Hangover cure possible as study shows 13p pill can reduce symptoms
From a banging headache to a churning stomach, many people will know the awful hangover symptoms after an evening of boozing.
But help could be at hand in the form of a 13p pill, which a new study indicates could reduce hangover symptoms.
Researchers from the University of Helsinki have revealed that the amino acid L-cysteine can help to alleviate hangovers, nausea, headaches, stress and anxiety.
In the study, the researchers tested the effects of L-cysteine on 19 male volunteers with a hangover.
Some of the participants were given L-cysteine, while the other were given a placebo.
The results revealed that the men who took L-cysteine experienced fewer hangover symptoms than those who took the placebo.(Image: Getty Images)
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This includes nausea, headache, stress and anxiety.
In their study, published in Alcohol and Alcoholism, the researchers, led by Peter Eriksson, said: “L-cysteine would reduce the need of drinking the next day with no or less hangover symptoms: nausea, headache, stress and anxiety.
“Altogether, these effects of L-cysteine are unique and seem to have a future in preventing or alleviating these harmful symptoms as well as reducing the risk of alcohol addiction.”Video Loading Video Unavailable The video will start in8Cancel Play now
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The findings comes shortly after a doctor revealed which drinks give you the worst hangovers.
Unfortunately for fans of a Dark and Stormy, Dr Simran Deo from the UK-based online doctor Zava recommends avoiding dark spirits, including rum.
Speaking to Mirror Online, she explained: “Choose clear spirits (e.g vodka or gin) over dark spirits (e.g rum) and red wine.”