A prevention pill for a hangover is on sale in the UK. Alleged by the company to give the consumer a clear head in the morning after a night out.
Buyers can purchase thirty Myrkl supplements online for £30. For best results, the consumer should take two tablets one hour before drinking.
According to scientists, it can continue to break down alcohol in the body for up to 12 hours.
The Britons can buy tablets online from Myrkl, as no stocks are available in stores.
In a study published last month, researchers from the manufacturer, the Swedish pharmaceutical company De Faire Medical, and the Pfützner Science & Health Institute in Mainz found that taking the tablets beforehand reduced the blood alcohol levels by half within 30 minutes of drinking.
Reportedly the pills had lowered 70% of the blood alcohol level after an hour.
The probiotic tablet includes two common vitamins (L-Cysteine and Vitamin B12). In addition, the pill consists of the bacteria Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus subtilis, which break down bacteria quickly.
According to the manufacturer, all ingredients have received approval from authorities overseeing food safety.
Since these pills don’t fall under the medicines category, the MHRA does not need to approve the tablets.
According to Håkan Magnusson, CEO of Myrkl, the product is the first-ever pre-drinking hangover medication sold.
“The independent clinical trials prove how powerful this product is at breaking down alcohol.
“Whilst Myrkl is in no way designed as an excuse to drink beyond NHS guidelines, we are convinced that Myrkl is a game-changing product for those regular moderate drinkers, and we can’t wait for the British public to try it out.”
Study by Researchers
A scientific study published in Nutrition and Metabolic Insights proved the pills effective. The researchers recruited 24 individuals and split them into two groups, half with Myrkl pill and half with placebo for a week.
The researchers wrote, “One week of regular supplementation resulted in a substantially lower uptake of alcohol into the blood and hence into the metabolism.”
“Intake of AB001 as a nutritional supplement may therefore help to prevent liver and other organ damage known to be associated with regular alcohol uptake and may reduce the negative medical and economical impact of social drinking on the individual and the society.”