Waking up nauseous, tired, thirsty, and with the worst headache ever? Sounds about right, all symptoms of last night’s decision to drink one or three too many alcoholic beverages. Despite (hopefully) having the time of your life at that moment, regrets start settling in, and all of a sudden you are no longer having a fun time.
Looking for an alcohol that won’t leave you hurting the morning after?
HERE’S WHY SWITCH VODKA IS THE BEST VODKA FOR NO HANGOVER ( OR AT LEAST A LESS SEVERE ONE)
We’re not going to make the claim that Switch vodka will not give you a hangover, but we can say it’s most likely going to be less intense than your average vodka, due to a few reasons:
- Lower Alcohol Content
- All-Natural Ingredients
- Nothing Artificial
With less alcohol per serving and less nonsense in our vodka, we’ve created a lighter, more enjoyable alternative to vodka. Hence the term, “vodka light.” Which, consequently, may result in “hangover light,” or no hangover at all.
Of course, we don’t want to take all the fun out of enjoying an alcoholic beverage, no matter the occasion, so don’t let this stop you from enjoying the night with a tasty cocktail.
Just remember – while everyone else is taking shots of that harder stuff, if you’re taking shots of Switch vodka, you’re still likely to have a good time but less likely to feel it as much as everyone else the next morning.
WHAT CAUSES A HANGOVER?
When drinking, the alcohol goes into the bloodstream until the liver can break it down. From there it takes a couple of minutes for it to reach the brain. After drinking, your body converts the congeners (see below) like methanol into formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is highly toxic and is mainly responsible for hangover symptoms. Some hangover symptoms you may be familiar with include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle aches
- Excessive thirst and dry mouth
- Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain
- Trouble sleeping
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Mood issues like depression, anxiety, and irritability
It would appear that although many studies have been made on the long term effects of alcohol, not many have been made on hangovers. There are countless legends and myths on how to defeat the “beast” that is a hangover without having to give up drinking entirely.
HOW TO PREVENT A HANGOVER
Looking for ways to mitigate this feeling, or possibly eliminate it completely? A good place to start is by making better drinking decisions and even “Switching” what you put in your body.
Here are some other tips to avoid that terrible feeling of a hangover:
1. STAY HYDRATED
Drinking plenty of water while consuming excessive levels of alcohol is one of the better decisions you can make. However, it is not proven that it will keep the hangover at bay. It will benefit you in the long run due to alcohol being a diuretic, which makes you pee frequently, draining you of beneficial fluids.
Switch vodka is slightly lower in alcohol content (30%), compared to other vodkas that have an ABV of 40%. It also uses a little more water in the fermentation and distillation process, which, when consumed, doesn’t dehydrate you as much as other liquors might.
2. LIQUOR BEFORE BEER
Of course, how can we forget the saying, “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear?” Not quite – this one, although slightly based on science, will not prevent you from regretting a beer after a shot. Alcohol is alcohol, and mixing different types of alcohol is just a bad idea altogether.
3. AVOID DRINKS HIGH IN CONGENERS
Ethanol is the main active ingredient in alcohol. However, alcohol also contains toxic chemicals called congeners – which contain high levels of methanol, acetone, and isopentenyl. In the distilling and fermenting process, ethanol (alcohol) is produced, and that also produces these congeners. It’s been studied that the higher the amount of congeners, the more intense your hangover may be. Methanol, which is one of the most common congeners, is mostly to blame here.
- Alcohol High in Congeners: Typically, stronger alcohols like tequila, whiskey, bourbon, and cognac contain the highest levels of congeners. Tread lightly when consuming these types of liquors, as the frequency and intensity of hangovers are higher.
- Alcohol Low in Congeners: Clearer drinks like vodka, gin, and even rum typically have a lower amount of congeners due to the fermentation and distillation processes. It’s usually a cleaner distillation. Vodka has almost no congeners at all! However, even some vodkas contain some congeners, as some vodka is distilled using the “middle,” or “heart,” and “tail” of the distillate.
SWITCH DISTILLATION PROCESS
Switch vodka is only distilled using an iStill distillation process, with only the “middle” distillate, ensuring only the purest of alcohol content.
Both the “head” and the “tail” of the distillate contain higher amounts of chemicals and toxins. The “head” is too high of alcohol content for human consumption and the “tail” is technically safe to use in distilling vodka, it just has a higher amount of methane (which is responsible for worse hangovers).
So, in other words, you can greatly reduce the severity of your hangover by drinking low-congener liquors, like vodka (more specifically, Switch vodka).
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