The Low Down on Synthetic Alcohol

cosmoThe latest in alcohol developments is the hangover-free synthetic alcohol called “alcosynth”.

The new alcohol has been developed by a British neuroscientist, David Nutt who believes the invention will save lives.

Mr Nutt believes that alcosynth is 100 times more safe than alcohol and is practically calorie free.

Much of the reason synthetic alcohol may be safer than normal alcohol is that it does not produce a compound called acetaldehyde when broken down, as alcohol does. It is this toxin that builds up in the body and causes tissue damage.

This is what leads to liver disease in many heavy drinkers. The toxin also builds up in heart tissue and may lead to chronic heart disease, as a result Nutt believes his synthetic alcohol will save lives.

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