Ethanol (CH3-CH2-OH), or ethyl alcohol, is a small molecule consisting of two carbon atoms that is extremely soluble in both water and lipids.
Due to its small size, compared with other molecules, it easily penetrates tissues by entering the bloodstream rather quickly and, through it, spreads throughout the body in a short time.
Ethyl alcohol, besides water, is the main component of alcoholic beverages.
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Alcohol sensitivity arises from an inability to properly metabolize the amounts consumed due to a genetic defect that limits the production of the enzymes involved in the process. In some cases, alcohol sensitivity is associated with sulfite sensitivity.
For these reasons, the test can help you understand whether you have a difficulty metabolizing ethanol or have an increased tendency to consume alcohol.
The test is recommended for anyone who frequently experiences symptoms such as nasal congestion and reddening of the skinin conjunction with the intake of alcoholic beverages or food products containing alcohol.