Stop looking for hangover cures, it’s hangover preventatives we’re after! And it looks like two young sparks from Yale University have worked out what the magic ingredients are.
The result is SunUp: a powdered, citrus-flavoured supplement to dissolve in water, which you drink BEFORE you start drinking. So I know what you’re thinking, is this just a rip-off of Berocca? Apparently not, as the minds behind SunUp are impressive to say the least…
Who created it?
Two Yale Students going by the name of Margaret Morse, a major in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology and Liam McClintock, a competitive athlete. Along with a team of professors and healthcare and pharmaceutical advisors... The team tried out SunUp on a test panel at Yale and claim to have received ‘great feedback’. We’re feeling hopeful…
How does it work?
So you stir the mixture into a glass of water and drink it before you hit the town – simples. Rather than other ‘cures’ which act as painkillers the next day, SunUp prevents the hangover from ever occurring, by providing you with, what they call, an ‘uplift’ to take you through the night and all the way through to the next day. By balancing our glutamine levels and preparing the body with nutrients to combat alcohol toxicity, a defence is formed against the unpleasant after-effects of consumption such as fatigue and a cloudy head.
Where can I get it?
Unfortunately, the product is only available in America at the moment, but the founders are in the process of crowd-funding to finance more widespread manufacturing of SunUp. They have currently surpassed their target, having raised $36,615 with only 7 days to go. Already backed by scientists, they are now seeking approval from the general public so they can get the anti-hangover cure up and running all over the world! It’s a bargain too, currently costing $5 per packet in the US.
The Center for Disease Control Prevention in America recently revealed that hangovers cost the US economy over $200,000 billion and given our much-loved pub-culture in the UK, I can’t imagine we are too dissimilar.
We all know hangovers are nasty, and it seems that the older we get, the worse they get… Could this be the start to an anti-hangover revolution?
Images courtesy of SunUp
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.