Nothing ruins your day like a killer hangover. Scientists believe dehydration is the main cause of your worst symptoms—like head and body aches, light sensitivity, and nausea—so it’s no surprise the top-rated hangover remedies, as voted by Amazon reviewers, are essentially electrolyte supplements.
We here at Men’s Journal weren’t really surprised. Multivitamins, like B-complex and vitamin C are important for restoring normal body functions. Liver supplements can jumpstart the detox process. Herbal remedies are ideal for vegans, vegetarians, and keto evangelists. And hey, pain remedies, like aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen, certainly alleviate the symptoms.
What was intriguing was the variety of unconventional remedies that ranked high among reviewers. A back-sized gel ice pack? Sure, numb everything. A pediatric diarrhea remedy? Turns out Pedialyte is nothing more than an electrolyte supplement.
Obviously, the best way to ease the pain of the morning after is to control your alcohol consumption. But if you go a little overboard, find what works best for you. None of these products are overly expensive, so you can experiment. For example, many reviewers made it clear their favorite hangover remedies worked best as a sort-of “hangover cocktail”—a combination of electrolyte supplements, multi-vitamins, and pain relief medication.