The Bacteria That Lets You Drink Alcohol Again
Zack Abbott, Ph.D. / ZBiotics
How to change what you do before you drink alcohol to feel better the day after.
ZBiotics sponsored this episode.
In this Episode of The Human Upgrade™...
…… you’ll find out how to counter the sometimes rough morning after you have alcohol. The key is a new genetically engineered pre-alcohol probiotic drink. Great timing as you head into the holiday season of celebrations.
Zack Abbott, CEO & co-founder of ZBiotics, joins this 1,000th episode of the podcast to talk about new discoveries in alcohol metabolism, genetic engineering and GMOs (used in a good way!), and the power of microbes.
Ever wondered why you feel like crap the morning after drinking alcohol? The cause is a byproduct called acetaldehyde that forms in your gut when you drink alcohol.
“Aldehydes are a class of chemicals that are highly reactive,” Zack explains. “They have a double-bonded oxygen, and they are able to react with a lot of things generally, but then specifically in your body. The molecule alcohol is basically oxidized to acetaldehyde, which is an aldehyde, and acetaldehyde is highly toxic.”
The ZBiotics Pre-Alcohol Probiotic Drink breaks down acetaldehyde while you drink so you can feel better the morning after.
“I think that’s the whole point of the biohacker movement, that bringing this technology can really be a huge tool in our tool belt. It requires you to be responsible. It’s not a get-out-of-jail-free card. You have to make good choices, drink responsibly, things like that.”
“What's great about this technology is that we are delivering you a live enzyme factory that's going to be functional the entire time it's alive in your gut.”
Zack Abbott, Ph.D. / Zbiotics
Prior to starting ZBiotics, Zack, who has a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology, worked in clinical trial design, researched HIV vaccines, and pursued novel antibiotics in both academia and industry.
He invented the ZBiotics proprietary technology using genetic engineering to develop new probiotics—ones with specific, unique abilities to improve your daily life. He’s proving through science that incredible things can be done with GMOs and genetically engineered microbes.
“I think that a technology has been conflated with bad business practices,” Zack says. “So, I certainly wouldn’t advocate and say that all GMOs are good, or all GMOs are bad. It’s more like it’s a tool. Genetic engineering is the same thing. It’s a tool, it’s a novel tool in our toolbox that as we’ve advanced as in terms of science and biotechnology, it’s something that we can do now pretty easily, and it’s a matter of how it’s applied.”
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