Hangover-Free Alcohol May Soon Be On Its Way

Posted: Sep 25 2016, 3:16am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 25 2016, 3:18am CDT, in News | Latest Science News


Hangover-Free Alcohol May Soon be On its Way

Hangover-free alcohol will replace all regular alcohol by 2050, creator claims

A night of heavy drinking typically results in nausea, severe headache and other side effects that follow the next day. But these unwanted effects could soon become a thing of the past as hangover-free alcohol is on the way.

A British researcher claims to have discovered a new type of synthetic alcohol which gives the same buzz as regular drinking but not cause hangover after excessive alcohol use. 

David Nutt, a professor at Imperial College in London and former drugs advisor has already developed about 90 compounds of new drink he calls “alcosynth” and two of them are already being tested for human use. Nutt says that the new drink may soon be ready for market and could replace all regular alcohol by 2050.

“It will be there alongside the scotch and the gin, they'll dispense the alcosynth into your cocktail and then you'll have the pleasure without damaging your liver and your heart.” Professor David Nutt told The Independent.

Nutt’s new drink is driven by scientific researchers on alcohol’s effects on brain. That is why, the new booze is able to replicate the positive effects of regular alcohol and allows drinkers to enjoy the sensation of alcohol without any toxic effects like dry mouth, nausea and a throbbing head. So, it could be considered a safer alternative to existing alcohol. 

“We know a lot about the brain science of alcohol; it's become very well understood in the last 30 years,” said Nutt.

“So we know where the good effects of alcohol are mediated in the brain and can mimic them. And by not touching the bad areas, we don’t have the bad effects.”

Drinking excessive alcohol is harmful to health. According to CDC, heavy drinking causes almost 88,000 deaths each year and increase the risk of health issues like high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease and digestive problems. 

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