A ‘ground-breaking’ new hangover pill has gone on sale today at just £1 a pop, promising to ‘rapidly break down alcohol’ so that you can avoid a sore head the morning after the night before.
Myrkl is a pre-drinking pill that bills itself as ‘the first product in history to break down alcohol effectively’.
The food supplement, which is 100 percent natural and vegan, costs £30 for a pack of 30 pills.
It was invented back in 1990 by scientist Johan de Faire, and has now been 'perfected over 30 years of research and design'.
Users simply take two pills before drinking – either at least one hour before or any time up to 12 hours before.
Up to 70 percent of alcohol is then broken down after just 60 minutes, with the product also claiming to support immunity and boost energy levels with B12.
Of course, the pills don’t mean you can simply abandon the NHS guidelines, which advise men and women not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis, and to spread drinking over three or more days if you regularly drink as much as 14 units a week.
The Myrkl website warns: “MYRKL helps breaking down alcohol fast before it reaches the liver, it is not suited and aimed to alleviate the impact of excess alcohol consumption.
“MYRKL must never be an excuse to drink more alcohol and you should always limit your alcohol consumption within the government guidelines.”
Håkan Magnusson, chief executive officer at Myrkl, said the product would help people feel ‘their best’ the next day, and that the company was excited for Brits to give it a go.
Magnusson said: “Marking the first time in history that a consumer product is demonstrated to effectively and rapidly break down alcohol, we are very excited to be launching this ground-breaking product in the UK and in most European markets.
“Moderate social drinking is a huge part of British culture, with the majority of British people heading out each week to enjoy a few drinks together.
“Myrkl's purpose is therefore to help those regular moderate drinkers to wake up feeling their best the next day, whether they're a busy working professional, young parents, or seniors who want to maintain an active social life.”
Magnusson added: “The independent clinical trials prove just 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 really 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.”