Patch could help you say goodbye to hangovers

As the party season beckons revellers have been offered a helping hand with that morning after feeling with an American hangover “cure”.

New patch could help with hangoversThe Bytox Hangover Prevention Patch, invented by plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Leonard Grossman, has gone on sale in the UK following its launch in the US last year.

It is claimed that the patch is second only to an “intravenous stuck in your arm”. According to the packaging the patch works by replacing vitamins and acids that are lost through drinking alcohol.

Dr Grossman has claimed that the ingredients – B vitamins, acai berry, vitamins A, D, E and K and folic acid – are delivered continuously to the bloodstream.

Although the patch has not received any official medical backing in the US or here, it has been giving glowing reviews on websites. One person wrote: “I tried it twice. Both times after nine or 10 Martinis. I can only account for myself. It works great.”

It remains to be seen whether the patch will one day be considered one of the top 10 hangover cures.

Firebox, which is selling the patch in the UK, says on its website: “The rationale for this ‘game changing’ body patch is to stop hangovers before they start.

“Easily applied, it is infused with a powerful blend of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants which are absorbed whilst imbibing, meaning a faster recovery time.”

Ben Redhead, product manager at Firebox, said: “We’d never usually encourage excess partying but the Firebox team, armed with the Bytox Hangover Prevention Patch, are definitely intending to take it up a level this Christmas.

“And if the patch means more productivity at work the next day then bingo, we’re not only helping cure hangovers but we’re helping the economy too.”

One Response to “Patch could help you say goodbye to hangovers”

  1. Ah, but no…

    See this from the Independent:

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/firebox-told-to-stop-selling-bytox-hangover-patches-as-hangover-is-medical-condition-8294515.html

    “The MHRA have issued an urgent notice to Firebox.com asking them to remove the hangover patch Bytox from sale. They have now removed the product from their website. We consider this to be a medicine due to the claims being made for it in the relation to the prevention of hangovers and consider it to be an unlicensed medicinal product.”

    And just as we were going out on the lash…

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