Saturday, March 5, 2011
Vitamin b12 vs. The Hangover
Happy Saturday Morning Dolls! Last night I went to a chic little hippie bar with two of my favorite couples. The night was filled with good conversation, good music, laughter, and LOTS of delicious wine. For some reason when I drink a lot the night before I am wide awake at the crack of dawn the next morning.....does this ever happen to you? why can't I sleep in?
I'm proud to say that although I caught a gnarly buzz last night, I am headache free and full of energy this morning. I credit not having a hangover to all of the B12 that I took last night before bed, it works like a charm everytime!
so you ask, What CAUSES a Hangover?
Deficiency of vitamin B12
Ethanol molecules produce twice its amount in NADH using your B12 as its coenzyme.
Result? You got it...Vitamin B12 deficiency!
Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the factors that cause the tiredness and grogginess associated with hangovers.
Vitamin B12 has many functions including, but not limited to, protecting the liver from toxins, helping extract energy from foods consumed, the formation of red blood cells and more.
One option we have used is taking some Vitamin B12 before going to bed to help relieve some of the sluggish symptoms of a Vitamin B12 deficiency from the alcohol metabolism process.
Have you dolls ever tried taking a little B12 before bed after a night of drinking?