We all love a party every now and again. But the night before that leaves us legless the next day is no fun at all.
Why does alcohol make us feel so bad?
When you drink, alcohol enters the bloodstream through your stomach and small intestine. From there it travels to the brain, and because it's a depressant, it slows down the functions of your body.
Alcohol is metabolised in your liver. Your liver detoxifies and removes alcohol from the blood through a process known as oxidation. Once the liver finishes the process, alcohol becomes water and carbon dioxide. This process is quite stressful on the body, and takes up a lot of the body’s time and attention. If alcohol is allowed to accumulate in the system, it can destroy cells and cause a lot of harm. Oxidative metabolism tries to prevent this.
During a bout of binge drinking, when you’ve ingested too much alcohol for your liver to process in a timely manner, the toxic substances begin to take its toll on your body, starting with your liver.
The liver is usually one of the busiest organs in the body, responsible for detoxifying much that is a risk from our inner and outer environments. It also plays a role in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
Drinking gives your body work to do that keeps it from other processes. Once you take a drink, your body makes metabolizing it a priority, above processing anything else. Since your body doesn’t have a way to store alcohol, so it has to move to the front of the metabolizing line. This is why it affects your liver, as it’s your liver’s job to detoxify and remove alcohol from your blood.
Long term use of alcohol severely effects your heart, brain, pancreas, kidneys and can put you at risk for some cancers, such as cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, throat, liver and breast.
Long term use of a little too much alcohol can affect your immune system. If you drink every day, or almost every day, you might notice that you catch colds, flu or other illnesses more frequently than people who don’t drink. This is because alcohol can weaken the immune system and make the body more susceptible to infections.
So, in a nutshell, its the accumulation of toxic substances and a beaten up liver that leaves you feeling so bad.
THE ESPRIT IV HANGOVER COCKTAIL is a 1000ml nutrient drip that re-hydrates a system that is severely strained and often dehydrated. The Vitamin C acts as an anti-oxidant to help the liver detoxify and replenish its stores and support the immune system, and the B Vitamins provide liver support to calm the liver inflammation and restore the detoxification pathways.
* Please note that ESPRIT IV HANGOVER COCKTAIL is NOT a replacement for responsible drinking and will not protect you from the longterm harmful effects of excessive drinking of alcohol.