We recently decided to review Sunset’s Asian flush supplement because most of the contributors to this blog, including yours truly, actually use Sunset when we drink alcohol.
We use it because it works great to stop flushing and, unlike a lot of other Asian flush supplements, you don’t need to take Sunset every day for it to be effective.
Another great thing about Sunset is that you only have to take it 20 minutes before you drink alcohol. This makes it not only the most effective solution for alcohol flushing we’ve found, but also the most economical.
Apart from being the best choice in terms of effectiveness and economy, we also like Sunset because it attacks the root cause of alcohol flushing rather than just masking symptoms like a lot of other flushing cures.
So without further adieu, here is our review of Sunset Alcohol Flush Support and why it is the supplement everyone recommends for stopping the Asian flush.
What is Sunset Alcohol Flush Support?
Sunset is a premium Asian flush supplement that is quickly gaining traction as the leader in the Asian flush prevention space.
The main reason for its popularity is that it reduces the flush reaction from alcohol more effectively than antihistamine medications like Pepcid AC and Zantac, and also protects the body from the harmful toxins that these antihistamines fail to address.
It is also rapidly growing in popularity because the ingredients used in Sunset are 100% natural amino acids and vitamins that are more agreeable to the human body over the long term than the harsh pharmaceutical antihistamines often used to prevent Asian flush.
Each capsule contains a synergy of 100% natural compounds that are carefully balanced to work together. Each ingredient compliments the action of another and, in doing so, puts Sunset’s flush fighting technology in a league of its own.
Because of the quality of Sunset’s formula, you are only required to take the pills 20 minutes before consuming alcohol. This is much better than other brands that insist that you consume their pills on a daily basis and, in our view, a testament to the potency and efficacy of Sunset’s formula.
Review of Sunset’s Ingredients
Sunset’s ingredients are carefully selected and balanced so that they work in unison to compliment the flush-fighting mechanisms of all the other ingredients in the formula.
We’ve chosen to review a few of Sunset’s ingredients to provide a scientifically backed overview of how these compounds work together to stop alcohol flush reaction from happening.
Quercetin – A Natural Flush Fighting Antihistamine
Quercetin is a plant based flavonol that is from the flavonoid group of polyphenols. It is most commonly found in some grains, leaves, vegetables and fruits. For example, kale is a common food that contains a notably high amount of the flavonol quercetin.
Sunset uses quercetin in its formula because of its clinically proven anti-allergy, anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory properties. In particular, its ability to act as a powerful antihistamine and anti-inflammatory that reduces inflammation and flushing from the face and upper body after alcohol consumption.
Aside from its direct flush reducing properties, quercetin has also been shown to increase the intracellular concentration of glutathione by approximately 50%.
Glutathione is a potent anti-oxidant that is naturally produced by the body and instrumental in reducing the specific toxin from alcohol metabolism that causes alcohol flush reaction (i.e. acetaldehyde). You can find out more about what causes alcohol flush reaction in our article titled: What is Alcohol Flush Reaction?
By increasing the intracellular concentration of glutathione, quercetin aids the function of other ingredients in the formula to boost the body’s glutathione levels. This further increases the body’s natural ability to reduce blood acetaldehyde and prevent the symptoms of alcohol flushing before they happen.
Bromelain – Increases Quercetin Uptake & Fights Inflammation
Bromelain, a protein digesting enzyme derived from the stems of pineapples, has a rich history of folk medicine use.
It has been clinically observed that bromelain increases the body’s ability to absorb quercetin and is thus included in the Sunset formula to ensure that the therapeutic mechanisms of quercetin work more efficiently and effectively.
In addition to increasing the bio-availability of quercetin, bromalain has also been shown to be a potent anti-inflammatory agent. In this regard, it also acts to reduce various symptoms of alcohol flushing such as facial swelling around the cheeks and eyes.
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) – The Precursor to Glutathione
NAC is an amino acid that breaks down rapidly into Glutathione and an essential precursor for the body’s natural production of this potent anti-oxidant.
In tandem with the quercetin / bromelain combination discussed above, the addition of NAC in Sunset’s formula completes a powerful synergy of three complimentary compounds that work together to increase your body’s glutathione production and reduce blood-acetaldehyde from alcohol consumption. This has the effect of not only preventing the root cause of alcohol flush reaction but also reducing the harmful effects of sustained acetaldehyde exposure discussed in our article: Alcohol Flushing and Cancer.
In addition to complimenting the action of quercetin and bromelain, NAC has also been shown to directly bind to acetaldehyde. This acts to further reduce alcohol flush reaction and also further protects the body against the aforementioned health risks.
You can read more about NAC and its efficacy in preventing Asian flush in our article: Can NAC Prevent Alcohol Flush Reaction?
L-theanine – Japan’s Secret Flush Tonic
L-theanine is a non-protein amino acid that has received significant attention from Japanese researchers for its ability to accelerate the breakdown of alcohol metabolites. These studies showed that L-theanine was able to increase the body’s level of glutathione by increasing the level of glutamate in the liver.
In this regard, l-theanine works alongside the aforementioned 3 ingredients to boost the body’s glutathione levels, fight the toxic effect of acetaldehyde and prevent the root cause of alcohol flushing.
The 4 ingredients discussed are only half of the total ingredients included in Sunset’s formula, however we hope that the overview gives the reader a good idea of how these ingredients interact with each other to prevent alcohol flush reaction.
Review of Sunset’s Bio-availability
No Asian flush supplement review is complete without looking at the ease with which the body is able to absorb the supplement’s ingredients. This is because the body needs to actually assimilate the compounds contained for them to have any therapeutic effect.
A lot of Asian flush supplements boast an impressive list of active ingredients, but lack the technology to deliver those ingredients in a way that is easily absorbed by the body. As a result, they simply do not work anywhere near as effectively as they should.
In this regard, Sunset uses a potent alkaloid found in black pepper that slows the body’s excretion of the formula’s active ingredients. This keeps the fine bio-chemical balance of Sunset in tact for longer and allows the body to absorb more of its flush fighting ingredients.
Review of Sunset’s Ability to Stop Asian Flush
As mentioned at the beginning of the article, myself and nearly all of the other contributors to this blog are regular users of Sunset. We use it because it works reliably to stop our Asian flush every time we drink alcohol.
It doesn’t just stop the facial and upper body redness, but also all of the other uncomfortable symptoms that usually accompany alcohol flushing. For example, the throbbing headaches, rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing, facial swelling and nausea. These are all symptoms that Sunset effectively counteracts better than anything else we’ve tried – including pharmaceutical antihistamines like Pepcid AC, Zantac Forte, etc.
If you want to read more about one woman’s amazing experience with Sunset, you can check out an interview on their site titled: Does Sunset Really Help With Alcohol Flushing?