Hangover remedies, drinks, treatments and questionable “cures” are a becoming a multi-million-dollar a year industry!
From the popular hydrating and electrolyte drinks, pain relief pills, IV drips, skin patches, vitamin and dietary supplements, to lesser known hangover products such as oxygen boosters, antacids, sprayers, ice rollers, body detoxes, , antioxidants, caffeine shots and liver detoxes, the hangover sufferer has plenty to choose from.
Most of these purported hangover cures address various aspects of the physical symptoms of hangovers such as:
- Electrolyte imbalance
- Gastrointestinal effects
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Headaches and muscle pains
- Dilated blood vessels (vasodilation)
- Immune system effects
Sipping a brew of GABA tea also hydrates, provides electrolytes and soothes gastrointestinal discomfort. And by enjoying a snack with your cup of tea you’ve also got low blood sugar covered.
Very few hangover treatments, however, address the following symptoms that are also frequently reported by sufferers
- Impairments in concentration, memory and reaction times
- Increased anxiety and stress
- Cognitive dysfunction, brain fog, lack of clarity and focus
- Feelings of despair and hopelessness
- Guilt and remorse
- Low self-esteem and feeling sorry for yourself
- Apathy, lethargy and low energy levels
- Low mood, grumpiness and unfriendly
- Circadian rhythms out of alignment – like jet lag
This is where GABA tea really makes a difference! It is in the cognitive and psychological benefits it provides for hangover sufferers.
The natural calming and soothing effect of sipping away on a hearty brew of GABA Oolong tea brings a gentle balance and equilibrium to the body which soothes those feelings of anxiety and uneasiness and helps normalize circadian rhythms. Just the experience alone of putting the kettle on, brewing up some tea and casually sipping on it helps to get you feeling back in control – it creates a comforting, warm, toasty, pleasant vibe. Even though the body might still feel lousy, life is not so bad after all. Then, as you sip some more, the real magic starts – those GABA and serotonin neurotransmitters start to kick in and you begin to feel better about yourself and, before you know it, the body is feeling less painful and your mood is a little more cheery. You are on your way to having a good day! And yes, we all deserve to feel good about ourselves and have a good day – even if we messed up last night! Read more on GABA Oolong as a Hangover Tea
“GABA is nature’s way of calming the nervous system. I have found GABA to be extremely useful in the treatment of anxiety” Dr. Phyllis J. Bronson, PhD
“I’ve seen patients experience relief from anxiety, reduced stress, and improved sleep via the relaxing impact of supplemental GABA. I don’t think we’ve seen nearly enough research to have a sufficient understanding of how GABA supplements might affect stress, mood, and sleep, or other ways GABA may benefit emotional, cognitive, and physical health.” Dr. Michael J. Breus, PhD.
Disclaimer: Information provided in in this article does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any kind. This information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.