Hangover remedies for New Year

Hogmanay in a few days time, and that means we’ll all most likely be over-indulging in alcohol as we say farewell to 2015 and usher in a new year.Ohayo Hangover cure drink

Always a good idea at the time, but never a good idea the morning after and there really is no cure for a hangover, or is there?

Apparently this little bottle of Ohayo is just that. I’m not entirely sure it worked too well for me, but it certainly won’t do you any harm to take this little bottle after a night on the booze, before your head hits the pillow.

It contains B vitamins to fight fatigue and headaches, magnesium to support your electrolyte balance, potassium to help maintain a normal blood pressure, and milk thistle to protect and support your lover to eliminate toxins.

A full list of ingredients is:  Spring Water, Sugar, Vitamin, Mineral & Plant Extract Blend (Vitamin C, Tri-Magnesium Citrate, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Milk Thistle Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1), Natural Flavouring, Acidity Regulators: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.

So, you can see how it might help a little bit. It tastes, sweet, and not that great, and did you know that Ohayo means Good Morning, in Japanese.

Ohayo Tomorrow is available from prezzybox.co.uk, for £2.95

Now, we all know that, joking aside, we as a nation have a bit of an alcohol issue. And one of the hazards of boozing these days are Unidentified Drunken Injuries or UDIs . There’s a Facebook page dedicated to the subject with over 58000 likes, and it’s not really a pretty facebook feed!

UDIs, added to the urban dictionary in 2008, refer to those little injuries found the morning after that can’t be explained and may even be embarrassing in the cold light of day. Alcohol-related diseases are commonly reported on, but UDIs, while being a lesser known concept, can also pose risks to health including infection from cuts and grazes and scarring from cigarette burns.

Now who has the foresight to carry  hangover kit with them when they head out, or even have one made up in the house. Well according to Fay Watt, the Managing Director of First Aid Spray NatraSan, we should have! And this is what it should contain.

  • A bottle of fresh orange juice to replenish the vitamin C that alcohol depletes
  • Salty crackers to line the stomach and replace salt
  • NatraSan First Aid Spray (£10, natrasanuk.com) or similar to disinfect minor wounds from those UDIs
  • A snap and freeze icepack tp cool down a sore head
  • Mints or a travel toothbrush and paste for a fresher feeling in a dry mouth.

Now, I am not sure we can really carry all that around with us, but I guess it’s never harmful to be prepared!

Natra San spray

Drunken antics can seem absolutely hilarious at the time and most people know someone with a tale to tell,” says Fay Watt.  “It may be that there’s no real harm done other than a severe case of embarrassment the next day.   However it’s vital to realise the possible health risks associated with UDIs.

“NatraSan First Aid Spray is the perfect hangover kit companion. It can be used safely on cuts, grazes and minor burns so keep a NatraSan Travel Buddy in your bag or by your bedside to disinfect any UDIs that don’t require medical attention.”

So, will you give either of these hangover remedies a go this new year? Whatever you are doing on Hogmanay, make it a safe one.