To drink all-night and not worry about having a vicious hangover the very next day...now that would be a dream, wouldn't it? Because let's face it: short of swearing off alcohol for good, you've tried all of them so-called cures meant to banish throbbing hangover pain.
Enter Alcosynth, a concoction that's touted to shield you from hangover's debilitating nastiness. Unlike regular alcohol, Alcosynth is effective at keeping dehydration, headache, and you throwing up all over the place at bay. The booze, which is made from synthesized chemicals, won't damage your liver and heart, its inventor, Professor David Nutt of the Imperial College in London, assures.
In an interview, Prof. Nutt claimed to have at least 90 patents of Alcosynth. "They go very nicely into mojitos. They even go into something as clear as a Tom Collins. One is pretty tasteless, the other has a bitter taste," he related.
Problem is, we're still not that close to purchasing Alcosynth from the local bar or grocery because funding for the research is quite expensive.
That's because there are still major concerns raised about the synthetic drink. First, how can the person taking it limit the number of drinks they consume if it doesn't have the negative side effects of normal alcohol? Two, how vulnerable are our other organs to its effect?
All Prof. Nutt's promising right now is, they can calibrate the formula to have a maximum point in order for the drinker to not get drunk. We guess, he'll be be able to address these issues by the time Alcosynth replaces regular alcohol for good by 2050.