Science of Hangovers
Science of Hangovers
Hangovers are the worst. Here’s a breakdown of the science (but not too much) behind them and how Blowfish can help.
Metabolizing alcohol creates chemical byproducts that trigger inflammatory reactions, like headaches. Impurities like those found in red wine and brown liquor heighten this reaction, meaning you’re more likely to get a hangover from a bottle of cabernet than from Everclear. The maximum strength aspirin in Blowfish eases the pain, and the effervescent delivery method gets it into your system twice as quickly. Score.
The Ole Nausea
Alcohol can upset the stomach. Although caffeine helps hangovers, coffee is a strong stimulator of stomach acid. While Blowfish does not directly treat nausea, pharmaceutical caffeine in an effervescent solution is much more gentle on the stomach than the standard two aspirin and a cup of joe.
Dehydration, A Classic
Alcohol suppresses a hormone called Vasopressin which helps your kidneys function properly. That’s why drinking can cause your body to overproduce urine and lead to dehydration—a.k.a. pee the color of a brass candlestick. Blowfish is a lemony refreshing drink that delivers the H2O and hydration you desperately need.
Some studies suggest hangovers are the result of minor alcohol withdrawal. Your nervous system adapts to the effects of alcohol, and then freaks out when it’s removed (like, in the morning). If you’ve ever seen the show Intervention, you already know substance withdrawl can make people cranky AF.
While you may fall asleep (a.k.a. pass out) more easily after drinking, studies show inebriated sleep is lower quality. And worse sleep equals worse hangovers. Plus, if you stay till last call, you’re not exactly getting to bed at a reasonable hour. Luckily, Blowfish gives you the caffeine kick you need.
Impaired Mental Function
Drinking can slow communication between the neurotransmitters in your brain, well into the next day. (So yeah, you can drink yourself stupid.) The caffeine in Blowfish counteracts this effect by stimulating the nervous system and giving you the mental boost you need to, at the very least, remember your email password.
Light + Sound Sensitivity
The sensory sensitivity you experience during a hangover often accompanies a throbbing headache. The pain reliever in Blowfish works fast to block pain receptors, shielding your senses from the onslaught that is light, humans talking or simply existing.
It’s hard to focus when you’re dehydrated, fatigued, and in pain. But the four horsemen of Blowfish: water, pain reliever, caffeine and effervescence work together to kickstart rehydration, alleviate pain, and give your brain a gentle slap in its face.