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I have to agree with the other reviewers completely. The hangover symptom that I hate the most is the nausea, I can cope with everything else but the queasy feeling that can sometimes (for me) last all day is the worst. I would consider myself a fairly heavy and regular drinker and nothing else I have tried has worked as well. I took 2 capsules halfway through a 15 unit+ session and 2 when I finished and woke up with the predicted hangover, mild headache, dry mouth, groggy feeling but I noticed a significant reduction in queasiness. As the day wore on I took 2 more capsules to make sure and I was fine. Although as I have said you do still suffer the other symptoms of a hangover you can't say that artichoke on its own is a magic bullet I think it's fair to say that in conjunction with other remedies you can almost completely eliminate a hangover. My advice is 2 before you start, 2 during and 2 after and if you drink more than about 20 units then take more during your session. You may need a few the next day too. The good thing is they are fast acting so if you wake up the next morning and have forgotten to take them then just pop a couple and they will sort you out. Drink plenty of water, before, during and after drinking and think about painkillers, B vitamins and sugar/carb/fatty foods whilst you are drinking and the morning after and you should be fine.
Like most people, I eat/drink too much and don't get enough exercise and have found more and more that my system is really suffering. My skin was dull and I felt listless and sluggish. I wanted something to perk up my system a bit and help my body cope with excess. I'd read about Milk Thistle and when I went shopping I saw that Cynara has a a high level of the ingredients. It made a difference quite quickly - I'm able to process food and drink more easily and I have bags more energy.
Im am a terrible sufferer of hangovers, so when I read about this product in a magazine I thought its was definateley worth a shot. Cynara Artichoke is equivalent to 8g of fresh artichoke, it comes in a capsual form fom any health food shop or chemist, it is generally took for maintaing a healthy cholesterol level and it also helps the gall bladder and liver in breaking down and eliminating fat and alcohol, so this is where it comes in with a hangover. When I read about it, it suggested taking two capsuals before retiring to bed after a night out on the booze haha, but if you are anything like me and are to drunk to remember to take them haha, I find they definatley work if taken in the morning when you are feeling rough. They don't take long to take away that yucky feeling, but I must admit it doesn't take away that horrible feeling in your mouth (dirty ashtray haha). So if your like me and enjoy going about but don't like the morning after, then give this a go I think its great and many of my freinds have tried it and agrree its good.....
Dried standardised extract of nutritional Cynara scolymus