And the more times alcohol is distilled (which typically makes it also more expensive), the more are removed and the less hungover you’ll be. “Congeners act as toxins for the brain and the body wants to get rid of them,”
he says. The other issue with wine? Sulphites. “In order for cheaply made wine to get the level of alcohol it needs, sulphites are added to speed up fermentation, and it’s harder for the body to get rid of them,” explains Morrison. Translation: a far worse hangover than wine with less sulphites.
Emergin C is legit. But so is eating an orange and popping a B vitamin. “Taking a vitamin C and a B complex supplment about an hour before you start drinking can help improve your tolerance to alcohol for the rest of the night and the next day,” says Morrison
Here’s why: you want to improve your body’s ability to detoxify itself before the mayhem happens—as in the a.m. is too late.
Dr. Morrison recommends taking about 1000 mg of vitamin C and 50 mg of a B complex to get the max hangover fighting power of the duo.
While your head may be throbbing, it’s really all about calming your stomach.“After a night of drinking, you often feel nauseous and sick because your stomach is moving in the wrong direction,” says Morrison,
who suggests taking Boiron Nux Vomica, a homeopathic remedy that’s meant for those with an upset stomach but can greatly help with hangover symptoms.
“It helps to re-establish normal digestion function, and there are no side effects and it’s totally safe—just take three tablets every hour until you feel better.”