20 July 2022

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Did you notice some people tend to have facial flushing after drinking while some people do not? Do you know why that happened? Some people may say flushing is the result of a well functioning liver neutralizing the alcohol, what do you think?

Before PhytoFairy reveals the answer, why not get to know more about how alcohol is metabolized in the human body? There are two enzymes involved: first, Alcohol Dehydrogenase (ADH), this enzyme helps convert alcohol into acetaldehyde.

Acetaldehyde is in fact classified as IARC group 1, which means there is strong evidence of this element to cause cancer.

Therefore, we need the second enzyme, Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase (ALDH2) to break down the carcinogen (acetaldehyde) into acetic acid so that it can be discharged out of our body.

However, how are these related to facial flush? Actually, the condition of flushing is closely related to the second enzyme, Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase. Some people lack Acetaldehyde Dehydrogenase to break down the alcohol into acetic acid. Thus, the acetaldehyde remaining in the body may cause vasodilation and flushing. This is why some people tend to flush easily while some people do not flush after drinking.

Lack of acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2) is a genetic condition, so we should not blame our liver. Instead, we may try to reduce drinking alcohol to relieve the burden put upon our liver.

Speaking of which, PhytoFairy has a secret remedy I would like to share with you – PhytoLiv contains three main ingredients, including Beetroot, Milk Thistle and Turkey Tail Mushroom. These ingredients may help to maintain liver health.

In spite of that, PhytoFairy wants to remind everyone that regardless of whether you would be flushing after drinking, for the sake of your health, we must all drink moderately! Remember not to drink and drive, if you have drunk alcohol, let’s not drive after!