At 8/31/15 12:52 PM, FinaLee wrote:
At 8/31/15 08:31 AM, LiquidOoze wrote:
I started college with a major hangover. Sometimes I just hate myself...But how was the night before?
Well I slept for about an hour (6:30AM - 7:30AM) so you could say it was quite the party. I found some videos on my cellphone of my boss and one of my colleagues (who is leaving, therefore the party) both downing half a bottle of wine in one go. Other than that, everything gets pretty vague. Needless to say, I didn't follow anything that was said during college. Luckily there was free food afterwards.
Also, take a shot of apple cider vinegar (with the mother). Works for me.
Mehh. The best remedy is actually a product with a lot of fructose. Fructose needs to be converted to glucose before the gut can absorb it and the byproducts of this reaction actually speed up the reaction that converts acetaldehyde to acetic acid (which is practically the same as vinegar). Acetaldehyde is a product of the ethanol (alcohol) reaction and causes the actual hangover, therefore increased fructose intake shortens the hangover.
Pure honey is a product with a lot of fructose (~40%). Ironically, fruit doesn't contain a lot of fructose. Soft drinks also contain quite some fructose.
Now that we're on topic, did you know that:
- after a certain level of alcohol intake, your brain isn't longer capable of creating memories? That's why everything seems so foggy the day after: you didn't 'drink away' your memories, your brain never memorized it at all;
- if you ever encounter a person who just took a lethal overdose of aspirin, the best treatment is to feed them lots of alcohol? Aspirin and alcohol are converted to their harmful products by the same enzyme, however you liver always gives priority to the alcohol for some reason. Therefore, the aspirin is 'stalled' until most of the alcohol has been converted, giving you more time to call the paramedics and take care of the patient;
- the treatment for alcoholism is simply an inhibitor of the enzyme that causes the reaction of acetaldehyde to acetic acid? This causes a chronic hangover, discouraging the individual to drink more alcohol.
- I have no idea why I'm saying all this? I'm a little tipsy, but I can't blame alcohol for everything,
That's all for today! Tune in next week for more...whatever, think of a clever title.