Rev(IV)al Hydration is dedicated to using the highest-quality vitamins and nutrients available to create our fast-acting products. One of those nutrients, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), is a naturally-occurring nutrient that is highly beneficial for our bodies.
What is NAC?
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a form of cysteine, a semi-essential amino acid that is naturally-occurring in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins that help protect the body against damage. NAC is considered semi-essential because your body can produce it from other amino acids, such as methionine, and serine, and supplementation isn’t entirely necessary. It becomes essential only when the dietary intake of methionine and serine is low. NAC is most commonly found in high-protein foods such as chicken, turkey, yogurt, cheese, eggs, sunflower seeds, and legumes.
What are the Health Benefits of NAC?
Having NAC in your diet and in medicine is important for a variety of health reasons. It is heavily used for treating acetaminophen poisoning. These amino acids also help to treat chronic respiratory conditions, boost fertility, and improve brain health. NAC also helps to replenish glutathione, a powerful amino acid that the body needs to function at a cellular level.
Additionally, NAC has been linked to:
- Preventing or Diminishing Kidney and Liver Damage
- Improved Psychiatric Disorders and Addictive Behavior
- Relieving Symptoms of Respiratory Conditions
- Stabilizing Blood Sugar Decreasing Inflammation in Fat Cells Reducing the Risk of Heart Disease
What Does NAC Do for Hangovers?
NAC heavily contributes to normal liver, kidney, and brain function, it is extremely safe to use during hangover treatments. When combined with other essentials nutrients, like choline and milk thistle, it’s even more effective at preventing or curing hangovers.