Cheers is a supplement that boasts its ability to decrease unwanted hangover symptoms after drinking alcohol. Most interesting to me is the possibility of using Cheers for hangxiety, potentially decreasing feelings of anxiousness the day or two after drinking. Let’s find out if it works in this Cheers supplement review.
Cheers hangover pills definitely help to sober one up a bit and decrease hangover intensity. Results may vary from person to person, but I was left with only a minor headache after a few nights of heavy drinking; no nausea, disorientation, or hangxiety were present. It’s not a miracle cure, but it’s definitely worth taking after a night out.
Whether or not the Cheers supplement is right for you will probably depend on what you expect from the product and how you intend to use it.
Read on, and I’ll explain a bit about what’s in Cheers products, how the active ingredients of Cheers work, and how they might decrease hangover symptoms like hangxiety.
Cheers Supplement Review: Can it Help Hangxiety?
What is Hangxiety?
Just about every hangover symptom is miserable. Due to the nature of this website, however, the symptom I’m most interested in reducing is “hangxiety.”
Hangxiety is a word sometimes used to describe feelings of anxiety after drinking. For me, I tend to find myself feeling more anxious one or two days after a night of drinking. These feelings of increased anxiety can manifest themselves in many ways. One might feel more social or general anxiety, or they may feel more jittery, fatigued, burnt out, confused, or disoriented than usual. With hangxiety, I often have low-quality sleep or restlessness for a night or two. Hangxiety usually goes away on its own after a few days.
Hangxiety can kick in once the last bit of alcohol leaves our bloodstream. There are a number of reasons we might feel hangxiety after drinking alcohol; many chemical changes take place in our brain while we are intoxicated. Probably the most significant of these reasons is due to something called GABA rebound.
Alcohol works by binding to the GABA-a receptors in our brain, making us feel less anxious and more relaxed. Once the alcohol wears off, however, our GABA levels are left more depleted than usual. This swings us to the other end of the pendulum, so we are feeling the opposite of how alcohol made us feel; now we are a bit more anxious and irritable than usual.
So how do we prevent hangxiety?
Well, you could avoid alcohol in the first place.
Or, we could hope that the Cheers hangover supplement lives up to the hype.
What is Cheers?
Cheers is a company that was actually featured on the TV show Shark Tank. Their products aim to reduce the nasty hangover side effects we experience after drinking.
From what I see on their website, Cheers actually sells a few different products. As I write this, they have the following products:
- Restore (After-alcohol Aid)
- Hydrate (Oral Rehydration Solution)
- Protect (Daily Liver Supplement)
While I don’t doubt that these are probably all effective and worthwhile products, I am personally most interested in the Restore pills (after-alcohol aid). This is also the only Cheers product I’ve tried so far. To keep things simple, consider this Cheers supplement review solely a review of the Cheers Restore product. If I get a chance to try the others in the future, I’ll update this review; for the time being, the ingredients in Restore seem to be the most relevant for hangxiety relief.
The benefits of Cheers Restore, as described by Cheers themselves, include:
- Reduces GABAa rebound
- Lowers alcohol-induced acetaldehyde toxicity levels
- Designed to support liver when exposed to alcohol
Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside these Cheers pills.
The Active Ingredients in Cheers Restore Pills
The main ingredients in Cheers Restore pills are:
- Vitamins C, E, B1, B6, B12
- Vine Tea Extract (98% Dihydromyricetin)
- L-Cysteine HCL
- Milk Thistle
- Prickly Pear
These ingredients work in sync to attack hangovers from a few different angles.
Vitamins C and E can help to protect your body from the damaging effects of alcohol. B vitamins are often depleted after alcohol consumption, so replenishing them can be important.
Sodium and Potassium are electrolytes, also important to replenish after drinking alcohol.
Vine Tea Extract (98% Dihydromyricetin), also known as DHM, is probably the most important ingredient in Cheers Restore. Studies show that DHM can help to sober us up and reduce hangovers. This extract from a Japanese raisin tree helps the liver to relieve GABAa rebound (the main source of hangxiety), and decrease acetaldehyde buildup (a toxic byproduct of alcohol).
L-Cysteine HCL and N-acetyl-L-Cysteine have also been shown to be effective at reducing hangover symptoms. These ingredients seem effective at reducing nausea, headaches, and anxiety after drinking. L-Cysteine also helps to aid the liver in the process of breaking down toxic acetaldehyde levels more quickly.
Milk thistle, prickly pear, and ginger are all effective natural liver support supplements.
Cheers Supplement Review
With the technical stuff out of the way, you should now have a pretty solid understanding of hangxiety. You should also have a decent grasp on what Cheers Restore aims to do, and what purpose each ingredient serves.
Now, let’s see if it’s actually worth the purchase.
We’ve already gone over the different ingredients in Cheers Restore. Here’s what I think about them.
Vitamins C, E, B1, B6, B12 are nice to have in a hangover supplement. It’s a good idea to get them in your system before bed, but these vitamins can be found in most multivitamins, so these aren’t the crown jewels of Cheers Restore.
