Researchers at Chungnam National University in Korea have devised a way to hack alcoholic drinks in order to decrease hangovers without killing the potency.

Researchers at Chungnam National University in Korea have devised a way to hack alcoholic drinks in order to decrease hangovers without killing the potency.

By adding oxygen bubbles to liquor, Doctors Kwang-il Kwon and Hye Gwang Jeong have been able to speed up how fast drinkers get sober, and cut back hangover time.

io9 explains how it works:

So why does adding O2 to booze lessen the nasty after effects? When you drink ethanol, you body needs to oxidize it to water and carbon dioxide in order to process it. This occurs via hepatic oxidation, where the liver does its thing to counteract the liquor you’ve just poured down your gullet. The enzymes that process alcohol require oxygen to function, and it’s thought that by storing the oxygen in the alcohol itself, the system functions more quickly and efficiently.

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