The Lowdown Blog

  • 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...

  • What your heart looks like when you go raving

    Perhaps not something many of us consider when we’re OUT out is how a night of partying can affect our internal organs. These can be both positive and not-so-positive, of course. A combination of ...

  • 5 ways to prepare your body for a party

    If you really want to make the most of the weekend’s antics, consider putting your energy into preparation. Raving can be gruelling, putting pressure on your body and mind over a long period of ti...

  • 5 signs you need to take a break from partying

    It’s all too easy to get lost in the party and understandably so; raves are where we often make lifelong friends, find an antidote to the rigours of modern life, experience unparalleled highs and ...

  • How to detox after a rave

    One of the main pitfalls of the party lifestyle is the fallout post-rave. We all know that a night of consuming any kind of intoxicant isn’t necessarily good for your health.The payback can be har...

  • Paranoia

    Paranoia is a debilitating condition that can creep on us without much warning. Ranging from mild symptoms to crippling thoughts that affect every aspect of our behaviour, it’s a consequence of th...

  • Disco naps

    Getting enough Zzzs can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying a night on the dance floor, also playing a critical role in supporting your general mental wellbeing.If you’re knackered b...

  • Social anxiety

    For some of us, raving and being around lots of people can actually be quite a challenge - more of a challenge than we may care to admit. The mere thought of encountering an environment where ther...

  • How to rave til dawn and beyond

    We’ve all been there, it’s 3am, a few hours deep into the party, and you’re flagging. Legs aching, body feeling drained and fantasising about being wrapped up in bed, not knee deep in the rave. No...

  • Gurning

    Ever been knee deep in the rave with your jaw going ten to the dozen? Or maybe you’ve seen others sporting facial contortions worthy of the World Gurning Championships? To be frank, it’s a common ...

  • Purity

    If you’re unable to get certain nutrients as part of your regular diet, supplements are a must. Everyone’s on it; from yogis and meditators to ravers who want to take the edge off a heavy weekend....

  • Sleep

    For so many of us; DJs, ravers, lighting operators, promoters, club managers… it’s all too easy to prioritise a good time and/or working over getting some kip. ⁠⁠Sleep is essential to our overall ...

  • Habit and addiction

    If you’re unable to get certain nutrients as part of your regular diet, supplements are a must. Everyone’s on it; from yogis and meditators to ravers who want to take the edge off a heavy weekend....

  • Serotonin: the happy hormone

    You’ve probably heard of serotonin but want to understand what it actually is, what it does and how your partying affects it? Read on for the skinny.⁠

  • Liquid love: how to hydrate when you party

    You’ve heard the advice, “Drink water!”, while you’re raving a thousand times before. It’s raving 101 that if you’re dancing for hours on end in a hot club after consuming substances that mess with your ability to regulate your body temperature it’s going to make sense to stay hydrated. ⁠

  • Wet January: the case against going dry

    It’s a simple idea. Don’t drink alcohol for the first month of the year. But is there any evidence that Dry January is actually worthwhile? Read on to work out whether you should bother.⁠

  • Hangover cures: what no-one tells you

    Wouldn’t it be great if all the Christmas and New Year pints, fizz, plonk and shots could be enjoyed without the pounding headache, gut rot and kill-me-now pain of a hangover?⁠

  • Happy drugs: your feel good chemicals

    What’s the secret to happiness? It’s an age-old philosophical question that continues to befuddle many great minds. From a biological perspective though, things are a bit more straightforward.

  • The smoking area: your secret wellness sanctuary

    Ahh the humble smoking area. That gush of fresh air, the crispness of the cold night… and some annoying bloke asking for a lighter. Jokes aside, the smoking area can work wonders on a night out. Read on for the ways it can help you.

  • Ears at raves: how to not wreck yours

    Wearing earplugs to listen to loud music sounds counterintuitive. The whole point is to experience the music, right? But can a few hours in front of a rig actually damage your ears? And more import...

  • Hangxiety: why you get anxious after drinking

    Haunted by worries about what you said or did last night? Post-drinking feelings of guilt and stress have a name: “hangxiety”. But what causes it?

  • Night terrors: what you need to know

    Mad dreams like you’re in a horror movie. Thrashing around in bed. Shouting out in your sleep. You or your mates may have experienced some or all these after a weekend of partying. But why do people get these night terrors and should you worry about them? Read on to find out…

  • After afters: how to recover from a late one

    Nobody wants to feel like death after a big weekend. So what can you do to soften your landing? Read on to find out...

  • Sober raving: your survival guide

    What’s it like going sober - drinks or otherwise - to an all-nighter while your mates are getting on it? Is it possible to maximise your good times while minimising your intake? Read on for the lowdown.⁠

  • Brain zaps: do you need to worry?

    Are you a seasoned raver or festival-goer? Then you’re likely familiar with ‘brain zaps’ – those sharp cranial jolts that feel like nails scratching down your brain stem. But what’s behind this grisly post-party affliction...and can they be avoided? Read on for the 411.


Ingredients (per 1 capsule)
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)


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


Ingredients (per 2 capsules)
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)