- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 30, 2017

Two Yale University students are claiming to have an invented a hangover cure, local media reports.

Mixing science with the desire to party, seniors Maggie Morse and Liam McClintock invented a powdered elixir to stave off the effects of alcohol withdrawal.

They call their product SunUp, and tested it among friends and classmates before launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to support mass production.



In less than 30 days they exceeded their goal of raising $20,000. Supporters could pre-order a single packet for $5.

Ms. Morse is a cellular and development biology major, while Mr. McClintock fashions himself a “supplement aficionado,” according to their website.

The two wanted to find a way to support their love of binge drinking with their love of working hard.

Distributed in powder form, SunUp is intended to be consumed before a night of drinking, for best results.

The science behind their concoction purports to get rid of a buildup of acetaldehyde — a chemical released by the liver when processing alcohol — to refresh glutamine in the brain, balancing the immune system and replenishing vitamins.

• Laura Kelly can be reached at lkelly@washingtontimes.com.

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