skip to main content

The Good Patch Rescue Plant Patch -- 4 Patches

The Good Patch Rescue Plant Patch
  • Our price: $12.00

    Sale price: $9.60

    Our price: $12.00

    $2.40 per serving

  • +

Added to My List as a guest.

Your guest list will be saved temporarily during your shopping session.

Sign in to add items to your saved list(s).

1 item added to your list

The Good Patch Rescue Plant Patch -- 4 Patches

Oops! Something went wrong and we were unable to process your request. Please try again.

Save Up to 20% off Code SAVEMORE Ends: 2/28 at 9 a.m. ET

The Good Patch Rescue Plant Patch Description

  • Bounce Back After a Night Out
  • This Patch is Complete with DHM, Green Tea Extract and B1
  • We Get it...The Struggle Is Real!

Infused with DHM, Green Tea, and Vitamin B1. Perfect for parties, vacations and bachelor/bachelorette weekends. Stick a patch on before the fun begins or after it ends.

Why A Patch
Just peel and stick. Rescue Patch is for bouncing back after a night out. Experience a sustained release of ingredients up to 8-12 hours. Just remove the patch when you’re done.

• 8-12 Hour Release
• Perfectly Discreet
• Plant-powered Ingredients
• Easy to apply when needed
• Simply take off when you're done


Peel and place one patch on inside of wrist before your night out or the following morning. Patch may be worn up to 12 hours. While we recommend the inside of the wrist, patch may be placed on any venous area that is clean and dry. All done? Simply peel the patch off and discard.



Reseal the envelope by squeezing seal together.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Piece
Servings per Container: 4
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
DHM (Dihydromyricetin from Ampelopsis Grossedentata Extract)15 mg
Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis)10 mg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)3 mg
Black Pepper Extract (Piper Nigrum)0.35 mg
Other Ingredients: Adhesive.

Topical use only. Do not use on damaged, broken or irritated skin. Consult your health care practitioner before using if you have an autoimmune condition or depressive disorder. Keep out of reach of children 18 years or younger. Do not use if pregnant or nursing without first consulting your doctor. Wash hands after use. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from a health care practitioner. Please consult your health care practitioner about potential interactions or other possible complication before using this product.

The product you receive may contain additional details or differ from what is shown on this page, or the product may have additional information revealed by partially peeling back the label. We recommend you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
View printable version Print Page

Does Drinking Alcohol Cause Chronic Inflammation?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alcohol has been part of the human condition since roughly 6500 BC when villagers in Northern China discovered the impact of fermented berries. And while the $252-plus billion alcohol industry may persuade us into thinking that alcohol is the key to social connection, alcohol has a darker, more insidious side to it. This is becoming increasingly evident as we’re emerging from the pandemic and discovering that what was once an innocuous activity for some moved into problematic, even grave territory. Woman Pouring Red Wine into Glass to Represent Concept of Alcohol and Inflammation Data demonstrates that moderate and heavy drinking skyrocketed during COVID-19, and women were impacted the most significantly: Heavy drinking among women rose 41% from 2019 to 2020 and beyond, placing an untold number of them at risk for alcohol-related health issues. No matter your gender, alcohol misuse can lead to a host of complications, from cirrhosis of the liver to inflammation. But with conflicting information about alcohol—who hasn’t heard that it can actually support wellness?—when and where does it shift from beneficial to harmful? And can alcohol help inflammation, or does it only exacerbate it? With “Dry January” right around the corner, focusing your attention on your relationship with alcohol may be more important than ever. Let’s dive into the link between alcohol and inflammation so that you can make well-informed drinking decisions.

What is inflammation?

Inflammation may get a bad rap but it’s a natural, fundamental part of the bodily process. Indeed, acute inflammation is one of the reasons humans are still in existence since the first days of alcohol’s use millions of years ago. Think of it like this: When a pathogen such as a bee’s stinger invades your body (or, rather, you step on it), your immune system fires off a string of cytokines and inflammatory cells to kickstart the healing process, which is precisely why bee stings are typically accompanied by swelling, heat, and redness. This acute inflammatory response is a brilliant part of human design: It assists with wound healing and attacks bacteria, viruses, and other toxins to protect your well-being. Once the healing has been completed or the pathogen has been kicked out, your body’s natural inflammatory response ends. In the case of a bee sting, swelling subsides and the shade and temperature of your skin returns to normal. Chronic inflammation, however, is how inflammation earned its less-than-stellar reputation. With chronic inflammation, the body’s alarm bells don’t stop ringing, even though no danger is present. The flood of inflammatory cells and cytokines continues to be on high alert and wreaks havoc on the body’s tissues and organs. Fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes and abdominal pain are a few of its most common symptoms. More concerning, though, is the connection between inflammation and the development of several illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and even cancer.

Why does chronic inflammation occur?

