July 25, 2022
In the liver, the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase converts alcohol (ethanol) to a toxic compound called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is harmful to the body and plays a role in hangover severity. It can even cause long-term cellular damage if the body’s exposed to it for long periods of time.
DHM and NAC improve the efficiency of alcohol dehydrogenase and speed up alcohol metabolism, resulting in less acetaldehyde exposure, less liver damage, and less hangover severity.
Congeners such as methanol break down into highly toxic formaldehyde and formic acid, which can increase hangover severity and the damaging effects of drinking.
Curcumin, a very strong anti-inflammatory compound, decreases inflammation caused by congener metabolism, and prevents symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal upset, and nausea.
Not only does alcohol suppress the immune system leaving you more susceptible to getting sick, research shows that ethanol can change the immune function and directly cause hangover symptoms.
Zinc, selenium, Vitamin B2, and other B vitamins improve the immune system, helping optimize its function and keeping you protected during and after a night of drinking.
Drinking alcohol suppresses the release of the antidiuretic hormone (ADH) vasopressin, causing the body to increase urine production and lead to a loss of water and electrolytes.
The amino acid taurine promotes fluid and electrolyte balance within cells, preventing loss of too many electrolytes and minerals, and working to keep you hydrated throughout the night.