WE'VE all been there.
One beer turns into two, two into four and before you know it, it's the next morning and you're hugging the toilet bowl.
Hangovers are grim and for many people can mean plans are cancelled and days wasted.
But experts have now developed a new hangover busting pill- which claims to leave you feeling refreshed the next day.
This might seem too good to be true – but new medication Myrkl is set to combat the symptoms associated with a night on the booze.
Here we go through everything you need to know on the new tablets and how they work.
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What is Myrkl?
Myrkl is a pill that you can take before you drink.
It costs £30 for 30 tablets, which would be 15 uses.
The creators say it is 100 per cent natural and vegan and is based on a mix of high-performing bacteria enriched with L-cysteine and Vitamin B12.
The journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights reported that, in tests, subjects had 70 per cent less alcohol in their blood an hour after two vodkas — which may have helped the boozers in hit 2009 comedy The Hangover.
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Håkan Magnusson, of Swedish inventors de Faire Medical, said: “Two drinks is enough to stop you feeling fresh in the morning.
“I hand it out to my friends when I go out for a drink and they always tell me next day they feel great.”
Myrkl is not suitable for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding or under the age of 18.
How does it work?
You take two pills at least one hour and up to 12 hours before drinking.
Once you take the pills the bacteria and the l-cycteine B12 activate in the gut before the booze reaches the liver.
The alcohol is then broken down into water and carbon dioxide.
Acetaldehyde and acetic acid are also broken down by the liver.
NHS guidelines on drinking alcohol
According to the NHS, regularly drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week risks damaging your health.
To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level if you drink most weeks:
- men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis
- spread your drinking over 3 or more days if you regularly drink as much as 14 units a week
- if you want to cut down, try to have several drink-free days each week
If you're pregnant or think you could become pregnant, the safest approach is not to drink alcohol at all to keep risks to your baby to a minimum.
You read more on the NHS website.
Then the B12 is set to help you feel refreshed.
Experts say that without the pills, the booze is broken down by the liver and creates acetaldehyde.
This then produces acetic acid.
It's acetic acid that is responsible for the ill effects of alcohol on your body.
All ingredients are authorised and recognised as safe by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and the US Food Drug Administration (FDA).
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Participants in a clinical trial who drank two glasses of wine and took the supplement before drinking had on average 50 per cent less alcohol in their blood after 30 minutes.
After 60 minutes, they had 70 per cent less, significantly reducing alcohol’s impact on the body.
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