What happens 1 Hour after drinking a can of Coke?

  • By Norma Cataldo
  • 31 Jul, 2015

It's pretty eye opening!

“Soda is a health food!” said no one, ever (well, in the past 20 years, at least). So it hardly comes as a surprise that drinking soda can have a negative impact on your body.

But while most of us know soda isn’t good for us, we also don’t know exactly what happens to our bodies once we drink it. A detailed new infographic from TheRenegadePharmacist.com  breaks it down, step by step — and it’s not pretty.


Here’s what happens after you drink a Coke:

In the first 10 minutes : Ten teaspoons of sugar (100 percent of your recommended daily intake) hits your system.

In 20 minutes : Your blood sugar spikes and causes a burst of insulin. Your liver responds by turning the sugar it comes into contact with into fat.

In 40 minutes : Your body has absorbed the soda’s caffeine. Your pupils may dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver “dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.” The adenosine receptors in your brain are blocked to prevent you from feeling drowsy.


In 45 minutes : Your body increases production of the pleasure neurotransmitter dopamine.

In   60 minutes : The soda’s phosphoric acid binds with calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine to give you a further boost in metabolism. This is intensified by the high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners that also cause you to urinate out calcium.

After 60 minutes : The caffeine’s diuretic effect makes you have to pee. When you do, you’ll pass on the bonded calcium, magnesium, and zinc that were headed to your bones, as well as sodium, electrolytes, and water.

Then a sugar crash begins, and you may become irritable and sluggish. You’ve now urinated out all of the water that was in the Coke, along with the nutrients that the phosphoric acid bonded to in your body that would have hydrated you or gone on to build strong bones and teeth.

So, what to do???  Try non-carbonated flavored water.  Bonus: no calories and good for your skin.

Korin Miller WriterJuly 29, 2015
(Photo: Getty Images)


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By Norma Cataldo 07 Oct, 2017

What is Prerejuvenation?  Prejuvenation is being proactive about your skin - not reactive.  Makes sense, right?  Its much easier to maintain and slow down the aging skin process versus correcting skin that already has alot of sundamage and collagen loss.  The concept is to start treatments before there is an issue (as to prevent aging skin) so that it will prolong more aggressive treatments for later in your life.   Again..makes sense, right?  So what should you do? There are many short, no downtime procedures that are ideal PreRejuvenation treatments.

Remember -Be Proactive not Reactive. 

Here's what we recommend:  Muscle Relaxers: Botox, Dysport etc,  Chemical peels, Fillers, Laser Collagen Stimulation and a Medical Grade Skin Care regiment.


Muscle Relaxers :  Millions of people recognize the name Botox, Dysport etc. These wrinkle reduction injections is a quick virtually painless treatment that has no downtime and prevents the muscle from becoming stronger and thus increasing the wrinkle depth.   Common areas to begin Botox is crows feet,  frown lines (glabella) and forehead lines. Treating these areas before lines are “etched in”  is the basic concept of PreRujvenation.

Dermal Fillers : Dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid (HA) are used to improve the minor volume loss which occurs with age. Subtle enhancements can be added to the mid cheek and around the eye to delay premature volume loss. HA fillers are also used to plump up the lips to create a youthful appearance.

Chemical Peels or Light Laser Peel :  Exfoliate and reverse early sun damage.  Rrenews the texture and pigmentation and leaves a youthful and glowing quality to the skin.

LaserCollagen Stimulation: This no downtime, non-invasive laser treatments uses radio-frequency to provide deep skin penetration which stimulates collagen and prevents it from going dormant. Additionally, the intense heat retracts skin to maintain taunt, tight skin.

Medical Grade Skin Care Products :  Your body needs to drink water.  Your skin needs nutrients to maintain healthy skin cells.  Great skin care is imperative to the foundation of great skin. Its important to use some type of  Retin A or Retinol for maintaining youthful skin. A good product line with small particles for easy penetration is ideal. These products lead to increased turnover of the skin cells (pigmentation problems), thicken the skin, and create more hydrated skin. Of course moisturizer and sun block is or should be on your daily regiment. We also highly recommended applying the newest addition to a product line: stem cell growth factors are important to the skin to reverse the aging process.

Welcome to the world of PreRejuvenation!  Visit us at Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa to design a PreRejuvenation Plan for you.



By Norma Cataldo 10 Aug, 2017
For many woman the effect of treating their intimate areas can be very powerful.  The Ultra Femme treatment often results in a dramatic improvement in  self-esteem and quality of their intimate sexual life.  As with all aging, the vagina is oftentime effected as well. A vagina rejuvenation treatment restores external genitalia to appear younger and more attractive and women who couldn’t enjoy sex feel 20 years  
younger. 

Internal therapy with the ULTRA Femme 360 requires a single-use applicator tip that directs the energy toward the entire circumference of the vaginal wall simultaneously.

The ULTRA Femme 360 procedure from BTL Aesthetics and Cosmetic Laser Solutions MedSpa with locations in  Massachusetts and Rhode Island is designed specifically to treat the tissue of women’s intimate anatomy.


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