Waking up to a hangover is not a pleasant way to start your day. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us, often times when we tell ourselves that we are going to behave. Several hours later, we found ourselves having consumed too many drinks, staying out far too late, and dreading the pounding headache that we will be faced with in the morning. The good news is that there are ways to alleviate the effects of our hangovers, allowing us to once again become functional throughout the day. One of those methods involves consuming Prickly Pear Leaf. Here are some of the hangover benefits of the increasingly popular cactus.
Regulates Blood Sugar Levels
Prickly Pear leaf has been found to help regulate blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. It can also improve insulin sensitivity which helps to prevent damage to the liver. When your level is functioning at a high level, you are less likely to suffer the effects of a hangover, as that means it is effectively filtering out the toxins that you are consuming. When you have low blood sugar as a result of too much alcohol, you often experience the fatigue and weakness that come along with a hangover.
Prickly Pear has been shown to boost metabolism, which means that you can more quickly rid your body of the alcohol and ensuing toxins that you consumed the night before. It also helps to give you more energy, which may allow you to get up and do things that will help take your mind off of the hangover. A higher metabolism will encourage you to eat more, allowing your body to take in beneficial nutrients that you may have been neglecting throughout the day.
When you take prickly pear before a night of drinking, it is shown to protect your liver from the toxic effects of alcohol. It is able to do this without affecting the buzz that comes with drinking as well. An overworked liver is part of the reason you get hungover – it is unable to process and remove toxins, passing some of the work onto the other organs. This causes you to become to fatigued and dehydrated, as well as sore and nauseated. Protecting your liver from this toxicity can go a long way in making you feel better the next morning.
Because of its protective properties for the liver, prickly pear is most effective when used as a preventative measure. It will still help in the morning, but it is best to take it prior to a night out. Studies have shown that those who take prickly pear before drinking exhibit fewer symptoms of nausea, headache, and dehydration the next morning.
Prickly Pear Leaf is just one of many ingredients we have placed onto the Rebound Patch. Rebound is the ultimate hangover prevention there is. Simply place the patch infused with Prickly Pear Leaf on and hour or two before drinking and you’ll experience a dramatic reduction in hangover symptoms the following day!