Alcohol Flush ReactionAlcohol Flush Reaction is a visual indicator of high accumulation of acetaldehyde. It occurs when those with ALDH2 Deficiency drink alcohol.
Essential AD2 is the only product clinically proven for Alcohol Flush Reaction
Essential AD2 fights Alcohol Flush Reaction by reducing the accumulation of acetaldehyde in the body. By doing so, Essential AD2 protects from the damage acetaldehyde causes while also reducing the symptoms of Alcohol Flush Reaction.
What is Alcohol Flush Reaction?
Alcohol Flush Reaction is the simplest way a person can tell if he or she has ALDH2 Deficiency. Alcohol Flush Reaction is a series of negative physical symptoms that occur when drinking alcohol. In addition to intense red flushing of the face and skin, other symptoms include headache, overheating, dizziness, nausea, increased heart rate, and increased hangover. These symptoms are all caused by highly elevated acetaldehyde levels.
When alcohol is consumed, it is broken down into acetaldehyde, a toxic compound that is the cause of many of the negative effects of drinking alcohol. Those with ALDH2 Deficiency cannot break down acetaldehyde properly, and so it accumulates in the body, causing the symptoms of Alcohol Flush Reaction. Acetaldehyde levels can reach 10-20 that of an individual with normal ALDH2. Acetaldehyde causes damage to DNA and proteins, leading to inflammation and redness of the skin.
Is it the same as Asian Flush or Asian Glow?
Alcohol Flush Reaction is commonly referred to as Asian Flush or Asian Glow. It is often called this because ALDH2 Deficiency is most commonly found in people of East Asian descent, including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Filipino, and more. However, ALDH2 Deficiency also occurs in other ethnicities.
Health vs. "The Mask" - Why misuse of antacid products does more harm than good
Some people take antacid products before drinking to avoid the redness of Alcohol Flush Reaction. While this can reduce redness, it does not reduce the build-up of acetaldehyde, and can actually cause harm. Antacid products are not meant to be taken while consuming alcohol, and used together can cause damage to the stomach lining and lead to ulcers. Continually taking antacids reduces the acidity of the stomach. Keeping an acidic stomach is important because it keeps bacteria under control. When the stomach becomes less acidic, it opens the door to overgrowth of bacteria, including H. Pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers in the stomach. The Digestive Health Institute finds that antacid products are the most common cause of low stomach acidity, and can leave us vulnerable to ulcers.
With less acid around, H. Pylori populations can rise, which damages the stomach lining. When this happens, your own stomach acid can continue to damage the stomach, causing ulcers. This problem can by cyclical, as antacids are the only form of treatment for stomach ulcers.
In addition, antacid products have been shown to slow the metabolism of ethanol, increasing intoxication.
How does Essential AD2 help?
Essential AD2 is clinically proven to reduce acetaldehyde following alcohol consumption, the cause of Alcohol Flush Reaction. Essential AD2 should always be taken daily. If you are going to consume alcohol, an additional dose should be taken 45 minutes prior to alcohol consumption. A month's supply of Essential AD2 contains 70 tablets to provide extra doses to take before drinking. To reach maximum benefit, Essential AD2 should be taken daily for a period of at least 2 weeks. Why? Acetaldehyde levels in those experiencing Alcohol Flush Reaction are very high, and it takes time to create a build up of the beneficial compounds in Essential AD2 to have the most impact. In addition, Essential AD2 protects those with ALDH2 Deficiency from daily exposure to other sources of acetaldehyde. To learn more about these, visit Sources of Acetaldehyde.
Will Essential AD2 get rid of Alcohol Flush Reaction completely?
If you have ALDH2 Deficiency and consume alcohol, Essential AD2 can provide a healthier option for responsible alcohol consumption. Essential AD2 is clinically proven to significantly reduce acetaldehyde when drinking. However, it may not get rid of the symptoms of Alcohol Flush Reaction completely. Everyone's reaction can be different depending on your sensitivity to acetaldehyde. If you are going to casually drink 2-3 drinks, Essential AD2 is a great option, and will help the redness and other symptoms. Some will experience 'pinkness', but it should be a noticeable reduction. Other symptoms like increased heart rate, overheating, or nausea may also be significantly reduced. This is also a sign that Essential AD2 is protecting from the damage occurring in the body. Here, you can see from Essential AD2 customers who have written in to share their experience with AD2.
Those who binge drink, or drink many alcoholic beverages in a short period of time, will likely still experience the symptoms of Alcohol Flush Reaction, as very high amounts of acetaldehyde are entering the body at once. It is strongly recommended that those with ALDH2 Deficiency not binge drink, as there is nothing that can protect from very high levels of the acetaldehyde toxin.
What else can I expect?
ALDH2 Deficiency is about much more than alcohol consumption, and when drinking, these symptoms are a sign of serious damage taking place in the liver and body. As acetaldehyde is reduced, many people experience reductions in heart rate, over-heating, itchiness, stuffiness, nausea, headache, and more. These are all symptoms of high levels of acetaldehyde in the body.
