Let’s be honest, hangovers aren’t the same when you hit 30. They are progressively worse. When I say worse, I mean at first you think you’re going to die, then you hope you’re going to die and in the end you’re scared you actually have to live through the thumping head ache, nausea and deep regret about the last three or five shots you downed.
Okay, okay, we probably should know better post 30 but hey, it happens. Trust me, I know.
So when my friend told me about one simple trick that could stop me from cursing the day I was born on the morning after I was more than keen to try it. I mean, wouldn’t you?
Cue Dr Patch. This clear little plastic patch promises to contain 12 organic, all-natural ingredients, meaning all the vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants you need to keep hangover at bay by the pure virtue of wearing one when on a session. Sounds too good to be true? Yes. Can it still work? Sure.
Hangovers are a frightful combination of dehydration, an inflammatory response by the immune system to alcohol, stomach irritation, drop in blood sugar and the loss of vitamins and minerals. The loss of these different nutrients adversely affects the central nervous system, which can leave you feeling even more run down.
The obvious way to prevent a hangover is to not drink booze, but for a craft beer freak and a wine lover like myself that is just not an option. So what’s a girl to do?
Here’s what you do: you pop the patch from Dr Patch on before you head out, and keep it on for at least 8 hours after you’ve stopped “socialising”, but don’t exceed 24 hours. And while you’re at it, stay hydrated with some water in addition to your booze. Like, a glass per pint, for example.
The blend of Acai Berry, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin B1 and Green Tea Extract are absorbed from the patch, through the outer layers of skin, and into deeper layers. There, it is absorbed into the blood stream and circulated through the body.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, should help you to avoid a hangover the day after the night before.
Yeah yeah yeah, but does it work?
I’ll be honest, I have no idea if the science behind this patch is sound enough, but what I do know is that when I wore the patch on a night out where I drank my way through a beer festival and finished the night with a few glasses of bubbly and some shots (I’m not sure how many) I lived to tell the tale. I mean sure, I definitely knew I had had too much to drink but I could get out of bed, have breakfast, go out for errands and basically have a pretty normal day. No headache, no nausea, maybe a little wobble every now and again but nothing compared to what it would have been without the patch.
Could the effect be psychosomatic? Of course it could. But you know what? I don’t give two hoots. If these bad boys can keep the hangovers at bay, I’m sold. Cheers Alex for sending me some to try 🙂
Want to give them a try? Get in touch with the guys for some.
Have you tried and tested hangover cures or prevention tricks? Tell me all about them.