NAC (n-acetyl-l-cysteine) is an amino acid that boosts production of a key antioxidant, glutathione, in your body. Glutathione helps with detoxification from heavy metals and alcohol. NAC also has interesting applications for immumity/flu prevention, depression and fertility. And NAC is not found in food, so it’s only available via supplementation.
NAC can actually “pre tox” our body pre-alcohol, protecting the liver and minimizing alcohol's toxic effects. This increases glutathione production in the body, while reducing the toxicity of acetaldehyde, which is what causes hangover symptoms.
*Please note this hangover prevention does not mean you can drink more. Alcohol is still a toxin, even if it is our favorite toxin. We do not suggest NAC for pregnancy or if you are taking penicillin or medications for blood pressure or blood thinning.