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Reduce Hangxiety With These Natural Hangover Pick-Me-Ups

Alcohol: It makes conversation easier, but the next day can become challenging depending upon how much you have inevitably consumed. Hey, life's about experiences and making memories, and sometimes leads to negative physical symptoms but also psychological symptoms otherwise known as 'hangxiety' - with searches for ‘hangxiety remedy’ up by 88% recently.

The bad news is that there's no magic pill or mystery herb that can retroactively erase your consumption. The good news? We speak with wellness expert and founder of TRIP, Olivia Ferdi, where she lets us into her highly rated tips to rid your weekend of 'hangxiety' & how to unwind limiting a hangover the next day.


Some of the main benefits that CBD provides coincide with many of the symptoms produced by hangovers. Unpleasant side effects like trouble sleeping, nausea, heightened anxiety, headaches and sore muscles are common for hangovers, and are known ailments that CBD can help relieve.

CBD oil is a plant-powered way to help you unwind and relax, all you need to do is take a few drops under your tongue and hold for 1 minute before bed. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants but unlike its well-known counterpart THC, CBD won’t get you high.

CBD interacts with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a network of cells and receptors that helps the body achieve optimal balance. Our ECS plays a crucial role in regulating a number of functions including stress, anxiety and sleep. When your ECS is balanced, it can help you to feel relaxed and more you again.

Chamomile to Reduce Anxiety (or Hangxiety)

For some, hangover-induced anxiety, or hangxiety, can be as taxing emotionally as some of the physical symptoms of a hangover. If this doesn’t sound familiar, it might be because hangxiety affects us all differently.

Researchers have discovered that shy people have greater anxiety levels the day after drinking alcohol. Therefore chamomile tea can be used to soother and calm any emotionally overwhelming feelings brought on by drinking. Double bonus: Chamomile can help you sleep more soundly and relieve an upset stomach.

Electrolytes & Vitamins

As you drink, you lose important electrolytes and many hangover symptoms result from nutrient deficiencies, particularly potassium and salt, but also chloride, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, phosphate, and sulfate. Vitamin B is particularly affected by alcohol use, according to a study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, which is why if you restore energy with vitamin B and protect immunity with vitamin C, you can cover many bases when it comes to a safe hangover recovery.

The morning after a night out, consider taking the appropriate supplements and chase it down with this, (or a similar) tasty drink, to not only rehydrate, but also replenish electrolytes and nutrients you lost while drinking.

You’ll need to mix together:

1/2 Cup pineapple juice, preferably fresh

1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice

2 Cups coconut water

2 Tbsp organic raw honey

1/2 Tsp grated fresh ginger or ginger powder

Sprinkle of Himalayan salt

One of the most effective natural ways to prevent that nasty drinking migraine is to take magnesium as you begin drinking. Combine your magnesium with zinc, an essential mineral for liver health that also aids your body in absorbing other essential nutrients, for a natural and effective hangover cure.

Research has shown that Red Ginseng helps your body metabolise alcohol more quickly, making for a less severe hangover, and helps soothe upset stomachs.

Milk Thistle is a potent natural liver cleanser, protector, and detoxifier, whilst Turmeric is known as a super-spice due to reducing the production of acetaldehyde (the primary hangover-causing toxin), increasing serotonin levels, and is an anti-inflammatory that can help prevent gastro-intestinal issues caused by drinking.

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