Suoja is a dietary supplement that protects the brain and body while drinking alcohol and reduces fatigue and other negative effects the next day. It also protects you from lifestyle and environmental toxins (pollution, additives, pharmaceuticals, etc). Many people think that a hangover is caused by dehydration. This is partly true, but the main cause is the onset of toxins in the body. Alcohol metabolism creates acetaldehyde that is considerably more toxic than alcohol itself. The liver produces glutathione to neutralize acetaldehyde, but the liver’s glutathione stocks are already depleted after two alcoholic drinks. After that, acetaldehyde begins to accumulate, causing much of the symptoms of the next morning. Suoja (3 capsules before the first drink) supports the production of glutathione, protects the liver and corrects its malfunctions.
Suoja contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and botanicals along with other natural ingredients. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals in the body, amino acids help in the treatment of toxins, and herbal remedies, such as Milk Thistle, support liver function. Suoja complements healthy nutrition and helps the body to eliminate toxins from alcohol. Naturally, it also supports healthy liver function in those who do not drink alcohol, but are exposed to general toxins and pollutants (which is you, unless you’re lucky enough to live on the mountain range far away from cities). The recommended dosage for daily protection is 1 capsule a day.
We would still like to mention that we in no way recommend the overuse of alcohol. The goal should not be to eliminate the hangover or to drink more, but to maintain optimal health. Even a moderate amount of alcohol puts the body in a stressful state and harms your health. Some of these negative effects can be reduced by supporting the body's own corrective action via Suoja. But Suoja will not help you for the stupid stuff you do while being drunk, that’s still on you.
Suoja is not a way to enjoy alcohol more than before, but to enjoy life more.
N-ACETYL-CYSTEINE (Acetylcysteine, NAC)
L-cysteine is a precursor to the biologic antioxidant glutathione. Acetylcysteine is bioavailable version of L-cysteine which means the body can absorb NAC (while it can not absorb the L-cysteine). Hence administration of acetylcysteine replenishes glutathione stores.
The NAC contained in detox formulas binds acetaldehyde directly and prevents its adverse effects in the body. In addition, NAC supports the production of glutathione, as well as protects the liver and corrects its malfunctions. NAC is also a powerful antioxidant.
Taurine is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine. Taurine is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body in detoxification by keeping alcohol and toxins in the liver. It neutralizes free radicals and protects essential fatty acids and cell walls from oxidation.
Taurine is a mild sedative and inhibitor of the central nervous system - a kind of natural antidepressant. It binds to GABA receptors and acts in an anxiolytic role akin to GABA, blocking the over-reaction of the nervous system. Taurine lowers stress-induced cortisol levels and contributes, through the nerves, to the physical activity of long-term memory. Although taurine can create a calm and concentrated mind, it also enhances endurance and reduces the fear of social situations.
Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is a herbal plant that has been used for the treatment of liver diseases and the cleansing of the body from toxic substances for over 2,000 years. Originally, the entire plant was eaten with roots, but today it is typically used as an extract. The strength of the standard ground extract extract is referred to as silymarin. The active ingredient silymarin is an aromatic compound that protects and supports the well-being of the liver.
Silymarin raises the liver's glutathione content. Glutathione is a vital antioxidant in the body that protects cells against oxidative stress and free radicals. Free radicals are generated by, for example, UV radiation in sunlight. As strongly reactive elements, they violate intracellular molecules, e.g. DNA, which would significantly increase the risk of cancer unless the antioxidant repair mechanisms of the body constantly repair and protect DNA from the destruction of free radicals.
Nopal is a herbal drug from Opuntia Ficus Indica. It contains plenty of vitamin C and pectin (a kind of soluble fiber). The cactus is used as a food in South America and also as a traditional way of avoiding alcohol’s side effects.
According to a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2004, Nopal may alleviate some of the symptoms of alcoholism. For the study, 64 healthy young adults were given either nopal or placebo for five hours before enjoying 1.75 grams of alcohol per kilogram of body weight (for a person weighing 80 kg, this makes less than 12 doses of the drug). The results revealed that nopal significantly reduced nausea, dry mouth and loss of appetite compared to the placebo.
The health benefits of quercetin have been known for 3,500 years. Ancient people drank pomegranate juice (a natural source of quercetin) mixed with potash as a good health elixir.
Quercetin is a flavonoid that acts as an antioxidant by capturing free radicals and preventing various molecules from oxidizing. Quercetin protects against the negative effects of free radicals such as cell membrane damage, DNA changes, and cell death.
Quercetin may reduce the toxicity of paracetamol (eg Panadol analgesic) to the liver by reducing the amount of reactive oxygen and nitrogen. The quercetin also stimulates mitochondrial function in the liver.
Alpha-GPC (alpha-glycerylphosphoryl choline) improves cellular communication and memory capacity and protects the brain from neuronal damage.
Alpha-GPC is a high-quality source of choline, best known for its ability to increase memory capacity. It is considered one of the best choline sources in the market because it easily penetrates the blood-brain barrier, meaning that it can also function in the central nervous system where it is needed. Choline is being used in the body to synthesize acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter that affects, among other things, learning, memory, and REM sleep. Alpha-GPC has been abundant in clinical trials to demonstrate its efficacy and safety. The recommended dose of Alpha-GPC has been shown to boost memory activity and can lead to better concentration capability.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (ALA)
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a strong antioxidant that has beneficial effects in many tissues throughout the body. Many studies have also found beneficial effects on metabolism. ALA raises the amount of glutathione in the body, effectively reduces oxidative stress, and recycles other antioxidants, restoring them to active form.
ALA plays an essential part in cellular energy production. ALA helps body break down sugar and carbohydrate for the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is a "fuel" stored in mitochondria, which releases energy as needed. ALA is not a direct stimulant to the central nervous system, such as caffeine, making it an entirely natural way for the body to increase energy.
VITAMINS (C, E, B1, B2, B6, B9, B12)
Alcohol and other drugs consume significant amounts of vitamins and it is essential to correct their balance and avoid the immediate symptoms of vitamin deficiency in the morning and in the longer term.
Suoja contain vitamins that are consumed and removed from the body more abundantly when drinking alcohol and are important for the well being of the body and mind. A very important feature is also the ability of vitamins to raise the level of glutathione in the body and promote its absorption.
We use high quality and very absorbent vitamins (eg P-5-P and methylcobalamin).
MINERALS (zinc, magnesium, selenium)
Like vitamins, certain minerals are also consumed in significant amounts by the liver and body when removing poisons. Alcohol has proven to reduce the amount of zinc, selenium and magnesium in the body. These are all minerals essential to the body's functioning, and even a small amount of deficiency can lead to serious problems.
Zinc improves the ability of the liver to treat alcohol and helps restore the amount of glutathione to normal. Glutathione plays an important role in the neutralization of alcohol and many other toxins. Low zinc levels are also associated with alcohol-induced liver damage. Magnesium and selenium increase the amount of glutathione in the body and promote its absorption.
We use piperine in almost every product, including Suoja. And for good reason: piperine improves the bioavailability of other compounds, i.e. increases their level in the body after ingestion.
Piperine is black pepper in condensed form. Piperine is found in several supplements, herbal products, and some medicines to improve the bioavailability of other compounds. Piperine increases bioavailability in at least two ways: slowing down the metabolism of the compounds through liver metabolism and slowing down glucuronidation, which is also the metabolism of foreign molecules in the body that is extrinsic in the body. For example piperine raises the curcuminoid content of turmeric in the body more than ten times that of the turmeric which is consumed without piperine.