Finnlanders Find Cure For Hangover
While we wait for the Covid-19 vaccine to come on line we can at least take heart that science is working on cures of all kinds....like even a hangover!
Researchers in Finland think they’ve discovered the cure for hangovers. What do we know about the Finns and alcohol.
According to Foreigner.fi on line, "“Alcohol is, and has been, an unusually important substance for Finns. This is not because Finns have always drunk, or drink, an unusual amount –rather the opposite. The reason for this special relationship of Finns with alcohol is to be found in their permanent framework of living."
A casual observer may think the Finns are heavy drinkers leading to the popular expression in their part of the world "drink like a Finn".
"This does not mean, however, that all Finns drink like sponges. Surely in percentage there are no more drinkers in Finland than in countries of southern Europe. But the truth is that those who drink take the task very seriously, as they probably do in any other field of their lives."
So just what is it that the Finns discovered? University of Eastern Finland researchers found that amino acid L-cysteine relieves alcohol-induced ailments such as nausea, headache, stress, and anxiety.
In a study, nausea and headache (often associated with a hangover-or so i'm told) appeared to have been managed with a 1200mg dose of L-cysteine, taken in tablet form.
L-cysteine has been used previously to help treat arthritis and the hardening of arteries. Add to it's list of accomplishments the pounding headache of a hangover! Um, can we get it over the counter...asking for a friend!