PEP 17: Alcohol to Choose, Mixers to Use & How to Hack Your Booze

What if I told you that most hangover symptoms can be avoided? In this episode, we share little-known alcohol hacks to help reduce hangover symptoms so you can wake up after a long night of drinking ready to tackle any task thrown your way.

These alcohol hacks are tried and true methods that we have tested on ourselves extensively :) In all seriousness, I'm not much of a drinker, but in the name of science, I thought it would be unethical of me to promote alcohol bio-hacking methods that I didn't test on myself. This episode has been under development for the past few months while we tried all different sorts of hacking methods and recorded the results in our performance for the days following a night of drinking. Sometimes, we didn't use any hacks. Other times we used every hack that we are going to recommend to you. And sometimes we tried only some of the hacks on our alcohol. We tried each of these methods on several occasions because we wanted to give an accurate representation of what works best, what works, but might not be 100% necessary, and what methods might not even be worth the money spent on the hack.

We also discuss the difference between the toxin load in vodka compared to beer and wine. This episode will probably raise more questions than it answers. If you're searching for bio-hacking help, be on the look-out because we are going to be opening up our bio-hacking coaching program to the public in the next few weeks. We'll be able to walk you through the process and teach you everything you need to know about biohacking your alcohol (and any other biohacks you may be interested in) for optimal performance and energy.

In the meantime until we open up the biohacking coaching program, feel free to contact us and ask us any questions you may have and we will either respond with an answer or answer the question in a future podcast.

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Topics Discussed Include:

  • LivOnLabs supplements (highest quality alcohol hacking liposomal supplements)

  • Hangover statistics

  • Amber's article mentioning phthalates for The Dolce Diet

  • Liver depletion of glutathione

  • Liposomal supplements

  • Liposomal glutathione

  • Resveratrol on wine

  • Vitamin C

  • Activated charcoal

  • Acetaldehyde

  • Why non-liposomal glutathione doesn't work

  • Alpha lipoic acid


  • Toxicity of wine

  • Toxicity of beer

  • Why you should choose vodka if drinking

  • Mycotoxins in wine

  • Hidden additives in wine and beer

  • Propylene Glycol

  • Propylene Glycol and excessive apoptosis

  • Propylene Glycol and its possible link to Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's

  • Sugar sweetened alcohol mixers

  • Zevia sodas as mixers

  • Our favorite potato vodka

  • Our favorite mixed drink recipe

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I just wanted to send a big thank you to everyone who took the time to read this and listen to the podcast. I hope you all got some valuable information from this episode about how to make an unhealthy choice significantly less unhealthy. Of course, alcohol consumption is not recommended to increase health or performance. In the case that you decide to drink, please do so responsibly and apply these hacks to make sure that you and everyone around you stays as safe as possible.

UPDATE: I wanted to share a chart and research link with you guys that I found interesting as well as answer some questions that I've gotten about liposomal supplementation. Below is a chart from a study published in the Nutrition and Metabolic Insights Journal and a brief paragraph about liposomal supplements

Simply, this chart is showing you the difference in bio-availability between different administration methods of vitamin C. Bio-availability is a term referring to how much of a nutrient is actually able to be absorbed by the body. For example, if you take a 500 mg capsule of vitamin C, only 300 mg may be able to be used by your body (I just made those numbers up).

The study mentioned above administered vitamin C either through 1) traditional, non liposomal fashion, 2) through liposomal technology, and 3) intravenously. The results reveal that intravenous vitamin C was most bio-available, followed by liposomal vitamin C and lastly non-liposomal vitamin C. Obviously, intravenous vitamin C is not a realistic option for most people so that result isn't important to the average person. What is important is that liposomal vitamin C was significantly more bio-available than non-liposomal vitamin C. In other words, if you are supplementing with vitamin C, especially as a biohacking method to reduce hangover symptoms and oxidative stress, using liposomal vitamin C is certainly the way to go. While I used vitamin C as an example, the same bio-availability increases are evident in liposomal version of the supplements that we mentioned in the podcast.

If you'd like to learn about liposomal technology and how it works, check out this video courtesy of LivOnLabs:

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