The Negative Effects of Alcohol
One in every three adults in the United States consumes alcohol on a regular basis, averaging four alcoholic drinks per week.
Given these statistics, it can be assumed that you are most likely someone that has had a drink at one point or another, and it is likely you have experienced first-hand its short-term adverse health effects: dehydration, fatigue, nausea, headaches, irritability, otherwise known as HANGOVER SYMPTOMS.
However, prolonged, excessive use of alcohol can cause severe damage to the liver and brain that often go undetected for many years. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that many people will not even feel the symptoms of liver damage until the damage has already progressed to a permanent and irreversible state.
Alcohol is the second largest cause of cancer behind smoking. The by-product of alcohol metabolism, acetaldehyde, is a known carcinogen. FORGIVEN helps the body rapidly neutralize acetaldehyde. The more quickly this happens, the less damage occurs to the body. So, even if you’re enjoying one drink, you’ll be doing your body a kindness to provide it with the nutrients contained in FORGIVEN.
How Alcohol Effects the Liver
The liver is a vital organ. It has a wide range of functions, and is necessary for survival; a person cannot live long-term without the liver.
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has over 500 functions in the body, including:
- energy storage
- decomposition of red blood cells
- blood plasma protein synthesis
- hormone production
When a person drinks, the liver goes into “overdrive” to remove toxic substances out of the body. This puts excessive stress on the liver, and with the constant consumption of alcohol overtime, the liver begins to become inflamed and scarred. Once scar tissue develops around the liver, the liver becomes brittle and tough rather than soft and spongy, as it should be. As a result, the blood is unable to work its way through the liver and cirrhosis is a likely outcome. People who have cirrhosis of the liver are also likely to develop diabetes which is a lifelong disease that may require insulin injections and other medications to prolong or sustain life.
How Alcohol Affects the Brain
The brain- the most important organ in the human body, is an intricate maze of connections that keeps our physical and psychological processes running smoothly. Alcohol can disrupt these connections quite quickly and lead to short-term effects such as impaired thinking and slowed reaction time. As little as one drink can disrupt how the brain works. Alcohol also can have longer-lasting consequences for the brain—changing the way it looks and works and resulting in a range of problems. Like liver damage, alcohol-related brain damage is hard to detect at early stages, and therefore, early treatment and intervention are very limited.
Alcohol Shrinks and Disturbs Brain Tissue
The effects of alcohol on the brain are often first characterized by increased vocal volume followed by a slight sway in your walk. Over time, more serious and damaging effects on the brain function arise, including:
- Impaired memory
- Impaired motor coordination
- Sleep deprivation
- Decreased ability to concentrate (brain fog)
- Personality disorders
- Slowed Reflexes
- Lethargy and apathy
- Heightened irritability
- Decreased mental energy
- Increased anxiety and panic reactions
- Decreased sensory acuity
- Increased tendency to alcohol, sugar & cigarette addiction
- Decreased sex drive
How Taking Forgiven Helps
When you consume either too much alcohol or consume it too quickly, your body runs out of the nutrients needed to clear the toxins (alcohol and more importantly acetaldehyde) from your system. When that happens, your blood alcohol level stays high longer and as the acetaldehyde builds up, a person goes from being a happy drunk to a mean drunk, and dizziness and nausea set in, and it’s all downhill from there.
Forgiven provides the nutrients your body needs to process the alcohol and clear it from your system more quickly, thus reducing the amount of time your tissues and organs are exposed to the toxins. We can’t tell you exactly how long it will take to become sober, as there are too many variables from person to person, but we can tell you that Forgiven has been clinically proven to speed the body’s processing of alcohol so it will happen a lot sooner than it would without it.
- FORGIVEN SUPPORTS A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM
- FORGIVEN SUPPORTS HEALTHY NERVE AND BRAIN FUNCTION
- FORGIVEN AN EXCELLENT SOURCE OF ANTI-OXIDANTS FROM VITAMIN C
- FORGIVEN SUPPORTS HEALTHY METABOLISM IN INDIVIDUALS WHO CONSUME ALCOHOL
- FORGIVEN HELPS MAINTAIN A HEALTHY ELECTROLYTE BALANCE
- FORGIVEN SUPPORTS MENTAL SHARPNESS, AND MAINTENANCE OF ENERGY LEVELS