Hangover-Free Alcohol To Replace Normal Liquor?
Synthetic alcohol? A so-called hangover-free alcohol may be available in the near future; thanks to British scientist David Nutt. Expected to replace the normal liquor, the synthetic alcohol can give the same enjoyment that regular alcohol does and excludes hangover from the list of its effects.
According to Nature World News, Nutt developed and patented 90 compounds which he called "Alcosynth". These compounds would allow drinkers to have fun without worrying about getting wasted.
Nutt got his idea from the common knowledge regarding the general effects of alcohol. According to him, alcohol has good effects mediated in specific areas of the brain. By mimicking them and by not touching the bad parts, bad effects won't occur.
Time reported that Alcosynth does not cause any of the known effects of alcohol including nausea, throbbing head, and dry mouth. Moreover, Nutt stresses that benzodiazepine is not extant in his compounds. The earlier Alcosynth versions in 2011 contained it. As of writing, the contents of the compounds have yet to be known.
Nutt and his team aim for Alcosynth's availability in the market by 2050. From there, they believe it could replace the normal unhealthy alcohols. At present, two out of 90 compounds are undergoing the test. According to reports, one is tasteless while the other one tastes better.They can match gin, scotch, mojitos, and clear drinks.
With all of Nutt's claims, the hangover-free alcohol could help public health services by ending their burden of issues related to alcohol. 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of life lost in the U.S. are due to excessive use of alcohol from 2006 to 2010, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.
Nutt works as a professor at Imperial College in London and is a controversial scientist. According to reports, the British government fired him from his position as drug advisor due to his claim that ecstasy is safer than riding a horse.