The Lowdown Blog

  • 5 ways to resist temptation in the rave

    Going out partying can be a minefield if you’re planning to take it easy. Whether that means you want to stay totally sober or just be a bit more measured with your intake, you’ll want to keep tem...

  • How to optimise your sleep for partying

    When you’re preparing for a long weekend of party hopping, with little to no sleep, it helps to think ahead a little. And no, we don’t mean doing a big order so you don’t run out. Knowing what to ...

  • Why we still need record shops

    There was a time when record shops were almost ubiquitous. Every major city had a broad selection of shops and many smaller towns also featured several record outlets.Over time, the dawn of the di...

  • Monki's guide to party wellbeing

    As a former Radio 1 presenter and prolific touring DJ, @dulwichhamletfc player and @defectedrecords mainstay @monkidj experienced the dizzy heights of the party life. In recent years, she has swit...

  • 4 hard truths about rave friends

    The party lifestyle brings you into contact with a lot of people, it’s a socially-driven culture. Of course, you have your core raving crew, good friends who you may have known for a while.But the...

  • Why you should learn to DJ with vinyl

    DJing has become almost ubiquitous, parallel to the popularity of electronic music as a whole. With the democratisation of DJ equipment, the notion that “anyone can be a DJ” is actually pretty acc...

  • How to tell if you have an addiction

    By now many of you will be aware of the health implications of overdoing it on a regular basis. There are so many people out there who constantly overindulge, which is dangerous in itself.But, som...

  • Will raving ever get boring?

    Every weekend there’s another big party to go to, or a festival, or a smaller party, or a cheeky afters, or morning rave, maybe a forest rave… The cycle of eat (maybe), sleep (maybe), rave, repeat...

  • Why cameras should be banned from the dance floor

    Are cameras a nuisance? In our recent poll, 74% of you said yes… In an age when smartphones have become ubiquitous, the use of cameras in the club environment has become a contentious issue. With ...

  • DJ Rebekah's guide to dealing with s*x pests (part 2)

    Reports of sexual assault in London nightlife venues hit a six-year high in 2021. These figures are, of course, atrocious and indicative of a societal need to combat such behaviour.In the second p...

  • How psychedelics affect your creativity

    Going way back to the 1960s, there have been countless artists, musicians and scientists who have advocated the use of psychedelics for creativity.Studies on the effect of psychedelics on our brai...

  • How to avoid party burnout

    As the classic track instructs, Eat, Sleep, Rave, Repeat (sometimes minus the eat and sleep). It’s a familiar pattern, followed by many ravers out there. Out all the time, caught up in a cycle of ...

  • Why finding love in the rave is magic

    It’s Valentine’s Day very soon so let’s talk about matters of the heart… Finding love on the dance floor can be magical. There’s a particularly potent allure in a connection that’s sparked while i...

  • 4 ways to crush your FOMO

    **WIN 10 HAPPY TUESDAYS POST-RAVE WELLNESS PACKS WORTH £55. DETAILS BELOW**Sometimes you just don’t feel like going out. For whatever reason, fatigue, boredom, anxiety or just not feeling it.But t...

  • Why the music always comes first

    The spark behind most ravers’ devotion to the dance floor came through the music. That first time you heard a big tune on the radio, or Spotify, got you hooked. You simply had to get out and exper...

  • How to deal with rave letches

    Sexual harassment in clubs is a widespread issue, across many different forms of music. It is way more common than official reports state, due to the fact that so many incidents go unreported.How ...

  • Why raving won't make you happy

    There’s no doubt that partying on a regular basis has many positives. Being able to go out and let loose, socialise, forget your troubles and be immersed in music brings a lot of happiness.However...

  • Why ravers need healthier habits

    Living life in the fast lane is a lot of fun, there’s no doubt about that. Spending every weekend on the dance floor usually means indulging in all kinds of intoxicants.Getting on it, drinking to ...

  • Why it's ok to quit partying

    Quit partying?! What? No way! Slave to the rave, I’ll sleep when I’m dead etc… You may be thinking this, or you may be curious about what it’s like to stop altogether. Either way, the notion of le...

  • 5 ways to deal with a comedown

    Urgh, comedowns, the horrible “payoff” after a weekend of fun and excess. They’re never pretty and range in potency, from mild irritation to all out depressive thoughts.Coping with a comedown can ...

  • Should you ghost exit the party?

    Ever been in the middle of a rave and all of a sudden you’re just not feeling it? For whatever reason you’ve become detached and you just don’t want to be there anymore. Nothing will change your m...

  • What raving does to your brain

    How our brain is affected by the excess of partying is probably not what most people think about when they’re in the middle of the dance floor. However, understanding what we’re doing to this esse...

  • 5 phrases to calm your rave anxiety

    As much as being in the party feels great and brings lots of life-affirming benefits, there are, of course, moments where it can be a bit too much. Anxiety can affect anyone at any time, and it’s ...

  • 6 common rave mistakes

    From the uninitiated to the seasoned, no one is infallible or impervious to making mistakes. We’ve all been there, and it’s quite a humbling experience sometimes to deal with the fall of a f*** up...

  • The comedown explained

    After the euphoria and excess of a night, or weekend, of partying there is always the inevitable comedown. It’s that payoff we all expect to experience… what goes up must come down as they say.Oft...

  • 6 ways to stay rave safe

    Being knee deep in the rave every week increases the odds of encountering difficult or dangerous situations. Our health and safety can be compromised in many ways when we’re out getting on it.When...

