Pills, Bottles And Even Patches Can Help But Always Have a Banana In the House
Sometimes, I feel like a hangover guinea pig.
Because of PubClub.com, I am sent all kinds of anti-hangover cures and remedies to sample. I have pills (two types, actually), a little disc you drop in water that fizzes like Alka Seltzer and, most recently, a bolt-of-lightening drink in a small bottle that’s like 5-Hour Energy.
Somewhere along the line, I was even sent a patch.
The pills are different. Once is a hangover prevention in which you take two when you start drinking and two when you stop drinking. Well, that’s the theory anyway. But after you’ve stopped drinking, who can remember to take pills? I always carry a few around in my pockets and whenever I get buzzed, I pop a couple.
They are called RU-21 – www.discountru21.com/ – and they are quite effective. They work so well my Canadian friend takes about 10 out with him. They are just vitamins, by the way, a lot of C, B-2 and B-3.
But I don’t always have the pills with me when I’m out, so the next morning, I need the hangover cure remedies.
The other pill is for the morning after, once you’ve already got the hangover. It’s called GoTime and it really gets you going because those two caplets must be packed with caffeine. I vividly recall how they saved me one morning after an unexpectedly big night out in Big Bear, CA. We wound up “kidnapping” the hot bartender at the last bar and went back to our cabin to drink until practically the sun came up in the morning.
Unfortunately, GoTIme pills don’t appear to be available anymore.
The fizz pill is called Blowfish and it got me through a particularly testy morning at the Del Mar Race Track on one fuzzy occasion.
And the latest one which I’m trying out is the peppy little bottle of liquid called Never Hungover. It’s zero calories, zero sugar and you are supposed to take it while drinking, though I always seem to take it the next day. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and that’s such a party town I figured the staff has taken it out for a lot of practice and refinement! It will definitely perk you up and once, it took a very hungover friend and within minutes had her doing circles around the bar. She often asks me for more of that magic little bottle! You can get it here, at www.neverhungover.com.
I love receiving ALL these remedies and please keep sending them to me!
But I’ve found another cure, one that’s as simple as a dive play in football. And that’s bananas. Yes, bananas. (Sounds like a song!)
As long as I’m not feeling too bad, I find bananas really help me recover. Must be the potassium. Sometimes, I have to take two – I call these “Two Banana Days” – and frankly, there are times when I combine the bananas with one of the above cures.
I’ll say this about hangover prevention and hangover recovery methods and cures: What works for one person may not work for another. I find the RU-21 pills largely effective but they have no effect on some of my friends. And whenever I receive a product, I always share them with other party people to get a fair sample balance.
A friend in Del Mar who had Blowfish snapped to attention immediately, while it took me about an hour to completely shake off all the cobwebs. Then again, I had a few more beers than him the previous day/night. Obviously, I have one friend who practically begs me for more of the Never Hangover bottles. And GoTime has worked with several “patients.”
So try ’em all, I say. But also always have bananas in the house.