N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a form of cysteine, an amino acid. It acts as a supplement that helps facilitate important biological functions, which it accomplishes by bonding with glutamine and glycine - two other amino acids. The result is the synthesis of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Glutathione helps regulate different cellular processes that keep the body’s immune system in check. It also helps in neutralizing free radicals that damage both cells and tissues.
N-Acetyl Cysteine is a potent ingredient that ties in with OPTML’s Hangover Prevention. By promoting healthy detoxification, particularly in the liver, you can get rid of harmful toxins accumulated from eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol, and being exposed to environmental pollutants. By streamlining the functions of the liver (and protecting it at the same time), you are able to get rid of the by-products of alcohol quickly and easily, allowing it to return to its normal functions.
What Is N-Acetyl Cysteine?
N-Acetyl Cysteine is believed to perform numerous functions in addition to promoting glutathione synthesis and liver detoxification. Proponents of alternative and complementary medicine believe that NAC also aids in promoting healthy cell integrity, which is beneficial in the treatment of certain medical conditions such as cirrhosis, allergies, respiratory diseases, and infections.
It also plays a key role in promoting brain health and optimal mental acuity - a property that is very important to OPTML Hangover Prevention’s potent formula. NAC has the ability to replenish glutathione, leading to normalizing glutamate levels in the body, ultimately boosting brain health. Glutamate is responsible for various tasks such as memory, behavior, and learning. Together with the antioxidant actions of glutathione, they reduce oxidative damage to the brain cells.
By incorporating NAC into our Hangover Prevention, you are able to not just avoid hangover symptoms but also remain focused and sharp while drinking and partying.
Why Do We Use N-Acetyl Cysteine
NAC is found to boost the synthesis of glutathione, which acts as an antioxidant. In addition, it supports faster and efficient metabolism of alcohol while reducing the incurred oxidative damage of the liver and body. NAC is a hepatoprotective ingredient, which means that it protects the health and integrity of the liver. The liver is the primary organ responsible for eliminating harmful toxins such as alcohol from the body.
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Fun Facts About N-Acetyl Cysteine
- One man spent a decade drinking to find the world’s best hangover cure. NAC is among his top recommendations. You can read about his 10-year adventure in his book, “Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure”.
- NAC is the antidote of choice for Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose.
- It is found to be a potent ingredient in the treatment of mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addictive behavior.
- A study looked into the effects of using NAC for treating polycystic ovarian syndrome.