Pure Nootropics’ DHM Plus is formulated with ingredients to help you recover from the unwanted after-effects of alcohol consumption.
- Post-alcohol consumption liver support (ref)*
- N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC):
- Provides free radicals protection and helps maintain cellular protection (4)
- Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin B12:
- Promotes replenishment of essential minerals and vitamins*
DHM Plus (formerly Party Recovery Complex) is one of our most innovative products to help you recover after you’ve indulged in too many of the good things in life. Take regrets about last night off the list by functioning better and recovering quicker with our expertly-formulated blend—so you can keep enjoying your favorite recreational activities without the dreaded cognitive walk of shame!
Equal Parts Replenishment & Damage Control
When you’ve had one too many nights out or binged on your favorite drink, it’s time to focus on recovery. One of the most overlooked aspects to recovery is focusing on not just feeling better immediately (crushing headache, anyone?), but understanding why you’re feeling so lousy in the first place.
In the instance of consuming too much alcohol, those feelings that come afterward are a direct result of the toxic metabolite of alcohol: acetaldehyde. As your liver works overtime to process large amounts of alcohol, acetaldehyde is made as byproduct. The worst part about acetaldehyde? It causes damage to whatever tissues it contacts. And not just the in the liver: acetaldehyde is produced in the brain where alcohol is also metabolized.
Combined with the dehydrating effects of drinking (and the general lack of sleep that usually accompanies long nights partying), your body is going to send all sorts of uncomfortable signals your way to tell you it needs a little extra TLC to recover.
What your brain and body can’t tell you—and most people don’t know—is that the consumption of alcohol and partying also depletes valuable and essential minerals. Some of these minerals (such as Magnesium and Zinc) and Vitamin B12 are nootropics in their own right.
Dealing with your body detoxing, not sleeping regularly, and depleting these nootropic compounds is going to take a lot more to fix than just a cup of black coffee the next morning.
For Damage Control:
DHM: A specific type of flavonoid from the Japanese Raisin Tree is here to clean up the ill-effects of acetaldehyde. DHM supports liver health by promoting alcohol metabolism with a decreased amount of this toxic byproduct (1, 2).
NAC: Amino acid N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) provides free radicals protection and helps maintain cellular protection (4).
Magnesium: Depleted immediately after alcohol consumption, magnesium isn’t something you want to be without! It’s an essential mineral and electrolyte that supports the nervous system, along with over 300 other necessary processes in the body for bone and heart health, and chances are your diet isn’t supplying enough of it to begin with. Even in people who consume alcohol moderately and could be considered the most responsible of drinkers, magnesium stores are taxed. Magnesium helps support mood, sleep, and helps keep your electrolytes balanced, so you’ll definitely want more of this in your life after a long night out! (9, 10)
Zinc: Another essential component of the body that’s quick to leave your body before you leave the party is zinc. Consuming alcohol depletes zinc and leaves you in a vicious cycle because the alcohol itself makes it harder for you to absorb zinc from the food you eat (11, 12).
Vitamin B12: We mentioned this in our last segment of this series, but Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin which alcohol wipes out. Keeping your B12 levels up is an important part of nervous system health, mood balance, and promotes cognitive performance (13)
Pure Nootropics’ DHM+ provides 300 mg Dihydromyricetin, 300 mg N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine, 20 mg Zinc (as bisglycinate chelate), 24 mg Magnesium (as bisglycinate chelate), and 495 mcg Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin). Suggested use for adults is to take 1 capsule by mouth before consuming alcohol. Take 1 or 2 additional capsules after drinking, with a glass of water.
If you are taking any medications, always consult with you Healthcare Practitioner before beginning any new supplement.
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• Post-alcohol consumption liver support *
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- Provides free radicals protection and helps maintain cellular protection (4)*
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