15:43 Wednesday, 27 March 2019
The future is now.
Alcohol that gets you drunk without a hangover could be on the market within the next five years.
Synthetic alcohol apparently “imitates the aspects of alcohol that we all want – sociability, relaxation, fun – but without those horrible harmful effects that cause so much damage to our health”.
It’s the brainchild of Professor David Nutt who has spent several years researching the product.
On top of being hangover-free, this synthetic alcohol called Alcarelle will not cause you to be aggressive or out of control. It also won’t cause damage to your liver or increase the risk of alcohol-related diseases.
However, it’d still give you the feeling of being a little tipsy.
“The effects of alcohol are complicated but… you can target the parts of the brain you want to target.” Professor Nutt told The Guardian.
Alcarelle still has to go through a number of rigorous tests to make sure it’s safe but if all tests are passed, Professor Nutt reckons it could be on the market within the next five years.