The hangover supplement market has been steadily growing in recent years as more and more people look for natural ways to help combat the negative effects of alcohol.
If you’re looking to find out whether Blowfish is a supplement you should consider trying to ease your hangovers, then you’re in the right place.
What makes Blowfish a little bit different from many of the other supplements in this category out there right now is that it’s technically classed as a ‘drug’, whereas other hangover supplements use natural ingredients such as plant extracts and amino acids.
Our Blowfish review is going to focus on all of the key things you need to know about this hangover supplement so you can decide whether it’s a product worth trying, or if your money would be better spent one something else.
We’re going to break down the ingredients formula, find out a little bit more about the company behind the product and take a look at the customer reviews as we look to see where Blowfish ranks in relation to the leading hangover supplements on the market right now.
So, is Blowfish the answer to your hangover problems, or should you be looking at another product? Let’s find out.
As we’ve already gathered, Blowfish is a hangover remedy marketed and sold by a company called Rally Labs LLC, which is based in New York.
Blowfish is available to buy online at the official website, and Amazon – and you can also find it in some CVS stores too.
The product is an effervescent lemon-flavored tablet that you dissolve in water and drink the morning after a heavy night of drinking.
As we mentioned above, what sets Blowfish apart from some of the other products in this category currently available is the fact that it’s technically a ‘drug’ and not a ‘supplement’.
Blowfish simply uses two different ingredients to achieve its effects, and it doesn’t use any thing such as plant extracts, vitamins and minerals, or amino acids in its ingredients formula.
On the official Blowfish website, the company make a big song and dance about the fact that their product formulation is “recognized by the FDA”, and that certainly does set it apart from a lot of the other products in this space available right now.
The marketing material on the Blowfish website says that the product has been “specifically formulated for people with hangovers” and to “be gentle on your stomach”.
So, Blowfish is certainly making some impressive claims about itself – but can it live up to its own hype or not?
Let’s start taking a look at the actual formulation of this product to see where it ranks.
Let’s begin this part by taking a look at the actual ingredients label of Blowfish, as printed on the box.
Firstly, it’s good that Blowfish have not used a proprietary blend with their product, and have instead opted to be completely transparent with their formula, which we always like to see.
That means that we know exactly how much of each ingredient is included, and that’s the way it should be.
We always advise that you stay away from products that use proprietary blends, as they are really just a convenient excuse for a manufacturer to get away with not fully disclosing their formula to their customers.
Let’s now focus on the two ingredients which Blowfish uses.
• Aspirin – Each Blowfish tablet contains 500mg of Aspirin. You’re probably already familiar with this drug. It’s sold over the counter in most countries as a pain reliever. It’s also known for its potential ability to reduce the risk of certain heart conditions. Unfortunately, because it’s a drug and not a natural ingredient (meaning it’s made in a lab and not in nature), it carries a number of potential side effects, which we’ll get into later in this Blowfish review.
• Caffeine – You’re probably already very familiar with Caffeine as a stimulant. It’s consumed by millions of people daily, and is known for helping to boost energy levels and keep you feeling on point when you’d otherwise be feeling a bit run down. Caffeine can help to stimulate your metabolism, and also improve mental alertness – both things you want to be occurring when you’re suffering from a hangover after a big night out.
As we’ve mentioned, Blowfish is very different to a lot of the ‘hangover cure’ supplements on the market at the moment because it uses a drug (Aspirin) as one of its main ingredients.
As such, it’s missing some of the natural ingredients that we like to see used in hangover supplements.
They are (but are not limited to) the following:
• B Vitamins
• Vitamin C
Ginger is known for its anti-nausea properties, which can be useful if you’re feeling fragile after a night out.
Turmeric works as a natural substitute to anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen, while it was also a shame not to find any B Vitamins or Vitamin C in this supplement.
We did some digging online to find some reviews of Blowfish from real customers.
At the time of writing, it had an average rating of 3.8 out of five stars from more than 400 reviews on Amazon.
One happy customer said that they loved Blowfish because it helped them to feel as though “the night prior was just a bad dream”. High praise indeed.
However, there were of course some negative reviews as well.
One person said they didn’t like it because the Caffeine means that they can’t go back to sleep after having taken it in the morning, which is a good point.
Too much Caffeine can cause problems such as the jitters or energy crashes later in the day, so we wouldn’t recommend going over the recommended doses for Blowfish.
Two tablets of Blowfish contain 120mg of Caffeine, which isn’t too much. But if you’re drinking coffee and other sources of Caffeine, then it’s worth being careful about how much you’re consuming.
Aspirin, on the other hand, carries a number of known potential side effects. They range from indigestion and stomach aches, to bleeding or bruising more easily than normal.
In rarer cases, Aspirin can cause more serious problems such as rashes, tinnitus and breathing difficulties or an asthma attack.
Blowfish certainly stands alone in the hangover product market because it uses a drug as its main ingredient.
This can mean that it can be more effective than some products, but we would always rather choose a natural product that uses things like plant extracts to help your body recover from a night of drinking.
You can check out our hangover supplement guide by following the link shown below.
You should remember that there isn’t any product on earth that will fully relieve the symptoms of a night of drinking.
If you don’t want to suffer from a hangover, then not drinking any alcohol is the only solution that’s guaranteed to work.
That being said, there are some good products out there that use natural ingredients to help relieve the symptoms of a hangover.
That brings us to the end of our Blowfish for Hangovers review.
Overall, we think this this certainly an interesting hangover remedy, as it uses a drug and goes against the trend of combining more natural ingredients such as vitamins and minerals.
That said, we would prefer to use a more natural supplement that doesn’t carry the risks of the side effects of a drug such as Aspirin.
• Updated on September 28, 2018
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