The man behind this seemingly too-good-to-be-true product is David Nutt, a neuroscientist and professor at Imperial College in London. As of September 2016, 90 compounds of Alcosynth have been patented by Nutt. So, how does it work? According to a report by The Independent, Nutt and his team of researchers studied substances that affect the brain in a similar way to alcohol "to design a drug which they say is non-toxic and replicates the positive effects of alcohol." But there is a lot of testing yet to be done on this stuff. Nutt believes Alcosynth will replace all traditional alcohol by 2050. Learn more about alcohol alternatives in the videos below.
Alcosynth Can Supposedly Get You Buzzed Without A Hangover
It goes without saying that there are pros and cons to drinking alcohol. Some great pros, and some painful and dangerous cons. Most people like to enjoy a cocktail at a party for a sociable buzz. But going overboard means paying for it the next morning with dry mouth, nausea, and headaches. But the synthetic alcohol called Alcosynth could potentially be the booze alternative that strips away the cons while keeping the perks.
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