Why Hangovers Get Worse With Age

In your 20’s you can knock back two martinis, down a glass of champagne, sip your man’s beer and drink countless bottles of wine over dinner and not feel hungover the next day. Move into your 30’s, and the martinis and beer go. Edge towards your 40’s and you’re swearing off alcohol altogether after a ‘rough night’ of two glasses of wine. In your 50’s, cough medicine makes you hungover.

Is it age? And if so, what can you do to defy it? The good news is, it isn’t age. Rather, it is the accumulation of toxins that occurs when we get older making it more challenging to process and eliminate alcohol. The result – the more toxic we are, the more intense the hangover.

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