The world is reminding us right now that there is much we cannot control. True, there is much we cannot control but that does not mean we are powerless.
You just can’t drink like you used to, right? Why are some drinks hitting you harder than others? There are many factors that determine the hangover and many of them are not clearly understood.
Firstly, it depends on how easily your body can metabolize the alcohol.
When alcohol is metabolized by the liver, toxic by-products are created. These by-products are what cause the infamous hangover. In a perfect situation the liver would quickly remove these nasty by-products. However, our bodies sometimes cannot remove the by-products quickly enough (sometimes depending on the factors above) which in turn lets them travel to our brains, our gut which causes the all too familiar hangover symptoms that we could do without.
Let’s talk about the factors affecting your metabolization in more detail.
Given there are so many variables that determine the probability of hangover, it can be difficult to know what is the magic number of allowable drinks for any given person.
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