The use of supplemental Oxygen is a terrific hangover cure. Simply put, when we drink alcohol, we become Oxygen-deficient. It takes 3 molecules of Oxygen to metabolise 1 molecule of alcohol therefore depleting the body’s Oxygen supply as it is metabolising the alcohol.
Alcohol also works to constrict the blood vessels in the head. Alcohol makes each blood vessel smaller, causing decreased amounts of blood and nutrients travel to the brain. The day after you’ve had a few to drink, it takes time for the blood vessels to re-open to their original size. The slow expansion of these blood vessels is often painful and part of the reason why you can experience such bad headaches. However, when you use Oxygen therapy, the Oxygen works to counteract this mechanism and will actually cause the blood vessels to relax and open to their original size. It works rapidly so that you don’t have to suffer through the pain of a hangover and can get back to feeling great that much faster.
If you know a fireman, policeman or doctor/nurse who has access to supplemental Oxygen, he or she will most likely be able to confirm that inhaling Oxygen is an amazing hangover remedy!