Full disclosure: I was sent a package of Hangover Over for a product review from the manufacturer. These opinions are my own and do not reflect Hangover Over or any affiliates.
Recently I connected with the owners of Hangover Over on Instagram for a product review. They shipped me the product to try for my readers.
I am always down to try a product that can help prevent hangovers, having had many myself during the college years of my life.
Hangover Over seeks to use activated charcoal, Vitamin C, B Vitamin Complex, Electrolytes, Vitamin D, White Willow Bark, and Valerian Root Extract to achieve this goal of detoxing the body.
Most people interested in health products have probably heard of these ingredients as they aren’t exactly a secret. I have personally never used activated charcoal for a detox, but decided to give this a shot.
As far as taste is concerned, it certainly tastes like a health product. Hangover Over uses mango and orange flavors. It also uses a small amount of sugar (3 grams) and splenda for added flavor.
I think I would prefer a more banana-like taste to the product, just to make it a little better to drink. Still it wasn’t half-bad for all the vitamins and ingredients inside.
I don’t even think a fruit flavor is necessarily needed for taste and would be really interested to see what sort of future flavors appear for a product like this. Perhaps something with coconut would also help support the health message around this product. The owners are currently working on their second flavor at this time.
The main active ingredient in Hangover Over is activated charcoal, which is still being studied by medical researchers but has been used recently to help remove toxins from people with various illnesses or poisoning including things like malaria.
White Willow Bark is supposed to work similar to aspirin and it really makes sense to include in a hangover drink if you’re trying to avoid pain the next day. Likes all things it is best in moderation.
Valerian Root is meant to induce sleep and reduce anxiety. Anyone who has ever had a hangover knows sleep is one of the keys to fighting off a day after drinking. Anyone who has drank Gatorade to try and stop a hangover knows electrolytes are a key to re-hydrating the body.
Hangover Over is meant to be taken as a response to drinking and less as a daily supplement or product. No more than 3 bottles should be taken with 24 hours. People taking it should consult their doctor if they have pre-existing conditions or are pregnant/nursing children.
As far as Hangover Over’s background, it was created by two women from Florida.
Maria Lafalce has worked in the healthcare field as an RN for 10 years and always wondered why more products weren’t available with these ingredient that can help people detox. Her business partner, Linda Pinzon, is a life-long friend and MBA graduate that lives in Miami. Both of them know each other from living in Colombia and they are both Florida residents now and entrepreneurs to boot.
A 4-pack of Hangover Over retails for $29.99 as is being sold online and in-stores.
Hangover Over is currently retailing at Armature Works at Inside the Box and is coming soon to Sparkman Wharf, PINCH Kitchen Miami, Liquivida Lounge Miami, The Hochstein Medspa Miami, Bulk Food Superstore in Sun City Center, and Tarascos Mexican Bar and Grill in Greenville, South Carolina.
Overall, this product has promise. I think more conclusive studies on activated charcoal may bring this product further into the limelight in the future, but I would watch this product if I were in the retail business.
You can visit their official website for more information at www.myhodrink.com