Did ringing in the new year cause a terrible ringing in your head? How did you recover from the light sensitivity that had you to wearing your darkest pair of shades indoors and the overall grogginess that is a hangover? Some are turning to hangover recovery drinks as quick fixes to stop their suffering after a night of fun with friends.
Why do we get hangovers?
After an evening of drinking, you might expect to wake up with some physiological effects. Whether you consume beer, wine, vodka, bourbon, or anything else containing ethanol (aka alcohol), you could feel the effects of a hangover. Of course, you will only suffer the consequences if you drink too much.
How much is “too much”? Great question! Unfortunately, we cannot answer that for you because only you know how much alcohol you can safely consume. Your tolerance for alcohol and your ability to metabolize it depends on genetic factors (your gender, weight, BMI, metabolism, etc.) and environmental factors (rate at which you are consuming alcohol, if you have food in your system, if you are drinking water in between alcoholic drinks, etc.).