This Hangover Pill Could Be The Answer To All Our Booze-Related Problems

Hangovers in your twenties and thirties are not the one. Gone are the days of waking up the morning after downing a bottle of vodka in a field and feeling as fresh as a daisy, as we now suffer a banging headache, feel sick all day and have a serious case of beer fear from just one medium glass of vino.

Despite our attempts to rectify all our booze-related mistakes from the night before by downing as much water and scoffing as much food as possible, it seems like it is all in vain.

While you might swear by rubbing a lemon under your armpit (that's a genuine Puerto Rican folk remedy for a hangover) or having a sit down shower, there may be a much simpler answer to our debilitating hangovers.

Wine enthusiast and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of California, Yunfeng Lu, could have invented the first ever hangover pill, according to The Gin Kin.

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This new tablet reportedly helps to reduce blood alcohol level at a higher rate than usual, which in turn helps hangovers and reduces hospital trips because of alcohol poisoining.

Writing in The Conversation, Yunfeng explained: "I decided to design an antidote that could help people enjoy wine or cocktails or beer without a hangover, and at the same time create a lifesaving therapy to treat intoxication and overdose victims in the ER.

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"The animals given the drug woke from their alcohol-induced slumber faster than their untreated counterparts - something all college students would appreciate."

So far, the pill has shown 'promising results' in lab test trials in keeping acetaldehyde (the chemical responsible for loads of drinking symptoms like headaches and sickness) 'extremely low'.

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However, the scientist points out that it won't stop people from binge drinking, but it could potentially help you feeling awful the morning after a day sesh.

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Rachel Andrews

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