Hangover can vary in severity. And it can affect our day after and also reduce the work performance and cause activity issues. Nonetheless, there are several remedies available online for it with variable success rates. And now there is an alleged hangover cure from a registered LA doctor on TikTok that has gone viral.
Alcohol is addictive. Moreover, after a night out drinking, the next morning can be awful. There could be an alcohol hangover that impairs your day to day work. This can vary in severity to mild discomfort or severe inability to do anything. In the latter case, the person suffering it might be unable to even get up from bed.
Hangover symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, weakness, fatigue, extreme prostration, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, excessive thirst etc. And these may last for several hours to even days.
Various hangover cures have been suggested. These have variable benefits. It might work in some and have no positive effect in others.
LA doctor’s new hangover cure on TikTok
A registered doctor from Los Angeles owns the TikTok handle @thewellnesspharm. And on it, the doctor has posted the alleged cure for hangover. She claims that she has worked out the formula herself single-handedly. Further, she adds that it is highly effective.
This cure has the following ingredients in it: vitamin B complex, magnesium, folic acid and electrolytes in it.
There are 8 B vitamins: Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B7 (biotin), Vitamin B9 (folate), and Vitamin B12 (cobalamin). And they have unique functions in the body. But their major role is in converting food to glucose and producing energy. Hence, the B vitamin deficiency causes weakness and fatigue.
Magnesium is a vital mineral useful for various enzymatic functions of the body. It has a role in energy production, nerve and muscle function and bone and teeth health.
Folic acid plays a role in DNA and RNA synthesis and nerve function. Additionally, it helps production of red and white blood cells and energy.
Electrolyte solution has a balance of carbs, electrolytes and minerals in them. These help in prevention and treatment of dehydration. They also improve physical activity.
Thus, the above solution has been created to assist in energy production to overcome the ill effects of alcohol deprivation on the body after drinking. One of the users of TikTok agreed that this formula worked. The user wrote:
“It works. It really works.”
Dietitian Sally O’Neil works for the health coaching platform @status.8020. She told News Au:
“Theoretically and anecdotally, it would make sense that it can help relieve a hangover, yes,”
“Depending on the dose and purity of the supplements taken (which the viral ‘cure’ doesn’t mention) it may lessen the effects only slightly in some, whilst for others, it may be very effective.”
There is no scientific studies to prove the benefits of this solution. Moreover, concentration of the ingredients have not been made public.