With “The Hangover Part II” topping the box office this week, and perhaps inspiring copycat benders the world over, guests at a recent screening of the film in New York were treated to a dose of reason — complementary samples of Mercy, the new hangover-prevention beverage.
The drink, a custom blend of amino acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins, is claimed by its makers to replenish key nutrients and jump-start the body’s natural defenses, helping stave off dreaded hangover symptoms like headache and nausea.
Those who came to see the film were told that just one 8.4-ounce can of Mercy, consumed during a night out, will counter the effects of as many as five alcoholic beverages, neutralizing the dangerous by-product acetaldehyde and leaving one feeling fresh the next day.
Exactly the kind of protection that Hangover II’s characters Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug could have used.
Mercy, which made its debut this year, is available at select nightlife establishments and upscale hotels, and can also be purchased online at www.drinkmercy.com.
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