It’s the holidays and parties abound, whether it’s for your office, your neighbors, or New Year’s Eve. Not only are we eating up all our friend’s home-made goodies, but we’re drinking in celebration. Drinking alcohol, especially excessive amounts, can take a toll on your liver. When drinking, having a blood alcohol level (BAC) of about .04% is a “ight buzz”Â for most people, and this is the amount they enjoy. It’s when that BAC starts to get higher that people start to feel sick, and feel the toll that alcohol is taking on their body.
When alcohol breaks down in your stomach, alcohol dehydrogenase turns it into acetaldehyde (of similar chemical structure to formaldehyde) and then acetaldehyde dehydrogenase turns that into acetic acid (vinegar when diluted). Most people can process about one drink an hour, that means their liver is producing enough enzymes to break down alcohol into vinegar in that time frame. Much of the harm that ethanol causes is attributed to acetaldehyde. It’s been theorized that some people make less/or a weaker form of acetaldehyde dehydrogenase and are thus more susceptible to its effects.
Alcohol can suppress your immune system, so make sure you do everything you can to strengthen it, like taking a supplement designed to support and enhance it such as Immune PWRx. Long term effects of drinking alcohol include damage to your heart, nervous system/brain, and your digestive system, particularly your liver.
Drinking in moderation (or not at all) is the best way to protect your organs. Alcohol is estimated to be responsible for 32-45% of hepatic liver cancers. If you already have severe liver disease, it’s important to stop drinking, talk about treatment with your doctor, and consider natural supplemental treatments to support your health.
If you’re like most people and you drink occasionally but are concerned about protecting your liver health, there are a number of things you can do to help protect yourself. First, you should take a supplement that specifically targets the health of your liver. Liver MGR contains antioxidants that are specifically targeted toward protecting the liver from toxins, poor diet, and free radicals throughout the body.
If you’re particularly concerned consider doing a liver cleanse, to clear out toxins and help your liver to function at its optimum level. Liver CLNz Pack offers a seven day two phase process for detoxifying your liver. Liver DTX gives ongoing support to the two phase process and provides nutritional support for the body’s other filtration systems.
Your liver is vital in screening out the toxins that we encounter everyday in our food and water, so protect it by not drinking excessively and by regularly cleansing it and supporting it with nutritional supplements that are full of antioxidants.
By Emma Spera
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