Review: Cheerz IntelliShot Supplement

Review: Cheerz IntelliShot Supplement

cheerz intellishot

Hangovers. I don’t like ’em. You don’t like ’em. Hangover remedies are legion, of course, but those with the most promise are the ones that promise you never get the hangover to begin with.

Enter Cheerz,  a little shot-sized vial of green liquid that, when consumed while you drink alcohol, promises to eliminate hangovers and provide “morning after vitality.”

You are supposed to drink a vial with every three to four “standard adult beverages,” so after three glasses of wine last night I sucked one down. First try was unrefrigerated, a mistake. Cheerz is difficult on the palate, to say the least: It’s sickly sweet like lemon-lime syrup at first, then you realize that’s to mask a severe bitterness underneath. The aftertaste is harsh, and drinking this in one big gulp (difficult due to the tiny mouth of the bottle) is the only way to do it, and the colder the better. (You can also use it as a mixer in cocktails; I didn’t try this, but it may work better than the one-slug method.)

Immediately after finishing the dose I felt nauseous. I had to lie down, in fact. The feeling passed after 15 minutes, but it was disconcerting… especially with that aftertaste lingering the whole time.

Come morning, I felt no better or worse than I normally do, but certainly not hungover in the slightest, though to be honest I didn’t drink enough for a real hangover (and rarely do). I can report that while I had trouble sleeping in general thanks to a nagging cough, I’ve been remarkably productive all day today. So maybe there’s something to this after all. Still, the taste and initial nausea might make it tough for me to take again.
What’s in Cheerz that makes it work? Succinic acid, glucose, L-glutamine, malic acid, N-acetyl L-cysteine, L-alanine, and milk thistle seed extract. I don’t know what any of that stuff means, really, but there you have it. You can read all about it on the Cheerz website (see below). Cheerz is also available in pill form.

If anyone else out there tries the stuff (especially after a heavier night of drinking), please let me know or post a comment below! I expect individual mileage may vary pretty wildly.

B- / $24 for six 1.5 oz. bottles

Cheerz IntelliShot Supplement




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Dave O on January 4, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I’ve been taking Cheerz since before the intellishot was introduced and the only method was the pill. I started taking the pills from my attorney friend when he was drinking a lot in law school. I get severe hangovers, to which my dismay have never been avoided from the remedies people talk about such as tylenol and a big glass of water before bed or toast and coffee in the morning or gatorade before bed, all of that is crap for me. I think those house hold remedies some people swear by work as a result of a night of very light drinking.
    Cheerz actually does work when you take it according to t he directions and the shot works even better since the body absorbs liquids faster and is more potent than the pills. I’ve had nights when there was no way I was going to remember to drink water with tylenol before bed and toast and coffee in the morning is way too late but the intelishots have saved me indefinitely. It sounds like Cheerz worked for you too though, even though you had a ‘light’ night of drinking; I can’t believe you don’t like the taste, I guess I’m the odd ball out, I love the taste! You can always mix it with a drink too (they’ve got drink recipes on the site –

    Anyways, if a person says it doesn’t work it could be something with having different chemistry in their body; what kind of Rx do they take, do they smoke (birth control pills are less effective with women who smoke), how much fat do they have ( I think 1 serving of cheerz is based on 150 -180 lb person), etc.

    Just wanted to drop you some comments about my experience.


    Chicago, IL

  2. Paul on July 23, 2009 at 8:04 am

    So I need to take one of these with every 3 drinks? And they are 3 bucks each? Not very cost effective.

  3. Will on August 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Dave, you obviously work for Cheerz, if it even exists anymore. Stop it, it’s OBVIOUS, we get it. Cheerz!!!

  4. Samantha on January 2, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Will, don’t be such a h8r–Dave doesn’t work for Cheerz. I know b/c I do and he’s never at any of the meetings! We are shooting a reality infomercial at the Hard Rock Las Vegas this month, so it’s not going to be a secret for much longer! As for the taste, it’s not KoolAid, it’s a functional shot/mixer (how’s that shot of Jack Daniels taste?). Just chase it with a sip of your drink or mix it in a ‘remorseless’ cocktail and Bob’s yer uncle.

    Paul: At one iShot per 3-4 standard drinks it adds about $1 to the cost of an avg. drink–well worth a clear head the next day. You pay $6-8 for a blast of Red Bull to jack u up and supersize your hangover (caffeine increases dehydration). Cheerz!

  5. Ben on October 5, 2010 at 6:42 am

    I got some samples of Cheerz recently. They taste fine when mixed with sour or citrus drinks. While it does taste better than most straight shots, I still think taking it straight is not a good idea. Just throw it into you vodka lime, margarita, or whatever your drinking… and forget about it… I don’t get big hangovers, but i am usually overly tired after a night on the town. After testing Cheerz i was definitely more energetic / less lethargic the following day.

  6. anthony on November 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Being a college student at the University of Connecticut and being someone who has early classes to attend I ordered Cheerz off their website and honestly not only did it not work but it tasted nasty. I also tried 2 other products and figured I’d tell everyone about them and my results. I ordered Last Round off their website as well and found this to work a little better but in no way did it remove my hangover. I had a sour stomach and a banging headache the next morning. Recently I went to a halloween event in Hartford at Upper on the Rock and Radio 104 was giving away a product called Rewind and like Last Round it was to be taken before bed, which I took before passing out Friday night. I was blown away this stuff really worked and even though I was tired I felt really good. I do not work for any of these companies and personally do not care where you spend your money, but I will tell everyone that if I was your accountant I’d say invest in Rewind for your best results. I went to the website on the bottle ( and found it is available all over the place including the website which gave me great comfort that this was the real deal and not some internet purchase only scam. One more thing about Cheerz which I never understood, how can you prevent a hangover when you mix a prevention product with alcohol? Seems odd to me, besides who counts drinks to administer a product at a specific time to ensure maximum protection? Sounds wacky to me. Anyway there is my 2 cents, hope it helps.

    ~ Ant

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  8. Anonymous on May 16, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    They say that you need one every four drinks but for me it was one and done. I’m in college and always have to take on the day with massive hangovers but after trying intellishot they were gone. I have only ever used one shot regardless of the amount I was drinking and was perfectly fine. The one time it didnt work was when i split the shot with my friend……big mistake. Every one is different but since it has helped others why not give it a shot….I already have my whole house hooked on it.


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