When someone says “I brought vodka,” it will surely put a smile on your face!
Let’s be honest, you’re reading this article because like it or not, vodka does something for you.
Whether it’s because of the relaxation it brings forth, or because it makes you feel tipsy – vodka is a favorite spirit amongst millions of adults. Most people prefer drinking vodka on the rocks or in a mixed beverage. In this form, vodka is said to assist in relieving stress and lowering blood pressure. It is a clear, odorless spirit that can help prevent heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure if consumed in moderation.
What happens when you drink vodka?
A lot happens when you drink vodka. It passes through the digestive system while maintaining its purity. About 20% of it is transported to the brain. This is what can result in a good night, but too much will result in a trip to the hospital.
The remaining 80%vodka enters the bloodstream after being absorbed via the small intestines. If you just ate a heavy meal, you’re in luck. In the case that there is food in either the intestines or stomach, the vodka will process more slowly. Once the vodka is in your bloodstream, it is carried to the liver for metabolism. This process is similar across all genders and ethnicities. Although a few factors influence vodka metabolization. There are various factors that determine how long vodka stays in your body.
Those determining factors include:
• Body fat content
• Fat content in the food consumed around the time you drink vodka
• How fast the vodka has been consumed
In normal situations, vodka metabolism in the liver is about 1 ounce of vodka every hour. At this rate, your blood alcohol level should increase by about 0.015 every hour of drinking. This tells us that drinking 3oz of vodka per hour will result in 2oz being stored, and 1oz leaving your body each hour. After 3 hours of drinking, your body will still have 6oz of vodka to keep you tipsy, and process over the next 6 hours. A good recipe for
This process is a bit different when someone starts consuming alcohol faster than the liver can metabolize it. When you drink alcohol too quickly it raises the blood alcohol level. When blood alcohol exceeds 0.55, it can cause nausea, vomiting, irritability, memory loss, and other unpleasant effects.
Vodka can stay in your urine anywhere between 12 and 36 hours. The length of time it is detectable depends on the factors listed above. It also depends on the amount of vodka that was consumed. In some rare cases, it can last up to 80 hours.
Benefits of Vodka
In normal situations, with responsible, moderated consumption drinking vodka can be beneficial to your health. Some of the benefits of drinking vodka include:
• Relieves stress. Drinking vodka slows down your brain activity and central nervous system. This creates the effects of stress relief & a sense of calm, resulting in relaxation.
• Enhances digestion. Vodka can aid with digestion when you add some to your food or consume it shortly after eating.
• Hair growth. Vodka can help with achieving a healthier appearance when consumed in moderation. It can aid the growth of new hair by getting rid of toxins and enhancing the color.
• Relieves a toothache. The old sayings are true: when placed around an aching tooth, vodka can serve as a pain reliever. It can soothe and cool irritable gums, and help you feel better temporarily.
• Serves as an antiseptic. Vodka reduces, helps prevent, and can even cure infections. I’m sure you’ve seen the pirate movies where they pour alcohol (usually vodka) on an open wound before tying a shirt around it. This practice reduces the risk of infection until the person is able to get proper medical care. Vodka is even known to prevent the growth of bacteria from animal bites.
As with anything beneficial in life, overindulgence can cause problems. You can have “too much” of a good thing. Unfortunately, there are consequences that come along with drinking too much alcohol.
The downside of drinking too much alcohol…
According to the Mayo Clinic, “Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure to unhealthy levels. Having more than three drinks in one sitting temporarily increases your blood pressure, but repeated binge drinking can lead to long-term increases.”
Consuming too much alcohol can compromise your immune system. It can also make you groggy & tired. No one, under any circumstance should drink during pregnancy or it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
Anyway, it’s best to avoid excessive drinking. Enjoy it for its purity, natural sweetness, and the warm & fuzzy feeling it gives you. Unlike any other vodka, Hell’s Half Acre is so smooth you can drink it on the rocks without the burn. Our vodka will raise hell & liberate your spirit! Despite the few drawbacks, vodka remains one of the best spirits to enjoy on every occasion.