What happens after I drink?
Alcohol (known by chemists as ethanol) is a small molecule, which means it can easily be absorbed from the digestive system into the bloodstream. The concentration of alcohol in the bloodstream peaks about 30-60 minutes after having an alcoholic beverage, but this also depends on whether you had a meal beforehand, the amount and concentration of alcohol you drink, and your physical size. After being absorbed, some alcohol can be excreted through the lungs (breathing) and kidneys (urine). However, more than 90% of alcohol needs to be metabolised (broken down) to make it more water-soluble for excretion, a process in which the liver is a key player.
How is alcohol metabolised?
you become drunk as your alcohol intake is faster than your liver can metabolise.
Once alcohol is oxidised to acetaldehyde, another enzyme, acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, assists in the conversion of acetaldehyde into acetic acid. Important cofactors in this reaction include glutathione and coenzyme A.
Where does that hangover feeling come from?
Hanging up on the hangover
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The Dr Hangover Difference
Dr Hangover is a scientifically developed beverage which contains a proprietary blend of cofactors and precursors that can be absorbed from digestion, supplying your body with the building blocks it needs to enhance alcohol metabolism. These precursors have been validated through clinical studies to increase GSH levels, to maintain a healthy detoxification system.
To achieve an optimum effect, it is best to drink Dr Hangover 2 hours prior to alcohol consumption, arming your enzymes with sufficient cofactors to keep metabolization of alcohol at a steady state. A Dr Hangover can also be consumed during or after alcohol consumption to replenish these cofactors. But if you missed your Dr Hangover, or are just having a hard time getting through your day, water and electrolyte supplementation in the mid to late afternoon may not go amiss, as your ADH pathway may still be inhibited by alcohol in the early hours of the morning. Remember, taking electrolytes when your ADH pathway is inhibited by alcohol results in more water lose and great hangover symptoms.
If your detoxification pathways are functioning at full steam, then you should be well on your way to a better day!