How does it work
– The probiotic supplement, containing two intestinal bacteria (Bacillus Coagulans and Bacillus Subtilis) and the amino acid L-cysteine, breaks down the alcohol into water and carbon dioxide before it reaches the liver. In this way, acetic acid is not produced, which is considered responsible for the malaise of the day after. Thanks to the presence of vitamin B12, the pills then help those who take them to feel “refreshed”.
– Tests were performed on twenty-four healthy young white adults. They were asked to take two Myrkl tablets or dummy pills (placebo) every day for seven days. At this point, based on their weight, they were then given a small amount of alcohol (between 50 and 90ml). The researchers found that within the first 60 minutes, the amount of alcohol in the blood was 70% lower in those receiving Myrkl than the dummy pill.
Doubts and critical issues
– The first limit is represented by the limited sample of people taken into consideration. Experts are wondering if the pill is also suitable for non-young or unhealthy people. Also puzzling is the fact that the effect of only one alcoholic drink was tested during the day. According to Joris Verster, a researcher at Utrecht University, “there is no scientific evidence that this product is effective against a hangover.”
The company’s words
– Hakan Magnusson, CEO of the company, explained that “Myrkl’s purpose is to help those regular moderate drinkers wake up feeling their best the next day.” The company specifies that the pill cannot curb unwanted effects in case of excessive alcohol intake.