by sQueeGee l Thursday, October 10, 2013
I've been there. You've been there. The morning after night of getting your drink on; 6 V&T's, 10 Beers, and a whole box of wine,and getting S face, knee walking drunk you feel like absolute, tee total, A$$!!!!
After you get up for the 10th time to puke you contemplate going to get a greasy burger, or grilled cheese, or Hair of the Dog (Bloody Mary), cause these are the "remidies" you've heard will cure your hanger over.
Well now after years of research, Chinese scientist have discoverd that one swig of Sprite might be what the doctor ordered. Read on..
"The group of researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou conducted a series of experiments and found that hangovers are caused "not by the ethanol itself, but by ethanol’s first metabolite, acetaldehyde," Chemistry World explained.
That means avoid herbal teas, because they have been found to increase the "activity of ADH, thus accelerating the metabolism of ethanol into toxic acetaldehyde, whilst also inhibiting ALDH, reducing acetaldehyde removal," according to Chemistry World.
In other words, herbal teas might make your hangover worse because they speed up the creation of acetaldehyde.
Sprite and soda water, on the other hand, "markedly increased ALDH activity, thus promoting the rapid break-down of acetaldehyde and could minimise the harmful effects of drinking alcohol."
Chemistry World spoke with Edzard Ernst, an expert in medicinal science from the University of Exeter in the U.K. He called the findings interesting and a reminder that "herbal and other supplements can have pharmacological activities that can both harm and benefit our health." Ernst also stressed that the findings will need to be replicated.
Now got get me a sprite and please for the love of all that's good and pure.....shhhhh!!