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‘Pedialyte For Adults’ Now Exists For Those Wanting A Quick Fix To Their Hangovers

Pedialyte, the electrolyte drink of our childhood, has suddenly become THE one-in-all drink of pop culture. You’ll find it in pro sports locker rooms for rehydration and in all of our fridges to help us get through hangovers.

It’s always been a product meant for children and babies, but with the massive surge in popularity with adults over the past few years, Pedialyte’s parent company Abbott has finally decided to make one for the older demographic as well.

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Called Pedialyte Sparkling Rush, the product consists of a powdered sparkling drink mix that you can add to your water while on the go. You add a packed to a bottle of water, give it 10 seconds to disperse, and enjoy the hydration and electrolytes it provides.

Pedialyte itself actually isn’t a true “hangover cure,” because nothing outside of drinking less alcohol and staying hydrated really is. However, it does help you get past the headaches and other symptoms of dehydration that come with a late night out. This adult version comes with double the electrolytes and half the sugars of other sports drinks, according to a press release, meaning that it can further help with hydration while adding less carbs to your daily intake.

Abbott told USA Today that the new Sparkling Rush was based off of adults who post on social media that they use Pedialyte to get past hangovers, and regularly advertises themselves as a way to rehydrate fast following those big parties.

You can find this new “adult Pedialyte” in cherry and grape flavors at Target and Meijer stores nationwide, as well as on Amazon.

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The 12 Strangest and Most Fantastic Hangover Cures from Around the World [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Let’s say it’s the morning after a night out, and you’re royally hungover. Headache, dry-heaving, the works. What’s your go-to remedy? If you’re like many Americans, anything greasy, cheesy and/or bacon-y is it. But if you visit another country, that breakfast cure might change from delicious and comforting to eccentric and shocking.

British design agency NeoMam didn’t create the below infographics for the weak-stomached. Why? Because one way to get rid of hangovers is with pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice. THAT’S WHY. The Italians tend to go a different route with pizzle, or dried bull’s penis, while Peruvians fancy “fish scrape”. Don’t ask.

If you’ve successfully avoided gagging thus far, then read on brave soul. Of course, we’re curious to know how common these hangover cures really are and we’re sure in some parts of the world, pancakes soaked in syrup and fried pig aren’t the ideal cure. So sound off in the comments below. Sparrow droppings in brandy and sheep lungs lie ahead.

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Science Says Sprite May Be the New Hangover Cure

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According to a study published in the September 2013 issue of Food and Function, Sprite can help cure those wicked hangovers. After testing over fifty beverages ranging from herbal teas to various other carbonated drinks, Chinese researchers found that the results pointed to the lemon-lime pop as an effective means of reducing hangover symptoms.

The science behind this has to do with how alcohol is broken down in the body after ingestion. The crap feelings of nausea, a bout of the spins and a throbbing headache isn’t actually caused by the alcohol but rather by acetaldehyde, an enzyme your body produces in an attempt to process all the booze you guzzled down.

Scientists tested beverages to see how consumption following alcohol would affect how long acetaldehyde takes to break down. The results showed that the usual go-to remedies, such as herbal teas, actually slow the digestion process down — making your hangover last longer than it should. If the length of time it takes for acetaldehyde to turn into acetate could be shortened, the duration of a hangover could actually be reduced. Soda water and Sprite sped up the conversion process, thus reducing your hangover.

So the next time you decide to throw a rager make sure to stock up on some 2-liters of Sprite in preparation for the morning after.

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The Internet Reminds Us That Bacon Cures Hangovers

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Apparently, a breakfast packed with bacon and toast makes for the perfect hangover cure. In an article by the Telegraph, Erin Roberts of Newcastle University explained:

Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. So food will often help you feel better.

Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.

Basically the gist of it is that bacon and bread replenish your body with nutrients the excess booze took away the night before. After bingeing on alcohol, your brain is depleted of neurotransmitters — chemicals that carry messages between cells in the body. Bacon contains a high level of amino acids, which helps boost these levels back to normal and presume optimal brain functioning. Bread comes into play by giving you carbs that get converted to glucose, re-energizing brain cells that have been starved of this key nutrient.

Of course, this should all be taken with a grain of salt since the research is more than 6 years old (2009) and new technology can probably provide a better explanation for this so called bacon-buzzword cure.

Also, just eating in general (especially meats and bread) helps speed up your metabolism, which helps your body get rid of the booze faster.

Also note, not everything you read on the internet is true.

