Japanese Hangover Cure

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Japanese hangover remedy croppedIntroducing a centuries old traditional hangover remedy.  I know you've guessed it -- clam soup.  Yep, canned clam miso soup available at your local vending machine if you live in Japan.  Nagatanien, the manufacturer, boasts that is has packed the "Power of 70 Clams" in its convenient pop-top can.

It's secret: L-Ornithine, an amino acid which reduces the ammonia concentrations in the blood produced by drinking alcohol. L-Ornithine is also known to improve liver function and reduce stress and fatigue.

Some studies show that by consuming L-Ornithine before drinking, less serum ammonia will be retained in the body, thereby reducing the probability of a futsuka yoi, literally "second day drunk."  

So, just to be sure, why not one before and after imbibing?  After all, if the power of 140 L-Ornithine clams can't get you out of the morning after soup, probably nothing can!

Over the cute little guy, in the right hand corner, with the mug of beer in his hand it says, “For the alcohol-loving you.”  Yes - you! It knows who you are and is ready to assist.

I have yet to put it to the test, but let's hear from someone who has.  Hello - I know there are some serious partiers out there…

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