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BREAKING NEWS! The dreaded hangover has been cured, and this time it’s real.

I know you’ve heard this tale before, probably many times. Advertisements are always claiming that their products have miraculously cured the dreaded hangover. Take charcoal pills, for example. Yes, they definitely help, however, there are major downsides to taking these pills regularly in order to cure your hangover. Any edible charcoal product can disrupt the function of medications. As one gynecologist said on insider.com, “Eating too much of it can mess with the absorption of medications, including birth control pills.” No thanks!

What else is there? Not much. We’ve all heard the various home remedies from advil and tylenol to gatorade and pedialyte. There are some crazier claims as well, from shots to pickle juice to miso soup to avocado toast. That last one seems a little too good to be true (if you like avocado toast), and I am pretty sure that it is. 

Now for the moment you’ve been waiting for: the Himalaya PartySmart pill is a miracle pill. I would not be writing this article if I hadn’t tested this product multiple times and been blown away by its success. You take the pill “sometime during alcohol consumption,” so it’s more of a preventive measure than a cure. If you do remember to take it, you will not regret it. The pill is completely herbal. It’s sold at Whole Foods and on Amazon Prime, and it is worth every penny (180 pennies per pill to be exact). It leaves you waking up with a clear head, perfect for when you have to get up for class the next day (not that any of you would do that!). However, it is not a substitute for sleep, of course. No pill can cause you to wake up feeling rested after 4 hours of sleep. But as for everything else, it gets the job done, and most product reviews agree with that sentiment.

The pill does have an interesting history. It originated in India to combat liver defects, and it had to be prescribed to you. The company wouldn’t initially market the pill as a hangover cure due to conservative cultural beliefs and worries that it would encourage drinking. Luckily for us, this is no longer the case.

A hangover cure may be hard to believe, so try it for yourself! I’m doing you a favor, trust me. You might be thinking, “Where’s the downside? There must be one right?” If there is some sort of negative trade-off, maybe it is the fact that we actually can drink without repercussions. Could this be dangerous for drinkers world-wide? Maybe, but don’t blame the people who finally succeeded where so many have failed.


You’re welcome!