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B Smart: the Role of Vitamin B Complex in Hangovers

B Smart: the Role of Vitamin B Complex in Hangovers

It’s Saturday morning. You wake up and recall the amazing night before when one happy hour quickly turned into an endless Friday night. And, it was dope. You notice there is no stranger in your bed, and you think to yourself – I. Am. Winning.

But, then you sit up. Your head begins to throb, your mouth feels like a desert, your hands are numb, your brain is in a fog, you’re dizzy, and yep…you just might barf. As you summon the gods for hangover help, you wonder WHY do you feel this way??

We might be able to shed some light.

Alcohol consumption can cause a variety of hangover plights, and there are a few factors that go into it. How your body metabolizes alcohol is an important player, but so are nutrients and vitamins. B-complex vitamins contribute greatly to the severity of hangover symptoms, or lack thereof. If you are deficient in some of these vitamins, alcohol can wreak havoc on your morning-after, especially since drinking zaps them even further.

Vitamin B Complex

B vitamins are basically superhero nutrients and maintain the health of many parts of the body, including nerves, skin, eyes, liver, and mouth as well as healthy muscle tone in the GI tract and proper brain function. They act as coenzymes, helping enzymes react chemically with other substances, and they are involved in energy production. They are a team, and they work together – and they are kind of a big deal to your body. When you are depleted in one, there’s usually a B buddy who is also depleted. The Bs are bros.

B1 (Thiamine) and Alcohol

Remember that part of waking up with a hangover – your hands numb and your brain cells on vacation? That could be the shots of tequila that sniper-shot your B1 uptake. Thiamine hydrochloride, or B1, serves many purposes. In the case of drinking, it acts as an antioxidant and protects your body from the degenerative effects of aging, smoking, and – you guessed it, alcohol consumption. If you’re not stocked up on B1, you could suffer those effects in a hangover, like neuropathy and decreased nerve function. The impact on your cognitive function is the brain fog you feel from that dope Friday night of martinis.

B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and Hangovers

No, not the shampoo. B5 is the anti-stress B teammate and plays a huge role in the production of adrenal hormones and the formation of antibodies. So proper stock of this vitamin keeps you chill and helps your immune system. It also converts foods into energy. This vitamin is an essential element of coenzyme A, a vital component in metabolic function – including that of the liver where alcohol is primarily metabolized. So, when you feel exhausted, nauseated, and have a pounding headache after a night of drinking, the lack of vitamin B5 could very well be the culprit.

B6 (Pyroxidine) as a Drinking Buddy

B6 is the heavy lifter of the complex vitamins and involved in more bodily functions than almost any other nutrient, affecting both physical and mental health. Required by the nervous system for normal brain function, it helps synthesize RNA and DNA, activates a ton of enzymes, aids in the absorption of B12, immune system function, and antibody production. Do not leave home without your B6, ok? Especially when you’re about to have some cocktails. Deficiency of B6 can cause a plethora of negative side effects like impaired memory, irritability, vomiting, numbing, tingling sensations and so much more.

The bad news? Alcohol is not a friend of B vitamin absorption. The good news? Party Patch is besties with all three of the above and delivers them while you drink. Woohoo! By applying our adhesive patches to your skin before you begin drinking, these B vitamins soak in through the skin and may help to replenish these lost nutrients. You naturally defend the negative side effects of alcohol from lost B vitamins with our latex-free hangover patch! But, if you wake up with a rando, we claim no liability.

Win Tomorrow.

This blog is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition, or giving medical advice. These are not scientific or medical statements; it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

The Hangover: How Alcohol Metabolism Impacts Your Morning After

The Hangover: How Alcohol Metabolism Impacts Your Morning After

The dreaded hangover! There is nothing worse than waking up to a pounding headache or feeling like you are on a merry-go-round after a night of drinks with friends. Whether you had only 2 glasses of wine or you drank your weight in jello shots, no one is immune to the morning-after spins. Hangovers aren’t biased. Have you ever wondered why?

