Recoverthol is a liquid that you add to your drink to help reduce symptoms of occasional hangover. It’s so simple to use, just SNAP and SQUEEZE into your first drink without affecting the taste.
Unlike other products, Recoverthol is specifically formulated be added to an alcoholic drink with a targeted delivery method to allow ADH cofactors to reach the ADH enzyme at the same time as alcohol. This is why you need to add it to your first alcoholic drink.
Recoverthol is a supplement to provide additional nutrients that are used up when you drink alcohol. There is no foolproof way to avoid or prevent a hangover, other than to avoid alcohol altogether.
Recoverthol is a unique, Australian made liquid formulation that can be added to alcoholic drinks.
WHO recommends that we should only drink two standard drinks per night. Any amount of alcohol can effect 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.
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.
“Always read the label”, “use only as directed” and “if symptoms persist see your doctor/healthcare professional".
Recoverthol is not a blend of amino acids or exotic herbs. It simply replenishes nutrients that are used up when you consume alcohol.
Recoverthol will give you an extra dose of these essential nutrients to firstly replenish what you have used up, and also to assist in reducing the symptoms of occasional hangover.
The selection of Recoverthol’s active ingredients is driven by a number of scientific principles and published research findings.
When we exercise, we need extra water to rehydrate. The same principle applies when drinking alcohol. You need to replace the Alcohol Dehydrogenase cofactors that you have used up to assist in managing hangover symptoms.
So just like you have some water when you exercise, taking Recoverthol when you drink alcohol will help to replenish these cofactors.
*Individual results may vary.
Add the contents of one to two vials to a drink just before consumption, or as directed by your health professional. Do not consume more than four vials per day. Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner.
This product does not increase or decrease the affects of alcohol.
Consumers are encouraged to eat before drinking, to always drink responsibly, and not to exceed their “routine” level of drinking by virtue of taking this product.
“Always read the label”, “use only as directed” and “if symptoms persist see your doctor/healthcare professional”
No, you do not put Recoverthol in every drink. Recoverthol works best when you add it to your first drink so that the ingredients in Recoverthol are working from the time you consume alcohol.
However you can add more than one vial into your first drink depending on how much you plan to drink. We recommend a vial for every four to five drinks though you will quickly work out what works best for you after using the product a few times. Generally a maximum of two vials is suitable for most people.
Recoverthol can be added to any drink as it is tasteless, odourless and transparent and therefore will not effect your drink or your drinking experience.
Recoverthol is tasteless, odourless and transparent in any drink it is added to. Recoverthol contains no flavouring agents and does not alter the taste or flavour of your drink.
Unlike other products, Recoverthol is specifically formulated be added to an alcoholic drink with a targeted delivery method to allow ADH cofactors to reach the ADH enzyme at the same time as alcohol. This is why you add it to your first alcoholic drink. Tablets and capsules may take extra time to dissolve, hence the necessary cofactors and coenzymes may not be available when alcohol reaches the enzymes. This product is formulated in a solution that absorbs faster than tablets.
Research has shown that people frequently forget to take tablets. In addition, many people do not like swallowing tablets. We have spent a lot of time and effort in designing a product that is both easy to swallow, and one that people will remember to take. Our liquid formulation can be simply added to your first drink. You don’t have to take hard tablets that are uncomfortable to swallow, and the formulation has been carefully prepared not to adversely affect the taste of your beer, whisky or wine, or whatever your drink of choice is.
Recoverthol does not contain any flavouring agents and it has been specifically formulated not to affect the taste of you drink.
You can add it to a glass of water if you like, but make sure you drink it just before you start drinking alcohol so that the ingredients will reach the enzymes at the same time as alcohol.
Recoverthol is a TGA (Therapeutic Goods Adminstration) listed medicine. Recoverthol is manufactured in and has been tested in Australia. Our GMP (Goods Manufacturing Practice) facility is FDA (Food and Drug Administration), TGA and PIC’s ( Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme) approved. This ensures the highest standards of production and safety.
Hangovers have been estimated to cost the Australian economy about $3 billion per year, accounting for 11.5 million sick days. About 76 percent of moderate drinkers experience a hangover after drinking.
Some people even experience hangover symptoms with low level drinking (e.g. one glass of wine).
Did you know when you drink alcohol it can effect your health. Alcohol has short-term and long-term side effects. There is no foolproof 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.
We also encourage you to use the Recoverthol app to count your drinks and see the effect of your alcoholic drink based on your weight and gender.
You already have some Alcohol Dehydrogenase cofactors (i.e. Recoverthol) in your body naturally - enough to process one to two standard drinks (depending on your weight, gender and other genetic factors).
Recoverthol can give you an extra dose of these essential cofactors to replenish what you have used up. It may also assist in the management of hangover symptoms.
Just like you need to replace the water in your body when you exercise, Recoverthol replaces the cofactors that are used up when you drink alcohol. This may help reduce the symptoms of occasional hangover.
*Individual results may vary.
Unlike most other products that claim to treat your hangover symptoms, Recoverthol is a supplement you take when you start consuming alcohol in order to replenish essential cofactors that are depleted when you drink.
Recoverthol has 4 main points of difference to other products:
- Recoverthol only contains what alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme needs to do its job
- Recoverthol has been specifically designed to be added to any drink including water (without adversely affecting taste).
- Recoverthol is taken in your first alcoholic drink, as opposed to being taken when hangover symptoms are in full swing (e.g., the morning after).
