WHAT HAPPENS TO ALCOHOL IN YOUR BODY?

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1️⃣ THE ALCOHOL IN YOUR DRINK IS ABSORBED INTO YOUR BODY THROUGH THE STOMACH AND SMALL INTESTINES. FOOD SLOWS DOWN THE RATE OF ABSORPTION – THAT’S WHY ALCOHOL AFFECTS YOU MORE QUICKLY WHEN TAKEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH!

2️⃣ ALCOHOL TRAVELS THROUGH THE INTESTINES TO THE LIVER AND THEN ON TO YOUR HEART, BRAIN, MUSCLES AND OTHER TISSUES. THIS HAPPENS VERY QUICKLY – WITHIN A FEW MINUTES.
USUALLY, THOUGH NOT ALWAYS, THIS HAS A PLEASANT EFFECT (YOU FEEL LIKE I DO ALL OF THE TIME, BUT WITHOUT DRINKING! JUST SAYING!).

3️⃣ YOUR BODY CAN’T STORE ALCOHOL, SO IT BREAKS IT DOWN – YOUR LIVER’S JOB. THE LIVER FIRSTLY CHANGES ALCOHOL INTO ACETALDEHYDE (THIS IS TOXIC), THEN INTO ACETATE (HARMLESS), WHICH IS THEN BROKEN DOWN INTO CARBON DIOXIDE AND WATER.
ABOUT 90% – 95% OF ALCOHOL CONSUMED IS BROKEN DOWN BY THE LIVER, 5-10% IS EXCRETED THROUGH URINE, BREATH AND SWEAT (SO YOU EITHER WET YOURSELF, HAVE BAD BREATH OR STINKY ARM PITS!)

4️⃣ YOUR BODY’S ABILITY TO PROCESS ALCOHOL DEPENDS ON YOUR AGE, WEIGHT AND SEX (THAT’S GENDER, NOT HOW MUCH SEX YOU HAVE OR HOW KINKY YOU ARE!). YOUR BODY BREAKS DOWN ALCOHOL AT A RATE OF ROUGHLY ONE DRINK PER HOUR.

SO WHAT IF ALCOHOL DIDNT EXIST? HERE ARE SOME SOBERING FACTS . . .

✅ 3.3 MILLION MORE PEOPLE WOULD BE ALIVE EACH YEAR

✅ ALCOHOL IS THE SECOND LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AFTER SMOKING

✅ 7.6% OF MALE DEATHS WORLD-WIDE ARE ALCOHOL RELATED!

✅ PEOPLE WOULD HAVE MORE MONEY, LOT’S MORE MONEY

HOWEVER . . .

WITHOUT ALCOHOL YOU MIGHT NOT EXIST?!?! THINK ABOUT IT 🙂

7 thoughts on “WHAT HAPPENS TO ALCOHOL IN YOUR BODY?

  1. Hey Andrew,

    Great post! We’d love to share the article with our Facebook community (10K strong), but the number formatting is not pulling through properly, making it hard to read. I’m on IE11.

    Any chance you could fix this up?

    Cheers,

    Greta

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  2. Yeah good blog….however a allergic person has no enzymes to break acid aldehyde down and you go mad and insane and die horribly. Ten percent of Americans are alcoholic….80 percent of Natives are too…. Fuck you FDA and ATF

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