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We Recommend MERCY *New Year’s BEST Rejuvenation cocktail

We haven’t verified the clinical studies, but from our own admittedly anecdotal research, this product is at the top of our list for eliminating “morning after” issues.

THIS IS NOT an ADVERTISEMENT, paid or otherwise. We actually recommend this product.

Mercy Hangover Prevention : Our Ingredients

Mercy contains a blend of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and herbs, each of which plays an important role in helping your body stop a hangover before it even starts. Our ingredients are effective individually and, when they join forces, are even more beneficial. Even glucose, one of our sugars, has been chosen for its functional properties as it assists in the production of glutathione and thus aids in breaking down acetaldehyde. Everything is here for a very good reason. Here’s a list of the ingredients and a description of what each one does:

N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC)

NAC is the acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine and a key building block of one of the body’s most important detoxifiers, glutathione, a substance found in each cell of the body. It helps the liver remove foreign chemicals, including the toxic alcohol byproduct acetaldehyde. When the body’s reserves of glutathione become exhausted, severe liver damage can result. The best way to boost your glutathione level is to consume its components, encouraging your body to produce more of the compound. NAC is also a potent antioxidant, which means it attaches itself to dangerous free radicals and neutralizes them. It can even inhibit the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke, a big plus for anyone who’s been in a smoky bar all night.

B Vitamins (B1, B6, B9 and B12)

The B vitamins are known for their tendency to work better as a team, which is why we included four of the most important ones in Mercy. The liver is the main detoxification center of the human body. B1 (thiamine), stored in the liver, is used in breaking down ethanol to acetaldehyde but gets rapidly depleted when you drink. B1 is also a key synergist to the amino acid N-Acetyl-Cysteine, making NAC more effective. Pairing NAC with B1 and C is critical to helping your body produce more of the detoxifying agent glutathione, which is needed to break down acetaldehyde and thus protect you from getting a hangover. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency include confusion, irritability, depression, fatigue, insomnia, and headaches. Physicians are known to take B1 when feeling sick, run down, or hung over. Vitamin B6 helps to keep the liver free of excess fat, which can build-up with long-term alcohol consumption and also has an antioxidant effect. Folic acid (also known as folate and B9) works with B12 to help the body generate methionine, which is a beneficial amino acid. Vitamin B12 is useful in detoxifying the liver and can improve recovery time from drinking-related symptoms.

Vitamin C

Much of the cell-damage that occurs in liver degeneration is believed to be caused by free radicals. Acetaldehyde, the primary metabolic product of alcohol in the liver, appears to be a key generator of free radicals. Enter our hero, Vitamin C. As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals.

Potassium and Magnesium

Potassium and magnesium are two of the many vital electrolytes found in your body, but they are depleted during heavy alcohol consumption, leading to chemical imbalances. Magnesium significantly helps aid the absorption rate of NAC. Consuming electrolytes while drinking helps bring the body’s chemistry back into balance.

Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid (Glutamine AKG)

Glutamine, one of your body’s natural stimulants, is an amino acid that helps build various proteins and contributes to the production of glutathione, a detoxifying agent in your body. Unlike standard L-glutamine, glutamine AKG bypasses your digestive system and works directly at the cell level, increasing the potency and effectiveness of glutamine by a great measure. Drinking alcohol inhibits the production of glutamine, one of the body’s natural stimulants. The body tries to make up for the lost glutamine by producing more than it needs, which stimulates the brain and keeps you from reaching restful REM sleep. This is a significant contributor to the fatigue that comes with a hangover. The AKG in Mercy will help prevent your body from overproducing glutamine, allowing you to sleep better and feel refreshed in the morning.

L-carnitine

L-carnitine is an amino acid and powerful antioxidant that is helpful in increasing glutathione levels and thus breaking down acetaldehyde. In addition to their impact on glutathione production, NAC and L-carnitine have both been hailed in the research community as perhaps the most powerful antioxidants available with some serious health-boosting abilities.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a plant extract that contains silymarin, which has been used for many years to fight liver and gall bladder ailments. It works by inhibiting the production of an enzyme that can agitate the liver during the breakdown of alcohol, and is important in maintaining the overall health of the liver. Milk Thistle has been shown to have a calming, palliative effect on the liver during times of increased activity and stress, and also protects the liver against toxins.

Chamomile Extract

Chamomile extract is used to counter gastritis, or irritation of the stomach, a major hangover symptom.

another product/ drink : RESTORE , has these ingredients:

Science of Mercy: Restore ingredients

Life is tough on your body. Stress, physical activity poor diet and environmental toxins can lead to a buildup free-radicals which leave you feeling run down.

Research shows that your body’s ability to produce glutathione ( the same natural antioxidant that prevents hangovers) is a key factor in maintaining overall health.

Mercy Restore contains a powerful blend of select nutrients that optimize glutathione production. Its uniquely high levels of amino acids, C and B vitamins and glucose, a blood-sugar booster, provide the building blocks your body requires for this to occur. There’s also L-carnitine, an amino acid that helps with muscle recovery, and a blend of electrolytes to support your system after exercise or other physical activity. Our powerful formula rejuvenates your body without the crash of caffeine — and welcomes you back to peak condition.

N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)

NAC is the acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine and a key building block of glutathione, one of the body’s most important detoxifiers. The best way to boost your glutathione, which is found in every cell, is to consume its components. Doing so spurs your body to produce more of the compound.

NAC is also a potent antioxidant, which means it attaches itself to dangerous free radicals and neutralizes them. It inhibits the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke and protects against environmental pollutants, including carbon monoxide, chloroform, urethane and herbicides. NAC may also help reduce the acute oxidant-provoked inflammatory response following exercise, helping to restore proper chemistry to your body after vigorous activity.

