Professor In The UK Creates “Hangover Free” Alcohol
Imperial College professor David Nutt has created a new drink called “alcosynth” which is a synthetic alcohol that has been designed to mimic all the positive effects of alcohol without causing dry mouth, nausea and headaches.
The professor, who is also a former Government drugs advisor, said that by 2050 he hopes that alcosynth could completely replace regular alcohol and that so far, he has already patented around 90 different alcosynth compounds.
While talking about the alcosynth, Professor Nutt said that it goes well with mojitos and also added that, “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 Nutt researched substances that work on the brain in a similar way to alcohol and along with his team, they were able to design a drug which they claim is non-toxic and replicates the positive effects of alcohol. “We know a lot about the brain science of alcohol; it’s become very well understood in the last 30 years. 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,” he explained.
The effects of alcosynth lasts a couple of hours just like traditional alcohol, according to Professor Nutt. Along with his team, they have also managed to limit the effects of drinking too much of the alcosynth so, in theory, it would be impossible to feel ‘too drunk’. “We think the effects round out at about four or five ‘drinks’, then the effect would max out” Professor Nutt said.
Earlier this year, South Korea announced that they had invented a a ginseng-derived booze that doesn’t cause hangovers and then later in the year, South Korea did it again with an ice cream that helps prevents hangovers.