Now, not to toot our own horn, but we completely stand by our RaveAid supplements as being the best rapid recovery from a rave. Attending a club or music festival can damage your brain cells and liver, as well as significantly decrease your natural vitality and leave you hungover and exhausted (no matter how much fun they may be – and they’re definitely fun). So, putting our highly effective RaveAid supplements aside for a moment, what happens if you wanted to take your rave recovery in the form of a drink? We’re going to have a look at some top rave recovery drinks, what’s in them, and tips on how to use them.
Raveolution Recovery Formula
This rave recovery concoction is purchased in individual powder packets that you combine with water yourself, which makes it especially easy to toss in your bag and go. Raveolution Recovery Formula is all-natural and includes essential recovery vitamins and minerals such as Magnesium, Vitamin C, B3, B6 and B12, as well as 5-HTP, alpha lipoic acid, and green tea extract. While Raveolution Recovery Formula is clearly marketed as a rave recovery supplement, it helps you feel rejuvenated for the day if you're coping with a significant lack of sleep. Because this is a recovery drink as opposed to a supplement, Raveolution Recovery Formula stresses the importance of plenty of water after a night (or several nights) of partying and emphasizes its focus on rapid recovery, cleansing both the mind and body and helping improve muscle and brain function.
How to use
When consumed after a night of raving, Raveolution Recovery Formula helps you recover faster when taken before going to sleep or first thing in the morning. It is recommended that ravers mix one packet with 8-16 oz of ice-cold water to help replenish nutrients as well as boosting your energy levels and maybe even improve cognitive function after a long night with little sleep.
Morning Recovery by More Labs
While Morning Recovery is marketed towards more than raving and our favorite 3-day music festivals, its primary goal is to proactive protection for the body before a night of drinking and to boost your natural response to alcohol. This little blue bottle’s star ingredient is Dihydromyricetin (DHM), which is a liver-boosting super ingredient derived from the Japanese raisin tree. It also includes such other powerful ingredients as Vitamin C and B complex, prickly pear extract, milk thistle, green tea extract, and Korean red ginseng extract. These little miracles come in packages of 6 or 12, already mixed with water and ready to go. They are advertised as being safe for pretty much anyone to drink, as they are nut, caffeine, soy, gluten, and lactose-free, and come in an original and sugar-free formula.
How to use
One of the interesting things about this drink is when you take it. According to the instructions, you have the option to take this drink right before your first alcoholic beverage, between drinks, or up to one hour after your last drink. Morning Recovery is meant to immediately start breaking down alcohol-induced toxins, therefore helping your body to flush them out faster. These effects of these toxins continued presence in your body is what gives you that terrible, drawn-out hungover feeling the next day, as your liver can really only process one drink an hour by itself.
Now, this recovery drink is a little different than the previous two. Rich Recovery divides their customers into three possible categories: the intense athlete, the career professional, and the weekend warrior. Yes, this one recovery drink is meant for it all! Rich Recovery aims to boost natural energy levels more than anything else, however, it also focuses on using antioxidants to detoxify the body, and reducing inflammation. Rich Recovery is all-natural and contains 25 vitamins, minerals, herbs, and brain-boosting ingredients, as well as being gluten and GMO-free, and vegetarian-friendly.
How to use
Rich Recovery can be consumed at any time of day depending on what you need it for and does not provide specific instructions about when it should be consumed. When it comes to rave recovery, we recommend not consuming this drink right before bed, due to its “energy drink” nature, but waiting until the next morning when you’re up and about for the day (or at least trying to be) waiting for the effects of the night before to wear off.
You may find this one a little strange (we did, too), but Pedialyte is known for being one of the most effective supplement drinks for recovering after a music festival. As you might be able to tell by its name, Pedialyte is marketing towards helping children recover from dehydration after diarrhea and vomiting. However, it has now been used widely by young adults to cure dehydration due to all sorts of causes. Due to its scientific balance of sugars and electrolytes, Pedialyte works overtime to cure dehydration (and curing a hangover) over other drinks such as plain water, sports drinks, and juice. It contains sufficient levels of potassium, sodium, chloride, zinc, and other nutrients which are vital in the absorption of the electrolytes that your body will desperately need.
How to use
Due to the fact that Pedialyte is not marketed as a hangover cure, there are no specific instructions for consuming it for this reason. However, it is most widely consumed in this capacity the night after a music festival to make sure you’re hydrated and ready to go before another full night of raving. Pedialyte comes in ready-to-drink bottles, as well as freezer pops and powder sachets. All of them contain the essential nutrients to help you combat the effects of the party the night before. Once a bottle is opened, it needs to be consumed within 48 hours to prevent touch contamination.These recovery drinks have all been tested and given glowing reviews but the thousands of people who have used them to aid in their rave recovery. While the ingredients obviously vary per drink, the common factor is to stay as hydrated as possible, with some bonus vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, antioxidants, and essential nutrients to boost your recovery process. If you prefer to recover in liquid form, we would definitely recommend checking out any of these drinks to help you through the effects of a night/weekend/3-day weekend of raving!