Serial Investor Patrick Cho On The Science Behind His ‘Supplemint’ Hangover Aid
Imbibers in Cho’s home country of Korea have used an assortment of vitamins, herbs and minerals to seamlessly prevent hangovers for decades.
Presented by Patrick Cho
For many investors and business owners alike, entertaining is often part of the job. With a loaded schedule and early mornings on the horizon, most may opt-out of engaging in the frequent social drinking or weekend nights that are typically required of businessmen worldwide. Serial investor, and CEO/founder of numerous businesses Patrick Cho has recognized this very principle over years of his business ventures.
Even on his vacation in his native country Korea, entertaining is still a part of the job. Unusually though, in contrast to American culture, no one in Korea had a terrible hangover the morning after a night of drinking. How could this be? What are the strategies used by Korean culture that prevent the development of a terrible hangover? Cho recognized that Korean cultures have used an assortment of vitamins, herbs, and minerals that have seamlessly prevented hangovers for decades. This led to the birth of a new hangover aid Supplemint.
Before describing what Supplemint is, and how Patrick Cho used publicly available research and world-renowned chemists to formulate Supplemint, it’s important to understand how alcohol affects the body.
Consumption of alcohol and the corresponding degradation via the well-studied activity of a metabolic enzyme known as alcohol dehydrogenase paints a picture that biochemically explains the potential adverse effects of alcohol ingestion. Inside of the human body, enzymes are small proteins that are responsible for a variety of different functions.
Enzymes are responsible for the metabolism of everything from food, water, to alcohol and other substances. Without enzymes, humans could not exist. These enzymes partake in chemical reactions. Sometimes, enzymes can not work by themselves, and they need to be either activated or complemented by another substance in order to be turned on.
This is the case with the infamous enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase, which is responsible for metabolizing alcohol in the liver. Alcohol dehydrogenase, commonly abbreviated (ADH), requires other factors in order for it to turn on and actually metabolize the alcohol; these required factors are known as cofactors.
The problem with ADH is that the reaction can not infinitely occur because there is limited availability of the cofactor. It is also important to consider that the cofactor is also responsible for other reactions in the human body, so using all of this cofactor to metabolize the alcohol you consumed takes this cofactor away from other important biological functions. One of the functions of this cofactor is involved with the breakdown of dangerous metabolic species that are occasionally produced in the body. Hence, chronic alcoholism can weaken your immune system and increase damage to the body.
In conjunction, alcohol is a potent diuretic. A diuretic is something that promotes the loss of water from the body. Our body has natural anti-diuretic hormones, including vasopressin. Alcohol inhibits antidiuretic hormones and prohibits the body from effectively retaining water. Instead, we begin to lose water by urinating frequently, and even through our stool via diarrhea.
Alcohol also directly affects the brain. The brain is a very special organ in the body, and it is protected by its own barrier. This barrier is very selective about what can go in and out, so that our bodies can best protect the brain. Alcohol, inconveniently, is able to cross this blood brain barrier, and directly affects the cerebellum of the brain. The cerebellum is often referred to as the movement and coordination center.
Alcohol can significantly affect the ability of the cerebellum to properly function, which is why enough alcohol can cause dizziness, difficulty walking, and difficulty with perception of coordinated movements. When a police officer tests whether or not you are intoxicated, you are asked to walk in a straight line, touch your finger to your nose and then to the officer’s finger, and other tasks that test the function of your cerebellum.
Now that we have a general understanding of how alcohol affects the body, and all of those nasty side effects you may experience after a night out, let us discuss possible remedies for this.
Supplemint is a well-studied dietary supplement that contains a variety of different vitamins and substances able to potentially mitigate the effects of alcohol. This is a list of the components in this proprietary blend: Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, selenium, zinc, dihydromyricetin, Curcumin extract, taurine, milk thistle extract, brassica extract, N-Acetyl Cysteine and black pepper extract.
Supplementing these vitamins and cofactors by adding them to your body via a capsule helps dozens of biochemical reactions in your body occur seamlessly. This is exactly why this cocktail of vitamins and substances is branded as Supplemint. This capsule quite literally supplements vitamins and cofactors that are responsible for making sure your body functions properly. Supplemint is available to review, purchase, and enjoy here.