We Road-Tested 3 Hangover Cures To Find Out What Really Works
In the name of research, one staffer got a little—ahem—blitzened, then put three new day-after remedies to the test.
Launched in July, the liquid dietary supplement features good-for-you stuff like electrolytes (for rehydration) and DHM (dihydromyricetin), a detoxifier from the Japanese raisin tree. While it didn't squash my headache, it beat back my nausea and fatigue. $27 for six 3.4-ounce bottles, morningrecoverydrink.com
No, not the poisonous puffer. These lemony, effervescent tablets, made up of aspirin and caffeine, lifted my usual hangover grogginess and kind of helped with the headache and upset stomach (two words: acid reflux). Still, they seemed no more potent than a pair of Advil. $12 for a box of 12 tablets, forhangovers.com
The trademark of a killer hangover? Dehydration. Enter coconut water, a.k.a. nature's Gatorade. A carton of Vita Coco proved to be a top-notch rehydrator. Plus, it has no artificial sweeteners (so you're not re-polluting your body!) and less sugar than your go-to sports drinks.