Sodium and Potassium, again, are important but easy to find elsewhere. A sports drink before bed would just as easily serve this function. So, again, these are not the ingredients to focus on.
Dihydromyricetin – This is where Cheers Restore shines. According to Cheers, their product boasts the most DHM per serving (1200mg). Taken after your last drink, DHM will work to break down the alcohol in your system, helping you to sober up more quickly while decreasing acetaldehyde buildup. Most importantly, DHM can help with hangxiety (GABA rebound) by satiating the GABA receptors once the alcohol has worn off; this staves off any nasty anxiousness that comes from our mini alcohol withdrawal. This is, for me, the most important ingredient in Cheers Restore.
Coming in second place for me are L-Cysteine HCL and N-acetyl-L-Cysteine. With the liver working overtime to break down toxic acetaldehyde in the body, L-Cysteine provides a much-needed boost. This helps to diminish various hangover symptoms, including hangxiety. It also helps us to get over our hangover faster.
Finally, we have the milk thistle, prickly pear, and ginger for liver support. I definitely think that liver support supplements are important if you’re going to be drinking regularly. However, I wouldn’t expect any of these ingredients to have a significant effect on how you feel the day or two after drinking. As such, I wouldn’t consider them particular effect hangxiety remedies. They are a nice bonus, though.
Whether or not you want all of these ingredients in a hangover supplement is a matter of personal preference. DHM and L-Cysteine are, to me, the main reason to buy Cheers Restore, and the main ingredients for decreasing anxiety after drinking.
Could you find these ingredients individually for cheaper? Probably.
Personally, however, I’m a bit of a lazy drunk. If I am getting back from a night of moderate to heavy drinking, it’s not likely I’d remember to take my vitamins, drink my electrolytes, take some liver support supplements, and take some DHM and L-Cysteine.
Nope, not me. I’d personally prefer to pop a few Cheers pills and plop down on my bed.
To each his own.
The packaging for Cheers is actually really cool, which is the only reason I’m mentioning it at all.
Rather than a regular brown cardboard box, Cheers was shipped to me in a stylish purple box that says “Cheers” in various languages around the world.
The package, and the contents within, were all very sleek and simplistic, yet attractive.
They included a free Cheers beer coozie inside the package, and the capsules themselves say “Cheers” on them. Branding and marketing at their finest.
While I love the effort put into it all, I also wonder if the product could be a bit cheaper if less effort were put into the beautiful details. In their defense, however, I believe their website mentioned that Amazon provides the fancy purple packaging at no cost to the company; meaning that those costs are not passed on to the consumer.
As long as all that prettiness isn’t boosting the cost too much, I’d say bravo.
Probably the section you’re most interested in: exactly how Cheers Restore worked for me.
Before writing this Cheers supplement review, I made sure to try Cheers on a number of occasions; usually after moderate to heavy drinking… for science, of course.
Here’s how it worked for me:
Taking a standard serving of Cheers Restore shortly after my last drink, and before going to bed, I found it to be surprisingly effective at decreasing my hangover symptoms. I wouldn’t say I was always 100% the next morning, but I’d say I typically felt about 50-75% better than I would have without it. To be fair, I really do drink quite a bit in social settings.
Normally when I drink, I experience nausea, headaches, fatigue, and anxiety (hangxiety) over the next day or two. After Cheers Restore, I felt no nausea, fatigue, or anxiety the next morning. The only hangover symptom I felt at all were mild headaches; but even these paled in comparison to my usual hangover headaches.
After drinking, I also tend to have extremely poor sleep, waking up often and even having night sweats. With these Cheers pills, I didn’t experience any of this. I slept fine, and seemed to dodge the hangxiety bullet altogether.
Overall, I’d have to say that this stuff definitely worked for me; especially with regard to hangxiety.
The downside of Cheers is that it can be a bit pricey. Looking at prices now, the package deals are already a bit different than they were when I bought mine, so I can’t guess what they’ll be when you read this.
You can click here to purchase the standard-sized bottle of Cheers that I bought and show in the video above.
If Cheers Restore is out of your price range, you generic DHM supplements are an option. The downside here is that, if you actually take enough to compare to the DHM levels in Cheers Restore, it doesn’t really wind up saving you much money; plus, you lose the benefits of the other ingredients.
While it can seem expensive, when compared to buying active ingredients like DHM separately, Cheers actually seems to be priced pretty competitively.
After using Cheers Restore a few times to deal with my own hangovers, I can definitely vouch that the stuff works. While there’s no 100% miracle cure for hangovers, Cheers Restore seems to tone my hangovers down by about 50-75% even after heavy drinking.
For those looking for a solution to anxiety after drinking, or hangxiety, the DHM and L-Cysteine in Cheers Restore could definitely do the trick.
All things considered, it’s a pretty cool product that I’ll continue to buy to manage my own hangovers. It’s not cheap, but it still seems to be priced pretty fairly for what’s inside. You might save some money by buying the most important ingredients individually, but it wouldn’t save you much and it would be far less convenient.
Give Cheers Restore a try for yourself and let me know what you think!