Electronic dance music is currently sweeping through the nation with its allure of hard-hitting beats and flashy lights. It continuously stimulates dance floors all over the world with its deep pounding base accompanied with melodic electronic instruments that keeps the party going until the early morning.
So what is electronic dance music (EDM) exactly?
EDM is a contemporary genre of music that is the direct descendant of the popular house, techno, and trance dance music of the early 1990’s and 2000’s. It is produced by DJ’s and is largely created to fuel the dance-floor of a nightclub or a festival. The term “Rave” is a term that describes a large party or festival that features live performances from famous DJ’s from all over the world. These shows are filled with many varieties of electronic dance music and are often accompanied by dazzling light shows that consists of brightly colored lasers, projected images, visual effects, and the use of smoke and fog machine.
Attending raves can be mentally and physically exhausting. Most often than not, those who went will have a hangover that they must tend to during the next couple of days. This is where supplements and vitamins comes in.
Below is a list of a few supplements that can be beneficial to take for those who are actively involved in the EDM lifestyle.
5-HTP – Serotonin Boosting. Promotes a positive and balanced state of mind.
Vitamin B-6 – Aids in production of serotonin. Also used in creating dopamine and melatonin.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Prevents against neurotoxicity. Is also a very effective antioxidant.
Vitamin C – Is in Ascorbyl Palmitate form which makes it fat soluble and lasts a lot longer than normal vitamin C and has better antioxidant properties.
Quercetin – Powerful antioxidant. COMT and MAO-B inhibitor.
Green Tree Extract – Very powerful antioxidant that potentiates 5-HTP by converting 5-HTP into serotonin in the brain instead of in the stomach.
L-Theanine – Dopamine releaser. Enhances focus, mood, and memory.
Magnesium – Muscle relaxant. Minimizes muscle cramping.
Taurine – Neuromodulator, antioxidant. Helps reduce muscle pain and accelerates recovery.
A lot of the ingredients above are antioxidants. Antioxidants essentially helps protect our body from free radicals, which are the main cause of cell damage. Antioxidants are actually chemicals that reduces the rate of oxidation which then reduces the amount of free radicals floating around because these antioxidants are protecting the body from it. Serotonin is also an important chemical in our body that must be restored after a night out at a show.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in our body that regulates our mood and our state of happiness. The 5-HTP, Vitamin B-6, and Green Tree Extract found synergizes with each other effectively by converting 5-HTP into serotonin directly into the brain instead of the gut.
Living the EDM lifestyle can be done the right away. Protect your mind and body by taking supplements and vitamins to ensure that you rave hard and safely at the same time.