If you ever find yourself dealing with the Worst Hangover of, let’s say, Your Life, fear not: There are nootropics that can be taken to ease its negative effects for the next day when you need to be much awake. But before we jump start with the cure, let’s take a look at what makes a hangover so bad and it literally stinks and sinks the memory. But on the other side, there are nootropics that can certainly elevate or uplift your soul to party.
The Three Stages Of Hangover
Although it seems enjoyable in the movies that pushes everyone to try it once but there are also movies dedicated to that after-party scenes like The Hangover Trilogy.
It seems funny to wake up in another apartment (which you don’t own), but it’s not. No, absolutely not. Hangover isn’t just about being blacked out, over practicing of alcohol, it has got some severe effects on our body. So knock your brain, keep it open to the words and let’s get to business. There are three stages of a Hangover:-
- Substance Use – This is where people simply put anything in their mouth. Drinking booze is essentially the cause of a hangover, and is only pushed up by the next two factors.
- Sleep Deprivation – The severity of a hangover may greatly vary by sleep, although some research indicates that alcohol somehow improves perceived sleep quality. While another research shows that heavy alcohol consumption can have negative effect on the regular sleep.
- Empty Stomach – An empty stomach prior to ingesting alcohol speeds the body’s absorption of alcohol, blasting the brain and body with acute levels of excess ethanol.
While the causes of a hangover remain poorly understood, one theory pinpoints acetaldehyde as the reasonable culprit: Alcohol metabolizes in the liver to acetaldehyde, a compound more toxic than ethanol itself. The body is able to handle a little amount of acetaldehyde (i.e. a few drinks only) by breaking down the compound via acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and glutathione.
Symptoms Of A Hangover
When the acetaldehyde content in the bloodstream becomes unmanageable i.e. when one has had a few many drinks. The ethanol metabolite runs amok on the body, inducing a number of not so fun symptoms like:-
- Loss of Appetite
So on and so forth. The more is the quantity, the effect of each of the above case will increase dramatically. Then the chain reaction might also occur where one thing leads to another and you are simply lying in hospital. And that will the worst Hangover of your entire life.
The Best Nootropics For Partying
Nootropics can save you from having hangovers and can help you in partying hard without fearing for the consequences.
Partying is one such situation where nootropics can help you stay in your senses. Here are a few nootropics that can help you while partying. Here are some antidotes for hangovers after partying:-
Caffeine + L-Theanine
This is one of the most basic stacks for cognitive enhancement, but it works well. Compounded caffeine consumption in no way fix a poor sleep schedule, but it will wake you up after a night or two of sleep deprivation so that you may work hard in office. Adding L-theanine to the mix is a perfect addition so that you can more readily focus on your work. Use a 1:2 ratio of caffeine to L-theanine and please note that a typical 8 ounce cup of coffee has about 100 mg of caffeine.
That sounds familiar because you thought about it while dreaming your so called abs. But it isn’t just for weight lifting bulls. Creatine improves synthesis of energy in form of ATP, which is exactly what people need after a sleep deprived night full of dancing. Creatine is best taken on a regular basis as there is a “loading phase”; as-needed might not be the best option. Taking 5 grams of creatine will show results in a couple of weeks or start with a loading phase of 20 grams for 5 – 7 days to get the effects quicker. But be careful while using cause you want to sleep next Saturday (if you don’t have some plans, again).
If you want an anti-fatigue agent that will keep you running longer after a rough night, but you no longer want to use creatine regularly with that much care, rhodiola rosea is a perfect as-needed option. It is extracted from the roots of a northern altitude plant used across Asia and Europe for thousands of years. Using 500 – 1000 mg of rhodiola will be a stimulating boost as you recover from that dent on your head.
Hangover Prevention Tips
The biological approach would mainly focus on preventing the acetaldehyde build-up, which can be accomplished through a couple ways:
- Don’t drink
- Take a couple experimental compounds after proper reference.
Let’s be clear, it’s not bad to party but the content and the way decides whether it is doing more harm than good or not. Enjoy the life but with ease.
Meanwhile during the regular days in the week, let’s assume that you won’t be drinking then, it is advisable to regulate the doses of the above-mentioned nootropics, as you don’t want to stay awake at night even though you are tired up to the mark from the day time work. That’s it and keep partying!