If a hangover is an experience you’re familiar with, then you might have your own go-to hangover cure to try and get yourself back from that painful, zombie-fied state.
However, we have bad news: new research suggests that most of these cures don’t have any solid science behind them.
Through a review of 21 placebo-controlled trials that had previously been carried out on a total of 386 participants, the researchers found the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of any so-called hangover cure was dubious at best.
In particular, the way that these experiments are run and assessed needs to be improved – with a standardized scale used to weigh up hangover symptoms, for example, rather than relying on self-reporting.
“Our study has found that evidence on these hangover remedies is of very low quality and there is a need to provide more rigorous assessment,”