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Frequent consumption of alcohol has been associated with high risk of colon, breast and prostate cancer. It is also a contributing factor to mouth and throat cancer . It causes damage to liver and brain cells, impairs driving ability, and can increase blood pressure and blood triglyceride levels, which contribute to heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases.

Supplement Considerations

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral
A high potency multiple vitamin and mineral should contain B-50 complex, chromium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C (1000 mg), which are all known to be depleted with heavy alcohol consumption. Depletion of certain B- vitamins can lead to nerve damage, heart failure, and brain damage. Thus, a B-50 complex is essential to compensate for this depletion factor. Alcohol generates excessive free radicals, which can be quenched by the boosted antioxidant dosages in this supplement. The 500 mg of calcium helps to compensate for the calcium loss caused by alcohol consumption. Heavy alcohol consumption increases risk of osteoporosis due to calcium depletion.

Essential Fatty Acids
An essential fatty acid should contain the perfect blend of essential oils that help support nerve function (alcoholics are prone to nerve damage) and reduce inflammation (alcohol also promotes inflammation).

Nutrients Enhancing Glutathione
A nutrients enhancing glutathione should help to maintain glutathione levels in the liver. Glutathione is a primary detoxification agent and antioxidant that protects liver cells from a variety of toxins and free radicals. Heavy alcohol consumption is known to cause liver damage.

Coenzyme Q10 and Hawthorn Supplement 
A coenzyme Q10 and hawthorn supplement should contain two important natural agents that are proven to enhance energy production in the heart muscle. Heavy alcohol consumption increases risk of heart failure via a number of mechanisms.

Herbal Detoxifiers and Immune Support
Herbal detoxifiers and immune support should contain 4 natural agents which boost immune function and detoxification enzymes in the liver, and help to repair damaged liver cells. Heavy alcohol consumption is known to weaken the immune system, damage liver cells and over tax liver detoxification enzymes.

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