Production of alcohol by the body
Most ethanol in humans it is produced in the gut due to the fermentation processes occurring under the influence of a healthy microflora. For the production of alcohol the body uses enzymes contained in dairy products, cabbage, vegetables, and fruits.
The amount of produced alcohol
The level of produced ethanol may reach a maximum of 0.015 g/l with minimum at 0.001 g/l. This amount of ethanol is not enough to detect any modern professional breathalyzer. However, this increased ethanol content in the body can change under the influence of various pathogenic diseases in the body or disorder in the regulation of the human nervous system (neurosis, schizophrenia). Concentrations of ethanol also varies with excessive consumption of products containing large amounts of carbohydrates. Among the diseases that increase the production of ethanol, mentioned bowel disease and kidneys.
However, these diseases do not increase the level of ethanol to a level that would be recorded by altomare.
Exogenous and endogenous ethanol
The role of ethanol in the body is the energy transfer that occurs in the process of obtaining nutrients between the cells of the body. The need for this energy is particularly high in neurons of the brain. Deficiency of the substance leads to an increased craving for alcohol. Received from outside the alcohol inhibits the action of endogenous produced naturally by ethanol. Here begins to emerge the phenomenon of alcoholism.
Endogenous ethanol is good for the body, while alcohol taken in the form of alcoholic beverages leads to its destruction due to a significant excess dose.
Exogenous (caught outside) ethanol actually displaces endogenous that changes the life support system of a person and a negative impact on his emotional and physical condition. A particular impact alcohol has on the human psyche and its behavioral characteristics. Deteriorating endocrine system, which leads to disruption of the endocrine glands that produce sex hormones.
The value of elkomenou
According to modern specifications in most of the devices used in the measurement of human exhaled air, used a threshold of 0.02 mg/l of air. If the device does not detect the breath of a person in this index, it shows zero values. Some breathalyzers, this threshold is much higher.