The holiday season can be a real headache for employers as absenteeism increases as the party season approaches. Everyone looks forward to the parties, social gatherings and family meals as opportunities to abandon self-discipline and enjoy all that the festive season has to offer. Even the most disciplined can end up feeling “under the weather” the morning after and this often leads to a sick day. Too much alcohol and rich food affects our kidneys, liver, stomach, small intestines and productivity. Dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal disturbances and disruption of sleep are some of the not so pleasant results of overindulgence, so even if we do make it to work the following day, chances are that productivity is low. The season might be short but the effects can be long and difficult to endure, both for your body and your boss.
Interestingly, most of the “cures” for a hangover actually add more toxins to our bodies in the form of additional alcohol, sugar and caffeine. However, a probiotic supplement, such as Vidazorb® with Masquelier’s® OPC will help the body replenish the healthy bacteria that the alcohol may have destroyed,while protecting against free-radical induced cellular damage. (It’s a lot easier to get the benefits of probiotics in a delicious chewable tablet than to swallow yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut when you are in this delicate state!). Additionally, it will settle the stomach and combat nausea—enough said.
HOW PROBIOTICS AND OPC’S WORK
Probiotic strains, like those found in Vidazorb®, can help re-colonize healthy bacteria in the gut that the alcohol may have damaged, while antioxidants, such as Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, or OPCs, help protect against free radical stress in the liver and the depletion of enzymatic and nutritional antioxidant defenses elsewhere in the body. Vidazorb® is full of healthy bacteria (microflora), which benefit your stomach, gut and liver by aiding in the processes of digestion, absorption and excretion. Vidazorb® OPC is an especially a smart choice when you wake up with a hangover—and convenient as it can be kept next to the bed since Vidazorb™ formulations require no refrigeration, like other probiotics.