How Drop It® Got Started
Have you ever noticed that you can easily get a headache when drinking wine?
Since 1988, the FDA has required the addition of sulfites to wine in the United States. If you were to pour yourself a nice relaxing glass of wine in most other countries. You would probably not get a headache as easily. You can simply enjoy the wine.
Tannins, which are very heavy in Red Wines, may also produce a headache. Tannins can also give a young wine that astringent or dry feeling as it hits your tongue. If you drink too much wine, you will probably get a headache. This is not a product that will reduce the effects of drinking too much wine. The best advice is to drink responsibly.
Mine is the story of someone that could not drink wine for many years. Just a small amount of wine would produce a throbbing headache. I wanted to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a long day, on an occasion with friends or a special night out. I started doing a little bit of research and after much work and discovery, I developed
Sulfites, Tannins and Wine
There are very few wines that are made without some use of sulfites. Wine is perishable and subject to legal storage conditions. It is estimated that up to 1% of the population has an increased sensitivity to sulfites. It is also estimated that more than 1% will say they experience headaches and other symptoms.
Wine makers also love tannins. Tannins occur naturally in wines through grape skins, seeds and stems and act to protect the wine. While some literature states that sulfites and tannins are not the reason for the headache, these ingredients are always in the mix of the research.
Many people report getting a Red Wine Headache also known as RWH. In fact, Reds are usually lower in sulfites than Whites because the additional tannins act as a natural antioxidant in Reds. Sulfite sensitivity can vary in degree with one or more of a combination of symptoms. Even in small amounts, Sulfites and Tannins are often enough to keep someone from enjoying a glass of wine to avoid the symptoms.
Average Levels of Sulfites in Wine
- White wines: 210 ppm
- Red wines: 160 ppm
- Rose or sweet wines: 400 ppm
Average Polyphenol (Tannins) Count
- White wines: 32 mg/100 ml
- Red wines: 216 mg/100 ml
Why Choose Drop It®?
Other products on the market strictly target the sulfites in wines. However,
Even if you don’t get headaches,
Each bottle of