B Vitamins (B1, B3, B6, B9 and B12)

B vitamins are known for their ability to work well as a team, which is why Mercy includes a mix of five of them in our formula. The liver is the main detoxification center of the human body, and B1 (thiamine) plays a significant role in supporting the liver, helping it break down toxins. B1 also works in tandem with NAC and vitamin C as a synergist to glutathione, the body’s most powerful antioxidant, and aids in energy production and the elimination of lactic acid, which builds up in muscles during workouts. Many physicians take injections of B1when feeling sick or run down.

Vitamin B3 can help protect against cardiovascular disease by lowering one’s level of LDL cholesterol (the bad kind), while boosting HDL cholesterol (the good kind). Vitamin B6 aids the liver by removing excess fat. Folic acid (also known as folate or B9) works with B12 to help the body generate methionine, an amino acid important in metabolic function and the removal of heavy metals. B12 is helpful in detoxifying the liver and can improve recovery time and energy levels after exercise.

Vitamin C

Much of the cell damage that occurs in the liver is believed to be caused by free radicals. Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, helps neutralizes free radicals and assists in the production of collagen which helps hold muscle tissue together.

Potassium and Magnesium

Potassium and magnesium are vital electrolytes needed for proper cellular function. But they often get depleted during workouts and periods of stress. Potassium depletion can cause cramps and muscle aches. Consuming electrolytes in the right quantities helps restore proper body chemistry. Magnesium also aids in the absorption of NAC.

Alpha-Ketoglutaric Acid (Glutamine AKG)

Glutamine, one of your body’s natural stimulants, is an amino acid that helps build various proteins and contributes to the production of glutathione, the body’s key detoxifying agent. Unlike standard L-glutamine, glutamine AKG bypasses your digestive system and works directly at the cell level, increasing the potency and effectiveness of glutamine.

Stress, fatigue, poor diet and buildup of toxins work to inhibit the production of glutamine, which your system tries to make up for by quickly producing the compound. The burst is often more than what is needed, which can overstimulate the brain, keep you from reaching restful REM sleep and contribute to fatigue. The AKG in Mercy helps prevent your body from overproducing glutamine, allowing you to sleep better and feel refreshed in the morning.

L-Carnitine

L-carnitine has been hailed by researchers as a powerful antioxidant that can enhance overall health by assisting in the production of the disease-fighting compound glutathione. But this key amino acid also helps repair and replenish lean muscle mass and transfers long-chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides, to the mitochondria (the power center of each cell), where they may be oxidized to produce energy. This process can increase your aerobic capacity and help you burn fat.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle is a plant extract that contains silymarin, which has been used for years to treat liver and gall bladder ailments. It has been shown to have a calming, palliative effect on the liver during times of increased activity and stress, and it helps protect the liver against toxins.

Chamomile Extract

Chamomile extract is used to counter gastritis, or irritation of the stomach, a common symptom of stress and poor diet.

There is a THIRD product/drink,  PRODUCTIVI-TEA, which we haven’t tried, but here are the ingredients for it:

Ingredients : Productivi-Tea

Nourish your brain with the nutrients it needs to boost performance on daily tasks, enhance cognitive function and increase mental acuity.

The ingredients in Productivi-Tea work together to keep you at your sharpest.

Matcha Green Tea:

Matcha, known as the most potent green tea available, includes L-theanine, an amino acid that spurs alpha wave activity in the brain, allowing for a steady, calm focus and improved concentration.

Matcha contains five times the amount of L-theanine as any other green tea variety. Scientists believe it is L-theanine that makes matcha so popular with Buddhist monks, who have relied on the tea for centuries as an aid to meditation..

Matcha has significantly less caffeine than coffee or black tea, and it’s a different form,, which breaks down slowly over time, allowing for sustained alertness without the crash of a typical cappuccino or energy drink.

The matcha in Productivi-Tea is brewed with the entire leaf, maximizing antioxidants and nutrients,

R-Lipoic Acid:

R-Lipoic acid is a key coenzyme and antioxidant that encourages the body’s production of acetylcholine, a nerve-system messenger vital to cognitive performance. R-Lipoic acid can cross cellular walls, allowing it neutralize free radicals from both inside and outside a cell, helping prevent damage to the neurological system. It also increase energy by assisting in glucose synthesis.

Acetyl L-Carnitine:

The acetyl form of L-carnitine is a neuro-protective amino acid that passes through the blood-brain barrier, helping energize neurons in the brain, which can lead to heightened focus and clarity. It enhances spatial and temporal memory, improves learning capacity, has a positive impact on mood and has been shown to delay the onset of age-related cognitive degeneration.

Alpha GPC:

Alpha GPC, a naturally occurring compound, acts as a precursor to the production of acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine in the brain, helping to increase memory, learning and cognitive skills and to slow cognitive decline as we age.

Vitamins B12 and B6:

Daily supplements of B6 and B12 are associated with improved performance on tests for global cognition and episodic memory. Low levels of these vitamins are connected to an increased risk of impaired cognition.

So we would not steer you wrong here. WE have TRIED this. Stuff WORKS.

For the record, this clinical test claim comes from the company’s website. We have not reviewed the actual studies ourselves or verified these results, so we will not endorse their accuracy, but we will pass this on for your reading perusal and personal contemplation. We will say that, if you drink MERCY, especially after what we will euphemistically call a long night or celebration, you will feel much better. Really.

Mercy Nutraceuticals, Inc.
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December 30, 2013 - Posted by | FOOD AND WINE, LIFESTYLES, We Recommend | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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