Although, all you really wanted to hear was BACON = HANGOVER CURE. So, you’re welcome.

H/T The Telegraph, Toronto Sun

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Chicago ‘Hangover Clinic’ Claims it Can Cure Your Hangover in An Hour

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Years from now, some of us will be able to look back and say, “You kids today have it too easy. Why, when I was your age, I had to stay in bed all day and whine about my hangover! You whippersnappers head over to the hangover clinic in Chicago and a hour later, you’re playing on your iPhone 60s. Bah, humbug!”

That’s how old people talk, right?

The important part here is that the Revive Hydration Clinic in River North, Chicago has just opened its doors with the claim that it can alleviate your hangover symptoms within the hour, via a combination of IV fluids, vitamins, and medications. We all know that horrible feeling the next morning is caused by dehydration — Revive seeks to perk you right up by taking all the hard parts of re-hydrating (like drinking water,ugh) out of the equation. They also offer conference, private and semi-private rooms, as well as blankets and eye covers, because no one really wants to be awake during a hangover so bad you’re willing to shell out $99 to get a little relief.

To that end, it’s worth it to note Revive also deals with people suffering from cold and flu symptoms, as well as athletes and jet-lagged business men. This idea (courtesy of Jack Dybis, surgeon, who says the medical community is “very aware” of the hangover struggle) is not the first of its kind, though: Hangover Heaven has been doing its thing in Vegas now for a while. On wheels, no less.

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This Is What A Bacon Cheeseburger Bloody Mary Looks Like

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Everyone has their own cure for hangovers. Personally, I eat the dirtiest, greasiest most viscerally satisfying food I can conjure up and wrap it up in bacon. The Bloody Mary is arguably the most popular hangover elixir and over at Milwaukee’s Best Burgers, they’re redefining this classic cure using a little bit more than a celery stick.

In addition to a skewered shrimp, asparagus, cherry tomato, brussel sprout, hot dog, cheese block and a couple other spherical foods indiscernible from a cursory glance, this monster of a cocktail is topped off with an entire 1/3 lb bacon cheeseburger! If that wasn’t enough — which, of course it’s not because this is America — you’re treated to a glass of  Sprecher beer to wash it all down. Needless to say, you’re doing it right Milwaukee’s Best Burgers.

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In Case You Missed It: Vegas ‘After-Party’ Bus Claims To Cure Hangovers

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You may have heard of it, you may have not, either way you’ll probably shake your head and give up all hope on the human race. Or! you might nod to your bro friends and think that this is a really really good idea. SMH.

Anesthesiologist Jason Burke has found his claim to fame with a gimmick that’s sure to attract desperate Vegas goers suffering the effects of back-to-back tequila shots and cranberry vodkas. Hangover Heaven is a former gospel tour bus turned mobile clinic offering IV therapy to any unfortunate souls seeking rehydration.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted by a lady clad in a kitschy nurse outfit that was probably purchased at a Halloween store. No, really, she’s decked out in a costume I saw at Halloween Superstore labeled “Sexy Nurse Outfit.” Maybe there’s more than one reason they call it “Hangover Heaven”? Jk, kind of.

For $99 patients can purchase “Redemption,” a basic IV fluids package. For $159 you get a “Salvation” premium package that offers prescription-only medicine. Then, for those with double-whammy hangovers, there’s the “Rapture” for $199, 20 minutes of oxygen administered via a nasal canula included. At first we were rofl, then we realized that there are poor suckers out there actually paying for Hangover Heaven and we were like…”Damn.” What happened to the good old fashioned method of drinking water, taking an aspirin and napping it off?

Hangover Heaven will also perform in-room treatments for an extra cost. Just an FYI.

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Blowfish — An FDA-approved Hangover Pill

Are you ready for an over-the-counter drug that should take the edge off that heavy night of drinking? That’s where Blowfish steps in. Blowfish is an effervescent, morning-after (hehe) hangover remedy that combines caffeine with a maximum strength pain reliever to address the major symptoms associated with a hangover (pain and fatigue).

The most interesting selling point of this new drug is that the FDA recognizes it as effective. Blowfish is FDA regulated pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. It’s designed to be taken upon waking, and claims to knock out multiple hangover symptoms within 15 to 30 minutes.

Blowfish for Hangovers is so confident in their new product, they’re dolling out free samples via their website. On the retail side, Blowfish currently runs for $11.99 for a 12-tablet box (six hangovers), or $49.99 for a 50-tab let box (twenty-five hangovers).