Good question. We have the answer, but first, let's talk about what happens in your body when you chug that alcoholic beverage.
When alcohol is ingested, an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase naturally breaks it down into a toxic substance called acetaldehyde. And no, it is NOT your friend. This is what causes your hangovers and, essentially, makes you feel miserable. By this point, you're probably searching for ways to get rid of a hangover. Fast. Or wondering how you can prevent a hangover the next time.
While you're googling, "best hangover cure that works," your body is trying to get rid of acetaldehyde by turning it into a non-toxic substance, and this is done by your friend, aldehyde dehydrogenase. (Your body loves you! Treat it well). Like any good friend, aldehyde dehydrogenase has its limits and acetaldehyde builds up in your system, causing the inflammation that produces a hangover.
And this is where Detoxicated and its ingredients comes into play. DHM helps with hangovers by increasing the break down of alcohol into non-toxic metabolites; doing this enhances the activity of both alcohol dehydrogenase and aldehyde dehydrogenase, thus reducing the likelihood of a hangover. No wonder why asians have been using DHM as a natural hangover remedy for centuries!
Prickly pear helps with hangovers by reducing the inflammation that causes hangover symptoms and NAC replenishes your natural anti-oxidant stores to get rid of toxic by-products alcohol produces. Taurine also contributes by enhancing the enzymes involved in alcohol metabolism and in detoxification. In order for all these enzymes to function, important cofactors are required, such as zinc, selenium, magnesium and manganese.
And there you have it. That’s how Detoxicated helps you get over a hangover.