Do you find yourself turning red every time you try to have a little sip of alcohol?
Well, you’re definitely not the only one experiencing the ‘Asian Glow.’
According to Yale Scientific, about half or the Asian population (more specifically those from Japanese, Korean, and Northeastern Chinese descent) experience a phenomenon called the Alcohol Flush Reaction (AFR).
That’s the Asian Glow we’re talking about in case you’re confused.
While it’s usually associated with a flushed face and neck, it can also lead to symptoms such as an increased heart rate, headaches, and nausea.
Which if you’ve experienced, is not fun at all. Especially when you’re trying to enjoy a night out with friends.
But a Singaporean startup is trying to promote a new product that could combat that.
Backed by the Singapore Management University (SMU), DrinkAid claims that their product is “the first complete alcohol defense supplement” catered for anyone who regularly experiences the Asian glow.
Apparently, this supplement is able to break down the main by-product in alcohol, acetaldehyde, which is the root cause of many Asian glow symptoms.
During its experimental stages, Mothership reports that 93 percent of DrinkAid testers experienced no hangovers the next day. There was a reported 50 percent reduction in Asian glow intensities as well.
According to its website, DrinkAid can be taken before or after drinking sessions. If you’re planning to have a heavier drinking session, you can also take a double dosage.
Well, I’ll drink to that!