When we consume beer, it enters the bloodstream after 5 minutes and instantly acts on the brain and muscles. The next time the body sees beer as a toxin and tries to eliminate it as soon as possible.
If you eat a heavy meal before the drink, in that way you will wager your stomach and alcohol will not enter the bloodstream so quickly because there is an ongoing absorption of food. The impact of alcohol depends on the age.
The female body processes the alcohol more slowly than men’s, because the male body has more muscle tissue. Muscle tissue has a larger percentage of water which dilutes the alcohol, and it seems that women have fewer enzymes that dilute alcohol.
Sparkling beverages like champagne may cause to feel the effects of alcohol faster because of the bubbles that push the stomach, so they urge alcohol to enter the bloodstream quicker.
The processing of alcohol depends on our years. The older we are, the faster it is processed, because as we age, the body has more enzymes that break it down. If we are under stress and have increased levels of hormones, it will affect metabolism and accelerate the absorption of alcohol.
If you enjoy beer and sometimes you want to exaggerate in it, these are the seven things that you should know:
1. A few minutes after consumption of beer
Alcohol after consumption travels through the body to the stomach where it is absorbed in the bloodstream and reaches the brain and muscles.
- After 10 minutes
After 10 minutes the body recognizes alcohol as a poison and does not want to deposit it, so it tries to break it down and get rid of it as soon as possible.
- After 15 minutes
The stomach starts to decompose alcohol to remove it from the body and thus it begins to produce an enzyme called alcohol dehydrogenase, which converts alcohol into other chemicals. It includes conversion of acetaldehyde, a very toxic compound which causes hangover the next day.
Alcohol is converted into acetic acid and water, and during further decomposition, into water and fatty acids that the body accepts and make us sober. If you drink more than the liver can process, you get drunk.
- After 20 minutes
After 20 minutes you begin to feel the symptoms of the general effect of alcohol, your head is lighter and you are overflowing with happiness.
- After 45 to 90 minutes
After 45 to 90 minutes the operation of alcohol is at its peak.
- After 60 minutes
After 60 minutes, you need to go to the bathroom because alcohol is a diuretic, and kidneys direct drinks directly into the bladder, so we have to urinate more frequently and therefore we get dehydrated.
If you do not stop drinking you will feel sleepy and tired, and if you go to sleep drunk, it’s bad for you because the body is dehydrated.
- After 12 to 24 hours
After 12 to 24 hours when you wake up, you will probably feel the symptoms of a hangover, headache, dizziness, thirst, paleness, fever or in fact, symptoms caused by dehydration. The reason for this is that our body is still struggling with alcohol in our body.