Acetium capsules contain L-cysteine, which is a natural amino acid. L-cysteine binds acetaldehyde and converts it into a harmless compound that is excreted from the body naturally. Acetaldehyde has been classified by the WHO as a carcinogenic substance.
If you use antacid medication on a regular basis or suffer from an anacidic stomach or Helicobacter pylori infection, the bacteria and yeasts of the mouth can survive in the stomach. These bacteria and yeasts produce acetaldehyde each time you consume alcoholic beverages or foods containing alcohol.
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Acetaldehyde and alcohol
Alcoholic beverages are a significant source of exposure to acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde is the main metabolite in alcohol (ethanol). In many alcoholic beverages, it is also present as a by-product of the fermentation process.
Microbes in the gastrointestinal tract can convert consumed alcohol into acetaldehyde, which is then released into saliva, gastric acid and the large intestine. Poor oral hygiene increases the local formation of acetaldehyde from alcohol.
Acetaldehyde is found naturally in many foods and beverages. It is particularly common in foods that are produced by a fermentation process, such as alcoholic beverages, vinegar, dairy products, home-brewed beer and mead.
Due to its pleasant, apple-like scent, acetaldehyde is also used as a food flavouring in some pastries, fruit juices, soft drinks, sweets, desserts and dairy products.