Well, alcohol is indeed a toxin. And, your body just wants it out. Many factors play into the severity of a hangover, including gender, weight, and even the health of your immune system. Let’s take a look at how alcohol metabolism works and discuss the ways you can reduce the negative side-effects.

Alcohol is a diuretic. It acts on the kidneys causing you to pee more than you take in. It also reduces the production of vasopressin, a hormone that tells your kidneys to reabsorb water rather than send it to your bladder. This leaves the bladder to fill with fluid, and you break the seal.

Because you are flushing out so much fluid while you are drinking alcohol, you are also losing water-soluble vitamins like B-complex vitamins. This means they are not stored in our bodies and dissolve readily in water. They are flushed out through urine, which is why we need to take B vitamins every day. Vitamin B deficiency is a side-effect of drinking alcohol and may increase the severity of your hangover.

Alcohol is metabolized mainly in the liver. Did you know, the liver is the workhorse organ and responsible for over 500 functions in the body? It’s also the size of a football weighing in at over 3 pounds!! Maybe that’s why beer is associated with touch downs? Nah, probably not.

According the the National Institute of Health, alcohol is broken down in the liver by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), which transforms ethanol into a toxic compound called acetaldehyde (CH3CHO), a known carcinogen. However, acetaldehyde is generally short-lived; it is quickly broken down to a less toxic compound called acetate (CH3COO-) by another enzyme called aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Acetate then is broken down to carbon dioxide and water, mainly in tissues other than the liver.

Whoa, science.

Basically, it means the liver wants it out. And, it uses nutrients and vitamins to support this stress. When the liver can’t eliminate toxins with accessible nutrients, it calls on your blood stream to deliver extra help. This means after a night of drinking, your body can be vastly depleted of the essential goods your body needs to fire on all cylinders. Combined with the kidney’s flushing, this extra work on the liver can cause a variety of hangover symptoms, like nausea, numbness, headache, and exhaustion.

So, how do you offset all this extra-work on your body, potentially minimizing or preventing a hangover? Besides staying hydrated, replacing lost vitamins during drinking seems like the logical answer. Party Patch is packed full of 3 B-complex vitamins, plus Taurine. Delivered through a topical patch while drinking, this slow and timed release ensures your body is receiving the lost vitamins during drinking.

Hangovers suck, there’s no doubt about it. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop having a drink or two to avoid them. By understanding the way alcohol works in your body and using a prevention aid like Party Patch, you can reduce the negative side effects of alcohol and say goodbye to hangovers.

Win Tomorrow.

This blog is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition, or giving medical advice. These are not scientific or medical statements; it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

Party Patch in New Music Video, Get Ready.

Party Patch in New Music Video, Get Ready.

The video is out! Party Patch is featured in the new music video, Get Ready, by Pitbull and Blake Shelton. You can see our cameo in the video above. For the full-length video, click here. Get ready to ride!

Pitbull and Blake Shelton’s latest music video for their song, Get Ready, features Party Patch! The video hasn’t been released yet, but of course we have behind-the-scenes photos. Check out these beautiful girls wearing the Party Patch! 

Party Patch Featured on Mic for “Best of the Best

Party Patch Featured on Mic for “Best of the Best

Party Patch was reviewed by Mic on their “Best of the Best” and made it to #9 of 31 “highly recommended, and under $40” products. Mic is a brand of Bustle Digital Media group. They have the “largest reach and engagement of any Millennial and Gen Z focused publisher. Read on to see why Mic, and our loyal customers, rely on Party Patch to prevent hangovers.

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IMPORTANT: Always drink responsibly. The Party Patch does not affect or reduce one’s alcohol blood level and does not prevent or reverse sensory impairment. Do not operate machinery or vehicles after alcohol consumption. Individual results may vary. Not intended for minors. *These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are taking medication and/or have a medical condition, consult your physician before use. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.

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