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alanp 09-27-2011 6:17 PM

anyone take activated charcoal for hangover prevention
figured id try it out. gonna take a couple around midnight next time im drinking to try to reduce the effects of alcohol. anyone try this?

hco 09-27-2011 7:31 PM

That sounds awful. If I am really out to get after it I will drink pedialyte (lite?) before I go to sleep. Every essential vitamin and mineral plus some extra.

guma 09-27-2011 8:18 PM

The headache part of a hangover is due to dehydration. Easiest way to prevent this is to drink water as you are having your alcoholic drinks. Haven't had a headache in the morning for years since I started doing this.

bmcgee 09-27-2011 8:54 PM

A buddy of mine swears by this stuff. He came to the lake with us over the 4th of July weekend this summer and brought some with him. That was the first time i'd ever heard about it. He ended up talking me into giving it a try before we hit the water for the day. After a full day of drinking we went back to the house for dinner and i took some more before hitting a local bar out on the lake til around 1:00am or so... I woke up pretty early the next morning feeling like a million bucks (which is pretty rare if I drank quite a bit the night before).. not hungover at all. I haven't tried it since that night, but based on my one experience with it I would say it works. I'm usually pretty worthless the entire day after a night of heavy drinking, but I was up at 9 and ready to pull the boat out of the water and clean it up that morning.

sidekicknicholas 09-27-2011 8:55 PM

+1 for pedialyte

... and no shame in making yourself puke before too.... flush all the bad out, then chug the good

sidekicknicholas 09-27-2011 8:57 PM

... my thoughts is that the charcoal should work by soaking up the booze so your body doesn't.... like a booze filter

val_cal 09-27-2011 8:57 PM

Try a iv bag worked great for me.

ttrigo 09-27-2011 10:00 PM

Pedialyte or water is basically the same thing as an iv drip. Most of us dont have access to an iv drip, unless the drunken night puts you in the hospital, where a drip might be necessary!

Laker1234 09-27-2011 10:16 PM

Let us know the results. Hangovers hurt worse than they used to.

buffalow 09-28-2011 9:36 AM

I normally just leave my liver in my bed waiting for me when I go out.

brett33 09-28-2011 9:49 AM


Originally Posted by Laker1234 (Post 1711003)
Hangovers hurt worse than they used to.

And cornbread and ice tea took the place of pills and ninety proof..

wazzy 09-28-2011 11:01 AM

I have used Chasers... might as well skip the pills & just drink the water every hour

And I have used Drinking Mate... seems to work pretty good & only have to take it after drinking, not during....

jerasu98 09-28-2011 2:23 PM

You could try drinking less. You are getting old....er. I gave guys IVs, they thought it worked pretty well.

wakeboardertj 09-28-2011 6:16 PM

Make friends with nursing/medic students and order a few bags of .9% saline, hangover gone in 15 minutes :D. They jump at the chance to practice IV needle insertion.

alanp 09-28-2011 9:30 PM

justin go change your newborn baby girl's diapers when im working on hangover prevention i dont need to be reminded thats is immature to be getting wasted at 35!

sidekicknicholas 09-29-2011 7:26 AM


You could try drinking less. You are getting old....er. I gave guys IVs, they thought it worked pretty well.
Oppsite this.... drink more and do it more often... build that tolerance!

psudy 09-29-2011 9:29 AM


Originally Posted by jerasu98 (Post 1711132)
you could try drinking less. You are getting old....er. I gave guys ivs, they thought it worked pretty well.


jerasu98 09-29-2011 9:51 AM

haha. it's a boy - you must have been drinking when i told you. I didn't know you were younger then me. See what drinking does.

hatepain 09-29-2011 2:29 PM

It works but one needs to take a pill or two every few drinks. They also use it in ER's for drug overdoses.

plhorn 09-29-2011 4:06 PM

If it filters the booze then why not drink water its cheaper. I want to feel the booze.

calexan 09-29-2011 6:46 PM

Drink better liquor.... when i downgrade thats when the hangover happens.

hatepain 09-29-2011 9:30 PM

Cheaper liquor has a higher content of fusel alcohol which tends to cause worse hangovers than does the higher end stuff with greater levels of ethanol.

jarrod 09-30-2011 8:57 AM

My favorite hangover cure is coconut water. Whole foods and Trader Joe's carry a cold processed brand.

I drink only fine tequila, and I don't seem to be exempt from hangovers.

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