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Common misconception: Dehydration is the primary cause of hangovers.

Dalia Steichen

July 6, 2020

While it’s important to drink water both during and after drinking, drinking water will not prevent your hangover. Dehydration isn’t the primary cause of hangovers. In fact, it’s not even the secondary cause. Dehydration is the tertiary cause of hangovers. So, how are hangovers caused? 🤔

01 – GABAa Rebound (or short-term alcohol withdrawal)

The primary reason why you feel hungover is due to GABAa rebound. Alcohol binds to GABAa receptors in your brain. This increases GABAa-like activity, making you feel relaxed 😀. When you stop drinking, your GABAa receptors go into withdrawal, causing you to feel effects like “hangxiety”, a pounding head, and queasiness😩.  The DHM in Cheers Restore binds to the GABAa receptors reducing GABAa rebound, and ultimately your relative time and level of discomfort 🎉.

02 – Acetaldehyde Buildup

The secondary reason why you feel hungover is acetaldehyde buildup. To metabolize alcohol, your body must first convert alcohol into acetaldehyde (which is 20x more toxic ☠️ than alcohol). Acetaldehyde eventually turns into acetate, finally being able to clear it through your system safely 🙌. Unfortunately, the liver can only turn acetaldehyde into acetate so fast; your body can process up to 1 drink’s worth of acetaldehyde per hour, on average. This buildup has been associated with common  effects, such as headache and nausea 🤢.  Cheers Restore reduces the amount and time you’re exposed to acetaldehyde following alcohol consumption.

03 – Dehydration

Like we mentioned above, dehydration is the tertiary cause of hangovers. Alcohol is a diuretic, which leads to a loss of both water and electrolytes. This manifests itself in a number of negative effects, such as dry mouth, fatigue, and thirst. More plainly put, dehydration only causes dehydration symptoms. Our Cheers Hydrate formula has a precise amount of glucose and electrolytes to transport water across the intestinal membrane into the bloodstream. This ultimately means that you will absorb significantly more water per ounce consumed, at a faster rate.


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