posted on Jun, 27 2012 @ 01:22 AM
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Exactly. It's also used in paracetamol overdose (tylenol) which is the most disgusting putrid man made drug ever created. It's literally lethal by
the packet. ld50 of paracetamol is 800mg/kg and anything around or over 4grams can cause liver trauma.
A packet of 24 contains 12 grams.
Most people with a hangover will take a bunch to get rid of the headache, which basically raises the level of danger enormously. Your liver is already
stressed from dealing with the alcohol, it has no time to deal with the paracetamol, and I'm surprised I have never developed jaundice -- though
I've done a lot worse.
This derivative of cystene is simply something that helps the liver out when it cannot do it's job properly. At least that is the idea.
No one said it's a cure for alcoholism. But then, a crutch is not a cure for a broken leg, or an air bag a prevention for car accidents.
Another good liver helper is Taurine. And no it is not a stimulant, it is a calmative, often found in energy drinks to offset the amount of caffeine
in them - preventing the jitters but allowing you the energy buzz.