All hangovers are not created equal. Anyone who enjoys the occasional margarita, or beer, or whatever your preference of alcoholic beverage knows that – and if you don’t because you aren’t a drinker, just stop reading this now. It’s not for you. For everyone else, we know that champagne hangovers hit you hard in the headache department, and that hell hath no fury like the morning after you drank Fireball whiskey until last call. I tend to be able to survive the morning after if I stuck to beer the night before, but how often does that really happen? In reality, what happens is that your idiot friends order a fishbowl when you finish you third drink and you know exactly what’s going to happen the next morning, but you drink it anyway.
We’ve all been there, and while it’s also a safe bet that most of us have our own hangover remedies that we swear by, nothing can take away the crippling nausea and headache completely. Sure, I drank eight glasses of water and took nine Advil the morning after I polished off a bottle and a half of wine during girl’s night, but that didn’t make being at work much more bearable. Wine is one of my favorite things to drink on a weeknight, but it’s so fruity and delicious that the bottle disappears faster than it should without fail, and I wake up the next morning with purple lips and a pounding headache. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve wished for a magic wand to take away my hangover so I could make it to work without crying in the shower, I’d have enough money to fund the cure myself. Luckily for the rest of the world, someone out there beat me to it.
A man (read: angel) from northern Texas, David Meadows, with his son, Derek, recently invented a magic wand that cures your wine hangover. I know, I know, it sounds too good to be true. But it’s not.
The Wand is about the size of a spoon, and it has a pouch of beads that you wave in your glass of wine for about eight minutes before drinking it. Eight minutes is a long time for me to wait between pouring the glass and drinking it, but if I can avoid a hangover I’m willing to try it. The Wand works by removing sulfites and histamines from the wine using ionic exchange resin beads, just like a water filter. Sulfites and histamines are the culprits that result in headaches, flushing, and congestion, among other side effects, and The Wand filters them out so you can sip your cab (or white wine with ice cubes, no judgment) in peace without dreading the next morning. This lifesaving product can be found in select stores and is also available to purchase online now. I don’t know about you, but I’m grabbing my credit card, and my corkscrew, as we speak. .
[via Culture Map Dallas]