How do I know if I have alcohol flush reaction?
The term alcohol flush reaction, also known as Asian flush or Asian glow, refers to the red face commonly experienced after consuming alcohol. This happens because of a genetic ALDH2 enzyme deficiency common in, but not exclusive to, people of Asian origin.
The functionality of the ALDH2 enzyme is a crucial element in breaking down a toxic metabolite of alcohol called acetaldehyde and it's deficiency causes a toxic buildup whenever alcohol is consumed. This results in a variety of unpleasant reactions that include facial flushing, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of discomfort.
How does Sunset work?
Sunset works to stop the Asian flush reaction by utilizing multiple layers of defense. Firstly, via glutathione synthesis, it assists the deficient ALDH2 enzyme break down acetaldehyde before it causes facial flushing. Secondly, via a histamine blockade, it prevents the body from reacting to whatever flush-provoking toxins are left behind. These two flush defence mechanisms are held in place by a synergy of compounds balanced precisely for optimum flush fighting effect.
Can I suffer from alcohol flush/'Asian glow' even if I'm not Asian?
Yes, you can have Asian flush if you’re not Asian. Despite the large proportion of Asians who suffer from alcohol flush, the term is simply used to describe a condition whereby the alcohol drinker lacks the necessary enzymes required to break down the toxins that arise from the metabolism of alcohol.
This deficiency can occur in anyone and is usually passed down from generation to generation, so if your mother or father has it then chances are you will have it too. Sunset has been used by hundreds of Caucasian customers to successfully fight alcohol flush. Read more about caucasians and alcohol flush here.
Are there any side effects to Sunset?
As with everything we eat, side effects are possible. Sunset contains only FDA approved ingredients that are used to provide you with natural nutrients and enhance your body's natural processes. Therefore, unwanted side effects are rare. However, everyone is unique and will react differently to different foods. This is why you should consult with your physician before trying anything new and avoid using Sunset when pregnant or nursing.