Boozing with Buoy
Updated: Dec 4, 2019
Swipe left on your hangover when you add electrolytes and vitamins to your drinks.
You don’t have to have a college degree to know that the best way to avoid a hangover is to simply avoid drinking. Yet, most of us still enjoy some disinhibited fun and right swiping before bed more than we’d like to admit. So, here’s what to tell Mom the next time she says to down a glass of water in between each drink.
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it makes you pee. Or, for the bio majors out there, alcohol inhibits the production of the anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). When your ADH levels drop, your kidneys can’t reabsorb as much water so, consequently, they begin producing more urine. When you break the seal, you’re losing some pretty important electrolytes and nutrients that you will need to metabolize the next round.
The alcohol you ingest breaks down into an exponentially more toxic byproduct called acetaldehyde. If you’re not replacing the electrolytes and nutrients you’re peeing out, acetaldehyde will build up and make you feel like a light-sensitive slug the next day. So, sure Mom, water definitely helps, but you’re drinking a whole lot of fluid for a small portion of electrolytes. And yes, hangover pills and loaded-up electrolyte drinks will get you an A for effort, but your body needs that stuff while it’s breaking down alcohol, not before or after.
Whether you’re sipping a single craft cocktail or planning a wild weekend in Vegas, hydrating with electrolytes and vitamins while you’re drinking is the most effective way to liven up the next morning. Add them into at least 75% of your drinks in a night to really feel the difference. Oh, and if you’re still using the word lit to describe your nights, first, apologize to your group text, then do the same to your body’s normal metabolism, which won’t even stand a chance.
Think of Buoy as your best drinking buddy: it has just what your need, when you need it. It pairs well with every drink. It won’t make-out with your ex (or your current S.O., for those of you with terrible friends). Give yourself the peace of mind that only quickly and efficiently breaking down acetaldehyde can give you. And Sharpie yourself in for that 8:30am yoga class.
No days off. Shoot for the moon. Dance like nobody’s watching. Live, laugh, love. Whatever inspirational caption you have saved in your notes for the next time you timestamp your Nike runners on your Instagram story on a weekend morning, get ready to post it. Wake up feeling good. Because when life gives you lemons, make a Long Island iced tea and put some damn Buoy in it.
This is the part of the blog that we are supposed to tell you to drink responsibly. So, yeah: Drink responsibly. Nothing really helps when you blackout.
It’s also the part of the blog where we tell you to send us cocktail recipes with Buoy as an ingredient. Cole, our COO, is on call waiting to try your recs as they come in. He’s really excited about this. Please don’t make him quit. If he Slacks us that we have a new happy hour drink to try, you win. And yes, name matters.