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Alcohol Abuse
When You Can't Stop
How Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements May Help*

 

My dad was a recovered alcoholic, and I sure wish I knew what I know today about vitamins while he was still drinking.  Alcohol abuse is a big problem in American today, but stopping is really not just about will-power. 

Two thirds of all Americans drink alcohol and about 10% of these are heavy drinkers.  When you drink heavily, your body's ability to absorb and utilize nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, is diminished.  In addition, alcoholics often substitute alcohol for some of their food intake, further reducing the vitamins and minerals and other nutrients available to their body.  Last, but not least, the alcohol has a toxic effect on the body, including to the liver, which helps to extract nutrients from your food.  This may increase your vitamin requirements even more.
 

Common Symptoms
 

Excessive drinking; unable to stop drinking once you start, short-term memory loss, liver problems, anger and lack of emotional control are all common symptoms.
 

Common Causes
 

Both physical and emotional factors seem to be at play here.  Genetic predisposition, poor diet, with consequent low nutrient levels, too many refined foods, and hypoglycemia are some of the physical factors.  On the emotional side, stress and depression can be contributing factors.
 

Alcohol Abuse and Vitamins, Minerals and Nutritional Supplements
 

Problem drinkers often consume lots of calories as alcohol that replace other nutrient dense foods.  This is why vitamins & nutritional supplements may be especially important for you*.  In addition, some studies have shown that alcoholics tend to have a higher need for certain vitamins, perhaps due to a genetic predisposition. 

The main nutritional deficiencies for alcoholics tend to be zinc and magnesium, vitamins A and some of the B vitamins, like vitamin B6 and folic acid.  You especially want to stay away from synthetic vitamin A if you are still a heavy drinker, since both the alcohol and the synthetic vitamin A are toxic to the liver, and you could really cause an overload. 

Antioxidant vitamins like vitamin C and vitamin E can also be helpful for alcoholics*.  In addition, liver cleansing nutritional supplements seem to be very important for alcoholics who want to quit.*   Many people have reported excellent results with adding Noni Juice to their nutritional supplement regimen, perhaps because of its detoxifying effects and high levels of minerals.  Vitamin C as well as Goji Juice can help increase mood, often a problem for alcoholics*.

Recommended Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements*:
  • Coral Calcium (a good source of calcium, magnesium and trace minerals)
  • Cod Liver Oil (check with your doctor first if you are still drinking)
  • B Vitamin Complex
  • C Vitamin Complex, like that found naturally in RawBurst
  • Vitamin E Complex (including all 8 tocopherols and tocotrienols)
  • Liver Support and Detox
  • Goji 100 Juice
  • Noni 100 Juice
  • Green Drinks (for vitamins and minerals)
     

Food Choices
 

Vitamin A rich foods like butter and cream from grass fed cows and liver can be useful, as well as leafy greens, potatoes, bananas and chicken that are rich in B vitamins*.  For zinc and magnesium, add shellfish & eggs for the zinc and nuts and whole grains for the magnesium*.  Nutritional yeast, rich in B vitamins, can help with alcohol cravings*.
 

Other Ideas to Help with Alcohol Abuse
 

Don't forget that if you are still drinking to excess, you really need to stop in order to restore your body to optimum health.  If you've been drinking for a while, it may be useful to have nutrient levels checked by a doctor to see how deficient you really are.  Then you will have a better idea of what types of vitamins and nutritional supplements may be especially helpful*.

* This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
 

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Vitamins and Alcohol Abuse


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