There are many other sources of acetaldehyde, and it is constantly circulating in the body at low concentrations. In fact, acetaldehyde is actually produced inside the body as well.
Do I have ALDH2 Deficiency?
Not sure if you have ALDH2 Deficiency? Read our How Do I Know If I Have ALDH2 Deficiency page. For more information about Acetaldehyde and other sources from which it enters our bodies, see 'What’s Acetaldehyde?'.
Let customers speak for usfrom 79 reviews
I’ve tried multiple products. This one works the best. You do have to take quite a few pills but it’s effective.
I've been using Essential AD2 for over 3 years as a daily supplement. I take 1-2 a day regularly and do the recommended amount before, during, and after drinking. I can totally tell the difference in how I feel. When I take it daily, first thing in the morning, I notice that my stomach feels more "settled" and I don't feel as inflamed. When I take it before, during, and after drinking, I noticed that my flush clears up quickly and I don't get a raging headache and rash like I used to. I plan on taking this supplement for the rest of my life!
My boyfriend hasn’t been able to properly drink even the lightest coolers for a year and a half without getting sick immediately, so we gave this a shot in the dark. All I can say is he tried it for the first time and it worked so well. He was beyond ecstatic. I highly highly recommend even just trying them if you have issues with ALDH2 deficiency :)
Essential AD2 definitely minimizes the redness, flushing, and raised heart rate when I drink alcohol.
This stuff works!
I’ve always had severe interactions while drinking alcohol, however despite this, social influence makes drinking almost a necessity when going out with friends. AD2 is the only thing on the market that really addresses the issue, ALDH2 deficiency. It isn’t dangerous like using an acid reducer and it makes me feel much safer on a daily basis protecting me from the toxin, Acetaldehyde. I can’t tell you guys how much I appreciate you for coming up with a product like this. Please always continue making this great product. It’s giving people like me (who even though know the health risks of drinking with ALDH2 deficiency) who still drink, a safer way to do it.
THANK YOU AD2.
It worked great. i would recommend to anyone with the deficiency or even thinks they might have the deficiency. We will continue to purchase.
Hubby saw a definite result on his Asian Glow. The formula works!
This supplement works well. Maybe even better than I thought it would.
Through plenty of my own research I was looking for the best supplements to aid the digestion of alcohol and reduce associated health risks. I like that Essential AD2 specifically targets ALDH2 deficiency and allows me to take one supplement instead of many. Thank you!
I bought this product as my burning red face was becoming a real problem whenver I had even a few sips of any alcohol. I have noticed a real improvement especially if I take it for about a week prior to drinking amd extra in the evening before drinking.
I had simply stopped drinking alcohol in any quantity whatsoever. I would get flushing, overheated, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and nausea. I have been using AD2 for about 3 1/2 weeks now and I am able to have 1 or 2 cocktails or beers without any negative reactions. I am sold. so nice to be able to do a little light social drinking of alcohol without taking a sick day after 1 beer.
Does exactly what it claims! Recommended!
AD2 really works to minimize facial flushing (redness) when I consume alcohol. It's allowed me to enjoy without looking like I've been in the sun all day.
Really happy with results. I feel so much more comfortable when out for drinks now
Whenever I drink, first thing that comes into mind is “gonna be a red tomato again” then have to worry about the physical consequences of having headache, red blotchy skin, racing heart, etc. My friend let me try Essential AD2 one night and it was amazing. I was first skeptical because I had never heard of it, but I can say myself that it works wonders. Essential AD2 changed my life when it came to drinking. Going to be buying immediately.
I have always suffered from the asian glow- RED PUFFY face, racing heart, throbbing headache, constantly looking in the mirror to make sure I didn’t look like I needed to be taken to the hospital (because people used to ask me that) – with Essential AD2 I can confidently go out and socialize like everyone else!
I would always get asian glow even after having one beer. After taking Essential AD2 for a few days, I would still get a little bit red but my head wasn't throbbing anymore and I didn't feel like dying. After a few more weeks on Essential AD2, I feel almost perfectly normal and can actually go out to bars with my friends without worrying about my glow.
Whenever I drank, no matter how much, I would start to get the Asian flush. My face, neck and chest went quite red and my eyes eventually started to look quite bloodshot! It has made me very self-conscious for a long time, making it hard to just to have a casual drinks with friends. Worse than my appearance was the other physical effects. My heart was racing, sometimes I found it hard to breathe, my head would throb and music could make my eardrum feel like distortion was playing right into it. Since taking Essential AD2 I still go slightly red, but in no way as bad as before. The best thing is I feel fine when drinking. My heart feels normal, I don’t feel like I’m burning up and there’s no thudding head experience anymore. I can now just have a drink and not have to worry about feeling like my head is a war zone anymore.
