This wildly popular “hangover pill”
Concentrated Turmeric Supplement
What it is: Curcumin supplements derived from three types of turmeric.
What it’s supposed to do: One of DHC’s most popular supplements, concentrated turmeric, also known as curcumin, is said to be one of the most powerful herbs for overall health. Praised for its anti-inflammatory properties, concentrated turmeric, called ukon in Japanese, is very popularly used as a remedy for hangovers. A big part of Japanese culture is to unwind with a few drinks after a long day of work. Many people partake in this activity almost every day, so a popular remedy to help get drinkers into the office the next day is concentrated turmeric. The idea is to take two concentrated turmeric supplements before drinking, allowing the anti-inflammatory properties to “coat” your liver, presumably making hangovers less severe.
The verdict: In the spirit of Japanese trends, we tried this concentrated turmeric supplement as directed: two pills before consuming alcohol. Used on a regular night out to celebrate a birthday, this remedy seems to work! One of our users said she felt a lot of energy the next morning and was able to partake in her day as if she had not drank champagne the night before. It’s hard to say whether the result is something of a placebo effect or not, but we’ll take it.