Perk Up Dietary Supplement (Regular and Premium) are liquid products manufactured for Wonderzyme, Inc.; which owned the formulation. The sole intent for developing these products is to aid the drinkers of alcoholic products from suffering the discomforts due to excessive drinking. Hangover, a collective term for these discomforts, usually happens the morning after the drinking bout.
In a state of hangover, the body has to metabolize an alcohol’s active ingredient; ethanol. Once digested, ethanol is converted into acetaldehyde and acetic acid by oxidation process. This causes normal body functions more difficult since it causes the body’s citric acid cycle to shut down.
Acetaldehyde is known to cause carcinogen in humans and is damaging to DNA and causes abnormal muscle development as it binds to proteins.
To correct the imbalance, the body diverts pyruvate from other important pathways. This, in turn, impairs the ability of the liver to compensate for a drop in blood glucose levels, especially for the brain. Because the glucose is the primary energy source of the brain, this lack of glucose contributes to symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, mood disturbance, and decreased attention and concentration.
Alcohol consumption can result in the depletion of the liver’s supply of glutathione and other reductive detoxification agents, reducing its ability to effectively remove acetaldehyde and other toxins from the bloodstream. Additionally, alcohol induces certain enzymes which, in itself, can produce additional toxins an free radicals.
Ethanol is a diuretic and has a dehydrating effect by causing increased urine production which causes headaches, dry mouth, and lethargy.
Alcohol’s effect on the stomach lining can account for nausea and increase in gastric acid build-up. In addition, hangover grows worse as one ages; this is caused by declining supplies of alcohol dehydrogenase, the enzyme involved in metabolizing alcohol.
Perk Up Dietary Supplement is a processed extract from various plant fiber materials; mainly banana sap, rice bran and seaweeds. All these are rich sources of sodium and potassium. Other minerals and photochemicals are also present after processing. Prolonged cooking with water is done to release the chemical nutrients from the fibers, to dissociate the minerals into ions.
The properties of Perk up Dietary Supplements give them advantages to correct certain problems. The high alkalinity is the key in giving them disinfecting action. Being a reducing agent or anti-oxidant, it can remove foul odor rapidly because of its dissociated ions. Being organic in composition, they are less harmful to humans, animals and plant.
As a dietary supplement, the sodium and potassium as main elements, benefits the human body as an electrolytes and catalyst. During alcohol drinking, there electrolytes are likely to be lost in great amounts; such that the body is in a weakened state. PERK UP dietary supplements can help replenish these elements. Drinking is also known to induce acidity in the stomach; drinking water with a few drops of PERK UP dietary supplement can help to relieve this discomfort.
Even if not drinking alcohol, regular drinking of water with PERK UP dietary supplement can eliminate drowsiness due to fatigue.
Perk up, being an anti oxidant, helps to prevent the body to overcompensate and protects it from free radicals and toxins. Its alkalinity and electrolytic qualities ensures the body stays hydrated. This in turn helps the liver to regulate the acidity in the body and not overcompensate.