How it works
ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR HANGOVER
5AM helps the body's natural process of recovery after alcohol consumption starting from the first sip. It contains ancient used medicine from plants, all natural ingredients to ease headaches, upset stomach, dizziness, liver detox, lack of concentration, anxiety and nausea. We created a special Revive blend, along with vitamins and electrolytes to hydrate and reduce inflammation caused by alcohol: Roseroot, Milk Thistle, White Willow, Prickly Pear, all these natural goodies for a better tomorrow.
Rhodiola Rosea (Roseroot)
Historically, Roseroot was believed to have powerful protective powers, and was taken to help clean the kidneys, reduce swelling, and ease joint pain. Its Old Icelandic name, “svæfla,” literally means “lull to sleep,” so it’s also good at getting you back on track after an alcohol-disrupted night of sleep.Clinical research has been done on the efficacy of Roseroot on fatigue, exhaustion, lack of concentration, work phobia, and short-term memory, all with positive results. Promising, if you don’t have the luxury of spending your hangover vegging on the couch. Its bonus antioxidant and liver-protecting powers, combined with its natural protection against dryness and dehydration, make it a perfect pick for treating myriad hangover symptoms.
The fruit of the prickly pear cactus is a lean, mean hangover-fighting machine. Grown in Mexico and in the Southwestern U.S., researchers believe that prickly pear extract can reduce inflammation in the liver caused by a night of heavy boozing –elevating headaches, nausea and other symptoms. One study, led by Dr. Jeff Wiese at the Tulane Health Sciences Center in 2004, found that participants who took the extract before a night out drinking said that their nausea, dry mouth and aversion to food were all significantly less severe the next morning.
Milk Thistle is a popular herbal remedy for a hangover due to its long history of having been taken to help protect the liver from damage. Components of milk thistle can alter the outer cellular membranes of liver cells in order to prevent toxins from getting inside. These components are also believed to initiate actions of nucleolar polymerase A, which is responsible for the promotion, stimulation, and regeneration of new liver cell growth.
Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium
Why are these electrolyte ions important, at least when it comes to hangovers? Basically, it’s because keeping them in balance in the body will allow it to effectively regulate hydration. And, since dehydration is one of the primary contributors to a hangover, it stands to reason that electrolytes play a key role
Because alcohol is a diuretic, you lose a lot of vitamins and nutrients during a night on the town. The most important of which are vitamins B and C. The most wanted is B12 (also called cobalamin), which performs a key role in the functioning of the brain and nervous system. B vitamins are very important in the healing of the brain during a hangover. If your body is lacking on B vitamins, it’s going to take longer for the brain to heal.Frequent drinking contributes to B vitamin-deficiency, leading to a series of memory and mood disorders. More specifically, drinking alcohol depletes the body of B vitamins, which play key roles in hundreds of metabolic pathways
Kudzu’s root, flower, and leaf are used to make medicine. It has been used in Chinese medicine since at least 200 BC. As early as 600 AD, it was used to treat alcoholism.
Today, kudzu is used to treat alcoholism and to reduce symptoms of alcohol hangover, including headache, upset stomach, dizziness, and vomiting.
In addition, kudzu reduces alcohol cravings and protects the liver from alcohol-induced damage, and may even reverse that damage. It also lowers blood sugar levels which for sure are high in our bodies after a few extra exotic cocktails.