Antioxidants v. Alcohol. Who would win?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by fenderx55, Nov 27, 2005.


  1. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    Here's my question, hopefully there are some chemistry people about.

    If someone were to ingest antioxidants, say in the form of a "naked" juice smoothie, would antioxidants have any effects when alcohol is consumed? Doesn't it thin out the blood or something? Just wondering.

    -chris
     
  2. anti-oxidants help handle free radicals, I'm not sure that alcohol consumption has anything to do with creating excess free radicals in your body. Although its a carb, and burning carbs (I think) uses oxygen, and maybe creates free radicals in the process. I know burning carbs during aerobic exercise does that.

    Randy
     
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Isn't wine a good anti-oxidant?
     
  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I'm by no means a physician, or anything like it, but my chemistry knowledge is pretty good.

    What I can tell you is that there is no direct reaction between them. The antioxidants will not help metabolize the alcohol and won't likely reduce the effects. I'm speaking from a strictly chemical standpoint, and I'm sure I'm missing a large aspect with the biological effects.

    In short, the juice will make you healthy, but won't help directly with the alcohol, as far as I know.