Drink Pure Wine Review (A Product That Excites Me as a Person with Chronic Illness)

Drink Pure Wine Review (A Product I was So Excited to Test as a Chronic Illness Person) | A Chronic Voice

*Note: Whilst this post is sponsored by Drink Pure Wine, all opinions expressed in this review are my own.

A parcel landed on my doorstep, and I glanced at the address. Could this be the parcel from Drink Pure Wine? Yes it was, and I couldn’t be more delighted to receive not just one, but a few boxes of wine wands! I had been browsing their website for some time before I had approached David, the founder of the product, to see if we could work together. You could say that I was elated when he replied, and we had a nice chat over Skype. As a chemist, he shared his passion about chemistry, wines, the myth of the Asian flush, grapes and more. An interesting lesson, you could say 😉

A Revolutionary Product for Someone with Chronic Illness Like Me

It seemed like a revolutionary product, especially for those with chronic pain. Could I finally enjoy a glass of wine as and when I wanted, without the potential side effects that usually come with chronic illness? Drinking alcohol usually goes two ways for me – either I enjoy the good effects without much pain, or I feel unwell, but not in the sense of a hangover. More like a sickening feeling from having drank poison.

I had read many positive reviews about how this really helps people with migraines. Wines contain histamines and sulfites, which are potential triggers for migraine pain flares. My case is a little different; I usually get inflammatory pains from Lupus and Sjögren’s Syndrome, after I consume alcohol.

They usually manifest as swollen joints, and always raise painful bumps on my forehead and skull. I’m guessing it is my blood vessels that become inflammed, and these lumps can be quite visible. I wasn’t sure if these wine wands would be useful for such types of pains, too.

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Steak and Red Wine for Dinner

We were, quite nicely, cooking steak for dinner that night. What better way to test the product out than to open a bottle of red wine, right? All in the safety of home, too 😉 I did notice the nice, buzzy effect that comes with alcohol consumption, but without the poisoned feeling this time. I was however, already rather achy that day so it was difficult to say how well the wine wands worked.

Board Games and Drinks Night

So that coming weekend, I packed the wine wands into my bag as we trotted off for a board game night at a friend’s place. I had to test them out again, of course. Wine aside, I was a little worried, as those of us with chronic illness tend to be when there is a need to socialise. I always save all my spoons, and schedule rest time before and after to help mitigate some of this stress.

When we arrived, wine bottles were ready on the table, paired with good chips, olives, ham, cottage cheese, and homemade pies. I poured myself a glass of red wine, enough to cover the filter of the wand. I swirled the wand, and left it in the glass for a little over the recommended three minutes, before removing it to take a sip. We chatted about our lives, and I consumed half a glass whilst doing so. So far so good; I started to feel nice and warm, but without any extra pain.

Another friend arrived, and we soon started the board game fun. My usual aches and pains set in, but ones that I were familiar with. This always happens when I stay out late or spend energy socialising. Yet I noticed that my ‘alcohol triggered head pains’ were actually non-existent. This was exciting for me, as I celebrated quietly in my heart. I managed to stay for a few more hours than usual, and even had a lot of fun laughing, playing and bonding!

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Can you spot my wine wand?

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The Day After

I needed help getting into bed when I got home. But it was just the usual fatigue and full body aches, from having overdrawn from my energy account. I had already given myself permission for full rest and recovery the day after, for some peace of mind.

But to my surprise, I actually woke up feeling not just okay-ish, but good! Living with chronic pain is like a box of bad chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get when you wake. I would even go so far as to rate it as one of the best days I’ve had in months, and I couldn’t believe that it was right after a high, energy burning night. I am definitely not saying the wine wands were the main source of this good day, but they did contribute to it!

I was in awe the entire day, and kept poking and testing various body parts just to check if it was real. I mean, I am so often in pain, whether mild or severe, that to feel almost no pain is akin to a miracle. Is this what ‘almost healthy’ feels like? It felt incredible, unbelievable.

In fact, I felt so good that I even suggested that we go out for more social activities, which is near unheard of. I am usually the one tampering them down. So off we trotted to a nice Japanese-French café for some good cake, amazing hot chocolate, and good books. After which we watched Akahige (or half of it, because it’s 3.5 hours long), with some good sushi at home. I was actually in the mood for both activities, and was glad that I could enjoy this gift of a rare, god-sent day.

Divine cakes, hot chocolate & tea at Café Komine, Berlin.

I’m Definitely Adding These Wands to My Spoonie Toolbox

I love these wine wands, and am not saying it just because they were sponsored. I will definitely be keeping them in my chronic illness socialising toolbox.

I can’t drink much due to blood thinning medications I take for Antiphospholipid Syndrome (a blood clotting disorder). But the occasional glass of wine or two is fine, and these are when the wands will come in handy for me. It really is quite nice to converse with a friend slowly, over a glass of good wine.

These wands also work with white wine, and other fermented drinks such as beer. I will of course, have to test those out next 😉 You can also check out Drink Pure Wine’s FAQ page for more information on how it works here. Cheers!

This list is just a rough guide, and nothing in this review should be taken as medical advice. Always be sure to check with your doctor before you start on any new treatment or protocol.

