Some weeks ago, I cured an alcohol allergy that plagued me for many years.
Drinking used to give me these weird PRICKLY sensations on my skin for the next 2-3 days. This flared up whenever I went into the sun and gave me small red spots on my skin.
These were clear signs that my alcohol detox system was… well, not detoxing very well.
I thought I was one of the unlucky ones allergic to alcohol… but it just didn’t make sense for alcohol to remain in my body for 3 days.
Further research and experimentation proved that it was actually the vile effects of toxic acetaldehyde. Once I addressed that issue, I cured my “alcohol allergy”.
How Alcohol Becomes Acetaldehyde
Whenever we drink alcohol we get a feeling of social disinhibition and we become less restrained in our thoughts and actions. This is caused by alcohol binding to GABA receptors in the brain.
Fun fact: GABA receptors are also the primary target of powerful relaxing agents such as benzos and anaesthetics.
Alcohol then breaks down into acetaldehyde with the help of enzymes.
Acetaldehyde is 10-20 times more toxic than alcohol itself. It is the primary reason for physical ills like vomiting, headaches, fatigue and skin reactions (Asian flush).
Next to dehydration, acetaldehyde is the main reason for hangovers.
After some time, acetaldehyde then degrades (via the enzyme ALDH) into acetate which is relatively harmless.
Asians Are More Prone To Acetaldehyde Toxicity
According to Lee et al. (2014), about half of East Asians (including Singaporeans) suffer from the Asian flush. This is because we lack ALDH, the enzyme that breaks down the toxic acetaldehyde.
This explains why many Asians turn bright red after drinking alcohol. The level of redness signals how much toxic acetaldehyde we have in our bloodstream.
How I Cured My Alcohol Allergy
Knowing that my allergy was caused by acetaldehyde, there was only one logical thing to do…
It’s not as easy as simply ingesting ALDH enzymes. No one has synthesized it yet because of its complex molecular structure. And even if it existed as a pill, the enzymes would quickly degrade in stomach acid.
The only solution was to find other ingredients that break down acetaldehyde.
In the end, I found three ingredients.
1. N-Acetyl Cysteine
N-acetyl cysteine, or NAC, is a variant of the amino acid l-cysteine. It helps your body manufacture more glutathione, the master antioxidant in your body.
Many people have supplemented with NAC to cure skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema.
According to WebMD (2019), NAC binds to acetaldehyde and makes it ineffective. As a nice side effect, you get a major immune system boost with the extra glutathione in your body.
You can get NAC from iHerb here.
One limitation of NAC is that it is supposedly not allowed in health supplements in Singapore because it is used for medicinal purposes.
Also, you must take it BEFORE alcohol consumption as taking it after would actually damage your liver.
Dihydromyricetin, or DHM, is a natural active ingredient extracted from the Hovenia Dulcis plant.
According to the Journal of Neuroscience, it breaks down both alcohol AND acetaldehyde, making it a powerful candidate for detox purposes (Shen et al., 2012).
DHM also has a myriad of health benefits such as antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory activity, and anti-cancer activity (Li et al., 2017).
Whenever I take DHM before drinking alcohol, I get zero allergic reactions and my alcohol tolerance improves by leaps and bounds.
Since DHM is not readily available in local or online stores, I got mine from a pharmaceutical lab. However, I plan to make it available in supplement form soon (see next section).
3. Ingredient “S”
There are very few other ingredients in the world that break down acetaldehyde but I have identified a third ingredient that is very effective for this purpose.
It is a very rare ingredient – so rare that worldwide production of this compound was stalled for several months. I have been trying to get my hands on this for the past two months and I’m told it will finally be available in small quantities in September 2019.
The way Ingredient S works is by increasing the levels of a powerful antioxidant that breaks down alcohol and acetaldehyde, all while protecting your brain membranes from the toxic effects of alcohol.
The reason I’ve encoded this ingredient is because I plan to include it in my upcoming supplement formulation that will double your alcohol tolerance and reduce Asian flush. Until then, I have to protect the intellectual property.
A Word On The Beta Test
I’m looking for beta-testers to test the final formulation of what I described above.
All beta-testers will receive free samples and a special preorder discount in return for giving a product review. To keep it manageable, I’m keeping this to the first 20 volunteers, first come first served.
For safety and quality purposes I make sure all ingredients are tested for purity via High Performance Liquid Chromatography.
If you’re interested, kindly text me if you have my number or reach out to me via email 🙂
I’ve always felt that drinking is such an important social activity. It allows us to be open and vulnerable – a crucial element for bonding.
If we could control the side effects of alcohol, headaches and hangovers would be a thing of the past. Liver health would drastically improve and people would live healthier lives. Perhaps the number of drink driving accidents would also fall significantly.
I am working very hard to make this a reality.