The Telegraph Review - 30th July 2015
Can this hangover drink really cure your morning-after misery?
A new night-time drink, Ohayo, claims to have a 100 per cent success rate in preventing hangovers. Is it too good to be true?
Admittedly, we've been down this road before.
Entrepreneurs, doctors, health gurus and snake-oil charlatans have been peddling supposedly successful hangover remedies for as long as humankind has been overdoing it on fermented grape juice.
But the latest 'miracle' hangover treatment sounds more impressive than most.
Ohayo, which went on sale in the UK this month, and which means 'good morning' in Japanese, is designed to be drunk last thing at night (the one after the one for the road), and contains B vitamins, milk thistle extract and electrolytes, designed to help your body flush out toxins and replace lost nutrients.
According to its website, "Ohayo is full of the same stuff you find in rehydration powders, vitamin tablets and other nutrients that help boost your system".
Sold in little 150ml Yakult-style bottles and costing £3.60 each, the drink is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Sanam Petri and Douglas Wolfson, who came up with their own anti-hangover recipe after learning of a similar formula devised by medical students who needed to fire on all cylinders the day after a heavy night.
After four years of testing, Petri and Wolfson say the drink has a 100 per cent success rate among their test subjects.
But does it really work?
Ohayo was recently put to the test by Ben Foreman for student website The Tab. While the bright yellow liquid failed Foreman's taste test he was surprised to find that, after consuming a large amount of lager, rum, vodka, whiskey and gin, Ohayo did indeed live up to its own hype.
"Everyone woke up feeling great," he said. "A dry throat was all that separated the morning from any other, and a quick pint of water sorted that out a matter of moments later."
You can read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11772835/Can-this-hangover-drink-really-cure-your-morning-after-misery.html