Alcohol Flush Is Real And CBD Can Help
Enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two can be relaxing and fun. But for many who suffer from Alcohol Flush Reaction, it can be frustrating and uncomfortable.
What is Alcohol Flush Reaction?
Alcohol Flush Reaction (AFR) is a phenomenon affecting about 50% of the Japanese, Korean, and Northeastern Chinese population. Commonly known as “Asian glow,” AFR symptoms include flushing of the face and neck, elevated heart rate, headache, and nausea. What is so shocking about AFR, is that it can onset with as little as one drink.
According to Yale Scienticfic.org,
Typically, alcohol is metabolized in the liver, where it is oxidized first to acetaldehyde and then to acetate. Most people who experience AFR, however, flush after drinking because they lack the mitochondrial aldehyde dehydro¬genase (ALDH2) enzyme that converts acetaldehyde, resulting in an accumulation of acetaldehyde up to 10 times the normal concentration.
Can CBD Help “Asian Glow?”
Those who suffer from Alcohol Flush syndrome may find relief from those side effects by using CBD. Here is what Laurie Baek said about her experience using a Hempeutics Pharmacy CBD remedy for AFR.
The red face isn’t a great look but it’s mild in comparison to the headaches I get after one drink! So, even one glass of pinot will trigger it! I am shocked by how well CBD oil works to stop the Asian Glow headaches and nausea. A little under the tongue about an hour beforehand and I can enjoy a tasty adult beverage. -Laurie, Grant Writer
While alcohol is not a necessity in life, it is a huge part of socializing. Having CBD oil as a tool to help mediate the symptoms associated with AFR is amazing.
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