World's Beloved Hangover 'Cure' Arrives Stateside. But Does It Work?

September 4, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips

Source: Read More At:

Photo courtesy of Bayer “If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal,” wrote UK author Matt Haig recently, “then hangovers were how they remembered.”  Which is precisely why the search for the best hangover cure may never end. Bayer, which bought the product in 2005 when it acquired Swiss pharmaceutical brand Roche’s consumer health group, is marketing the dissolving, effervescent vitamin tablets here as an “energy support supplement.” Related: As Pot Smoking Rises, So Do Addiction Concerns But the product has been known as a hangover cure around the world for many years — particularly in Australia, where it’s been popular since the 1980s. Having a Berocca effervescent tablet in water may also help you rehydrate.” Related: You May Suffer From Sleep Drunkenness Berocca’s special US formula includes B vitamins, Guarana, caffeine, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc, and comes in either orange or mixed berry flavor. LA Weekly writer Besha Rodell declared it “the best damn hangover cure in the universe,” while Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance noted, “I’m half Australian and have been forcing my parents to smuggle dozens of Berocca tubes to me for years.” On Twitter, lovers of the product have rejoiced for no longer having to smuggle and hoard it from overseas.

For more health tips like these, join us at