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New Science

With the wealth of genius in T-Nation, has anyone heard of a substance that will clear the system of alcohol in a short period of time, or is this even possible? Alcohol is a metabolic poison, in large enough doses, and I know of the existence of anti-venom compounds. Anyone?

Can you imagine the implications if such a substance existed? Wow. That’d be a serious cash maker. In fact the more I think about it, it would probably change the world as we know it… it’d be used in medicine, help the elderly, and of course help the general public when they binge.


When performing a lit review for a recent paper I came across some interesting research regarding this topic. There is some evidence that oral glycine supplementation assists with clearance of alcohol (by increasing the activity of alcohol dehydrogenase in the stomach) and decreases stress on the liver following alcohol consumption.