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Researchers in Finland Finally Find a Hangover Cure That Works!

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Researchers in Finland claim to have found a hangover cure that really works!

From hair-of-the-dog to fried food, revelers have tried everything to cure the dreaded hangover, but research from two Finnish universities reveals the answer lies in one semi-essential amino acid.

According to Lonely Planet, researchers from the University of Helsinki and the University of Eastern Finland suggest L-cysteine can ease hangover symptoms.

The small study took 19 willing male participants who then drank a number of cranberry juice and 10% Finnish grain alcohol drinks based on each of their body weight. After consuming the cocktails, each participant was given either a placebo, a pill containing 600mg of L-cysteine, or a 1200mg dose of L-cysteine.

Lonely Planet reveals the men who took the 1200mg dose of L-cysteine had the fewest hangover symptoms compared to the men who took the lower dose of the amino acid, or placebo.

“The fact of the matter is that higher degree of alcohol-related hangover and stress symptoms lead to more effort ‘curing’ the after-effects by drinking alcohol,” the researchers said in a statement reported by Lonely Planet. “L-cysteine would reduce the need of drinking the next day with no or less hangover symptoms: nausea, headache, stress and anxiety. Altogether, these effects of L-cysteine are unique and seem to have a future in preventing or alleviating these harmful symptoms as well as reducing the risk of alcohol addiction.”


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