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Hangovers and Age – Do hangovers get worse with age?

Can you continue to party like you're in your 20s when you’re well into your 30s? Let’s find out!

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POV: You’ve just celebrated your 30th birthday last night with some of your closest friends and family. Whiskey sours and G&Ts were passed around like pamphlets because, well, you only turn 30 once!

Surprise, surprise! You’ve woken up with a really terrible hangover. You try and remember when the last time your hangover was so bad and realise, wait – it’s never been this bad before!

Well, we have news. Hangovers do get worse with age.

Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Science attests.

One question we can ask ourselves is, if alcohol isn’t new to us or our bodies, then why do hangovers get worse with age?

The Science Behind Hangovers

Experts claim that as you get older, your body’s capacity to metabolise alcohol drops considerably, making the alcohol elimination process slower in your system. This is directly proportional to the duration of your hangover. So the older you get, the longer the hangovers!

Your liver processes alcohol in two steps:

  1. ADH or Alcohol Dehydrogenase is an enzyme released naturally by the liver that first breaks down alcohol into acetaldehyde (the real culprit behind those nasty hangovers).
  2. The next step for the liver is to further break down acetaldehyde, into a non-toxic substance called acetate, which then gets flushed out of your system.

However, as you get older, the liver accomplishes these processes slower, making some of the acetaldehyde stay in the body longer. This causes the dreaded hangover. So, as you move from your 20’s to your 30’s and your 30’s to your 40’s, expect those hangovers to get worse!

You are in your 30s, looking at 20-something-year-olds partying like…

Having said that, each body reacts to alcohol differently and there are several other factors that can affect how your body break-down alcohol, so it’s best to drink responsibly and listen to your body.

How do you manage hangovers better as you age?

Well, there’s always the option of staying sober and avoiding the possibility of getting one altogether, but if you’re someone who likes to kick back with a cold beer or celebrate with friends, we’ve got a solution for you – Morning Fresh’s anti-hangover drinks!

How do Anti-Hangover drinks work?

If you are wondering how this anti-hangover drink works, here’s the short version – Morning Fresh helps your liver reactivate the naturally occurring enzyme ADH (remember?) which gets suppressed due to alcohol consumption and quickly flushes out the toxins from your body. Morning Fresh’s hangover shots contain natural ingredients that have been chosen to ensure your liver gets the support it needs to flush out toxins, protect itself from any damage and boost your immunity after a night out. These include Vitamin C, Mulberry Leaf Extract and essential proteins.

The best part? It contains no sugar or caffeine – two guilty pleasures we should avoid, especially while drinking!

Parting Thoughts

It’s all about the work-life balance, as we move further and further into our adult lives and ideally we’d all be able to have a great evening, without letting hangovers get in the way of our health and productivity – no matter the age!

So here are some tried and tested tricks that go into our drinking playbook that should help your body avoid those nasty hangovers : drink slowly and relish every moment, pace yourself and enjoy the company, make water your BFF and even on those easy nights, give your liver some love with Morning Fresh!

Cheers! 

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