With the festive season well and truly underway, it’s very easy to find yourself waking up with a lingering, champagne induced, headache.
So just what products should you take to keep your immune system strong and hangovers at bay? We’ve broken down the 3 supplements to have permanently at the ready this winter.
Before you begin the night, be sure to take a Vitamin D tablet. Vitamin D, the “sunshine” vitamin, has an abundance of benefits, one of which being that it facilitates a healthy immune system.
Alcohol and its toxic byproduct acetaldehyde weaken the immune system and therefore you need to give it all the help you can.
Vitamin D is also vital for helping your body to absorb calcium and promote bone growth.
Milk thistle contains silymarin and silybin, antioxidants that are known to help protect the liver from toxins, including the effects of alcohol. If you know you’ll be having cocktails on more than one occasion take milk thistle supplements throughout the entire holiday season.
Magnesium is another nutrient depleted by alcohol, and it’s also one that many of us are already deficient in. Plus, magnesium has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce some hangover symptoms. If you don’t eat a lot of magnesium-rich foods, taking a magnesium supplement before an evening involving drinking may be helpful.