The Science

The Science

behind Zabino

When alcohol is broken down by ADH, it forms a chemical called acetaldehyde.  This chemical is estimated to be 40 times more toxic than alcohol and is the main reason that we feel ill after we have consumed alcohol in excess.  Acetaldehyde is also in some food products where it is a natural flavouring agent.  Some of us suffer more than others from acetaldehyde, due to quite normal genetic variability. Some of us even get red flushing in the face from acetaldehyde.  Those of us who suffer this way are more at risk from the serious adverse effects of acetaldehyde.

Alcohol (ethanol) is a chemical that is familiar to our bodies.  Evolution has given us the body chemistry that is capable of breaking down alcohol.  Our ancestors consumed alcohol from eating over-ripe fruit, and we even make about 3 grams per day of alcohol in our digestive system by food fermentation. Thus, none of us is truly alcohol-free.

Alcohol is broken down in the body by enzymes with the abbreviation ADH.  These use zinc, cysteine, thiamine and nicotinamide to carry out their function.  All these natural substances are in ZABINO.

The body normally makes ADH to match the intake of alcohol.  One of the chemicals needed to make ADH in the body is pyridoxine.  This natural substance is also in ZABINO.

The positive effects of the ingredients in Zabino have been demonstrated in research studies with animals and humans.  Zabino, when taken before and during alcohol consumption, or when certain foods are consumed, can assist with the metabolism of alcohol and acetaldehyde.

Fortunately, acetaldehyde gets slowly broken down in our bodies by a set of enzymes abbreviated ALDH.  Those of us with genetically low levels of ALDH or those of us who drink alcohol quickly or to excess can overwhelm the normal capacity of our body to break down acetaldehyde.  Fortunately, Zabino can help break down the excess.

We suggest that we should drink water to compensate for the one of the other adverse effects of alcohol, being dehydration.  This is caused by alcohol interfering with normal kidney function, causing an increase in water and electrolyte losses through excess urine production.