When it comes to beating the hangover blues, we’ll try anything to get rid of the pounding headache, fatigue, and general disarray that comes with the territory of drinking too much, drinking too old, and just plain drinking. Yes, while we do love our tipples, the morning after can be a disaster waiting to happen. On that morning, you’ll make ridiculous decisions that will often be worst than the night before, like drinking more to reduce the effects, or taking someone’s sage advice and kitchen concoction that will draw you back into bed, or back to the toilet bowl. While we never recommend going over the top, binge drinking will take it’s toll on your body in much more serious ways, hangovers are not just a sign you overdid it the night before, but that your body is exhausted. Here, you have two options, either go back to sleep and hope your head feels better soon, or a dual action product that singlehandedly gets you back on your feet. Blowfish helps on those occasions where an unexpected late night took the reigns, and when taken correctly, can help repair the immediate sores to help you move into your day.
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Blowfish tablets combine aspirin, caffeine and an antacid in an effervescent tablet. A two-tablet dose of Blowfish (which is what the makers recommend for a typical hangover) contains 1,000 milligrams of aspirin and 120 milligrams of caffeine, which are equivalent of two extra strength aspirin and three shots of espresso. Blowfish was developed to fight the most common symptoms of a hangover: headache, fatigue, and upset stomach. Caffeine, aspirin, and antacids have longed been used to treat hangovers. Caffeine is clinically shown to react against the chemical compounds of ethanol. Alcohol consumption causes a buildup of acetate, which is what produces a headache the next morning. Caffeine has been shown to reduce the amount of acetate in the system. Caffeine can also fight the fatigue that generally accompanies hangovers. Aspirin is also a common hangover cure. Alcohol is thought to trigger an inflammatory response – a process blocked by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin. The inflammatory response is similar to the body’s defense against flu, and is linked to lethargy.
What We Liked:
- The dual active ingredients act as a two in one “cure”: You get instant relief and a kick start on your day
- The tablets can be stored conveniently if staying out of town or travelling, and fit right in your pocket
- They don’t have to be taken for hangovers, they also help with flu like symptoms (as directed) etc.
- Easy to use, no complex direction (though do read them) when fumbling about
- Give a long lasting and natural boost to ease you into your day again
Blowfish for Hangovers, the only over-the-counter drug recognized by the FDA as safe and effective for treating hangovers. This powerful morning-after remedy combines maximum strength pain reliever and caffeine in an effervescent tablet to deliver rapid relief from hangover symptoms such as dehydration, headache, nausea, and fatigue. Blowfish tablets dissolve into a lightly lemon-flavored drink that helps rehydrate the body, restore alertness, and alleviate headache – just what you need after a long night of drinking!
Price: $11.99 (12 tablet pack)
Availability: Blowfish for Hangovers is available at CVS locations nationwide, Duane Reade, Ricky’s NYC, and at www.forhangovers.com.