"I'm never drinking again." It's something most of us have said at one point or another, and something we very rarely stick to.
The fact is, for all the fun a night out offers, it also comes with a lot of downsides. There's the sore head the next day, the countless extra calories that hide in all the tasty drinks we treat ourselves to, and the embarrassment over everything your highly-intoxicated self did.
While there's not much we can do to avoid the latter - other than, I guess, stop doing embarrassing things - a 'miracle' pill is available which could help get rid of at least some of the drawbacks of drinking.
Literally named Myrkl (‘mi-ruh-kl’), the pill is available to buy as a supplement which should be taken before drinking for the best effects.
A published and peer-reviewed study of Myrkl determined that it successfully broke down up to 70 percent of alcohol within 60 minutes of drinking, suggesting it's much more likely that you'll wake up feeling fresher the next day.
Not only that, but Myrkl's formula, AB001™, was also found to have burned calories at the same rate and to the same timescales that it burned alcohol, meaning that after 60 minutes up to 70 percent of the calories you've chugged, shotted or mixed will have been metabolised.
The results of the study indicate Myrkl contains the first formula in history to show a promising ability to break down alcohol while also burning calories. Whether it has the same effect on the large kebab and cheesy chips you get on the way home, however, is a different question.
Though the initial study was conducted on a small scale, another independent, six-month long study has recently been completed, with 'promising results'.
Frederic Fernandez, Head of Group at Myrkl, commended the findings of the study as he commented: “Alcoholic drinks are known for being notoriously high calorie, due to not only the sugar content in the alcohol, but also the other ingredients that are paired with it.
"Thankfully, our scientists have shown not only that AB001™, the active formulation in Myrkl, can leave you feeling refreshed the next day after a big night – but also that it burns the calories in the drinks consumed. This is huge news – and will be particularly welcomed by those who will be heading to parties over the forthcoming festive season, and want to avoid developing a beer belly, or setting themselves back in terms of their health and fitness goals.”
Admittedly, Myrkl is the latest in a long line of proclaimed hangover cures, but at least this one sounds easier to stomach than raw eggs, a spinach smoothie or some of the other suggested cures out there.
I suppose if all else fails, we can always rely on a Spoons breakfast.
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