Why do some beers effect me but not others?

Answered on June 20, 2016
Created June 20, 2016 at 5:15 PM

I've noticed i can tolerate peroni and stella artois, even tho they are not gluten free/low carb.I can also tolerate most non-carbonated ales. Why is this? Any other beer, guiness, bud, kronenbourg etc makes me light headed and drowsy the next day????

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on June 20, 2016
at 08:17 PM

Different species of fermenting yeasts, different processes, different types of grains, different end products, different toxins produced by said different species of yeasts, etc. I would avoid all beers and stick to spirits, but that's just my $0.02. It's likely you're not getting away with anything, and while you don't feel it with some, it's still having an effect on your gut's tight junctions and making them leaky. I remember when I used to drink beers, I could drink 8-9 pints of Guinness in a night and I'd be fine, or a few whiskeys and I'd be fine, but half way through a Chimay, I'd feel completely drunk. It certainly wasn't the alcohol level as 2-3 whiskeys would have far more alcohol. If you must, you can try using some activated charcoal caps before and in between rounds to help absorb some of the toxins, but if there's anything there that will signal zonulin (i.e. gluten, gliadins, etc.), in the long term, you're setting yourself up for trouble. With spirits, I get zero hangovers as long as I stay hydrated. I might feel a bit slow the next day, but no headaches, no puking. With beers, the hangovers were terrible no matter how much water I drank. tequila, vodka, whiskey, whisky, or rum for the win. :)

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