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New alcohol should no longer cause hangovers
The disco visit, the birthday party or the company party: On some evenings, one or the other looks a little too deep into the glass. The next morning you wake up with a bad headache, dizziness and nausea. That should change in the future. British researchers have reportedly developed an alcohol that should no longer cause hangovers.
No more hangover due to alcohol in the future
The morning after many a party often starts with a bad hangover. A headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting often make us swear that we will never again exaggerate with the alcohol. In the future, such resolutions may no longer be necessary because, according to British researchers, there will be no hangover caused by alcohol by 2050.
New substance is said to imitate the effects of alcohol
David Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London, claims to have developed a synthetic alcohol that doesn't damage the liver and doesn't cause hangovers. The effect of the substance called "Alcosynth" is said to imitate the effect of conventional alcohol without leading to the unpleasant consequences such as headache, nausea and dry mouth.
Edible drinks that do not harm the liver
The scientist told the British "Independent" that he had already filed patent applications for 90 variations of "Alcosynth". Two of them are currently being tested for compatibility. According to Nutt, edible drinks can be mixed with the substances without damaging the liver or the heart. "They do very well in a mojito," says the professor. "One is almost tasteless, the other tastes a bit bitter."
Without unpleasant side effects
In the past 30 years, according to the British researcher, a lot has been found out about the effects of alcohol on the brain. Now you can imitate these effects without causing the unpleasant side effects. However, it will still take some time since the substances would have to be extensively tested. However, the market launch can be expected by 2050. "People want healthier drinks," said Nutt. "The beverage industry knows that alcohol will be gone by 2050."
Super drink from North Korea
If you don't want to wait that long, you should buy a new drink from North Korea. The super drink "Koryo Liquor" is also said to be intoxicating without causing a hangover. And it already exists - but only in the Northeast Asian country. According to the state newspaper "Pyongyang Times", the drink tastes equally "sweet and savory" and is "extremely appreciated".
North Korea's media repeatedly reports on (supposed) gigantic achievements in the country. For example, last year when the development of "Kumdang-2" was reported. This remedy can protect against incurable viral diseases such as Mers, Ebola or HIV and can also cure tuberculosis and cancer. It even helped with nausea during pregnancy and "damage that results from excessive use of computers," it was said at the time. However, there is no evidence of the miraculous powers.
The best method against a hangover
There are also doubts about the development of the British scientist. A spokesman for the UK Department of Health told the Independent that it was an interesting idea, "but at the moment it is too early to comment on the development."
So if you don't want to wait until 2050 or live in North Korea, you should probably continue to rely on home remedies and tricks from experts to combat alcohol hangover. Natural home remedies for nausea or other ailments sometimes work wonders, but it is best not to let it get that far. The most effective method against a hangover is to avoid alcohol. (ad)