Hangover pills? — science newsNovember 18, 1972
Researchers at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Tucson have been able to reduce the time of intoxication in mice by using harmless chemicals…Injections of vitamin B3 and vitamin B5 with cystine were successful…however, glyceraldehyde was effective when ingested , sodium acetate (still untested orally) is expected to be more effective.
There’s still no cure for drunkenness and the dreaded hangover that comes with it — but scientists haven’t stopped looking.A compound in the seeds of the Japanese raisin tree appears to ward off drunken rats and wake them up (Serial Number: 1/4/12), but subsequent studies found that no effect. Remedial measures Have Work in rodents has not yet led to a treatment in humans.
In July, an anti-hangover supplement launched in the UK and may soon appear in US stores.The Swedish company Myrkle (pronounced “miracle”) that makes this probiotic pill claims it breaks down 70% alcohol One hour in one’s system. But that claim is based on a study the company conducted.