Are you the designated driver this festive season, or know someone who is? Yeah, it’s the short straw, but listen, just because you go non-alcoholic doesn’t mean you have to settle for bad beer. We don’t. All that festive fun, with a few late nights in the mix, can take its toll on our immune system and our state of mind. Going So.Beer this Christmas, means you won’t have to compromise on taste, on health or on tomorrow. If that doesn’t sweeten you up, here are some sobering thoughts to give the alcoholic beers a miss this festive season.
Yes, it’s a real thing. Maybe all too real? I’m sure you can relate…Hangxiety is one of the psychological effects that comes from drinking alcohol. Different from the physical effects of pounding headaches, nausea and light sensitivity, the psychological effect can impact your mental wellbeing just as much! Drinking non-alcoholic beer as a replacement can cause your body to associate the flavour and smell with full-strength beer. This can lead the body into producing dopamine, the same feel good chemical from alcoholic drinks, but without the effect on tomorrow.
Drinking heavily reduces your body’s natural immune system. This makes it more difficult for your body to fight off invading germs and viruses. Replace your typical Beer with a So.Beer this Christmas. With built in Immune Support, So.Beer is powered by 250mg of Beta Glucans, B Vitamins and Minerals. Beta Glucan was found to maintain the body’s defence against pathogens in a 2013 study. Results found that 900mg of Beta Glucan reduced the common cold infections by a staggering 25%.
That signature, pounding headache of an epic hangover is due to dehydration. Specifically, "ethanol dries out your brain,"... Dries out your brain.. surely that can't be good? Alcohol does this by suppressing the hormone argenine vasopressin, which conserves water levels in the body. Without argenine vasopressin there to regulate things, more water gets lost in urine, causing the body's water levels to drop. In fact, during heavy drinking, the amount of fluid you lose can be more than the fluid you consume. The brain loses much of this water, making it literally shrink, and causing the splitting pain in your head. Grab a Mude to replenish your loss of water, made from Plants. Vitamins and Water. That’s it!