Beer Guy: Can this stop hangovers?
The Beer Guy avoids hangovers the old-fashioned way - by limiting how much he drinks. Usually that means stopping after two beers. That is also the best way to avoid a DUI.
That said, maybe you're hosting a party at home and there is no way you'e driving that night. Or some designated driver has the wheel. Or you're enjoying some high-gravity beer which can quickly cause some issues. The hangover can loom and it can be painful. The older you get, even two drinks can cause some pain or a general malaise the next morning, especially on a work day.
And that's where the tonic called Never Too Hungover comes into play. This stuff claims it can prevent hangovers. And having tried some last weekend, it seems to do the trick. It does not claim to lower alcohol in your body and should not be used for that purpose.
Never Too Hungover was developed first as a natural nutrient-rich formula to treat the disease Lupus. Parrish Whitaker began experimenting, and realized it also seemed to knock out hangovers. He tinkered around with the formula, packaging and taste and put Never Too Hungover on the market. It's sold in 3.5 ounce servings and 750-milliliter bottles. According to managing partner Steve Ferraro, you should consume it before or while drinking to keep the hangover from starting.
The ingredients are Vitamin B, potassium, milk thistle, green tea extract, aloe vera, electrolytes, and gotu kola and it is low-calorie, sugar-free, gluten-free and has no added caffeine, The taste is lemon-lime.
As for how much to take, one 3.5-ounce bottle should do it, for up to seven drinks, which is way more than the Beer Guy could consume any more. Last weekend, just for the sake of this column, I tried it out, and the next morning, there was no sign of a hangover. This should not be taken as an endorsement of over-consumption, because that carries its own risks beyond feeling bad.
But should you overdo it, or worry that you might, it's a good insurance policy to avoid that icky feeling.
You can order it through Amazon.com or by visiting nevertoohungover.com,com and GNC stores have it too. A six pack of two ounce bottles is $23.99 from Amazon and for a two pack of 750 milliliter bottles, the price is $34.99. The company sells the most of it around times when more alcohol might be consumed - St. Patrick's Day, New Year's Eve, and holiday weekends.
Along with a personal breathalyzer (also sold on Amazon), Never Too Hungover looks to be a helpful tool in avoiding a morning-after headache. But even with this stuff, it's best to hold back on drinking. Or go for lower alcohol sessions beers, Craft beer should be more about flavors and not the buzz
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