Undamage Your Body – Raver Recovery Hacks

February 22, 2022

Undamage Your Body – Raver Recovery Hacks | Raveraide

Music festivals and raves are one big party–you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.
The freedom is exhilarating. It can be life-changing. There is something about losing yourself in
the ebb and swell of a crowd and the waves of music washing over you that leaves you feeling it
for days. Living in the moment, squeezing fun out of every second…it can leave you feeling like
you’ll never be the same.

However, partying for days on end can also be health-changing. It takes a toll on your body and
can also have an effect on your mental health (hello, after-party mood crash). Non-stop partying
isn’t without consequences, and you need to keep that in mind as you wind down after a rave or
music festival. You can actually sustain permanent physical and mental health damage as a
result of your experience unless you take care of yourself and focus on recovering properly.
You probably weren’t preoccupied with thinking too much about the stress you were putting on
your body during all that partying–nor should you! You were in the moment, enjoying everything
in good fun. And boy, did you have fun!

But when the party’s over, the after-effects are here to stay–you’ll need to go into a period of
intense recovery to make sure your physical and mental health bounce back. Here are some
ways to come down from a festival or rave and get back to normal.

Brain Chemical Rebalancing

Normally, your brain secretes serotonin–the “feel-good” hormone–in response to normal things
like laughing at a joke, eating a scrumptious eclair, or kissing someone you’re attracted to.
However, after a rave, your brain has been over-stimulated and has over-produced the hormone
dramatically. As a result, your brain has likely “forgotten” how to produce normal levels of
serotonin on its own. Depleted by all the partying, your brain may hit an all-time low of the
hormone that lasts for days, leaving you feeling depressed and irritable.

The best way to counter this is with foods and supplements that have been scientifically shown
to rebalance serotonin levels. No drugs needed! You can get back to normal levels quickly with
the help of natural supplements you can find at any health food store. These include
supplements containing Saffron, Folate, L-Tryptophan, 5-HTP (Hydroxytryptophan) and
Vitamins B6 and B12. These ingredients are all naturally found in your body already; however,
ingesting higher quantities can help re-balance serotonin levels.

Foods containing tryptophan have been proven to help with depressive feelings by increasing
your serotonin levels–but only if they are paired with high-carbohydrate foods. The
carbohydrates spike insulin levels in your blood, which allows the tryptophan to travel more
easily and effectively to your brain. So pair high-tryptophan foods like salmon, chicken, turkey,
eggs, and nut butter with high-carb offerings like bread, pasta, apples, sweet potatoes and
popcorn. Chicken pasta with a side of apple-nut butter slices sounds like a great way to get your
brain chemicals back into place!

Rehydrating

Humans are made up of 70% water, and that water allows vitamins, minerals, and electrolytes
to travel around the body, keeping everything running smoothly. After 3 or 4 days of intense
partying and hours upon hours of dancing, you’re going to sweat–and lose a good portion of that
essential water in your system. Beyond just feeling hungover, dehydration carries some serious
risks.

Even if you planned ahead and made sure you were drinking water or other hydrating liquids
throughout the rave, chances are that isn’t enough. Dehydration for long periods of time on and
off can permanently damage your kidneys. Kidneys store toxins and waste that is normally
eliminated through urine–but if you’re not drinking enough to flush those out, your kidneys will
take a massive hit. The bottom line: you need to completely rehydrate your body in the days
following a festival or rave or else risk urine discoloration, kidney pain and more serious issues.
So in the days following a rave experience, hydrate more than you think you need to. Drink
water, water and more water. We also recommend drinking a clean, electrolyte-rich energy drink
like RaverAide to further replenish any lost minerals and vitamins. You may not feel dehydrated,
and that’s part of the problem; you can rarely tell how dehydrated your body is until it’s too late
and your organs begin to show damage. So drink water like a fish in a desert. Your kidneys will
thank you.

Sunlight

Getting healthy amounts of sunlight is an important factor in maintaining your health. You may
have heard that sunlight provides Vitamin D–but it is also responsible for producing chemical
neurotransmitters that contribute to a feeling of happiness. In fact, did you know that regions
that get less sunlight–like Alaska and Northern Canada–have higher suicide rates?
If you’ve been partying indoors for days with very little exposure to the sun, you might be
tempted to closet yourself away in a quiet, dark bedroom. However, part of a safe recovery
includes spending time outdoors. Spend at least an hour or two in the sunlight outdoors. You
don’t need to be running around; just sitting quietly or standing peacefully getting some rays is
enough to counteract some of your low serotonin levels.

Muscle Recovery

Dancing so intensely for such a long period of time is going to leave you sore and achy. Your
muscles have been overused for days and will need some TLC in the days and weeks after a
rave. More than dancing and headbanging to some awesome tunes, you’ve probably been
walking around a lot and standing for long periods of time. It might take a week or more for your
muscles to repair themselves and for the inflammation and pain to subside. There are some
ways you can speed this up.

Stretch. Spend some time right after the festival stretching all your muscles. Focus especially on
your legs and feet. Every day afterward, spend 10 minutes performing full-body stretches.
Massage. Getting a massage is great–but you can also use a foam roller to massage sore
muscles. A foot roller can help relieve tension in your feet (they’ve been working hard these past
few days!).

Resting

Catch up on sleep in the days following a festival. The couch is where to be! Avoid any
strenuous activities or exercise. Put your feet up and let your body recover and get some
much-needed rest.

Liver Recovery

In the moment, while partying for days on end, you may have felt invincible and young. You
might have felt like you could bounce back from anything! However, certain activities can have a
permanent effect on your liver if you aren’t careful. For the couple of weeks after a rave, give
your liver and system some TLC by doing the following things:
● Don’t drink alcohol
● Eat leafy green vegetables
● Drink lots of water
● Consume milk thistle (an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory supplement)
● Avoid soda
● Drink a balanced, no-sugar, clean energy drink like RaverAide

Raves and music festivals can be amazing, fun, life-altering experiences. The freedom is
intoxicating and you won’t remember your experience anytime soon! However, remember that
your body needs to recover from all that partying and your mental health depends on how you
take care of yourself in the days following your experience. Follow these tips to help you get
back to normal.

Coming down after a festival? Need to get back to vibrating at your optimal frequency?
RaverAide was made with festival-goers in mind. Science-backed, high-quality ingredients to
replenish your body, rebalance your brain and help your muscles recover. Buy yours now to
experience the best recovery ever.

SNIPPET:
Music festivals and raves are one big party–you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.
The freedom is exhilarating. However, partying for days on end can also be health-changing. It
takes a toll on your body and can also have an effect on your mental health (hello, after-party
mood crash). When the party’s over, the after-effects are here to stay–you’ll need to go into a
period of intense recovery to make sure your physical and mental health bounce back. Read our
latest blog to learn some ways to recover quickly and get back to normal.

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