Transdermal Vs. Digestible, which hangover treatment is better?

by Emily Hamann

The hangover has always been a constant struggle for humans since the creation of alcohol. Fortunately, being in the 21st century, we have access to new and improved hangover cures. With all of the options available, it can be confusing as to what to get and why. Smart Patches wants to help make sure that you have the best chance at preventing that hangover. We at Smart Patches would like to show you why our transdermal patch is more effective than its digestible counterparts. 

For starters, since transdermal patches only need to rest on the skin to administer the remedy, patches are the simpler and easier way to get your hangover cure rather than hard to swallow pills and potions. Secondly, and most importantly, digestible cures lose a lot of their efficacy as they travel through the body. As the supplement travels through your body, it is met with harsh stomach acids before it can reach the small intestine and liver for absorption. This process drastically decreases the amount of supplement that gets delivered into the bloodstream. Transdermal patches circumvent this process by going straight into the bloodstream by using what is known as a drug concentration gradient. The high concentration of vitamins in the patch meets the low concentration of vitamins in your skin. This causes the medication to move along the gradient, steadily absorbing it into your skin.

With this in mind, the next time you find yourself reaching for the supplement pills or electrolyte drinks, remember that only a fraction of what that product contains is actually reaching your system. To see the results for yourself, Smart Patches offers a one time offer of free sample patches so you can try our patches on your next day of drinking!