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A 27-year-old female asked:
Does n-a-c (n-acetyl-l-cysteine) help hangover and help your body process alcohol faster?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
19 viewsAnswered Dec 14, 2020
Neurology 53 years experience
NO: N-acetyl-cysteine is a precursor to cysteine, and crosses the brain-blood barrier with eventual participation in glutathione which is involved in free radical control centrally in brain. NAC also lowers homocysteine levels. There does not appear to be any direct utility in alcohol metabolism, or benefits for hangover.
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Last updated Dec 15, 2020
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