamins and minerals in the body. These nutrients are essential for various metabolic processes, and a deficiency can worsen hangover symptoms. Supplementing may help replenish these nutrients.” (To be clear, no one yet fully understands hangovers, as they are not a typically funded subject for studies, but micronutrient deficiencies is a leading theory.)

Alcohol consumption has a diuretic effect on the body, leading to increased urine production, loss of electrolytes, and subsequent dehydration, thought to be one of the main causes of classic hangover symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and dizziness.

B-complex Vitamins

Vitamins, especially B-complex, play a vital role in our hydration levels and energy production. Thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), biotin (B7), folate (B9), and cobalamin (B12), are involved in metabolic processes that convert food into energy. They also play a critical role in maintaining a healthy nervous system.

During a hangover, our B vitamin stores can be depleted due to the diuretic effect and lead to fatigue and low energy. By replenishing B vitamins through quality supplements, energy levels are restored and fatigue is alleviated. A healthy level of B vitamins will allow for protein repair and maintenance.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells from damage caused by metabolizing alcohol. It also supports the immune system and helps produce collagen, which in turn helps heal damaged tissues.

Liver Health

Vitamins and minerals also help support the liver, which plays an active role in alcohol metabolism and detoxification. Alcohol metabolism produces harmful byproducts that can cause inflammation and damage to liver cells. Antioxidant vitamins, such as vitamins C and E, help protect the liver from this damage and support its overall function.

Of course, while vitamins can help ease the severity of some hangover symptoms, the best ways to prevent a hangover are drinking in moderation or abstinence. And, as always, remember to drink responsibly.

Dr. Meredith Warner has formulated quality supplements with ingredients like those mentioned above, to help ease and hopefully prevent hangovers. Bonus: they offer other benefits as well.

Replenishes lost nutrients used to process alcohol and supports liver health. Also includes the potent antioxidants Tart Cherry, Vitamin C, and Zinc to help neutralize free radicals produced when drinking alcohol and also replace needed cofactors for metabolic processes. Take before your evening out and after your last drink to help your body process alcohol, balance blood sugar, and help lessen fatigue and potentially minimize hangover symptoms. Wake up feeling rested and restored. Contains chromium for optimal glucose metabolism and blood sugar levels which may be disrupted when drinking.

Since the B vitamins can be depleted during a hangover and are so critical for nerve and brain health, metabolism, and optimal cell health, we’ve packaged all the essential B vitamins in a convenient and tasty strawberry gummy. With added Schisandra Berry, an adaptogen that aids in stress management. This vegan gummy is packed with benefits such as total nervous system and brain support, enhanced mitochondrial function, and growth of healthy red blood cells.