A drink claiming to be the world's first active pre-tox drink has begun a listing in the UK.

Alibi, which is designed "to prepare the body and process toxins, including those which may typically occur from consuming alcohol", will be available from Harvey Nichols in London from later this week, the company said yesterday (28 January).

The drink, which launched late last year, is a herbal-citrus beverage which contains water, milk thistle, artichoke and gingko extracts, added vitamins and amino acids.

Previously available in London nightclubs, Alibi will retail in the UK at GBP1.65 (US$3.29) per can.

"The innovation lies in its distinct difference from detox products and regimes which are geared to deal with toxins at a later stage," the company added.