Ever notice that when you’re on the road, opportunities for alcohol overindulgence abound? Hey, it’s not a shortcoming on your part, it’s just that there are interesting people to meet and good company to keep that you wouldn’t normally have at home in the course of your work-a-day routine.
If you’re staying at a hotel with a fantastic lobby bar or at a bed and breakfast passing around several bottles of wine, chances are good that you won’t be checking in after your customary glass of Chardonnay or couple of beers. Especially when it comes down to a bar tab and rounds of drinks with friends.
Unfortunately, this revelry usually coincides with the fact that you have to get up on time the next morning and not be nursing a hangover. What to do…either be square or be burned in the morning? Not so fast…you have AfterShot Recovery drink!
My usual standby remedy for avoiding a hangover is to drink a glass of water or juice for every alcoholic beverage I consume. But this time I wanted to try something different…after all this is the 21st century and with all the science behind the huge array of energy drinks on the market, there must be a drink that effectively combats a hangover. However, I wanted to be sure that I didn’t waste my money on quackery either.
So after consuming 4 pints of Strong Bow Dry Cider within 3 hours, I vigorously shook my bottle of chilled AfterShot as directed and got ready to chug. I had the lime flavor but for some reason, after swallowing one gulp, I had the distinct taste of rubber or plastic in my mouth. Maybe this can be attributed to the fact that the bottle was at least a year old. Oh well, I shrugged, maybe I’ll get over it. But after subsequent sips, I just couldn’t shake this aftertaste. I finished about half the bottle and went to bed.
I’m a heavy sleeper so it still took me awhile to get out of bed. I certainly wasn’t shooting up like an arrow bouncing around like a fresh daisy. Mornings are best experienced by me after a hot soaking shower and coffee. But once I was up and heading out for breakfast, I noticed that my head was clear and I didn’t have any lingering drowsiness. I truly felt better for the first half of the day than I do after a full night’s sleep with no alcohol involved.
Key ingredients achieving this success are just the right amounts of Vitamin C, B12, sodium, potassium, dextrose, and N-Acetyl-Cysteine, an amino acid that helps flush out acetaldehyde, the main toxic metabolite affecting alcohol metabolism.
So the ingredients behind After Shot are solid but the taste was prohibitive. I would like to try it again and see if another bottle would taste better. The effects make it worth drinking even if you’re not tackling a hangover but it shouldn’t taste that much like medicine!