Recoverthol is specifically formulated be added to an alcoholic drink with a targeted delivery method to allow ADH cofactors to reach the ADH enzyme at the same time as alcohol. This is why you add it to your first alcoholic drink. Recoverthol provides an alternative to hard to swallow tablets.
Recoverthol is designed to be added to your first drink (this can be alcoholic or otherwise). This allows the ingredients to reach the enzymes at the same time as alcohol which is the reason why you add it to your first drink.
Yes, you can take Recoverthol on an empty stomach. However, consumers are always advised to eat before and during alcohol consumption.
Recoverthol does not increase or decrease the affects of alcohol. Recoverthol only helps by replenishing the cofactors lost during alcohol consumption.
People are cautioned that the product will not counteract the effects of excessive alcohol consumption. Consumers are encouraged to eat whilst drinking alcohol, to stay hydrated, and to always drink responsibly. Consumers are advised to always drink responsibly and to avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
Recoverthol does not increase or decrease the effects of alcohol. Recoverthol only helps by replenishing the cofactors lost during alcohol consumption.
Research suggests that the use of hangover products does not increase alcohol consumption (Mackus et al., 2017). The majority (i.e., 70%) of 471 individuals surveyed in this study reported that a hangover product would not encourage excessive alcohol consumption, as: 1) hangovers do not typically influence drinking behaviour; and 2) people understand that alcohol is a harmful substance. Reference: Mackus, M., van Schrojenstein Lantman, M., van de Loo, AJAE., Nutt, D., & Verster, J.C. (2017). An effective hangover treatment: Friend or foe? Drug Science, Policy and Law, 3, 1-7.
Just like buying car insurance does not make you drive recklessly, taking Recoverthol does not promote reckless drinking. Sensible drinking behaviour is typically modelled by those who plan ahead for the next day. Take Recoverthol and drink responsibly. If people drink heavily whilst taking Recoverthol, hangover symptoms may still occur. Consumers are always advised to drink responsibly and to avoid excessive alcohol consumption.
Recoverthol in no way promotes or supports the use of the product to encourage binge drinking. In fact binge drinkers, or those that use Recoverthol during episodes of excessive alcohol consumption should be warned that the desired therapeutic effect may not be achieved.
Extensive research and surveys have shown that 6.5% of the population binge drink. Research suggests that the use of hangover products does not increase alcohol consumption (Mackus et al., 2017). The majority (i.e., 70%) of 471 individuals surveyed in this study reported that a hangover product would not encourage excessive alcohol consumption, as: 1) hangovers do not typically influence drinking behaviour; and 2) people understand that alcohol is a harmful substance1.
A recent Curtin University study reported counting drinks as the strategy most likely to help people cut alcohol consumption. The Recoverthol app is designed to do just that and more. The App keeps a record of how much you had to drink, and prompts you with valuable information to help you manage your drinking habits. Most hangover products appear to be taken after a person experiences a hangover, which we believe is too late. We cannot stop people from drinking, but with Recoverthol and its App, we can encourage them to drink responsibly.
There is no scientific evidence to suggest that alleviating hangover symptoms leads to excessive alcohol intake2. There is no scientific evidence to support that hangover products encourage people to drink more3.
- Mackus, M., van Schrojenstein Lantman, M., van de Loo, AJAE., Nutt, D., & Verster, J.C. (2017). An effective hangover treatment: Friend or foe? Drug Science, Policy and Law, 3, 1-7.
- Jeffrey G. Wiese, MD; Michael G. Shlipak, MD, MPH; and Warren S. Browner, MD, MPH. The Alcohol Hangover. Annals of Internal Medicine. Volume 132, Number 11
- Joris C. Verster. The Need for an Effective Hangover Cure. Current Drug Abuse Reviews, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 1
The bulk of ingested alcohol is metabolised in the liver and is initiated by an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH). This enzyme serves to break down ethanol molecules into compounds (or metabolites) that can be processed more easily by the body, but in order to do this, it requires two helper compounds, namely zinc ions and NAD cofactor (constructed using nicotinimde).
Levels of ADH in our liver and stomach have been reported to effectively detoxify about one drink each hour. When people drink more than one alcoholic drink per hour, alcohol cannot be metabolized efficiently.
There is no foolproof way to avoid or prevent a hangover, other than to avoid alcohol altogether. Taking Recoverthol in your first drink may help to reduce the symptoms of occasional hangover.
There are also other things you can do to avoid the development of hangover symptoms the next day, including:
- Eat before and during consumption of alcohol. Drinking on an empty stomach increases the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into your body. Always remember to eat something before you take your first drink.
- Commit to your exact limit. Don’t exceed your routine level of drinking. If you have committed to drinking two drinks for the night, make sure you stick to that limit.
- Drink slowly and alternate alcoholic drinks with glasses of water. Also, be sure to have a glass or two of water before going to sleep. Keeping your water intake up can reduce the effects of dehydration that you may experience after a night of drinking.
- Stop drinking when you feel the effects of alcohol. When you feel intoxicated, it is a signal that your body has reached its limit with respect to metabolising the alcohol that you have already consumed. Take a break, and allow your body to break down the alcohol that you already have in your system.
- Stay hydrated. Alcohol is a diuretic, so it’s important to drink lots of water before, during and after drinking. For every alcoholic drink, order a glass of water with ice and fresh lime.
- Eat eggs. There’s actually some science behind this, egg contains the amino acid cysteine which can assist your liver in breaking down acetaldehyde from alcohol.