I get THE WORST hangovers. I really don’t know why. I alternate any alcoholic beverage I drink with a glass of water. I try to have a full stomach. I do all the things. But it doesn’t matter. I’ve tried several supplements that purport to help with hangovers and Zaca is my current favorite. I recently gave them a run for their money on a wine-filled boat trip with friends. Disclosure: Zaca sent me supplements to share with all my friends for my recent 40th birthday party. Since then I have purchased more for my own use. Because hangovers suck.
When my friend, Lauren, invited me out on a boat for the day I jumped at the chance. I LOVE boats. And knowing she puts together a great little cheese board, I was all in.
Of course, there was plenty of wine. Like I said before, I always try to make sure that I am drinking responsibly. A hangover, with kids around, is the worst thing ever. But when you are hanging out with friends, sipping wine all day long, you pretty much have to be prepared to feel terrible the next day.
My hangovers are all over the place. Sometimes I can feel awful after one glass of wine. Other days I can have several cocktails and feel fine. There is no making sense of my drinking issues. But it has led me to try out a variety of hangover helpers. I don’t want this to come off like I am a seasoned drinker, because I’m not. I’m the occasional drinker (a few glasses of wine a week). And I know there are a lot of other gals out there like me. Cheers to you, my friend. When day drinking is involved, I usually try to drink wine spritzers to dilute the wine a little and keep things at a slower pace. But that isn’t always possible. And sometimes you just need a good glass of champagne.
I got an email about Zaca and kept it in mind. When I started planning my birthday party, I knew it was the perfect time to try this “recovery chewable.” I reached out to the company and they sent enough for all my friends to try them out too. They come in these easy to travel with packs which fit in a pocket or purse. Per the directions, you are supposed to take 2 tablets as needed and if you are drinking you should take 2 after every few drinks and 2 at bed. The chewable tablets has a mixed berry flavor and are super easy to take. They are not chalky or offensive in any way (other supplements I’ve tried are very herb-y and smell kind of gross, don’t get me started about the burps…)
I can’t say that they get rid of hangovers completely. But usually when I take these, I am highly functional the next day. I generally don’t have that horrific headache from indulging in wine. My stomach is usually pretty settled. Instead of being stuck in bed for half a day, I can handle my mom business. Wine and girlfriends are a gift. Unfortunately wine can also be a jerk. I take Zaca with me when I know I will be enjoying a few glasses of wine or beverages. Because I’ll take any help I can get.
By the way, you HAVE to see more of the gorgeous images from Lauren’s boat day.
Images by Kimi Domino
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