Partying can be a lot of fun, but often leaves the body tired and depleted. You can maintain a great time and be productive the next day by taking the right vitamins and minerals to prevent toxicity.
Partying typically includes a lot of dancing, moving, and sweating. Magnesium is one of the most important micronutrients. After vitamin D, it is the second highest deficiency in the world and replenishment is key. By taking a magnesium supplement, you can provide your body with the raw materials to create new mitochondria and get more energy. When sleep deprived, getting an extra boost of energy is exactly what is needed. You need 400 mg per day normally. After raves you need even more and food doesn’t have a lot.
All the B vitamins are essential for optimal human performance. When partying and consuming other substances, absorption of these vitamins are minimal. B complex is a perfect post party option.
For alcohol drinkers, B vitamins and zinc are a couple major concerns (aside from water). Alcohol inhibits zinc absorption, which requires supplementation of some sort on the next day. There are three types of zinc, but citrate is the best of the three (others being sulfate and gluconate). If you are going to supplement with zinc, it may be best to do it at a different time than magnesium. Evidence suggests the two micronutrients might compete for absorption. In a pinch and on an empty stomach, there should be room for both, but definitely don’t use with calcium.