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A miracle hangover cure pill just launched in Europe. Here are a few North American equivalents

You'd be surprised how many there are.
No Days Wasted
Too much to drink? Try out one of these eight hangover cures.
The Brits don't mess around when it comes to drinking. Comedian Michael McIntyre once pointed out that any noun could be subbed in to mean drunk in the UK—Jeffery'd, beam'd, crayon'd, dinosaur'dumbrella'd (all helpful suggestions from my colleagues when they didn't know what they were volunteering, thanks guys).

So it only makes sense that a nation as committed to drinking as the UK would also be working hard on a cure for the messy aftermath. Enter Myrkl, a pill designed to be taken before drinking to prevent hangovers before they even start. The pill claims to break down up to 70% of alcohol within 60 minutes and support energy levels and immunity with vitamins like B12.

It sounds like a futuristic invention but in fact, it builds upon the work of Swedish scientist Johan de Faire in the 1990s. Each dose is two capsules and they'll be sold in packs of 30 for £30 starting July 11. The manufacturers warn that the pill is not meant to encourage heavy or binge drinking and should be used as part of a balanced lifestyle.There's a catch, though: Myrkl doesn't ship to Canada. But fear not, we actually have some very similar innovations available here. Including a pill that was invented in Vancouver.

Here are some hangover cures to check out.

No Days Wasted

After launching in 2019 and securing a deal on Dragon's Den, Vancouver-based No Days Wasted has made a name for itself with its DHM detox pills that are meant to be taken on a night out or right before going to bed to help mitigate the effects of a hangover. The main ingredient is dihydromyricetin (DHM) which breaks down acetaldehyde, a toxin associated with alcohol and reduces inflammation. Other antioxidant- and metabolism-boosting ingredients are also in the pill to help the body bounce back. No Day Wasted also recommends combining the supplement with their Hydration Replenisher because while it's a myth that dehydration causes hangovers, the electrolyte-rich powder has vitamins and zinc for immune support that will certainly make the recovery process speedier.

Toast!

This American company has taken the same principle that No Days Wasted and Myrkl are using but transformed it into gummy bears. Five of the berry-flavoured Before You Drink gummies are one serving and meant to be taken before drinking and then after as needed. The ingredients are the same as the DMH detox pills just without the DMH, sadly. Prickly pear, milk thistle, matcha green tea, and l-cysteine (an amino acid that boosts the body's natural ability to regulate blood sugar levels) once again give a quick hit of support but they don't break down anything like the other two supplements. The gummies are also not FDA approved but they are available online. 

Liquid IV

After just saying that dehydration isn't the cause of hangovers, here we are with a hydration hangover cure. But we couldn't leave this one off the list since it's been used by bachelorette parties and on Vegas trips for years. Liquid IV is often touted as the equivalent of drinking three bottles of water but that's because it uses a combination of sodium, potassium, glucose, and other nutrients to hydrate the cells faster and more efficiently than water. The influx of additional concentrated vitamins helps supplement what your body is craving after a night out but while this will help it will not take away the hangover completely so it's better used in conjunction with method cure on this list.Blowfish for Hangovers

Another American product, Blowfish for Hangovers is a fizzing capsule meant to be taken the morning after drinking and it guarantees an end to your hangover. This is one of the few formulas on this list to include caffeine which they claim helps with nausea and irritability. It's FDA approved and contains 500mg of aspirin and 60 mg of pharmaceutical-grade caffeine in two effervescent tablets that are dissolved in a glass of water and drunk. The idea is that these are the things needed to treat the symptoms of a hangover all in one form that is easier on the stomach than taking them individually.

Morning Recovery

Morning Recovery is similar to Blowfish in that it is also meant to be drunk the morning after but it doesn't contain aspirin or caffeine. The "proprietary ingredients" are a mixture of vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts that support liver function and the body's ability to metabolize nutrients. One of the ingredients is Hovenia extract, a raisin tree that has been used in traditional medicines to treat a number of ailments including hangovers. It also tastes like lemon.

Over EZ

Over EZ is a supplement that contains many of the same ingredients as other entrants on this with the addition of magnesium, chicory root, beet juice, and grape skin among other natural extracts sourced from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil. Its hero ingredient is the milk thistle which is in many other hangover cures and that Over EZ says "has been used as a herbal healer since ancient Greek times." According to them, the seeds are rich in silymarin which fights free radical damage and acts as an anti-inflammatory. One over EZ capsule should be taken 15 minutes before or during your first beverage of the night. 

Neutralize

Drinkers are supposed to take three capsules of the Neutralize supplement within an hour of their first alcoholic beverage and three capsules within an hour of finishing their last alcoholic beverage. The pill is meant to eliminate 100% of the acetaldehyde toxin in the body within an hour and it helps the body process the alcohol faster without reducing the alcohol's effects or the body's tolerance, thus saving you from a hangover and keeping the fun. Just like the new Mirykl pill.

CBD

CBD should not be thought of as a hangover cure (although some advocates treat it that way) but there are gummies and oils out there claiming to aid in the symptoms of a hangover. Hangovers can cause anxiety, nausea, and headaches, all of which CBD has been known to treat. 
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