None of us choose to continue sending out signals that we’re in harm’s way—and face further harm in the process. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, untreated inflammation from an injury, and ongoing exposure to environmental toxins like air pollution can trigger chronic inflammation. Under other circumstances, there is no direct connection between one’s health status and the onset of chronic inflammation. That said, chronic inflammation is also closely associated with lifestyle factors—namely, high stress, over or under-exercising, obesity, smoking, and, yes, excessive alcohol consumption.

Why does alcohol cause inflammation?

Alcohol—specifically, ethanol---is deemed a toxin by our bodies, even if intoxication slyly tells us otherwise. Consider a hangover, which is a manifestation of acute inflammation. Headaches, nausea, a mild fever, a headache—all are the aftereffects of your body trying to beat back and process the ethanol you ingested. Hangovers, however, are recoverable. And yet, with prolonged, heavy drinking, the body constantly stands at alert and continues to send out an inflammatory response. Alcohol also causes systemic inflammation in part because of its effect on gut bacteria—an incredibly complex ecosystem that impacts everything from skin health to mood. The sugars in alcohol can promote the growth of bacteria, sending your intestinal environment into a tailspin by stimulating the production of endotoxins—chemical messengers that can incite inflammation. Furthermore, alcohol heightens the risk of “translocating” lipopolysaccharide (LPS) out of the gut, ultimately compromising the central nervous system’s ability to moderate anti-inflammatory responses. Consequently, this can lead to organ damage. More recently, scientists have discovered that alcohol causes the liver to manufacture high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) when it becomes inflamed, which can spark widespread inflammation throughout the body.

What are the consequences of alcohol-induced inflammation?

Alcohol-triggered inflammation can result in a bevy of health complications. Pancreatic inflammation can lead to pancreatitis, a chronic condition that debilitates pancreatic function and may result in hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia and diabetes. Moreover, the liver—which is responsible for processing over 90% of the alcohol that you consume—becomes overworked and damaged. Scar tissue replaces healthy tissue and liver function declines, effectively dialing down your ability to process alcohol, period. (Unfortunately, by the time liver disease is detected, it may be too late to halt its deterioration. This may result in liver failure, which is often fatal.) Alcohol-induced inflammation can also weaken your body’s ability to fight off colds and viruses, heighten your vulnerability to heart disease, and lead to severe cognitive and psychological changes, including anxiety, depression and brain damage. To further complicate matters, alcohol’s high purine content can lead to a surplus of uric acid and provoke inflammatory conditions such as gout and osteoarthritis. Even a small amount of alcohol can cause inflammation and lead to everything from poor work performance to muscles that feel too weak for your evening run. Terrifying? Definitely. But alcohol isn’t always a negative thing for some people. Keep reading.

Does alcohol always cause inflammation?

This depends on what you drink—and how much. A substantial body of research shows that the polyphenols found in red wine, such as resveratrol, have an anti-inflammatory effect and may reduce the risk of heart disease. The key, though, is to drink only in moderation, if at all: Whole foods naturally brim with polyphenols, particularly spices such as cloves, rosemary and oregano, nuts, berries, green tea and vegetables like artichokes and olives. And if you do find yourself looking for a way to take the edge off? Consider a walk and a piece of dark chocolate. The latter is rich in heart-healthy polyphenols and exercise is more effective at combatting stress, immediately and in the long run.

How can I reduce alcohol-induced inflammation?

For starters, examine how your body and brain respond when you drink. If you find yourself consistently sick the following morning or feel antsy or blue until “wine o’clock” rolls around again, it may be time to assess your “kinship” with alcohol and if it’s causing you more harm than pleasure. Fortunately, we live in an era where the stigma surrounding alcohol use disorder has waned considerably; everyone from Brad Pitt to Miley Cyrus are open about their struggles with addiction and happily sober. Even more to our advantage is the sheer range of help available, from alcohol-monitoring apps to global support services and treatment networks. Additionally, keep in mind that the liver is capable of processing only one drink per hour, but this “standard” is contingent upon several factors, including your age, gender, BMI, overall health and nutritional status, and the condition of your liver. Indeed, some experts suggest that since women have a considerably more challenging time processing alcohol than men—and are at a greater risk of depression, anxiety and chronic stress, which can instigate problematic drinking behaviors—they should avoid it altogether. This may be unrealistic to some, especially now that the holidays with their mulled wine and spiked eggnog libations are among us. If you do elect to drink, the safest way to do so is not to exceed one drink per night (for women) and two drinks (for men). Further, refrain from drinking on an empty stomach, stay well hydrated…and bear in mind that the most delightful “buzz” arises naturally from within.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="164071" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1671751005475{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="164072" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1671751022049{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="164070" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1671751040326{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Vitacost is not responsible for the content provided in customer ratings and reviews. For more information, visit our Terms of Use.

Sign Up & Save

Get exclusive offers, free shipping events, expert health tips & more by signing up for our promotional emails.

  • Instant Online Service
  • 1-800-381-0759

    Monday-Friday 8am-9pm EST

    Saturday: 9:30am-6pm EST

    Sunday: Closed

Please enter a valid zip code