Controversial nutrient patch 'Bytox' claims to keep hangovers at bay as you drink
A new patch about to go on sale claims to replenish nutrients lost during heavy alcohol consumption, and prevent the dreaded hangover.
Containing a blend of B vitamins, acai berry, vitamins A, D, E, K and folic acid, the Bytox website claims that the patch, when combined with drinking plenty of water, is second best only to an intravenous drip.
Dr. Leonard Grossman, inventor of the patch, says: ‘Bytox is the most effective, ready to use product available for the consumer of alcohol, who wants to be functional the day after.’
However, there has already been much backlash against the ‘cure’, claiming that it may encourage irresponsible and supposedly consequence-free drinking in the party season.
Professor David Nutt, former chief drugs advisor to the government, said: ‘It’s hard to imagine how these ingredients would stop a hangover… If they are making health claims of this kind, they should be open to public scrutiny.’
The patch, costing £12.99 for a pack of five from Firebox, should become available by mid-November.
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