A new £1 hangover prevention pill has gone on sale in the UK today

Myrkl is billed as "the first product in history to break down alcohol effectively".

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 4th July 2022

A new hangover prevention pill that claims to leave people feeling “their best” the next day has gone on sale in the UK today.

And each pill is only £1 each.

Billed as being “the first product in history to break down alcohol effectively”, Myrkl was first invented back in 1990 by scientist Johan de Faire, and has been “perfected over 30 years of research and design” by Swedish pharmaceutical firm De Faire Medical before Brits are now able to get their hands on it.

Although it won’t be available to grab in stores, the Myrkl supplement can be purchased in the UK online – with a pack of 30 capsules costing £30.

Scientists say two pills should be taken an hour before drinking for maximum effect.


So, how exactly does it work then? Well, the probiotic pill contains bacteria that rapidly break downs bacterias named Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus subtilis, as well as two common vitamins (L-Cysteine and Vitamin B12), and the manufacturer says that all the ingredients are safe for consumption and have approval from the necessary food standards agencies.

As the Myrkl tablets are not actually classed as a medicine, they therefore do not need approval from the MHRA either.

Myrkl is billed as “the first product in history to break down alcohol effectively” / Credit: Mrykl

Independent clinical trials of the pill last month found that preemptively taking the tablets reduced alcohol concentration in the blood by half within 30 minutes of having a drink.

After one hour, the reduction in blood-alcohol level was 70%.

Håkan Magnusson, CEO at Myrkl, said the trials “prove just how powerful this product is at breaking down alcohol”.


Magnusson says that his product is the first pre-drinking hangover pill ever to reach the market, adding: “Marking the first time in history that a consumer product is demonstrated to effectively and rapidly break down alcohol, we are very excited to be launching this ground-breaking product in the UK and in most European markets.

“Moderate social drinking is a huge part of British culture, with the majority of British people heading out each week to enjoy a few drinks together.

“Myrkl’s purpose is therefore to help those regular moderate drinkers to wake up feeling their best the next day, whether they’re a busy working professional, young parents, or seniors who want to maintain an active social life.”

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Despite Myrkl’s claims to have people waking up with a clear head the next day, Magnusson insisted that the tablets are in no way designed as “an excuse to drink beyond NHS guidelines”.


He said the company is really convinced that Myrkl is “a game-changing product”, and they wait for the British public to “try it out”.

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