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  • Avatar of Rhonda Albom

    These wands sound like magic. I know I can’t drink red wine because the tannins affect me. I wonder if the wands could help.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      I’ve tried it on red, white, rosé and sparkling so far…so far so good for me! But I’m not sure about your conditions 🙂

  • Avatar of Margaret | Live Like No On Else

    I don’t suffer from chronic illness, but this is how I normally wake up the next day after just a half glass of wine. Alcohol and I just don’t mix. Perhaps it’s because I have maybe a half glass of wine once a year or so. LOL. Glad to know you didn’t have the normal side effects the day after.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Haha yes definitely it’ll have an effect if you don’t drink for a year, I think 😀 I rarely drink too, but it’s nice to have a glass every now and then 🙂

  • Avatar of Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Any product that helps ease chronic pain gets a thumbs up from me.

  • Avatar of Kuntala Bhattacharya

    Nice to read that you have been able to bring in positive changes to your life. I love white wine and relish it better than red wine. Lod reading your post.

  • Avatar of Chelsea Sauve - Wandure

    Always best to listen to your body – so glad you found something a delicious wine that works for you so you don’t have to miss out! 🙂

  • Avatar of Nikki Michelle Albert

    I have written about this for migraines and I have to say they really do work… and it is pretty awesome really! I do enjoy white wines and paler wines… but just could never have them. Massive, massive trigger for me. But I tried it on a white and a red and No issues at al.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      That is so awesome to hear, Nikki! I am glad to hear from others with chronic illnesses too themselves that it works for them. 😀

  • Avatar of Sundeep

    I’m wine lover and I would love to try new wines and I don’t to miss this one too. Thanks for the review.

  • Avatar of Despite Pain

    I had to stop drinking red wine due to migraines. I wonder if this would be ok. It’s always so exciting to read of new products like this.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Yes me too but for different autoimmune reasons! Products like these just make it really exciting for us as it helps with quality of life and socialising, I think 🙂

  • Avatar of Mark

    I’m not much of a wine person though but sure looks great. And since it’s working for you, why not.

  • Avatar of Hannah

    Wow, I cannot imagine going through this type of pain and having to give up so many things that you really enjoy. I am so glad you are sharing ways people can learn to live with pain and even thrive. Thank you so much for your honest sharing.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Thanks Hannah! Yes chronic illness does take a huge bite into the pleasures of life! ;p Always nice to have a product or two that helps.

  • Avatar of Kuntala Bhattacharya

    Thats a cool review. I am not a big fan of wine somehow. If compared I like white wine better, it rolls up well inside my mouth.

  • Avatar of Norma

    I would love to try that wine. It seems very different from the rest. I will pick up some when I pay a visit to the supermarket.

  • Avatar of Olufunke

    I wonder if it will work for me. I’m not really a wine lover but I do have pains from previous accident. Would love to try things that doesn’t involve swallowing pills or with less side effects.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      That’s interesting to have reactions post accident…what sort of pains? Hope you are doing okay otherwise x

  • Avatar of Kathy Kenny Ngo

    Would love to give this a go in a few months when I’m all recovered from giving birth. Though not a huge wine fan, this one sounds really promising and worth a try.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Yes it’s worth a shot if it helps you enjoy it without the side effects, after recovering from birth, of course! 🙂

  • Avatar of Chad

    I am not a huge wine buff but I love to try new wines like this one, it seems very interesting. Thanks a lot for the review.

  • Avatar of GiGi Eats

    So glad to hear you woke up feeling OKAY-ISH!! That is far better than – TERRIBLE!!!! So cheers to this wine!

  • Avatar of Jessica Collazo

    I would like to try this wine. I have diabetes, so I can’t drink any kind of wine because my sugar levels are going up. I love wine. That is my weakness. So I would love to try this.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Hi Jessica, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, it doesn’t remove the sugars that affect diabetes, so am not sure this product will help you in that respect 🙁 It’s more to remove antihistamines and sulfites 🙂

  • Avatar of Kristin Tousignant

    I need to find these in Canada or even the US
    Great review

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Yes! I believe they ship it over there 🙂 I will definitely join their affiliate programme too!

    • Avatar of Katie

      The first place I saw them was on Amazon. This was a year ago or something. I didn’t get them then, but I think I’m going to get some and give it a try.

  • Avatar of Katie

    This is a product I had checked into a year ago. It sounded fairly unbelievable. So, hearing you actually gave it a good try and found it helpful is encouraging. I can have one glass but even then I tend to get a weird headache and hands and feet noticeably swollen. If I have more, I get that poisened ill feeling. Problem is, I love wine. So tired of having to give up everything.

    • Avatar of Sheryl Chan

      Hi Katie, I know exactly what you mean. I only ‘try’ a glass of wine or alcoholic beverage for say, a bf’s birthday or special occasion mostly, because of the unknown poisoned feeling like you say. (I used to find swimming at least 20 laps before drinking helps btw – so maybe it really is toxic overload with the meds in our bodies.) Might not hurt to try this product for a few glasses at least I think! Who knows, if it helps it will make a great addition in your toolkit that might bring some happiness back, even if just a wee bit 🙂

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