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When you think of rolling during an exhilarating music festival, how often do you consider how you will feel the next day? Most people rolling on molly do not consider the consequences even though supplementation could save a day of grief.

Learning how to avoid the MDMA comedown can be as simple as using the infographic guidance. Here are some of those suggestions summed up if you can’t see the text:


  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) – This powerful antioxidant will help detoxify your system and helps regenerate vitamins [1]. Be conscious to get the right type of ALA, though.
  • Vitamin C – This antioxidant is a powerful way to mitigate neurotoxicity [2].
  • Magnesium Glycinate – You might find magnesium odd, but it can help prevent brain neuron death while you are rolling.
  • Grape Seed Extract – This is high in vitamin E and flavonoids, which prevent neurotoxicity [3].


  • ALCAR (acetyl-L-carnitine) – this is a synergistic compound with ALA and helps to protect against oxidative stress. There are studies that show it can prevent MDMA induced neurotoxicity [4].
  • Green Tea Extract (EGCG) – this potent antioxidant can help with urinary retention, which is often associated with MDMA consumption [5].
  • 5-HTP – MDMA can reduce serotonin after usage, which is why 5-HTP with EGCG is so effective [6]. Make sure to take EGCG for safety precautions.
  • Melatonin – another powerful antioxidant, it will help to scavenge oxidative substances that other antioxidants have missed [7]. It can also help you to sleep after rolling if this is a problem.
  • CoQ10 – can help synthesize energy and prevent your brain neurons from exitotoxicity.

Even though many people wonder “how much 5 htp to take” and “when to take 5 htp”, this supplement isn’t actually the most important tool for preventing a comedown from molly the next day. As you can see, things like ALA, vitamin C, magnesium glycinate, and grape seed extract are far more important.

References (Click to Expand)
  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7649494
  2. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1098-2396%28200104%2940:1%3C55::AID-SYN1026%3E3.0.CO;2-O/abstract
  3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11931860
  4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306452208015947
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16574714
  6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8496826
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14740000


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  • Oksana Shevtsova

    Excellent article and graphic!

    For those interested, I highly recommend “RaveBox” (www.ravebox.org) which includes all of the above supplements already prearranged in the appropriate doses and time windows in a neat little box with perforated sections.

    Also, check out http://www.rollsafe.org for a pretty comprehensive guide on MDMA safety. It also includes recommendations on supplement brands/sellers if you want to buy your own combo of the above supplements or just buy them separately to save money…

    Just sharing that for all, in the spirit of PLUR. ☺
    Love life, have fun, stay safe! Namaste! ❤

    • Mansal Denton

      Hi Oksana, Thanks for the info! Cool product.

  • Hi C

    Modafinil the day after MDMA is good. Modafinil is neuroprotective and prevents Tuesday blues. Modafinil also enhances concentration, mood, and focus, and keeps brain neurotransmitters working properly.

    • Mansal Denton

      I’ve never tried the combo. Thanks for the input!