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If you drink a multivatamin before a major drinking event

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Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2019
Question: If you drink a multivatamin before a major drinking event you feel much better the next day. Is there a more natural way to avoid the hang over without having to take the chemical of a multivatamin?
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (9 hours later)
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Hello welcome and thanks for your query.
B group of vitamins especially Thiamine is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates to provide energy. Alcoholism can lead to Thiamine deficiency and taking multivitamin which contains thiamine is helpful in normalising the metabolism.There are several foods like meat especially pork and poultry, the XXXXXXX of cereals,nuts, dried beans, soya and peas are rich in Thiamine. You could try taking these instead of multivitamin and see if they are helpful.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (12 hours later)
1) Why do you recomend me several foods instead of a multivitamin?
2) Is there a problem ig you regularly take vitamin B?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (5 hours later)
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Thanks for your input.
There is absolutely no problem in taking Vitamin B1 on a long term basis as it is a water soluble vitamin and the excess will pass out in the urine.
The answer pointing out the foods that are good sources of vitamin B1 was in reply to your query for natural ways of avoiding taking a tablet.

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Brief Answer: Discussion follows Detailed Answer: Hello welcome and thanks for your query. B group of vitamins especially Thiamine is important in the metabolism of carbohydrates to provide energy. Alcoholism can lead to Thiamine deficiency and taking multivitamin which contains thiamine is helpful in normalising the metabolism.There are several foods like meat especially pork and poultry, the XXXXXXX of cereals,nuts, dried beans, soya and peas are rich in Thiamine. You could try taking these instead of multivitamin and see if they are helpful. Do get back to me if you have further queries.