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How do I know if I have alcohol flush reaction?

The term alcohol flush reaction, also known as Asian flush or Asian glow, refers to the red face commonly experienced after consuming alcohol. This happens because of a genetic ALDH2 enzyme deficiency common in, but not exclusive to, people of Asian origin.

The functionality of the ALDH2 enzyme is a crucial element in breaking down a toxic metabolite of alcohol called acetaldehyde and it's deficiency causes a toxic buildup whenever alcohol is consumed. This results in a variety of unpleasant reactions that include facial flushing, headaches, nausea and a general feeling of discomfort.

How does Sunset work?

Sunset works to stop the Asian flush reaction by utilizing multiple layers of defense. Firstly, via glutathione synthesis, it assists the deficient ALDH2 enzyme break down acetaldehyde before it causes facial flushing. Secondly, via a histamine blockade, it prevents the body from reacting to whatever flush-provoking toxins are left behind. These two flush defence mechanisms are held in place by a synergy of compounds balanced precisely for optimum flush fighting effect.

When is the best time to take Sunset?

Sunset works most efficiently when taken 30 minutes before your first serving of alcohol. You can also take Sunset after flushing has occurred to make it subside more quickly.

Can I suffer from alcohol flush/'Asian glow' even if I'm not Asian?

Yes, you can have Asian flush if you’re not Asian. Despite the large proportion of Asians who suffer from alcohol flush, the term is simply used to describe a condition whereby the alcohol drinker lacks the necessary enzymes required to break down the toxins that arise from the metabolism of alcohol.

This deficiency can occur in anyone and is usually passed down from generation to generation, so if your mother or father has it then chances are you will have it too. Sunset has been used by hundreds of caucasian customers to successfully fight alcohol flush. Read more about caucasians and alcohol flush here.

Is Sunset FDA approved?

Sunset meets all FDA regulations and quality standards required for dietary supplements. In general, supplements are not subject to FDA approval and come under review only when new ingredients are introduced. Manufacturers are responsible for testing the safety and efficacy before releasing a supplement to market. You can read more about the Sunset supplement quality procedures here.

Sunset is considered pharmaceutical grade because its ingredients are within 99% purity with no fillers, binders, dyes or unknown contents.

Is Sunset vegetarian? Does Sunset contain gluten, dairy or soy?

The ingredients contained in Sunset are 100% vegetarian and manufactured in facilities with USDA Organic Certification.

All Sunset ingredients are also 100% gluten, dairy and soy free. The Sunset capsules are vegetable gelatin and contain no gluten, dairy or soy either.

How much Sunset should I take/What is the recommended dosage?

Sunset works best if you take 3 capsules 30 minutes before consuming alcohol. You can also take 3 capsules of Sunset while consuming alcohol to reduce any existing facial redness.

Are there any side effects to Sunset?

As with everything we eat, side effects are possible. Sunset contains only FDA approved ingredients that are used to provide you with natural nutrients and enhance your body's natural processes. Therefore, unwanted side effects are rare. However, everyone is unique and will react differently to different foods. This is why you should consult with your physician before trying anything new and avoid using Sunset when pregnant or nursing.

Can you ship to me in [international country]?

Absolutely, we offer international shipping with fixed rate delivery (free shipping if you order 3 bottles or more). We have successfully delivered Sunset to over 20 different countries worldwide and we hope to deliver to many more in future. Note: We have seen slight delays with deliveries to South Korea, Sweden, Norway & the Philippines.

How quickly will Sunset ship?

Bottles of Sunset are usually shipped on the same day your order is received. Delivery times within the United States range from 2 to 3 days, with international orders between 7 to 14 days.

Is Sunset packaging discreet? Will anyone know what's in my shipment?

When you order Sunset through our website, the packaging we use to ship your order is free from any external markings and no one will know what is contained within your package. Note that for international orders (non-USA) we do have to mark down on the customs/international postage stickers what is contained, to meet shipping regulations. We usually mark the contents as 'dietary supplement' or simply 'supplement'.