We test out the latest product claiming to ward off hangovers
The holy grail of an elixir to prevent hangovers could be here. Sanam Petri and Douglas Wolfson have introduced a product called Ohayo which is based on an old formula that they have been using themselves for years.
Packed full of B vitamins, electrolytes and all-natural ingredients such as milk thistle, Ohayo promises to put “the good stuff” back into your body after a night out drinking alcohol. Taken before bed, it works on the body overnight to minimise or prevent a hangover.
It is not the first product to make these kinds of claims so the Bar magazine team decided to test it out on themselves. It proved a godsend for our publication manager Andy Morfey who took it before bed after a day out in Mariánské Lázně in the Czech Republic sampling a selection of local beers before moving on to Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey.
Andy found it had a slight fruity taste which he says was fine and, unlike some other hangover products, was “not unpleasant at all”. Fearing the worst for a day at the local race track the next morning, he woke up with virtually no symptoms. “My standard hangover usually consists of a piercing headache, droopy dark eyes and a dry mouth – I really suffer. But to my amazement I had no headache. I was thirsty but not gasping and felt semi-fresh. I rate the product highly and would buy it again.”
Ohayo is available in easy-to-drink 150ml mini bottles which are sold online at £3 per unit. It is already being used by bartenders and others in the bar industry but is also being promoted for festival-goers.
“Not only does Ohayo rehydrate you after drinking, it also replaces the vitamins alcohol takes away”, Sanam explained. “It makes waking up in the morning much easier after a night out.”
Douglas added: “It always helps, without fail. If it didn’t work, we wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of bringing it to market. We started off just playing around with the formula, making batches for ourselves and our friends. But when everyone we knew started begging us for more, we thought it made sense to share it with the wider public.”