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This Brand New Supplement May be the Key to Preventing Hangovers

Is this German product the solution to stopping a hangover right in its tracks?
FACT CHECKED BY Joseph Neese

Raise your hand if you've ever had a hangover. If you have five fingers in the air, you know that waking up after a night of drinking cocktails can sometimes be a struggle. In fact, you may feel like staying in bed most of the day. If only there was a way to prevent hangovers before they even start!

Well, one solution may be here—and it's called Alcovit. This German product allegedly prevents hangovers by helping your liver carry out its natural detoxification processes. The supplement is described as a "zingy, lime detox drink that rapidly reduces toxins within the body that are typically associated with hangovers." It's currently registered as a Class II Medical device in Europe.

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Courtesy of Alcovit

Naturally green from chlorophyll, the powder doesn't contain any caffeine, pharmaceuticals, preservatives, or added sugars. So, what exactly is it made of then? It contains 12 vitamins and minerals that support a healthy liver, immune, and general well-being. Some of these include:

  • Thiamine (vitamin B1)
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
  • Niacin (vitamin B3)
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
  • Vitamin C
  • Pyridoxine (active vitamin B6)

The powder also contains a type of volcanic rock known as clinoptilolite, which is a form of zeolite or the natural mineral silicate. The zeolite is hand-harvested from South Africa and milled to a consistency that can be easily be ingested but not absorbed by the digestive tract.

In turn, the mineral works like a sponge by binding and holding onto toxins that exist in the body. According to the company, the product can then effectively eliminate up to 40 grams of toxins within 30 to 60 minutes and reduce the amount of alcohol that needs to be processed by the liver. Per the press release, "testing has been able to demonstrate a decrease in blood alcohol concentration after using Alcovit, and the growing refrain of approval from the company's customers backs up the data."

Remember this isn't a hangover cure—it's a supplement that you take before symptoms begin. For best results, put the powder into a tall glass of water and drink it before bed. Each sachet sells for $8.95, with an option to buy between one and 25 sachets per online order.

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Cheyenne Buckingham
Cheyenne Buckingham is the news editor of <Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food and drink coverage, and breaking down the science behind the latest health studies and information. Read more
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