Sponsored by Recoverthol
If you’ve been a reader here for even a couple of years you know that I don’t take on any and every sponsorship opportunity that comes my way. I truly only align with brands that I believe in, love and would recommend regardless of whether I was being paid to do so.
Twelve months ago, I met the Brisbane couple – a pharmacist and doctor – behind the supplement, Recoverthol. We did some work together to help spread the word about the then-new product that helps manage hangover symptoms.
I raved about that product HERE after using it for a month and then continued to buy Recoverthol, ensuring I always had a stash in the cupboard and my handbag … for me and my friends.
So, when Recoverthol approached me again to consider sharing how those past 12 months have been since embracing their product, it was a no-brainer. In short, Recoverthol has been a game-changer for me.
I don’t in any way promote excessive drinking of alcohol – and nor do the creators of Recoverthol. What I do advocate is responsible drinking, if it’s something you choose to do.
It’s no state secret that I do love pairing a good wine with beautiful food. I also love that one of my hobbies is Champagne Club; that any cocktail featuring prosecco gets a big tick from me for summers spent pool side; I’m a collector of craft gins; and fully endorse an afternoon coffee, aka an espresso martini.
I also love a good sparkling water and make sure that that’s what on the menu most week days. I’m not perfect and at this time of year, those good intentions can be seriously tested by end-of-year parties, events, catch-ups and gatherings.
And … here’s the biggie. I’m not getting any younger. Metabolising alcohol is not my body’s favourite past-time. What I’ve found Recoverthol does for me – even if I’m only having one or two drinks – is help me wake up fresher the next day.
That, my friends, as you know, is what we call a BIG WIN.
How Recoverthol works
Recoverthol is a clear liquid you pop into your first drink (without affecting the taste) to help manage hangover symptoms.
Yes, I get some side eye glances when I’m out, but my girlfriends have not only got used to watching me add this to my first drink, they’re usually asking for some for themselves!
The small vials of the clear fluid are super easy to stash in your handbag and have on hand for snapping and squeezing into your first drink. There’s no complicated procedure involved. It’s as simple as snapping back the top of the vial and squeezing into your drink.
Its formula contains cofactors that help the alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme in your body to break alcohol down. Our bodies use these cofactors up when we drink alcohol. Recoverthol enables you to replenish these cofactors while you are drinking alcohol – which is why you add it INTO your first drink.
“Recoverthol has been scientifically formulated based on medical knowledge of alcohol metabolism to support alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme to do its job,” says co-founder Brooke Mai-Whelan.
“When you drink, your liver gets to work using an enzyme to slowly filter out the alcohol in your system. Now some people have more, and some have less of this enzyme. Because you only have so much of this in your body, if you drink more that what your liver can handle (i.e. 1-2 standard drinks), you may suffer the consequences. Alcohol consumption, even at mild levels can tax your liver, interrupt your sleep, and give you a hangover. Studies have shown that 76% of moderate drinkers experience a hangover,” says Brooke.
“When we exercise, we need extra water to rehydrate. The same principle applies when drinking alcohol. You need replace the ADH cofactors that you have used up. So just like you need water when you exercise, Recoverthol may be beneficial when you drink alcohol,” she says.
I’m definitely not advocating using Recoverthol as a licence to drink more – and nor are the people behind Recoverthol. They’ve even developed a free app to help predict the effect of alcohol on your system BEFORE you have that first drink – based on your gender, height and weight. The app also helps you predict how long it will be until you are sober, based on your consumption.
Recoverthol is TGA-listed and stocked in pharmacies around Australia. You can also buy direct online. If you drink alcohol, talk to your pharmacist about Recoverthol to see if Recoverthol is right for you.
Save 30% with online purchases of Recoverthol until December 31. Enter the code STYLINGYOU30% at checkout. Shop HERE.
Recoverthol has one 12-pack, Great Host Pack of Recoverthol plus a bottle of Champagne to give to one Styling You Reader. The total prize is valued at $320.
To enter, answer the applicable question below:
Have you tried Recoverthol and did it help manage hangover symptoms?
Why would you like to try Recoverthol?
Entries open on Friday, November 15 at 5am (AEST) and close on Friday, November 29 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winners of the “answer the question” competition will be judged on originality and creativity. The winners will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.