Yale students discuss hangover 'cure' that's ready for market
Two Yale University students say they can prevent a long night of drinking from resulting in a wicked hangover the next morning.
SunUp is the brainchild of 22-year-olds Liam McClintock, who handles the business side of the operation, and Margeret Morse, who handles the chemistry.
The orange-flavored powdered beverage should be consumed before drinking to prevent a hangover. It has all-natural ingredients that help break down a toxic molecule called acetaldehyde, according to their promotional video.
SunUp is being sold as a dietary supplement, meaning it does not require approval from the Food and Drug Administration. However, they did test it on a "willing panel" of 20 participants.
The students have already produced 25,000 units of SunUp, which will go on sale next month.
When faced with the question of whether SunUp would encourage binge drinking, the product founders said that students are already drinking, and SunUp makes it safer.