Supplements for overcoming alcohol effects

alcohol effects

Some clients tend to use intravenous infusion for the hang over symptoms. Actually, oral supplements also helps overcoming the effect of alcohol, say, tachycardia, skin flushing, palpitations, nausea, thirst, anxiety, vertigo and chest pain.

These are the effects of acetaldehyde toxicity.

Acetaldehyde is produced from alcohol by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver. Acetaldehyde is a carcinogen, but our body has the defense system to overcome it by reducing and degrading acetaldehyde into smaller molecules acetate and carbon dioxide. Usually the metabolism of alcohol into acetaldehyde peaks at about two hours, then you feel the maximum of the symptom if you are still sober. Most people will just sleep it off till next morning when you feel the hang over and come to a naturopathic clinic for I.V. service. The intravenous fluid contains glutathione.

Supplements for hang over.

An more convenient oral substitute is L-cysteine. Taking 200 mg of l-cysteine, plus 600 mg of Vitamin C and 5mg Vitamin B1  is ideal to reduce and degrade acetaldehyde and minimize its levels. This trick is especially useful for asians whose alcohol dehydrogenase enzyme activity is low.