Potent antioxidant synergy to significantly reduce harmful effects of alcohol Alcohol Detox contains thiamin HCL, benfotiamin, N-acetyl-cysteine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha-lipoic acid and silymarin which act synergistically to combat some of the harmful effects of alcohol consumption.
Acetaldeyhyde, a by-product of alcohol metabolism by the liver, is almost 30 times more toxic than alcohol itself.
Amongst others, it promotes the development of cross-links between glucose and proteins, a process known as glycation.
Alcohol also significantly increases the generation of free radicals which, if left unchecked by antioxidants, leads to considerable oxidative stress.
Alcohol consumption causes major depletion of numerous micronutrients: - the folates, vitamins B1, B6, PP, D and E are those most at risk; - thiamin deficiency appears to be responsible for the degeneration of cerebellar cells seen in alcoholics; - the drop in vitamin C levels, the principal water-soluble antioxidant, results in serious oxidative stress in heavy drinkers.
This effect is exacerbated by the fact that vitamin C is a co-factor of several enzymes - reduction in vitamin C thus leads to a reduction in endogenous antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase, catalase or glutathione peroxidase.
Combined with vitamin C, cysteine or N-acetyl-cysteine, thiamin provides protection against acetaldehyde toxicity.
Glutathione, N-acetyl-cysteine, alpha-lipoic acid, thiamin, sulphur-based nutrients, all have a beneficial effect in acetaldehyde detoxification.
Alcohol consumption causes a fall in glutathione levels: - n-acetyl-cysteine and silymarin help increase levels.
In rats, one month's supplementation with silymarin was shown to increaseglutathione levels by 35%; - alpha-lipoic acid can also recycle glutathione.
Vitamin C plays an essential role in protecting brain cells from alcohol-induced oxidative damage.
Benfotiamin, a fat-soluble derivative of thiamin - or vitamin B1 - prevents and slows down acetaldehyde-induced glycation.
Supplementation with both fat-soluble benfotiamin and water-soluble thiamin is essential for preventing some of the most harmful effects of alcohol consumption/ Silymarin extracted from milk-thistle has hepato-protective properties; it is primarily used for treating alcohol-associated liver damage: - it stimulates regeneration of liver cells and hepatic protein synthesis; - a potent antioxidant, it protects against oxidative stress in the liver produced by ethanol; - it protects hepatocytes against damage from alcohol or other powerful toxins; - it prevents fibrosis, a process which plays a part in the development of cirrhosis; - it reduces mortality rates in patients with cirrhosis.
|Each vegetarian capsule contains: 160 mg N-acetyl-cysteine, 160 mg ascorbic acid, 100 mg alpha-lipoic acid, 65 mg silymarin 80%, 65 mg thiamin HCL and 30 mg benfotiamin, an ideal combination for reducing the harmful effects of alcohol metabolism.|
Take one capsule with each glass of alcohol.
Precautions: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is a nutritional supplement and should not replace a varied, balanced diet. Keep out of childrens' reach. Store away from direct light, heat and humidity. As with any nutritional supplement, you should consult a health professional before taking this product if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a health problem.