Frequently asked questions

What's in Rise Recovery?

Rise Recovery is a combination of milk chocolate and our favorite chemical, dihydromyricetin (DHM). The full nutritional facts are shown below. If you have more questions about the ingredients or why they are used, email us at

Can you give a more in-depth answer as to how Rise Recovery works?

Sure, as we've stated in the how it works tab, the main way Rise Recovery works is by helping breakdown alcohol molecules in your liver. When drinking alcohol, an enzyme in your liver called alcohol dehydrogenase helps break down the alcohol molecules into acetaldehyde, a toxic chemical that can cause DNA damage. Then, another natural enzyme in your liver, acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, works to break acetaldehyde down into acetate, a harmless molecule that can be excreted from the body by being broken down into CO2 and H2O. To summarize, alcohol and acetaldehyde are bad molecules for your body, and your body works to convert them into a harmless acetaldehyde molecule. When drinking copious amounts of alcohol, these two enzymes become overworked and cannot convert alcohol to acetaldehyde to acetate fast enough. This results in an abundance of both alcohol and acetaldehyde in the body. The extra alcohol molecules make their way up to the brain, where they bind to GABA receptors and cause a chemical imbalance of GABA in the brain. This is what causes the headaches and brain fog that are associated with hangovers in the morning. This is a rather basic analysis of the overall process, and if you want more information there are papers linked below. That is the normal way your body breaks down alcohol. Our product works to help both alcohol dehydrogenase and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase work faster. DHM helps these enzymes turnover alcohol and acetaldehyde into acetate at a faster rate, allowing for less alcohol to migrate to the GABA receptors and helps reduce/eliminate hangover symptoms. Additionally, DHM has been shown to be a GABA receptor agonist, which means it will bind to GABA preventing alcohol from binding and further reducing/eliminating hangover symptoms. Linked below are some more papers for further reading. To summarize this, DHM helps the bodies natural enzymes work faster to get rid of alcohol from your body, which will eliminate hangover symptoms. Links:

Is Rise Recovery safe?

Yes! We wouldn't try to sell a product that has been proven to be harmful to your health! A study published in the scientific journal Nature (Zhang et al.) showed that dihydromyricetin presented no significant side effects and was safe. We personally use our products as well. None of our customers have reported any negative side effects. If you have any safety questions, feel free to email

Can I take Rise Recovery while on medication?

All medicines are unique, and we have no way to account for each medications interactions with our product. We recommend consulting a medical professional with any questions.

How much Rise Recovery do I need to take? I'm planning on getting absolutely wasted.

While we don't recommend excessively drinking, we understand that this happens occassionally. We recommend 1 Rise Recovery Chocolate per 6-8 standard beverages. Please be safe.

What does it taste like?

Rise Recovery tastes like normal chocolate! Just like a standard Hershey bar!

How many calories are in each Chocolate?

Each chocolate has approximately 77 calories!

How do I use Rise Recovery?

It's simple, consume a Rise Recovery before, during, or after consuming alcohol! For best results, we recommend taking one chocolate before going to bed if you are lightly-moderately drinking, and two chocolates if you are heavily drinking.

How is Rise Recovery different from other hangover cures?

There are many reasons why Rise Recovery is different than other hangover cures. Our product includes dihydromyricetin, which has been backed by science to cure hangovers. Additionally, our chocolate has solubilized DHM which improves its efficacy. Finally, Rise Recovery includes only necessary ingredients. Other hangover cures include vitamin complexes and various chemicals that have not been proven to work, and in some instances actually make you sick. If you have any additional questions, please email us at

I heard there are Rise Recovery events, how do I find out about them?

We host Rise Recovery events on a ~monthly basis. Follow us on twitter, instagram, and facebook @RiseRecoveryLLC and subscribe to our email newsletter to find out more information!

I have a question that isn't on here, how can I get it answered?

Email us at! We would love to hear your questions, your experiences with our product, or anything else you care to send!

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Our ingredients list is shown in the shop page. We offer specialized chocolate versions for most diets. Please send us an email to with your restrictions and we can accomodate appropriately!

How does Rise Recovery work?

Rise Recovery uses a blend of molecules that work to make your liver work harder. They help speed up the body's naturally occurring enzymes to flush out excess alcohol. An example image is shown below. For a more detailed explanation, scroll down to the last question for a more in depth answer.