  • 5 rave-enhancing benefits of meditation

    The origins of meditation date back thousands of years. A lot of meditators say the ancient practice has improved their lives, and brought their minds back into balance.Now a common practice in to...

  • Why we need chill out rooms back

    When rave culture was still in its infancy, chill out rooms were a common feature of club nights across the world. A place to decompress, socialise, rest and recuperate, they were an essential com...

  • Why alcohol causes depression

    It’s common knowledge that alcohol is not good for our health. A broad range of ailments and diseases are associated with booze, especially when it’s abused.Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it dep...

  • 5 signs your partying has become toxic

    Partying every week has many pros and cons. Living life in the fast lane can be so enlightening and enriching, but it can also spiral out of control.There’s a fine line between hedonism and unheal...

  • The science of euphoria

    There’s a feeling in the rave that is almost impossible to describe. That point in the night, where you feel at one with the people around you. A tune comes in that totally transports you out of y...

  • 6 of the best alcohol alternatives

    For the majority of ravers, having a drink is an intrinsic part of the night. Pre-drinks at home, a can or a bottle on the way to the club and regular visits to the bar once you’re in - all standa...

  • 4 hard truths about the sesh

    There is no denying that plenty of people out there love a good smash up. For some, seshin’ every weekend is a lifestyle choice, rolling from club to club, afters to afters and coming home on Mond...

  • 5 ways to help a friend who's overdoing it

    The party life has many pitfalls. Many ravers lose themselves in a lifestyle that can become toxic and very unhealthy. Whether that’s addiction, depression, or any number of other harmful behaviou...

  • 5 tips for sober raving

    If you’ve ever considered going sober, even just for a weekend, you may have felt daunted by the prospect. Let’s face it, rave culture is steeped in substance use and going against the grain can b...

  • 4 ways to level up your summer antics

    Summer is well under way and we’re a few months into festival season, which means burnout could be on the cards if you’ve been overindulging. A combination of good weather, debauched days in the p...

  • How to deal with peer pressure like a pro

    Peer pressure is inherent to human behaviour. As social creatures we have a need to fit in, to maintain order in the pack and have some semblance of conformity.The result of this is pressure from ...

  • 4 ways sound can heal you

    Sound and frequency are universal in our world. Everything has a resonance, as the great Nikola Tesla said, "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency an...

  • 5 natural ways to boost your energy

    Natural energy boosters are the way forward, especially if you’re a regular partygoer. Relying on energy drinks that are full of sugar and other nasties can be detrimental to your health and wellb...

  • How to avoid peaking too early

    Everyone has peaked too soon at least once in their lifetime. It’s perhaps one of the most common mistakes made when it comes to partying. The fallout is terrible; your night ruined, having to go ...

  • 4 tips to cope with mid-rave nausea

    Partying all night long can impact your wellbeing in many different ways, positive and negative. Occasionally you may end up overindulging and dealing with a case of nausea.We all know that feelin...

  • How healthy boundaries enhance the rave

    Establishing healthy boundaries is an often overlooked aspect of life itself, not only in the rave. Adopting clearly defined boundaries, learning when to say “No”, protecting your energy and maint...

  • 10 simple hacks to avoid a hangover

    No one likes a hangover. No one. But they are an all too common by-product of many people’s raving antics. Symptoms of a hangover range from nausea and a headache, to low moods, lethargy, anxiety ...

  • How to unlock your happy chemicals naturally

    The human body is an incredible system capable of producing an array of chemicals that boost your mood and trigger feelings of euphoria. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are among the ...

  • 5 ways to cope with insomnia

    Can’t get no sleep? We’ve all been there. Insomnia is a common by-product of nocturnal (mis)behaviour. Hours spent on the dance floor and beyond can often leave ravers unable to get a proper night...

  • 4 proven benefits of dancing

    Dancing, whether you’ve got rhythm or not, is a primal form of self-expression that can do wonders for our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s an ancient human practice, rooted in ritual and commu...

  • 5 festival survival essentials

    After two years of minimal activity, festival season returns in full force this year. Whether it’s a day-long adventure, a weekend or a full-on seven days of debauchery and al fresco raving, festi...

  • How to cope with mid-rave anxiety

    No matter how long you’ve been immersed in rave culture, there’s always a chance that you could be overcome with anxiety at the most unexpected moment. Any number of factors lie at the heart of th...

  • How to level-up your partying by setting an intention

    As a powerful neurological hack, intention setting is a simple method for ensuring that your actions and activities are performed in a conscious manner. Why is this important to raving? Well, if y...

  • 5 pro-level party habits

    Developing healthy habits is a surefire way to not only level up your partying, but your life as a whole. Habitual behaviour is the backbone of our way of being; this can, of course, have both pos...


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5-HTP (from Griffonia Seed Extract)
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal Phosphate)
Black Pepper Extract
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)


Ingredients (per 1 capsule)
Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate)
Folate (5-Methyletetrahydrate)
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
Iodine (Potassium Iodide)


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Magnesium Bisglycinate
American Ginseng Extract (4:1)
100mg eq.
Ashwagandha Root Extract (10:1)
100mg eq.
Rhodiola Rosea Extract (15:1)
50mg eq.


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Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate)
Alpha Lipoic Acid
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine
Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Succinate)
Artichoke Extract (5:1)
50mg eq.
Zinc (Picolinate)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin Phosphate)
Manganese Bisglycinate
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)