If there is one thing I will never give up, it’s alcohol. I don’t smoke, I exercise, I eat healthily and I try to get as much sleep as I can. Alcohol is the one thing that isn’t good for me that I enjoy very much. That said, I think the reason why I enjoy it so much is that my body processes it very well. I don’t turn red and I don’t get headaches.
But what I do sometimes experience is a sluggishness. The kind that makes you want to stay in bed the whole day. The kind that leaves you horribly unsure of what you want – are you hungry? are you thirsty? That’s not a fun feeling and by all means, it’s terribly unproductive. So when I was introduced to this patch from Bytox touting to actually help prevent a hangover, I was both intrigued and skeptical.
This patch contains a big dose of Vitamin B complex vitamins in addition to many other nutrients. Essentially, it helps replenishes what is lost in the process of alcohol consumption.
I thus decided to put this to the test. All you need to do is stick this on a hairless part of your body – your back, your shoulders etc before you start drinking and go about your night. I mixed my drinks and I bar and club hopped on several of my review nights. Doing shots and getting doubles and just pushing it to see how well this patch would work.
And personally, it works. I am more aware of things the next day and I feel more awake. I don’t experience much sluggishness and if I do, it doesn’t last long. The thing is, one is supposed to keep the patch on for 8 hours after your last drink which essentially means going to bed with it. It’s not so much of an issue but I find that the patch does leave a sticky film that takes a bit of effort to wash off.
Of course, with or without the patch, I always try to make sure I drink as much water as I can when I get home and during my night out. Sleeping enough also helps too. This isn’t a miracle patch. It doesn’t affect the high you get from alcohol and neither will it stop one from acting out under the influence of alcohol. It just makes the next day easier. Which makes this a great thing to bring with you on work trips when you have to entertain and drink and still be expected to perform the next day.