Why I Use Blowfish to Battle Hangovers
In my early 20s, when my weekend routine consisted of going out all night with friends, all it took was some wee-hour diner food to prevent a hangover. These days, with my 30th birthday approaching, it’s not so easy to wake up feeling fine after a night of drinking. Plus, I have more responsibilities than I did back then, so I can’t be dragging myself around like an extra on The Walking Dead just because I had a few beers the night before. Still, I knew there had to be a way to enjoy a night out and still function like a responsible adult the next day. Everyone has their own version of a “hangover cure,” so I’m always skeptical any time I hear about one. I do trust my close friends, though, which is why I was pretty intrigued by Blowfish when my buddy told me about it.
I figured a product specifically created “for hangovers,” as their website says, must have some merit to it. So, I decided to have a night on the town and give it a shot. I went to their website and decided to start with the 12-tablet box. They also have a 50-tablet party pack, which I’m sure is a great option for New Year’s Eve gatherings and company soirees, but a dozen tablets for the perfectly sensible cost of $11.99 sounded just right for me. They also let you pay through your Amazon account, so it’s really easy to order. I scrolled through some reviews before confirming my order. Things were looking pretty positive. Several five-star reviews, all of them written by people who said they were initially skeptical about a hangover cure that really worked. I felt pretty confident, so I went ahead and placed the order. Besides, I’d recover from spending a measly $11.99 if this didn’t actually work.
The box came in the mail a few days later. Here’s what the tablets look like:
First Time Trying the Tablets
I had my fun with some friends and got myself good and ready to see what Blowfish was about the next morning. When I woke up––and trust me, saying I was “awake” is probably generous––I had a hammering headache and the day ahead felt like it’d be a real challenge, so I was crossing my fingers that this would work. I tore open one of the packets and put both tablets in a glass of water.
Now I know where the name comes from! The tablet sunk to the bottom of the glass, bubbling all the way down like, well, a blowfish. Once I put the second tablet in, the glass was fizzing like a jacuzzi. It was fun to watch, but it was at that point that I worried that this wasn’t going to taste so good. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case.
I took a few sips and to my delight, it kind of tasted like a mild citrus soda. But unlike soda, it still went down smooth like water. Pretty cool that all those bubbles don’t make it overly carbonated and tough to drink.
- Contain about as much caffeine as one cup of coffee
- Contain aspirin to fight hangover headaches
- Recognized as effective by the FDA
- Add nice flavor to a glass of water
I was very pleased to discover that my headache was no match for these tablets. And despite only getting a few hours of sleep the night before, I felt far more alert than I normally would. Simply put, my first experience with this stuff was enough to make me a believer. Now I know I can drink and be merry without having to be ache and be bleary the next day. I’ll probably still have the occasional post-drinking diner meal, but now I know I’ve got a guaranteed hangover remedy to rely on. Blowfish is a great example of having your cake and eating it too.