HOW DOES IT WORK

How Does Recoverthol work?

Australian Made Hangover Drop For Any Alcoholic Drinks

Alcohol Metabolism

Recoverthol is a new liquid formulation for the symptomatic relief of hangover. Recoverthol contains only the ADH cofactors and coenzymes that your body has naturally.  Recoverthol has been specifically formulated to be added to an alcoholic drink without affecting the taste.

How Recoverthol works

This targeted delivery method allows ADH cofactors (which are fuel for alcohol metabolising enzymes) to reach the enzymes at the same time as alcohol. This is why you add it to your first alcoholic drink. This way, the ADH enzyme can continue to work efficiently.

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Join our growing list of satisfied customers. Recoverthol will give you an extra dose of these essential cofactors to firstly replenish what you have used up, and also to provide you with an extra dose of these cofactors WHILST drinking.

Recoverthol is a pre-drink supplement

Recoverthol is a new liquid formulation for the symptomatic relief of hangover. Recoverthol contains only the ADH cofactors and coenzymes that your body has naturally.  Recoverthol has been specifically formulated to be added to an alcoholic drink (without affecting the taste of your drink). This targeted delivery method allows Alcohol Dehydrogenase cofactors (which are fuel for alcohol metabolising enzymes) to reach the enzymes at the same time as alcohol. This is why you add it to your first alcoholic drink. This way, the alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme can continue to work efficiently.

Higher absorption rate is achieved via removing the dissolution step involved in the absorption of tablets and capsules. As a liquid formulation, Recoverthol does not require this dissolution process to work, and hence, may be absorbed faster than tablets.

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Enzymes require other molecules (cofactors and coenzymes) to perform their reaction. ADH and ALDH enzymes use zinc as a cofactor that holds the alcohol in its place, and Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) as the coenzyme which performs the chemical reaction on alcohol3. The levels of these cofactors and coenzymes deplete during alcohol consumption4.

Recoverthol will give you an extra dose of these essential cofactors to firstly replenish what you have used up, and also to provide you with an extra dose of these cofactors WHILST drinking. This may reduce the build up of acetaldehyde and reduce the presentation and/or severity of hangover symptoms7,8.

Recoverthol is not a hangover cure or a hangover prevention product. Recoverthol is a supplement to provide additional cofactors and co-enzyme precursors that are used up when you drink alcohol.

Recoverthol is not a blend of amino acids or exotic herbs to allow you to drink as much as you want!.

Recoverthol has been scientifically formulated based on medical knowledge of alcohol metabolism to support alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme to do its job. That is why Recoverthol works best if you add it to your first drink to fortify you drink with extra dose of these cofactors and coenzymes. Recoverthol’s unique formulation together with its targeted delivery method, allows necessary fuel to reach the ADH and ALDH enzymes at the same time as alcohol. This is why you add it to your first drink.

Cofactors and coenzymes

So what are these cofactors and coenzymes? So what are these cofactors and coenzymes? Cofactors and coenzymes are essential for enzymes function, without them the enzymes are inactive. Cofactors, mostly metal ions such as Zinc, and coenzymes, are inorganic and organic molecules that assist enzymes during the catalysis of reactions.

The ADH and ALDH activity is solely dependent on the level of available cofactors and co-enzymes.  Regardless of the enzymes level (genetic factors), the efficient activity of this enzyme is promoted when there are enough cofactors and coenzymes available to perform the reaction. 

The levels of these cofactors and coenzymes also deplete during alcohol consumption2. Lack of these cofactors & coenzymes leads to the inefficient metabolism of alcohol, and the build up acetaldehyde.  Inefficient metabolism of alcohol is due to low activity of ADH and ALDH enzyme3.  Hence, Recoverthol promotes efficient enzyme activity in the metabolism of alcohol by ADH and ALDH enzymes.

You may be surprised to know that your body contains these ingredients naturally (i.e. the ingredients of Recoverthol)- but only enough to process about 1-2 standard drinks (depending on you weight, gender and other factors). Recoverthol simply helps to replenish the cofactors that your body uses up when you drink, supporting the ongoing metabolism of alcohol.

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That is why Recoverthol works best if you add it to your first drink to fortify you drink with extra dose of these cofactors and coenzymes. Recoverthol’s unique formulation together with its targeted delivery method, allows necessary fuel to reach the ADH and ALDH enzymes at the same time as alcohol. This is why you add it to your first drink.


Any amount of alcohol can affect your health. Alcohol has short-term and long-term side effects. There is no way to avoid or prevent these side effects, other than to avoid alcohol altogether. If you do choose to drink alcohol, however, there are safety measures you can take, such as following the recommended safe intake guidelines, counting your drinks, and taking a dietary supplement to help you replenish the nutrients lost when drinking alcohol. Drink Responsibly to be on your A-game, because tomorrow matters.

Ask your pharmacist how Recoverthol can help you manage your hangover symptoms.

“Always read the label”, “use only as directed” and “if symptoms persist see your doctor/healthcare professional”

*Individual results may vary.

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