Whenever I drink, my face usually turns red right after my 2nd beer, and I get really warm. The worst is the red face, because everyone always asks “Are you OK? Your face is red” when I drink alcohol. It is embarrassing and difficult to feel comfortable with social interactions when this happens. I got introduced to Essential AD2 by one of my friends who had the same problem. The product actually works really well, and it has made my life so much better. Now my face is barely red when I drink, and no more comments about my red face. However, my nose still gets stuffy, and sometimes my neck also gets red. But I do feel more comfortable with social interactions now that I use Essential AD2. I would definitely recommend this product to those who wish to reduce the Asian flush!
I was skeptical at first, but after taking Essential AD2 for two weeks my hangovers were dramatically lessened. I used to suffer from extremely bad nausea the night of drinking and whole day after, but not after taking Essential AD2!
As an Asian American, "Asian glow" is something I struggled with since I started drinking 10 years ago. While most people aren't malicious with their intent, the constant question of "why are you so red?" after only a couple drinks gets old quick. Not only do I avoid this question now, but I actually FEEL better when I wake up the next morning. I really can't recommend this enough.
Like most here, the experience of suddenly turning red and heart racing along with shortness of breath is just too uncomfortable! Could never really enjoy a night out. I found this product and gave it a whirl. I’ll admit I didn’t take it every day, usually 4 days then I would forget to take it. But the times I took it daily and when I took 2 more prior to drinking, I could feel the alcohol not taking its full effect on me. I was still slightly red but not as much as before! Next time I will take it accordingly to fully experience the effect of Essential AD2!
My face always went red just after 1 alcoholic drink and I could feel my heart rate increase. Since using Essential AD2 it has almost stopped this completely, however I do go the slightest bit red first of all when drinking but from my experiences it depends on how much food I have eaten before. After a few days or so you will notice the benefits but I would say after a couple of weeks is when its fully working. I tend not to have a big meal before drinking and I take 1 Zantac tablet an hour before and 2 Essential AD2 tablets half an hour before my first drink. This is the only stuff out there from what I’m aware and makes such a difference on a night out with friends.
It truly does help reduce the redness. As you know, there isn’t a magical cure-all pill, but this is the closest I’ve gotten. I can casually drink beers for hours without a flush and knock back 5-6 shots in 30 min with a relatively light redness.
I always had problems with redness when drinking alcohol. This often made me not want to go out. I have tried a number of products over the years and then I discovered Essential AD2. Not only does it help when drinking alcohol both that night and the following day – but I have discovered it also prevents general redness if taken as a daily supplement. I think the picture of me shows that it has worked really well. Great product.
I was skeptical at first, but Essential AD2 definitely makes a difference. Asian glow is tempered, both physically as well as aesthetically. The redness is 100% toned down, and the ability to enjoy drunkenness is multiplied many fold.
My friend gave me a bottle as a joke because I always glowed after one or two shots. But since I got it, I decided to try it out. Might as well right? Tried it and loved it! Came here to purchase more!!
All I can say is, it WORKS!!! Was very sceptical at first but was willing to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did. I can finally enjoy a glass of wine with dinner. Thank you!!! In case anyone is wondering, I paid full price for this product and am not in the habit of leaving reviews, but if I believe in it so much that an excellent review is justified.
I enjoy having a cocktail or two when I attend either business or personal functions. However, I would get the Asian Flush after a few sips, which was very embarrassing to say the least. My Asian Flush was rather severe, with a my face turning red, eyes getting bloodshot and my body forming red blotches all over. It would be accompanied by shortness of breath, stuffiness, and sometimes heart palpitations. I always thought this was what everyone felt when drinking, aside from the red face. Then I was introduced to Essential AD2. Essential AD2 was a true blessing. It made me understand what normal people feel when drinking. I still get a little flushed at first but that goes away quickly. My shortness of breath, stuffiness and heart palpitations went away. I no longer have to look like a drunk after only half a drink. I can relax and enjoy myself without the feeling self-conscious. It really helped my social life and allowed me to enjoy social settings that included alcohol. Thanks Essential AD2. I highly recommend this product to everyone I know that suffers from Asian Flush.
I buy the tablets for my grandson who suffers a great deal with the Asian Flush…This condition has affected his whole social life for quite a while…as soon as he had a drop of alcohol his face would go bright red…This really affected his confidence when in the company of his friends always aware of his red face.. Since taking Essential AD2 his life has changed so much .. He is a lot more confident and is now able to enjoy his social life ….nights out with his family and friends without the dreaded red face…. His name is Mark Thomas and I have attached a photo of him.. I would like to thank you for the excellent service…the tablets always arrive quick and safely ..
I’ve suffered from Asian glow for a number of years ever since I started drinking. No one else in my immediate family gets it, so you can imagine the kind of teasing I get at family events…Social events are even worse, I hate being THAT Asian guy with the bright red face after just one drink. On top of that, I actually have a pretty high tolerance but no one believes me because of the flush. With Essential AD2, my level of intoxication finally matches my appearance…and I can actually attend events without being embarrassed and shamed for my glow.
With one drink my face and ears turns red. Looks like I’ve been in the sun all day. Taking Essential AD2 seems to help a great deal reduce or minimize this. I’ve used this product, occasionally, for a couple of years. Seems to work well.